Giving thanksFriday, October 07, 2011
I have so much to be thankful for this year.
Our home, which is comfortable, cozy, big enough for our little family and to hold all our friends.
Our marriage - almost two years in and we love each other more and more every day.
Our dog, who even when he's being a nuisance makes me laugh no fewer than 20 times a day.
Our baby, who, at 35 weeks, continues to cook in mama's belly and by all signs is healthy, active, and strong.
Our friends. They just get more and more awesome.
Our families, who prove time and time again they would do anything for us.
Our health, the people who work to keep us healthy, and the services that make sure we stay that way.
Programs that make it possible for me to spend up to a year at home with our baby. As much as I bitch about the government and as much as they may do wrong, we do enjoy some pretty solid perks in Canada.
And the froufy things too: riding boots, Pinterest, pumpkin-flavoured anything, cocoa butter, library books, sunny afternoons on the deck, Angry Birds, magazine subscriptions, Netflix, board games, online shopping, fireplaces (including electric ones), chocolate milk, naps, leggings, drawers full of teeny tiny baby clothes, and a bottle of my verrrrry favourite, very expensive pinot noir sitting in our wine rack that has been aging since March (!!!) that I'll be able to enjoy next month.
(In small quantities of course...responsibly...you get my drift.)