It's that time of the year again. My favorite time of the year. Time for the famous Husbands' Thanksgiving. I am not an original ********, I happily married into the name. Along with the name I also inherited a giant family. The type of family I always dreamed about when I was a little kid. The type of family that I thought only existed in the movies. I never knew it but such families do exist and this time every year the 25 + ******** all head down to a small country town in the middle of nowhere Maryland to grandma's house. We spend our days fishing and walking in the swamp. There is kayaking in the creek (for those who are not afraid of the snakes) and lots of video rentals from the neighborhood store. As with any traditional thanksgiving there is a TON of food and equal amounts of booze. Families come with their dogs and kids and not one person is ever missing (missing thanksgiving would be the equivalent to committing a major felony). We spend all year traveling to various parts of the world but for the husband and myself this is probably our favorite trip of the year.
The only problem? No Internet access. As frustrating as this is, I also find it a bit amusing. I have been able to write from the middle of the jungle in Central America, yet 3 hours from Washington DC I've got nil. This also means that the husband has nil, and given his workaholic tendencies this is not such a bad thing. Of course this means a week without the blog and this also means that the next time I am writing to you we will be in Christmas countdown. I have been waiting to share this with you so not to scare you off but the fact is I LOVE CHRISTMAS, love love love love love love love love love it. But we will save that for later.
For now I would like to give thanks. I have had an amazing year, and these are just a few of the things that I will be toastingr.
- My little man. I realize now that I never had any idea what love was. I love every hair on his head and every little finger and toe more than anything else in the world. I am so thankful he is my baby.
- Our house. Thank god we got it when we did. Had we waited another few months we never would have qualified given the credit dive. As much as I still obsess about every unfinished detail, I am very thankful that I live here.
- I am thankful that for almost a solid year I have been able to sleep through the night (with a few minor exceptions.) I never realized how amazing sleep is until I had the baby and wasn't getting any.
- I am thankful that my husband works in medicine. This seems to be a recession proof field.
- I am thankful for all my friends, new and old. Especially my new blogger buddies.
- I am thankful for the trench. Need I say more?
It's going to be a long week without being able to post everyday. I'll be back Dec 1.
I hope you have a very yummy Thanksgiving!