Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today. Hope everybody is having a good day, even if it doesn’t involve a feast.
I am feeling truly thankful today.
We’ve had an eventful week in our house. My husband ended up in the ER to get 8 staples in his head after a fall playing basketball during his lunch break. He’s okay and he doesn’t seem to be hurt beyond the cut. But a head injury is always scary.
I’m very thankful that he wasn’t hurt worse. And I’m thankful that we have medical insurance.
In related thoughts, I’m also thankful for my husband’s job. All the economic issues of the past few years have certainly increased my appreciation for my husband’s stable government job with good benefits. I'm very thankful that we can ride out a trip to the ER and all the plumbing drama from last week without it putting us in debt. I'm also thankful for my part time job that allows me to make a little money, but still spend most of my time chasing my kids.
Last year at this time, we were in the middle of trying to sell our old house. We were under contract after 99 days on the market, but we were having inspection and appraisal issues. There were many times when it looked like the whole thing might fall apart. I am so thankful that we were able to sell our old home and buy the new one. I know that many others are underwater on their mortgages and don’t have any good options. We definitely lucked out on the home sale and we were lucky that we didn't buy at the top of home market.
I'm also thankful we won't be moving 2 weeks before Christmas this year. We managed to get our tree up last year, but it was a close call.
Finally, I am of course thankful for my family. I have two wonderful, healthy kids and a fantastic husband.
I love my life and I am truly thankful for all my blessings.
Well, enough of that sappiness. - I’m off to make some English toffee and put the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving dinner.
Don't eat too much!
P.S. Good luck if you're hitting the sales tomorrow. I'm venturing out for the first time on black Friday morning. I'll let you know how it goes.