Giving Thanks

Wow, has there ever been a more miserable Monday?!?  Today reminded me that the only problem with long weekends is the first day back in the office.  I’ve heard tales of people who return from a long weekend feeling energized and excited to get back to work.  Today, I was not one of those people.

Always the optimist, however, I’ve concluded that my longing for extra holidays is a testament to my contentment with life.  So, on this second-to-the last day of November (a.k.a. the second-to-the-last day before all we hear about is the countdown to Christmas and how stressed we’re supposed to be), I’d like to press pause, please, and take one more moment to remember what the season is really all about.

I am thankful that I can run.  And that I have a wonderful husband with whom to share it — and many other fun adventures.

I am thankful that so many of our family and friends came together for Thanksgiving dinner.  It even necessitated an extension of the dining room table and extra folding chairs.

I am thankful for the sight of moms cooking together in the kitchen.  (P.S. How amazing is my Mom’s kitchen?)

I am thankful that I got to spend time with my little sister and her baby girl, Miss P, and that they are both healthy and happy.  I’m also thankful that we managed to sneak in a mini-photo shoot.  (P.S. Who said that spending time with babies was supposed to cure baby fever? Seriously.)

I am thankful that I got to spend time with my brother and his girlfriend.  It was great seeing them together and catching up.  (So much so that I didn’t even think about bringing out the camera!)

I am thankful that it got cold enough to feel like Thanksgiving and to justify this hat.

I am thankful that our calendar for the next month is brimming with parties, family get-togethers, and more long holiday weekends so that we can keep making great memories.

And, finally, I am thankful that this site was so quiet and sparsely visited over the past week because it means we ALL stepped away from the computer and enjoyed time with family and good friends!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend that left you longing for more.  🙂



About Beth

Wife, daughter, big sis, aunt, friend, attorney, runner, cyclist, amateur chef & aspiring photographer. Thanks for keeping up with my life on the run!
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