We survived the 401 cluster fuck to spend a very relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with my folks up in Ottawa. Not too many Thanksgiving traditions in our family outside of the turkey (which Mom completely knocked out of the park this year, yum). But, back in the day, we did go around the table and we each said what we were thankful for. Can't really remember what I said back then but I'm pretty sure it was either very snarky or related to some gadget I had just purchased. Probably wasn't what my mom had in mind at the time and I'm not proud that my inability to express sincere emotion has followed me into adulthood.
So, for one post, I'm going to put the sarcasm aside and really get into the Thanksgiving spirit.
I am thankful that my life is so different than it was just 1 year ago. I am thankful for the woman who is responsible for that change. I am thankful that she puts up with all my nonsense. I am thankful for the laughter during the good times. I am thankful for the support during the bad times. I am thankful that the shitty days at work turn into the best day ever just by seeing her when I walk through the door. I am thankful for the friends who pushed us together. And I am thankful for the family that welcomed her unconditionally.