Happy THOUGHTS-giving!!!

This is a somewhat unusual post for me, dear readers, but it is something that has been weighing on my mind this week. I've been thinking a lot about how my year has been, the journey that my life has walked on a personal, emotional, and professional level. I have dealt with a few situations this year that have not been fun, have had to really start analyzing and re-evaluating my life.

As hard as that has been, I have something new in my life that I am so thankful for. Ms. Ally and her LDW group... Specifically, Ms Kate. But much more than an honorable mention to all the kids who are so nice to me in the chatroom, who make me feel at home, broaden my horizons and accept me without condition. I wish I had some better way of conveying how that ever strengthening bond has made me feel.

I'm away from the gang right now, off to see my family in another state for Turkey Time. I missed my chance to do a "farewell call" by about a day, darn it all... I am bummed about that, but I feel a little bit like a brat because I got to call twice already in the last week... An unusual amount for me. It's going to be well into next week before opportunity knocks again... I'm excited and trying my best to be patient.

In the meantime, I am very thankful to be with my family for the holiday, I know there are so many e-friends of mine out there that don't get to have that.. I wish I could invite you all over, you would always be welcome at my house, but you have to bring some pies. We are running short on pies this year.

I am thankful for Ms Kate for her guidance and compassion. I am thankful to my fellow chatters and bloggers for their support and humor, and I am thankful for all the experiences that have lead me to where I am now. The road forward still seems bumpy and I can't see the end of it. This whole new situation has given me many, many things to think about. But I'm proud of the progress I've made in each aspect of my life, and I know it wasn't something I did alone.

So, it is with a weepy, happy, too emotional heart that I wish you all A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


One last thing... If you haven't checked out Ms Kate's Shrine, please do me a solid and get yer tail over there now. Leave a comment or two, suggest a post topic, link it to your blog. You'll help me out a ton, and Ms Ally won't have to smack me.