Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks

Well, it's the time of year when all the Pilgrims gather together with the Indians and give thanks for the great food offered to them and also for the Mayflower that allowed them to steal the land from the natives.

What am I thankful for this year?

I have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving. There are so many people who have lost touch with loved ones, no longer speak to their family or simply can't make it home for the holidays. I am one of the lucky ones.

I have a wonderful family to spend it with. Sure we're not the Brady Bunch, but we make each other laugh. My brother might pull my hair and I'm sure my cousin will put my brother in a headlock at some point, but we love each other. Really, we do.

I have friends (new and old!) that support me 100%. Even though the last month was the hardest part of my life, it was also the most uplifting. I realized that even though life had gotten in the way of some of my friendships, when I needed them most they were all right there beside me. (Helping me rack up my $527 phone bill this month!) I hope all of you know that I would be there for each of you at the drop of a hat. No questions asked.

I have a great place to live. There are so many Americans without a roof over their heads. I'm so thankful I found this wonderful place when I did. It was the last condo left and I was lucky to snag it! My mom was a HUGE help with everything and my dad is helping me with bills until things get back to normal again. Thank god I have the understanding parents that I do and that they have the means to help me through this hard time.

I enjoy blogging and all that comes along with it. Seriously? 85 comments? Thanks you guys. It has really helped having this "little" blogging community here by my side through all of this. Getting it all out has been an interesting therapy for me - and has also saved me a ton of money in the long run! And also having those friendships transfer into real life! Meeting Kari last night for happy hour was awesome, cheers to new friends!

I get to see THESE LOVELY LADIES in T minus 7 hours! A night on the town with some of the best friends I will ever have is just what the doctor ordered! Booze, boys and booty shaking!



What are you guys thankful for?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! (And I'll see you on Monday)

32 comments:

Miriam said...

I'm thankful that you're awesome!

Also, over $500? How does one even do that? I cannot imagine opening that phone bill. I would have dies from shock!

Have a GREAT T-day! I <3 you :)

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The Ex said...

You're a total internet rockstar. I'm thankful you read my pitiful little blog. Have a good holiday!

Virginia said...

You're so right, it is great to stop every once in a while and think about all the people who make our lives worth living.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend!

Marriage-101 said...

So is partying on the night before Thanksgiving a big tradition there? It is here in STL. Unfortunately, I'll be cleaning like Cinderella.

Lisa said...

85 is pretty hot! Have a great long weekend- when does it start? Tomorrow, right? Pretty sweet.

Tina Vaziri said...

Looks like you're in for a great night and a lovely time with your family tomorrow. Enjoy it! You totally deserve it!

Jess said...

Have a great Thanksgiving! Sounds like things are going pretty well... except that phone bill. Ouch!

Lisa said...

Don't forget us little people who loved you before you became a TOTAL ROCKSTAR, okay? Haha. Happy Thanksgiving, Michelle! Booze, boys, and booty shaking. That, and your beautiful condo. You're living the life, baby!

mcgee said...

happy thanksgiving michelle!! i hope you have a fantastic long weekend!

Hope said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving (although I wish we did cause I would kill for a long weekend right about now) but I'll play along. Right now, I am thankful for my nephew who can make the worst work day melt away by his serious look and the way he says "da da dadda dada" as if he's giving me some inspirational speech!

You have a great thanksgiving!

Katie said...

Family and friends are wonderful things!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Slightly Disorganized said...

i'm thankful for you! :)

Oh and for wine.

DG said...

I'm thankful for a good family, good boyfriend, GREAT blogfriends and FOOD - any kind of food!

Thomas said...

Another day closer to the commercialization of Christmas.

elysa said...

I am thankful for everything you are and apparently that we are kindred spirits. Maybe one day we'll get you on an airplane to the great state of Texas.

you forgot to mention being thankful for firefighters :D

Valley Girl said...

Great list! Making a list of things you're thankful for really helps to put things in perspective about what's important, doesn't it?

brandy said...

Aw, it sounds like you have so much to be thankful for! (And I said it before but your new place? Fantastic!). Have a great thanksgiving lady!

Ashley said...

Have a fantastic thanksgiving michelle!! :-) xoxo

Princess Pointful said...

85 comments?
Can I say I knew you back when you were in the 10 or so comment range?
It'll be like listening to a band before they got popular!

Glad to see you have so much to be thankful for in your life. Happy Thanksgiving-- have a great time!

rachel said...

you have an awesome thanksgiving too!!! love you.

Yoda said...

Do tell us if you bring back someone to your awesome condo ;-) haha

Julie Q said...

Have an awesome weekend, you deserve it! Happy Thanksgiving as well..

midnite99 said...

Yay for having blessings worth counting! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And btw - you've been tagged on my blog!

stilettoheights said...

happy thanksgiving (I'm one day late)

I am one of those who is too far from family to visit, :(

but you make where ever you are your "home" and make the people you are with your family.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

What a great post - so much to be thankful for - it's alaways important to rememebr this regardless of our circumstances....have a wonderful weekend!

Jenson said...

So... that's cool, it is a small world. I just showed my finance (matt kinzig) the picture off all your girls and he said he recognized most of them. He's really good friends with Nate, Justin Blanchard, and so on. Did you go to Nate's going away party or Ponatowski-Palooza? We miss nate... Matt just talked to him tonight, actually. Timmy was out there. Do you know Tim too? (Salmon?)

Matt says you would probably recognize him by face but not neccesarily by name.

Nocturnal said...

Very nice list and well said. Happy Thanksgiving 2U and yours.

Cheers

libby said...

what a great pic of your and your girls!!! have a happy turkey day!!

Kristie said...

Happiest of Thanksgivings to you (a little late). I hope it was a lovely day filled with memories and good time.

cdp said...

I'm thankful for you, pretty lady! And so glad to hear you sounding so strong and confident. You kick so much ass. Seriously. I am in awe.

xoxo

Spunk said...

Just wanted you to know that I tagged you for a meme on my blog. Thought it would be fun..if you’re interested go take a look.

Katelin said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! And I enjoy blogging and new blogging friends as well :)