Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013

My 365...

It is almost turkey day!!  Yay!!!  I get so excited about Thanksgiving.  It is definitely my favorite holiday of the year.  Not only is it awesome turkey dinner day, and spend time with the people you LOVE day, but it is also....time to decorate for the Holidays day.  Yeep!  "Yeep" is my new, "OMG I am so excited" sound.

I have learned many valuable lessons this year, but the one that I am most thankful for is learning that the key to happiness is gratitude.  It truly is.  And what better reason is there to have a holiday than gratitude?  When I wake up in the morning, I do not think about the things in life that make me sad.  I don't think about lost relationships with others in my family, because it was not I who lost them.  The key to my happiness this year has been starting every single day with tremendous gratitude.  I am SO very thankful for my sons Garrett, Brandon, Casey and Blake, my daughter-in-law Amber, and my precious grandchildren Cooper and Penny, And of course my husband Jack.  I am even thankful for my hairy babies, Dozer, Supra, Ducati and the incomparable Miss Lilly.

That gratitude fills my heart with so much love and joy that it is impossible to be anything BUT extraordinarily happy.  And I am planet....I am so extraordinarily happy that it is impossible to measure.  Yes, there is sunshine coming from my  I am silly happy right now.  :)

Be grateful!  Start each and every day focused on all the awesomeness that is in your life, be grateful, and I promise you, nothing but pure 100 percent Grade A happiness will come your way.

And then we cook!  Jack is in charge of the turkey every year, and he does an amazing job..."Thank you Honey!"  I am in charge of everything else.  Tomorrow will be a traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, fresh green beans and crescent rolls for dinner.

I had a doctor's appointment this morning to see my Rheumatologist.  Since the temperature manage to crawl just above freezing, I decided to be brave and ride my bike.  I am so glad I did.  I enjoyed a nice solo winter bike ride.  When I got home I was very happy to see that I had surprise visitors.  Amber and the children stopped by to see me.  Brandon has to work tomorrow, so I was not going to be able to see them for Thanksgiving.  Being able to see them today was awesome!  "Thank you Amber for coming by.  It was the best surprise ever."

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow planet.  And remember...they key to happiness ALL year long, is gratitude.  Start every day thankful, and you will discover that life is so much sweeter.

I love you planet!!!

Happy cooking.  :)

A little snow in the higher elevations today.
 A lovely winter day for a bike ride.
 My beautiful daughter-in-law Amber, and grandson Cooper.
 My precious granddaughter Penny.

 Penny and mommy.
 Cooper and uncle Blake.
 My adorable Cooper.  *love*
"It's Turkey Time!"

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I even had a visit from Rayray my grandpuppy.  :)
 Watching over his little Penny.  :)

Music I am listening to today...Amy Grant, Better than a Hallelujah

Random Link of the Day...Turkey Pot Pie

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