Happy Thorsday, little friday, Thankful Thursday, one week before Christmas and whatever else. I apologize for my unplanned silences, but that’s what happens when one has a real job and she gets the bright idea to do League leadership mid-year reviews at mid-year even when that falls during the holiday rush.
So, I haven’t even had time to set up my most exciting, early Christmas present from the good folks at BROOD – the local basset rescue. See, they had a raffle a few weeks ago, and imagine my surprise when I not only won, but won my favorite of the four prizes donated by the extremely talented paws at Sir Bentley Art. I hope they won’t mind if I use their cover photo from their Facebook page to illustrate my most awesome loot!
Which piece is your favorite? I truly can’t choose. I’m just delighted to own it; I might have to shuffle around some other precious things so it can live year ’round in one of our glass-front cabinets…
Obviously, I’m thankful for the generosity of talented artists, for the good folks at BROOD helping houndies find great homes, and for literary classics that make us think and inspire us to be better people. But I’m also grateful for landing in a job that is never the same two days – or two minutes? – in a row and for my good-natured co-workers who make me laugh, one way or another, every day. I’m also honored to serve the community with the dedicated, brilliant women in the JLC, especially those awesome leaders who went along with my crazy notion that the mid-year reviews should happen between Thanksgiving and … yesterday. We did it, and they have some great ideas on how to move the League forward even further in the next few months.
Of course most of all, I’m grateful for the Knight, who never does more than sigh and make sure the bluetooth headset is charged when I mention at 4:35 that I have four conference calls, beginning at 5. And I’m glad Sissy has remained relentless in her demands for a daily walk, except in the foulest of weather.
I hope friends and family will understand when our Christmas cards arrive next week… or after the 25th. There’s also been no baking this year. It might be the year of fudge, because I can manage to stand at the stove and stir for five minutes and then wait for time and the magic of cooling, liquefied sugar to happen. But next year…
Never mind. I’m pretty sure I’ve vowed to get my act together better every year since life started getting in the way.
What are you thankful for today?