Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I am going to be honest and admit that I wish we were having a huge family get together at some point this weekend, but we aren't. We are having a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow with two thirds of our immediate family. G1 and G3 are with their dad for the holiday.

I have decided to look at things positively. It's the only way really. This year has been rather difficult with the wreck back in June and myself and hubs going to the chiropractor and such to attempt to get back to where we were six months ago.

  • We get to enjoy a small family dinner at home.
  • Do not have to rush out to all the sales Friday morning.
  • Get to enjoy a long weekend around the house cleaning, organizing, and possibly decorating.
Of course these things can be looked at as positive or negative. I am choosing to be positive. We will spend quality time together as a family. And that is a good thing.

I am thankful that my kids are healthy.
I am thankful that my husband is responding well to medical treatment after the wreck.
I am thankful that God provided us with a replacement vehicle after the wreck.
I am thankful that I was able to continue school this semester. It has been trying, but worth it.
I am thankful that I won't be stressed out on Friday morning with all the Black Friday shopping.
I am thankful that our future is bright.

I pray you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. Remember to be thankful in all things.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

G1 is growing up!

G1 in front of the Library at O'More
This past weekend reality kicked in. My precious G1 visited her first college as a prospect. I did not realize it would affect me as much as it did.

G1 will be 17 next week! She's a junior in high school already. Aside from the whole thought process of myself not being old enough to have a child this old, she is looking into going to college. Where has time gone to?

We visited O'More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee this past Saturday. It is a beautiful campus and I was ready to see about transferring there myself. The Visual Communications Department is very inspiring. Creativity abounds on the downtown campus.

The department chair was very friendly and encouraging. The workshop we attended was for the students to build their portfolios and it was free.

As I said, we loved the campus and the potential. It was beautiful.