November 24, 2005


Well I am home and slowly catching up on all my sleep. I don't think I've been awake past 9pm since I've gotten here. Of course, I woke up at about 3am this morning and finally gave up trying to go back to sleep 45 minutes later.

There is so much to be thankful for today, so of course, I have a list:

- My family. All of them combined, both near and far. Someday I'll have a holiday where I'm with my sisters and dad, but until then we'll just keep on calling and emailing and sending our love.

- My husband. I'll admit that there was a part of me that was a little pleased that while I was away from home he got a small taste of trying to raise a teenage girl on his own. He's wonderful and I wouldn't trade him for the world. I'm not just saying that for the reason to be given at the end of this entry, either!

- My daughter. As much as she can try my patience she really is a good kid. At least she's a lot better than *I* was at her age. She's slowly finding her way through the valley of teendom and I'm sure we'll all be glad when she locates a map or gps or something. We had a great day yesterday, spending most of it together acting like goofballs.

- My home. A year later and I'm just as in love with this house as I was when I first saw the pictures over the internet. It isn't perfect, but I love all the quirks and creaks and oddities. Besides just loving my house, I'm still feeling completely blessed to even have a home this year. After seeing the horrible damage done by the hurricanes this year, I am so thankful that I have a safe, dry place to return to every day.

- My job. I still love my job, probably even more after coming home. I was a little surprised at the number of people that seemed shocked that I had only worked for my organization for about six months when I deployed. I don't think that working someplace for years and years makes you want to help more. I am appreciated at work, like my co-workers even more, and really enjoy what I'm doing.

So there are the biggies for this Thanksgiving. I am blessed, be it by a higher power, good karma or whatever...but I'm really blessed to be where I am right now.

And I'm getting a new car. Not THE car I want, since John just will NOT agree to the Mini Cooper...but a new car none the less. A brand spanking new car that will be a lovely shade of either light blue or a silver color that is almost lavender. What am I getting (hopefully tomorrow!)? A Mustang :)

Posted by rowEn at 04:49 AM