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Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies!
The Mister and I have been enjoying a lazy morning with coffee and vegging on the computers, but the real work has just begun. We’ve committed to bringing three desserts to dinner this evening as well as cornbread.

The Mister is in the kitchen right now working on banana pudding, and then I will be making baked chocolate pudding and sour cream raisin pie (both my grandmother’s recipes).

I just spoke to his mother, and it appears that no one is making mashed potatoes. Well, in my book, there needs to mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. Thankfully (ha!), I thought ahead and bought potatoes yesterday.
In all seriousness this morning, I want to spend a few minutes sharing the things I’m thankful for.

1. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband, who loves me even when I’m being crazy. I’m lucky to have great family and in-laws. And the friends who become your family along the way. Because family is forged by bonds of love, not necessarily just bond by blood.
2. I’m thankful a thriving business that allows the Mister and I to have a cozy home, warm food for our bellies and clothes on our back. There are a lot of people out of work right now, and I’m blessed to own my own business.
3. We have a wonderful church that is welcoming and nourishes our walk with God. I don’t often talk about our faith journey on the blog, but it’s a big part of our lives. I’m thankful that we live in a community where can live in our faith without fear of repercussion.
4. And despite where you stand on the election results, I’m thankful that we live in a country where we get to vote and have a voice in our governmental practices. I think there are a lot of improvements to be made to our system; a lot of pieces of the political machine have gotten rusty over the years, but I still got to vote this month. There are a lot people in the world who don’t get to do that. I’m thankful for our service members who are sacrificing holidays with their families and friends to allow us those freedoms.
5. Pups. This sweet girl is happy to see me every time I walk in the door. You don’t get unconditional love from anyone but pets. And we sure do miss our Gracie Mae; if she were here, she’d be parked in the kitchen to catch any spills or crumbs.
And since Amber at Brunch with Amber challenged us yesterday, I also want to be honest and share of the more frivolous things that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. I know these things won’t matter to me 10 years from now, but sometimes the little things really what make the smiles. It is “It’s Okay Thursday” after all.
Its Ok Thursdays

It’s okay that I am also thankful for…

…new booties to wear at Thanksgiving dinner. These pretty babies arrived from Shoe Dazzle yesterday.
…discount codes. God forbid that I have to pay for my shipping when I buy things online.
…pre-Turkey Day turkey sandwiches.

…coffee and wine. Let’s face it. No one would want to be around me if I didn’t have some choice beverages.
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