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>Thanksgiving was wonderful.

We went to my grandmother’s house and my family was there. The weather was great and it got cooler as the day went on. It made it perfect for all of the playing and exploring we did. I’ll admit, I mostly talked to the ladies and then I took a tour of the property by myself.

This property has been in my family since before I was born. I love it. I feel like it’s a part of me. This land feels like a family secret to me. I climbed these trees as a child. My Uncle Fred would take us on long walks through the property and tell you stories along the way.

The only time I ever ran away was here. It was less of a running away experience and more of a hiding with the cows until my mother left me experience. I don’t regret it and I doubt I ever will. My grandmother has lived so much life that there isn’t much about me that she doesn’t understand. She loves me and I’m not sure there is anything that I could do to change that. It always feels like I am at my home base when I am there.

I also visited all of the animals when I there. The chickens seems to get more colorful every time I visit. They are Rhode Island Reds. I was given two dozen eggs and I was thrilled. I love farm fresh eggs.

I hope Grandma has her Pre-Christmas party again this year. I can’t wait to go back, but I won’t go on Christmas day.

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

>Thanksgiving post.

>Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. All of the food, none of the gifts. I will have Max and Annika with me and we are going to my Grandmother’s. There will be turkey and collard greens and everything that is truly important in the world.

I am grateful for so many things this year. You all know that I love bullet points, so here is the list of things that I am grateful for:

  • My children are healthy.
  • I have a reliable car.
  • My parents love me.
  • I have awesome cats.
  • I have a job that I like.
  • I have some ideas that I know will work out.
  • I have friends.

One of the most significant things that happened in the past month could have really made me feel depressed and weak, but it didn’t. Sadia yelled at me that I should feel empowered because of it. She felt so strongly that she took a post-it note and wrote “Feel Empowered!“on it. She stuck it on my monitor and demanded that I leave it there. She then wrote another post-it note saying that our co-worker agreed with her and stuck that next to the first one. I come into my office every morning and I see that post-it note and I feel empowered, even if it is only for a brief time. I am grateful for that too.