Thursday, November 22, 2007

grati-dude

I woke up thinking about Canada for some reason. That today in the US the world comes to a standstill and yet to our neighbors up north and elsewhere, those fabulous neighbors and friends whom I enjoy on a daily basis are probably rolling eyes with enough of the thankfulness already people....

So essentially, I am thankful for Canada for keeping us straight. And Europe for kicking us in the ass. And Asia for being really cool. And Africa, you bad ass you. Australia, you too. I am truly thankful for all of you who share bits of my world and allow me to share in yours too.

On a more personal note: my amazing child, my sweet J, the roof over my head, and a full belly when I need it, a sense of humor and a still curious soul. I have everything I need. My cup runneth over.

And to the rest of you Yanks....I hope you have a lovely, beautiful, meaningful day, however you choose to spend it. You make this country a better place each and every day simply by being you.

And PS. I am also thankful you all cared so much about the blankie. You astute and powerful women, you. You'll be happy to know M's recovered nicely. She's a trooper, my M.

Oh, and past but certainly not least, I am thankful to Beth the glamorous ex-pat chef who schooled me on my very first cornbread stuffing attempt and who cooks locally and sustainably all year long.

30 comments:

slouching mom said...

happy thanksgiving to wonderful you and your wonderful family.

Julie Pippert said...

And the same to you! :)

So glad M is okay about the blanket thing.

And enjoy that stuffing (pun intended).

Julie
Using My Words

PunditMom said...

Having a great day!

Kyla said...

I'm thankful for you, friend.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Magpie said...

And happy thanksgiving to you, and yours.

Beck said...

Eh, I love Thanksgiving. Back in October. And honestly, I love holiday foods so much that I tried selling everyone on celebrating American Thanksgiving with me today, but no. What a sad life I lead.

Beck said...

Eh, I love Thanksgiving. Back in October. And honestly, I love holiday foods so much that I tried selling everyone on celebrating American Thanksgiving with me today, but no. What a sad life I lead.

acumamakiki said...

Happy Thanksgiving beautiful. xo

Janet said...

Funny, because, this morning, I was thinking about our neighbours to the south celebrating Thanksgiving as I looked out on our yard that was blanketed in soft white snow last night while we slept. I had the urge to gather my entire family in my kitchen to share a meal and then enjoy drinks in front of the fire while we play board games with the kids.

It must be the weather: winter brings out my inner hermit. But I still wish I was celebrating Thanksgiving again today.

Have a good one.

Family Adventure said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jen! Hope your day is everything you hope for. Thanks for your shout-out to the rest of us!

Beck: LOL!

Heidi

blooming desertpea said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Yankie! :)

painted maypole said...

i thought of you all morning as I worked in the shelter. I am so thankful for you, and others like you, who answer the call to serve the homeless.

happy thanksgiving!

Mad Hatter said...

Hey, we love you and your crazy holidays that are sandwiched to close together. Not so keen on your commercial American asses come tomorrow but I know you, at least, and likely a goodly number of your readers will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day.

crazymumma said...

Hey. Thats right. You have Thanksgiving....

duh. I can be such a bonehead.

Have a wonderful time.

Lawyer Mama said...

Happy Turkey Day! Hope it was a good one.

And I'm so glad the blankie trauma is over now.

dawn224 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

flutter said...

of course she's a trooper, she's yours. I am thankful I know you.

Jocelyn said...

Go, Beth AND Jen!

Your paragraph of shout outs to other continents made me very happy.

I'm grateful for that.

QT said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ms. Jen. I hope it was everything you wanted, and I am so glad M is recovering from the untimely loss of the blankie!

thordora said...

We do kick ass up here. Different colored money, poutine, Aero Bars...fat prime ministers, we gots it.

I hope you had a good holiday my friend. :)

hele said...

I am thankful that M is ok.

That I managed to meet you despite the fact that hundreds of kilometers swirl around between us.

That I have a florian to kiss and dogs to hug.

That Florian's mum left me a pendulum tucked away as a surprise. A pendulum that belonged to his grandmother who owned a cheetah and attended her first seance at the age of three.

That tonight I will wrap presents for the little ones that Liza looks over.

That I might get to volunteer at a community mental health program.

That I'm surrounded by sunshine and beauty.

L.P. said...

i am grateful for stuffing.
so grateful for stuffing.
have a good one!

Amy Y said...

Happy to hear M's making it through this tough time without her blankie.

I'm thankful for you, and wishing there were more Jen's in the world...

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Back at ys' Jen!

KC said...

I hope it was lovely, jen. xo

baby~amore' said...

Glad you have so much to be thankful for ... you have a very interesting blog.

mitzh said...

Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

sorry for being late (-_-;)

mamatulip said...

I love that you love Canada. Canada loves you, too. ;)

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. Hope it was a good one for all of you.

The Expatriate Chef said...

I am thankful that I have met you online. :) Hope the stuffing turned out okay!

Ally said...

I am thankful for you, friend, and for you sharing your powerful and beautiful world-view with us through your amazing writing.