BC is hoping. He's a hoping and a drooling.
But heck, that's what dogs do.
We did not do any travels today. We stayed home and had Thanksgiving dinner just the four of us. It was nice. We have a lot to be thankful for and we know it.
For the last few years we celebrated Thanksgiving with several other families on the North Shore camping. Amazing times that you can read about here or here (mostly photos but a little bit of reading in the posts).
This year it was not in the cards for us to go and although I miss the camaraderie and fun (not to mention having a surf spot all to ourselves and long beach walks twice a day); we felt it was more important to stay together as a family than to have the one or two of us off work go and leave the others alone.
I've been thinking a lot this year on what I am grateful for; remembering to notice the little bits of grace scattered about, even among what can seem like a world collapsing on itself.
Because when I notice those little bits, they build on each other, and slowly but surely, lives get rebuilt.
I'm thankful for being blessed with the courage and strength that I prayed for often this last year.
I'm thankful that my mom is safe and happy and that my sisters, our families, and me all survived the mom crisis intact.
I'm thankful that we pulled off a move to the opposite side of the island and that it seems to have been the right choice. That I found a job closer to where we moved and that I like it even better than my last job, which I liked just fine.
I'm thankful for all my friends, especially those who supported me during the difficult times. That means you....
The blogging community is amazingly supportive and I am grateful for this support and friendship...
I'd like to give a shout out to Jen over at Sprite's Keeper. She has run the Spin Cycle the last couple of years and is going to take a break. I can't lie - I'm sure going to miss it. Even if I haven't been the most dependable Spinner the last few months.
While the turkey was doing its thing in the oven, BC and I (plus my new camera) went for a hike not to far from our house. This is the view from the top of the trail.
I'm saving the rest of the hike for next week's Travel Tip.
Feel free to link on up with your travel tips, travel posts, Thanksgiving posts....