Its been a heck of a week around here, as those who read Thursday's post on Family Vacation Disasters already know. So I have been hard pressed to think of things I am grateful for, let alone blog about said gratitude. I was basicly completely off my writing game, as we scrambled to rearrange Thanksgiving. I was also hugely depressed both for myself and for so many others whose holiday was completely upended.
So what's done is done and we are home for the holidays. There are of course things to be grateful for. The people who were traveling all arrived safely at their destinations. We managed to have a perfectly nice Thanksgiving,albeit a much smaller turkey and smaller group around the table. The afternoon football games were quite exciting.
It's Saturday as I write this,and I have swapped all the summer drapes for winter ones, dusted all the knicknacks and picture frames in the living room and after all this productivity I never have time for, I am settled in for a full afternoon and evening of Ohio State/Michigan and Notre Dame/USC. And my daughter and I are going to bake and decorate Christmas cookies together. Its something we never get to do because she does them with her aunt this weekend and brings them home. So I am grateful for the special extra time together too.