Thanksgiving brings memories of good food (probably too much food), football, The Macy’s Parade, Black Friday shopping, and lots of family, good fun, and laughs. OR in my case having a Stargate marathon for 4 days in a row.
But there is something to be said for the simple things in life – like spending time with your family. Being away from your family makes you really appreciate them and miss them. It’s been a challenge to be away from my family for as long as I have been and not to be home for Thanksgiving has been especially hard on me. Being sick kind of distracts from missing them so much – but only a little bit because I know if I was back at home I would be babied. Thanksgiving in recent years has been a time when my sisters, dad, and I spend hours playing the Wii and eating way too much food – including puppy chow.
So this Thanksgiving I am truly thankful for my crazy, fun, ridiculous family because I really miss them. It’s very easy to take your family for granted (especially when you live with them) but spending almost constant time with them has been time I definitely miss. On the bittersweet side, the internship is almost over and I’ll be home for Christmas.
Other small things I’m thankful for:
-Alex, who puts up with my ridiculous antics – and they are plentiful
-having a puppy who makes me laugh
-the fact that it was 7o degrees outside today and Alex and I got to go on a long walk and enjoy the nice weather
-my few, but close friends
-having a fully stocked fridge and being able to enjoy a giant bowl of ice cream
-living in a country that allows people to have free speech, which allows me to be able to write and post this blog
-having two jobs while some people do not even have one job
-having the opportunity to learn valuable skills and build my resume by working at National Geographic
-and of course, clean sheets! Who doesn’t love clean sheets?!