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Sunday, November 11, 2007

30 Days of Thanksgiving... Umhmm... Try 19!

So, I'm a little late getting started on this but I figure it's better late than never. And I have no idea if I'll be able to post every day from now until the end of November but I'm going to try.

Boogie Mom has challenged her readers to the following:

"Why not take a few minutes everyday in the month of November and post a short blurb on something that you are thankful for? Let’s make Thanksgiving not just a one day celebration, but a whole month!”

Of course, I didn't find it until this morning when I was poking around on one someone else's blog. But I figured nineteen days is better than nothing (and I have one post a few days ago that started on this theme!).

Day 1 (or day 11, depending on how you look at it): The Twist and Turns that Brought Us to Colorado

There have been many times along this road when I have been frustrated with how long it has taken. I have cried tears of frustration in the past for how slow things seemed to be moving (Reid has heard them, my family has heard them, my college room-mates heard them). But let's reflect on the things (and people) I would have missed if my path had been more smooth and straight.

1. Julie- I have never connected and had so much in common with another woman in my life. She and I can and did talk for HOURS without stopping... and then came back together and did it again the next day.

2. Adams State- If I had finished a year or two earlier, this job would not have been open. And I am loving my job.

3. Juvenile Probation- As much pain as working as a juvenile probation officer brought me, I am thankful for that experience because it gave me a great perspective on the world and how much I really do have to be thankful for.

4. Tater- If we hadn't been in Virginia (and friends with Mike and Julie when they got a dog) I might still be living in the belief that I "don't live a dog lifestyle." Instead, we have Tater who is one of the greatest joys in my life.

Okay... think that's enough for today! What are you thankful for?

4 comments:

Mom said...

I'm thankful for Boogie Mom because she is getting you to post every day!!
Love you
MOM
ps the letters this time for security sound like a dog with a cold!! BRFFK! LOL

Jamie said...

Virginia brought you alot of joy, sometimes I wonder why I had to go to Tennessee before Ohio State, but then I may have not been ready to meet Alex then...all of our travels have a reason.

Jamie said...

Halloween and Meme....Done!

boogiemum (www.boogiemum.com) said...

I am thankful that you decided to join in, even if it's a tad late :) Better now than never!

I will be adding you to the list...