Saturday, October 07, 2006

Turkey Day

I am thankful for many things. For the lemon-lime leaves dancing in the sunshine and wind outside my window right now, the fact that I'm listening to old mixed tapes that my sister loves to mock, on a borrowed boombox from my lovely BFF, and BSG is back. Am I a nerd? Yes. But I embrace it...and it may come in handy on stage sometime. I have a new job which is a 15 minute walk from my place and I'm taking a self-defense class, for which I need suckers, er, helpers, to practice on, if anyone's overconfident, er, interested. I have wonderful friends, 4 beautiful, inquisitive, sharp-as-a-whip nieces who make me very proud, an adorably mischievious sister-in-law, dryly clever brother, and a sister who always makes me laugh, reminiscing about the questionable games we played with our housepets as children. I am blessed with a father who respects my independence but still has my back when I need him and a mother who amuses me with her eternal stubborness and inspires me with her courage. I am happy to sometimes be wrong about people and what I perceive as my own weaknesses and to discover that I can still surprise myself.

Right now, in this moment, I am indeed a charmed being.

3 comments:

Two Mittens said...

So happy to enjoy stuffing ourselves with turkey and pie with you!

The Bee says he's sorry again for the beads...and the screaming. He'll make it up to you.

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Congrats on your close to home job!

Ila bo Bila said...

HELLOOO!
I'm catching up on what's new with you!
A new job?? congrats!!
Tell more!
Miss you crazy girl!
xo