Happy Belated Thanksgiving, all. I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with food, friends and fun. And turkey. And yams. And all the trimmings.
Every year at Thanksgiving, we each tell one thing we are thankful for. Ok, so I can't narrow it down to one thing..
I am thankful for lots of things: my family, good friends, my dogs, being in general good health, my dogs...and the unconditional love they give me each and every day.
I am thankful that my husband (who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis) has not had any bad flare-ups lately and has been able to get around without his cane for several months now.
I am thankful for my mother...and her friendship as I've gotten older. (Yeah, I was a hellion in my younger days.)
I am thankful for my good friends, the ones I've had since childhood and the ones I've made since becoming involved "in dogs".
I am thankful to still live in a country that allows us freedoms: religion, speech, personal choices...that other countries don't have.
Did I mention I am thankful for my dogs??? Asta, Seger, Lynyrd, Ethel, and Tori...all Rottweilers 'cept one, Ethel...I'm not sure what mix she is, but she fits in here and will always have Honorary Rottweiler status.
I love them all dearly and have done without sometimes to make sure they have what they need. I have stayed up late at night worrying when one is sick...I still cry sometimes thinking of the ones that are no longer with me.
I make choices for my dogs and their care. Food, medicine, procedures...all are my choices and mine alone. For now.
Tomorrow, my mom and a close friend are going to enjoy a movie....probably 'Twilight'.
I am going to try to take the weekend "off" and just "be". And enjoy all of the things that I like to do....with the people I love and that love me.