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TToT: Giving Thanks For Whimm With Two M’s, #Thanksgiving #10Thankful

This seems almost too easy, too obvious, a thankful post on Thanksgiving that is, but here we go.

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Diving right in.

Ten Things of Thankful

I am thankful for all the friends and family who participated in the surprise for my mom.

I got the idea to make a book of people’s best wishes for my mom on her 60th birthday.

I sprung the idea on many, but so many people who care about my mom jumped at the chance to participate.

I was thrilled by the response I got from so many.

I am thankful for another peaceful yoga session.

I tried a few old favourite poses and a few new ones. Those left me a little sore, but I hope to be strengthing muscles I’d needed to be stronger.

It is becoming a highlight of my week, my Thursday yoga hour.

I am thankful for days of quality time with my seven-month-old niece.

I spent a lot of the week on the floor with my niece and her toys. She is starting to move around, the beginning stages of crawling, and she moves quickly now.

She is into everything she can get her tiny hands on and looking this way and that at all the goings on.

It is a joy to witness.

I am thankful for my sister’s help and mine to her, like sisters should do.

All week I helped my sister out while she got her house ready for Thanksgiving and she helped me a little with sending contracts and other writing related things.

I am thankful for a family day, no matter how eventful.

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One nephew fell in the pond. He was wet and smelled like pond water,but seemed rather pleased he’d managed something we’d all warned him about all day long.

Another nephew made it through an entire day, we all did, without being stung by any of the many yellow jackets and hornets that were around, until near the end. He went to put on a water wing to go in the hot tub and was stung on the finger.

We all felt so bad for him and that was pretty much the end of the party for him.

The rest of the day was splendid. Lots to eat and rink. Lots of fun was had with the kids, flying kites and playing baseball and on the swing set. I had a lovely cuddle with my baby niece on a lawn chair in the breeze in the yard while the bigger children played.

My night ended with a bad headache, but family days are worth it.

I am thankful for my sister’s work to put on a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for us all.

She hadn’t really hosted us all for a big holiday dinner before. It is a lot of work and my mom always made it look easy. It isn’t.

The food was perfect. Her stuffing was my favourite. We all enjoyed it.

I am thankful for the surprised reaction from mom when we presented it to her.

She had no idea that I’d been contacting friends and family to write birthday greetings and well wishes and memories of their individual memories with her.

Some were handwritten notes, emails, or written directly in the book. The children drew pictures, handprints, and other little things.

My brother took lots of photos of the day and those will be included in the finished product.

She was truly surprised and touched. My mission was completed.

I am thankful for my mom on her 60th birthday.

She is amazing, at any age, but we wanted to celebrate this year and the special person she truly is.

I am thankful for a leisurely Sunday brunch on a beautiful fall day.

The Pancake House is a staple breakfast place in my town.

The waitress was friendly and chatty and it felt like a real diner atmosphere.

I am thankful for an evening checking out a friend’s new condo.

We had Thai food (delicious), champaign, beer, Mexican candy, coffee, and cupcakes.

It was a perfect night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IWlFutwXo

My mom and Gloria were both born in 1957 and so, since I love her music and I love my mom, I finish with a little music because music always makes things better.

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8 thoughts on “TToT: Giving Thanks For Whimm With Two M’s, #Thanksgiving #10Thankful

  1. messymimi says:

    It sounds like an almost perfect Thanksgiving Day (barring the yellow jackets), and i wish your mother many happy returns of the day!

  2. I loved the wonderful family feeling of your Thanksgiving shared, it sounds like it was a truly awesome day, and I love the celebration of your mother’s birthday even more! How sweet it was of you to surprise her with such a treasured collection from friends and family at this milestone in her life! As one who crossed the sixty threshold three years ago, I can attest that it causes you to reflect on the years that have passed and what your life has been about, and your gift to her will surely bring back good memories for a long time to come! I love you for the planning and effort you put into it! I was also pleased to read that you are enjoying your yoga sessions, and finding some relaxation in them. And of course your niece is the highlight of your life, so full of curiosity and energy at that age, so spontaneous and pure… what a joy for you to share in her formative years! I know your sister appreciates your help too, and I’m glad there are things she is able to do to assist you, that’s what sisters are for! I hope this week is a good one and filled with more positive experiences. I’ll be around to read about them in a timely manner this time! 🙂 XOXO

    • Thanks Josie.

      The surprise for her went off without a hitch and she was taken aback for sure.

      My niece, yoga, a sister who does so much to help me. I am lucky and thankful.

  3. ‘cellent idea for a birthday gift! It’s the kind of gift that will, I suspect, last, put away to be read, perhaps at times when it’s good to know that people care.
    v thoughtful, yo, very thoughtful

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