Today is Thanksgiving. I got up early to teach a 8:00 AM spin class….I know… what was I thinking. It sounded like a good idea at the time 🙂
I have read so many beautiful post yesterday and today about family, table settings, and what people are thankful for. I started this post yesterday, but found out that I had hit my limit with google and could not upload any more pictures????? WTF? Are you kidding me? 5.00 for 10,000 more pictures. So, even though today is the day after Thanksgiving and you guys are all probably shopping, here are a few reasons that I am blessed.
I am thankful for my family and friends.
This photo was taken about 19 years ago on Daufauskie Island. Back row is my brother in law Brad, my sister Maggie, my nephew Taylor, me, my bother Tommy, their daughter Catherine, his wife Tiphany. Front row is my Mom, my niece Caitlin, my sister Nancy. So much has happened since this picture…..my Mom passed away from cancer, my brother had 2 more children, and my sister Nancy and I got married. Life goes by in a blink…
All of in 2002. I’m the oldest. I hate that.
My stepdaughter Cari and her husband Greg.
My stepson Chris and his new bride Amy.
My husband David.
My design partner Denise. She and I have worked together for 15 years. During those years, she has suffered through cancer, job loss, and financial difficulties. But…she always has a smile and a positive attitude. And…with all of my craziness, she helps me stay organized!! That is a big job believe me 🙂
My smoochie muffins…I have 2 but my other one never stands still!
This is my first year on the blog train. It is hard to explain to people how much fun it is. Of course my house is messier, my laundry does not get done as fast and today we are out of cream because I was probably reading blogs instead of grocery shopping [I do have to get a handle on this issue]. I have met some great people, some in person [Julie and Ally] and some just through their comments. My appreciation goes out to everyone who finds time in their busy life to read Design Indulgence. I know how HUGE that is! Really…blog reading and commenting could be a full time job.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!