Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What I am Thankful For

I am thankful to be alive.  I am somewhat relieved to hear that my criminal neighbors have been evicted and they will be gone shortly.  Yet, I am sure I will still be on guard.  The death threats were still the death threats even if they were just trying to intimidate me.  I was told today they have been intimidating others in the complex too, but it feels like they have singled out me.  I haven't enjoyed it regardless and will be very pleased when they do go.  Yet, they are criminals and are unpredictable.  The cops claim that none of us are in danger, but that doesn't say 100% that it is true.  They are criminals.  Criminals think that they can do anything.

So anyway, I am thankful today that these people are on their way out and I can finally start to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

I am thankful for my four children, an ex husband that is a good friend and that we are good role models for our kids.  Thankful that I have good relations with his parents and I have been invited again for the Thanksgiving day.  I love being around my children on that day, and it is a fun day.

I am thankful for all the good food on the table on Thanksgiving and every day. 

I am thankful that I can sell on Ebay and have all the time to work on my novels too and other things that I like to do.  Down the road, who knows what I will be doing, but for now it is my time to sell on Ebay and work hard on my novels so that I can publish at least one of them next year and perhaps have some good money.  That's a nice thought. 

However, nothing is written in stone. 

I am thankful that I have good health, a good mind, and peace and happiness regardless of things that make my life stressful.  It can't last forever.  All bad things of any kind eventually pass and find their way out the door.

I am thankful for my family back in Maine and across the states.  Thankful that I was raised by a wonderful mother and father.  I just wish my mom was still here.

I am thankful for angels and spirits that remind us that they never completely left us.  I am thankful for all the wonderful memories that will be mine forever.

I am thankful for the laughter of my kids, fun times, and all the happy events.  And I am thankful for all the not so pleasant things too, as it made me grow strong and learn from them.

I am thankful for the road I have travelled and the path that I can see beyond the hills.  It means I am still very much alive and have lots of great things to look forward to.  But still, we never know what the future holds for any of us.

I guess we should all just be thankful to be alive each and every day, and also to enjoy the company of our loved ones as time is very short.

And please, everyone have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Well, I think in about one hour I am headed back to my apt, to make the best of the present situation and I'm going to be finishing up my second legging for me.  I whipped up the first one within a few days and now am halfway through the second one.  Another day, I will think of taking some pictures and try uploading them to the blog.  It's a pretty double stranded wool.  Magenta pink and a varigated mixture.  ribbing on top and all knitting until the end.  Next, I want to make a smaller one for Julia.  Less stitches for sure.  The picture had kids legs, but the pattern is not their size for sure.  Someone calculated wrong!

I'm bringing some photos back too to redo my coffee table.  It's got a glass cover that I bought years ago and I added pictures of the kids and some of my mom.  However, we had some spills and the pictures kind of got wrecked.  So, I would say it is about time that I redo.

And I need to get another chapter or two in for The Glorious Money Tree.  I am at 106 pages now.  Still a ways to go.  I think I will shoot for 200-300 pages per book for the trilogy.

And I've discovered that I like kale.  I went to give blood last week and my iron was low in both hands this time.  They mentioned that kale is a great power food.  I've been eating it raw.

And I had my bit of popcorn today, popped from a wild out of control popcorn popper.  I swear the thing is evil.

And yay!  I signed myself up for Date Hookup!  But will take my time.  With any new relationship, I believe it is good to take things slow and get to know people and decide if they are the right fit for you.

Jennifer Jo Fay

November 25, 2012

1 comment:

  1. I've been seeing posts today about being thankful for the blessings in their lives and realized that it's actually Thanksgiving! :) We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Philippines but I see it as a really nice tradition. When I have my own family, I hope we can do the same, at least for once in a year, we get to tell the family how we are truly thankful to have them and for all the wonderful things that they've done for us.
    I saw you through Blogaholic by the way. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    *Nowhere Near Perfect*