Filling In My Missing Thankful Journal


Pic of the Lemon Meringue Pie I made for my preggers d-i-l craving. It is not as perfectly even as it could have been. I am just happy it came out edible and had quirky bejeweled shimmering beads on top. (?)

I am making this post to “fill in” the missing pieces of my attitude for gratitude November Thankful Days journal. (so many puns, so little I wrote them all down to identify what I had previously posted and to see what days I had missed. It looks like I was a slacker all week, and duplicated a few days. Oh well it is what it is, post stroke I just don’t give a rats ass about mistakes I have made.

Day 21-I was thankful for days I don’t have to make sure my son went to school. (it’s Saturday) He actually made it a week and a half or more on his own. Relying on his alarm clock or internal clock, either way, I am glad he is growing more responsible.

Day 22-I was thankful for quarters and the new laundry mat close enough for me to dry my clothes and towels.

Day 23-I was thankful for delicious pasta, with no salt added jarred sauce and onions and peppers to provide an inexpensive but delicious meal…I think it is better than any pasta dish I have ate at a restaurant. For about $4 for two people, I ask why would I order pasta when I go out? The answer is, so I don’t have to wash the dishes and clean up the stove and counter and sometimes the floor…ha ha.

Day 24-I am so grateful my son has a wonderful counselor that he likes, trusts, and has helped to guide my son a bit back from the edge.

Day 26-It is Thanksgiving, I am so happy and grateful to get to spend it with all my kids and their spouses, my grandkids, and their friends. I like spending time with my family….maybe they think it is the cliche dysfunctional group, but I think we had a peaceful happy gathering…and I was not on drugs, I only had 1/2 glass of wine on ice.

Black Friday, Thankful For Not Shopping

IMG_4648I am very Thankful today 27th day this month (I will fill in my missing days next post) to be able to sit home and eat leftover pie for breakfast. My daughter and daughter in law did a bang up job cooking and prepping for our feast. I made two pies, contributed the ingredients for the third pie, and we pieced together a sampler of a whole pie to take back home. We did so, to make room in my daughter in laws fridge…ha ha. We continued our tradition from last year of about one whole pie per person. Love and Abundance is really what I am thankful for, crave, and have no need to purchase TODAY. I purposely try to stay home on this day to avoid all the people, drama, and negative energy that creeps into some as psycho selfish frenzied glutenous consumerism. This is just my opinion, so don’t feel bad if you felt you needed to get a bargain. I just wish that the pregnant walmart worker was not trampled to death a few years back, may her soul rest in peace.