This year's Thanksgiving was pretty uneventful for the most part, but enjoyable. I didn't cook so I felt like I was missing out on something, I do enjoy making a meal here and it always tends to sadden my day some when I don't. But, this year the expense of the meal just didn't make sense considering the number of mouths that actually show up to eat the food. Plus, with my diabetes I wouldn't want to cook a bunch of stuff I can not enjoy. Maybe I will make it next year and I will learn how to create a Diabetic friendly menu. :)
I did however pick up my daughter and we headed to my mom's house. I thought we were having the meal at her new house but it was at my grandmothers across the street instead. It was nice, but still not the same as the Thanksgiving I was use to at my mom's when I was younger.... I was hoping it would have a nostalgic feeling but it didn't. I guess those Thanksgivings from my childhood are gone. The food was good, the visiting was fun. Just not as I had remembered and hoped for again.
I totally was surprised with a special gift from my daughter that just filled my heart with joy. I have always held my daughter and rocked her since she was a baby singing the song "You are my Sunshine" to her.... when she was down even as a teenager I would try to comfort her with my song to her and sometimes just out of the blue I would hug her and say "You know you are my sunshine". Well, she found us bracelets..... mine says "You are my sunshine" and hers says "my only sunshine". I absolutely positively LOVE THESE THINGS!!!!
I enjoyed my day with my "sunshine". Here are a few pictures from our day today!
Destiny and my mom
These are our bracelets
Me and my Mom
Me and my girl
Can you see how she is my Sunshine?
My boy spent his Thanksgiving with his Dad and his family there..... he enjoys time with them and the food there and I totally get that... I love him, and miss him and he knows that.... we have an understanding that if I don't cook he goes there.
I came home from our dinner and my guy had been working outside on the Christmas light Show all day long.... in the freezing cold. I feel sorry for him, but know he loves doing this stuff.
I brought him home a plate of dinner but didn't eat much myself earlier so I ran out to Applebee's to get a salad... and OMG that salad was better than my Thanksgiving meal to me... I am really learning to eat well and I Love how it is making me feel. I know that an Applebees salad is not the most healthy kind lol but, I was simply CRAVING a salad and fresh veggies which is an improvement from craving potatoes, bread, pizza lol you get my point.
As far as my Thanksgiving blessings.... I am so thankful for all that I have in my life. From the people I get to share my everything with, to my friends who I get share my long runs with.....every single person I love and am thankful for their presence in my life. I am thankful I have a job to go to, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat. I am thankful I have my health and my mind. I am thankful for my children's health and happiness. There are so many things in this world that I am blessed with I could never properly express it, but I am so happy and thankful for everything that is good and even the bad as I learn from most of the bad crap that comes my way too..... life is short and I don't want to take anything for granted. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope anyone reading this had time to reflect and be thankful and had joy and love in their hearts today.