Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my Canadian readers, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

May it be low/no drama!

May your food turn out perfectly, may your guests (if any) be gracious and fun, and may you find many blessings to be thankful for.

Holiday Hell

Here at the Non Stepford House, we’re guestless this year, which is something we do pretty frequently on holidays, as neither of us have local family.

Here, it’s just us. Low key. Cooking happens in the morning, turkey in the oven around noon, naps for me and the babies in the afternoon, while Diva and Wolf take turns basting the turkey.

I’ve had comments over the years about how lonely it must be, but honestly, it’s not. We invite good friends, and anyone who we invite, we invite out of a true desire to see them and spend time with them, because we enjoy their company, versus obligation.

We know, too, how fleeting these years are with our children. It won’t be terribly long until they’re out on their own, doing their own things, and eventually, marry and have children of their own. We genuinely enjoy it being just us. Nowhere we have to be, nothing we have to do, just enjoy each other while nomming loads of food.

And for that, I am thankful.

I’m thankful for my Wolf, who lets a strange woman spray paint his chest.

I’m thankful for my eldest, who no matter where he is, where he goes, will always be in our minds and hearts.

I’m thankful to Diva, she of the Katana longing.

I’m thankful for Tazzie, who thinks babies are made by rubbing butts.

I’m thankful for Princess, who still glories in dress up.

I’m thankful for Boo, the Terror Toddler, lover of bubbles and books.

I’m thankful for Cubby, the Hospital Kid, and contender for the Terror Toddler title.

I’m thankful for Bazinga the Wonder Dog, who, while totally useless as a guard dog, is great company.

I’m thankful forĀ all I’ve experienced, good and bad, because its made me who I am today, and that person isn’t too shabby. (Although, let’s be honest, I would’ve skipped over the bad. I’m no glutton for punishment, but then I wouldn’t be who, where, and what I am, so…) I’m thankful to be where I am in my life. I’m thankful to have the people in my life that I do.

To all of my loved ones, I am thankful and grateful to be blessed to have you in my life.

And, of course, I’m thankful that God has a plan that I’m not in charge of. Cause I so totally would’ve screwed it all up long ago.

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