Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things For Which I Am Thankful (a retrospective)
It's harder this year. I miss my mom. The holidays were her thing and… I just really miss my mom. I'm thankful for a million things, of course — my family, my adorable & amazing grandson, my health, my home — but it's a big nasty cloud I'm keeping at bay this year, alternatively making menu/decorating/gift plans and trying not to get too emotional over Dancing With The Stars (or any other insignificant little thing in the grand scheme).
It's hard to believe, but this will be the 11th Thanksgiving since I began blogging. This year, I've highlighted a post from each of the past 10 Novembers and simply stated the thing about each for which I am thankful; except for last November, where I highlighted the entire month!
2004: Thanks. Secrets and surprises.
2005: Hey, baby. Nieces and nephews.
2006: Labor Day Project is Complete! Perseverance (my own and others').
2007: Cheese! I am thankful for turkey… and thankful that I don't need turkey to be thankful.
2008: Everybody jump? My husband and kids!
2009: Thankful. My siblings. (I miss Sharon, too. She hated the holidays.)
2010: The cheesy post! Travel and knitting and inspiration and friends.
2011: Late edition. Color in my world. And the inspiration to create and explore. And knitting again.
2012: Be a quitter. Quitting is GREAT!
2013: November 2013. Preparations for another baby! The entire month was full of all sorts of goodness.
Bonus – #11:
2014: Where trouble melts like lemon drops. Special places, people, history, memories.
This guy… how have 10+ months already gone by??