I meant to post this on Thanksgiving but things got away from me. So this is a bit late, but still heartfelt.
I am thankful for so many things, big and small. In no particular order:
I am thankful for my daughter. Without her I would be more well-rested but not complete.
I am thankful for my amazing husband, always.
I thankful for my friends, who are intelligent, compassionate, supportive women and for whom I am so appreciative.
I am thankful for my parents and grandparents, who are generous and may be a bit crazy but in a good way.
I am thankful that my sister and I are talking again.
I am thankful for the little bits of running I’ve been able to do since H was born.
I am thankful for another year of vegetarianism.
I am thankful for my new(ish) hair cut, which is easy to style, looks good, and makes me happy.
I am thankful that, when my husband and baby are in bed and I’m the only one awake, my cat will sometimes still curl up with me. Especially if I have a fleece blanket.
I am thankful for our day care, which provides H with a warm, caring environment when she can’t be with J or me.
I am thankful for the days I have the time and energy to curl up with a good book, or try out a new recipe, and that when I don’t have the time or energy it is because of the adorable little person living in my house.
I thankful for caffeine, specifically a good cup of coffee. More specifically, Starbucks.
I am thankful for my job, which pays the bills but also challenges me, allows me to be creative, and motivates me to set a good example for my daughter.
I am thankful for my favorite places to walk, and for the experience of sharing them with H.
I am thankful for sweater dresses, leggings, and pants without zippers.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!