So I woke up happy today. And not JUST cuz I went to bed at 2:30AM last night watching movies with my brother and his girlfriend, laughing and snorting and being incredibly stupid for no reason at all and then getting to sleep in this morning cuz the house is full of people who'd love nothing more than play hide and seek with my children all morning. Truly. Happy stuff here.
I woke up happy cuz it's THANKSGIVING. And I'm HOME.
Usually on the last Thursday of November I go about my normal Brazilian day - ya know, hang around the pool all day - and totally space the fact that once upon a time the Pilgrims and Indians had a big dinner. And then I get all sad and nostalgic and wish I had remembered.
But today? I REMEMBERED.
I woke up happy and just laid in bed, completely content in my green fuzzy PJs, wiggling my toes and sighing. Mr. Squishy woke up too, and we loved on each other for a good ten minutes before the other kiddies came in. Another truly wonderful excuse for happiness.
And I ate Raisin Bran for breakfast. I LOVE Raisin Bran.
So. Since that delicious concoction of bran flakes and two scoops of raisins, I have been composing a list of Things I am Grateful For. It got kinda lengthy. And all the while I'm saying to myself: To blog or not to blog? EVERYONE will be doing a Thankful List today, and it will be boring and repetitive and blah.
But then I answered myself: EXACTLY.
Isn't it incredible that we're all grateful for the same things?
God. Family. Friends. Health. Comfort in our homes. Clothes and food. Technological advances so that we can talk to family and friends across the country. The miracle of prayer, so that we can talk to God across the universe. And mittens. I'm really grateful for mittens.
I'm also incredibly grateful for centerpieces and placeholders. Decorating matters, ladies. When it looks good, we feel good.
And most of all, I am grateful that I am sealed to My Man. He is in Brazil right now - pining away for turkey, stuffing, and MOI. But nothing can keep us apart - not a silly thing like an ocean, and certainly not death. He's mine for all eternity. And it don't get much better than that.
I love you, hun. And I miss you. That much.