Another trip to NJ today. After 6 hours in the car, I'm ready for a hot bath and bed.
But it's Thanksgiving and I want to take a minute to list some things for which I am thankful.
I'm thankful for friends who convinced me to come out for a 5k run this morning. It felt great, was a lot of fun, and I got to spend some time with people I don't often get to see. I'm thankful for this body that I never in my life thought would be athletic, and for the karate school and my friends and instructors there who have shown me that it is. I'm thankful for my running friends who have enlightened me to new ideas that have made running feel good and natural, like something my body is supposed to do.
Thankful also for the challenges of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo this month. The more I write, the more natural it feels to me. I'm loving reconnecting with my inner writer - I haven't seen much of her since middle school and she is delighted to be creating again. This will be the first NaNoWriMo that I will actually complete, and I'm very, very excited about that. So thankful my family has been enthusiastic and encouraging about all the writing (and kicking and punching) I've been doing.
Thankful for a long car trip today on which I could get a lot of writing done, for a comfortable van and a husband who enjoys driving, for two sets of parents who are generally healthy and active, for a wonderful sister and brother-in-law, for aunts and uncles and cousins and nieces and nephews we get to see on such holidays as today.
Thankful for my boys, who were so good with the little kids and such a pleasure to have with us today.
Finally, I'm so very thankful for Savageman - my best friend, my personal comedy act, my cheerleader, my comforter, the one who knows and loves and accepts me, flawed as I am. So incredibly grateful for him and for the life we've created for ourselves.