26 November, 2011

Being thankful

I have no photos to share as i left my camera cord down south. But I thought I'd share some of the things that I've been really thankful for over the last few days.

Firstly, I am so thankful for this house. I can't begin to describe how happy it makes me feel to come up here.
I'm thankful that we finished our path out the front, as we arrived up here to a rare (at this time of the year) 7 inches of snow on the ground, and the path did exactly what it was meant to (and thanks to mum for helping us out with it).
I'm thankful that we have such wonderful neighbors, who are more like family, up here...that they don't mind when we walk in on them having dinner and that we can end up spending the evening with them watching movies, jamming and sharing food and drink with no prior notice. They are the best.
I'm thankful that our other "family" away from home- who first introduced us to this area of VT- are such lovely fun and generous people. And that we got to spend yet another thanksgiving with them eating too much food and having too much fun. This year it was 6 Aussies, 2 Scots, 2 Poms, an Irishman and a Welshman. What more could you want for an American holiday?! And I'm thankful that my two older boys were happy to dig a path through the snow to the fire pit, dig out the fire pit and light the fire...and that my husband was happy to cook the turkey in the Dutch oven on that fire....it was delicious.
And finally, I'm thankful that the fall down the stairs I had yesterday because I was only wearing my woolly socks (not my slippers) and carrying a big handful of washing, didn't end up with a broken right arm, just a bone bruise. And that there was still so much snow on the ground so that I could fill a bag of snow and ice it continually for 3 hours...I'm sure that made a huge difference. But I am so happy that I can still use it...I still have a week until the craft fair!

I hope that, for those of you who do celebrate thanksgiving, you had a wonderful day, and, for those of you that don't, you take a moment to think about what you are grateful for.

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  1. All your extended family are so pleased you didn't break your foot! We're too far away to be of any help to you. I know why you love Swinny and family - they're so warm, and they're so much FUN! I have fond memories of Matt and Swinny busking - for ages. Loved it!

  2. That sounds like a marvellous time had by all and I'm thankful you all sound so happy!!! I could picture most of that except digging out the firepit sounded unreal! mum xx

  3. phew, glad you are ok! and glad you had a great thanksgiving xx

  4. So glad your arm is okay for the remainder of what you need to do for the Fair. xxx Sorry meant to put that in but was dashing out the door to work. mum

  5. We shall do the Earth Dance - the dance of gratitude - when we have Thanksgiving together and when next we're in St Davids.
    I think it is a wonderful thing to love your house. I have loved every house that I / we have owned - they become my sanctuary and I'm happy to spend all weekend there.
    Maggie XXXX


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