Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful on Thanksgiving 2013

For those of you who don't get sick and tired of people droning on and on about the things they have to be thankful for...

I'm thankful that I didn't really plan Thanksgiving this year. I have a turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, frozen veggies and I guess I'm just going to wing the rest. I may become one of those crazies that winds up at the store Thanksgiving morning, but I'm thankful that I've come to a point in my gluten-free life that I don't have to plan everything.

I'm thankful for the year I was able to make Thanksgiving dinner for all 20+ members of my immediate and extended family. It may have meant packing up and transporting every single pot, pan, serving tray, stirring spoon, mixer, etc, etc, etc that I might possibly need to ensure I didn't cross contaminate the meal with my parents "gluteny" items, but it was worth it.

I'm thankful that I made the stupid decision to move 8 hours away from the closest person I knew 10 years ago for a guy I hardly knew (the move took place the day after Thanksgiving). I may have later regretted that choice more than any other choice I had made in my life, but that decision set everything in motion for me to meet my husband.

I'm thankful for my husband who has never once complained about the necessity of my gluten-free diet. He may tease me that he would have been perfectly fine eating gluten the rest of his life (he doesn't feel better off gluten, but he gets really sick if he eats it now), but he thinks I'm worth it.

I'm thankful for technology which has allowed me to feel closer to my family even when I can't spend the holidays with them. The ability to do video chats still amazes me.

I'm thankful that I've been so incredibly busy at work that I didn't have time to blog for the last two months. I'm also thankful that things have finally slowed down enough for me write almost as much as I want in the upcoming months.

Finally, although I'm thankful for a million other things, I'm thankful that I'm learning to be less wordy which makes it obvious I need to end this now with a big thank you to all of my readers!

What are you thankful for this year?

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