Happy Black Friday!
We’ve spent the last few days with family and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m grateful for these days. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week’s High Five for Friday is a bit different. Instead of five highlights from the week, I’m looking at five little things I’m thankful for this year.
Next week I’ll be back to our regularly scheduled highlights.
1 – Family Time. The main reason we moved to TN in 2014 was to be near family again. Not just for the big holidays but for random visits throughout the year… and I’m so glad we made the move! A road trip is so much simpler than a half-day of flying, and I’m so thankful to be living closer to both our families again.
2 – Life Goals. Buying a home has been a life goal for a long time, and at times I’ve been patient and not-so-patient to make the next step. The whole process has taught us a lot, but no matter the goal, it’s mostly shown me that we can handle adulthood together no matter how intimidating it may seem. I’m thrilled to be moving into our first home, but it feels like much more than checking off another milestone.
3 – Health. I’m reminded that I have Crohn’s Disease every 7 weeks when another infusion rolls around, and I’m reminded that I used to have a thyroid every 6 months when an endocrinologist appointment shows up on my calendar. And those infrequent reminders are a far cry from living with daily pain and fear that can come with chronic illness, and for that I’m grateful.
4 – Crafty pursuits. I go through slumps and ruts and different phases when it comes to hobbies, but making is a constant. If I wasn’t blogging, cross stitching, sewing, doodling, reading, embroidering, quilting, or doing something else with my hands, I don’t know what I’d do. Rot in front of the TV, probably 🙂
5 – Caturday. I’m thankful that my life is full, but not too full. There are plenty of weekends where we don’t have any plans and can simply relax and be homebodies with the cats. I’m grateful for my home no matter where it is, as long as I have companions.