Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm thankful for a lot on this Thanksgiving Day

Money makes the world go around, or at least the song from 'Cabaret' would have us believe that.

Call me crazy, but I prefer instead to believe love makes the world go 'round. Yup. Who's with me?

In the past four days I have gotten a lot of love: every day was another surprise. 
Hmm...I wonder what today will bring?

Over the weekend a cousin (who is a regular reader of my blog but doesn't comment) e-mailed me to tell me he had ordered two magazine subscriptions for me.
He was hoping I didn't already subscribe. Of course I don't! 
Who can afford magazines? Although a certain unnamed man in this house gets a couple that deal with cars. It's his therapy.

On Monday an artist friend gave me five Christmas ornaments he had made three years ago. They still have the price tags on them. ;-) 
My favorite is a lump that is black on one side to resemble coal with the word naughty painted on it and the other side is painted to look like a gold nugget, and it says nice.

On Tuesday a woman I've met through my job gave me a ceramic guardian angel to hang on the wall to watch over me.

And yesterday as I was leaving radiation one of the technicians wished me a Happy Thanksgiving and handed me a homemade apple pie. It's delicious! What a nice surprise!

And after that I covered a story and tried to interview four-year-olds. When I was ready to leave two of the girls asked their teacher if they could give hugs. So they hugged me around my knees. It was adorable.

'Tis better to give than receive but I must say being the recipient this week hasn't been bad at all! 

Yesterday was our Cameron's 21st birthday. We didn't sing Happy Birthday or have his cake, so we'll do that today after dinner, if we can stuff anything more into our stuffed selves. He understood I was busy with work and other things.

I do have a lot for which I'm thankful. I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all!


barb @iPhoneographi said...

Your are being showered with blessings! :)

Poor Cameron! I know he understands. People born around the holidays always get the bum's rush more times than not... just ask my Dad & SisterDear who were born on Dec 21st and 23rd... or ask my nephew born on Dec 24th... Nary a birthday cake in sight! :)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, Patti! xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well hopefully you'll get my little surprise soon too!

happy thanksgiving honey!

hugs, bee

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, such a prolific post from my favorite Princess but that's because you do indeed have a lot to be thankful for.

I'm thankful that you've been doing so well with your cancer treatments and that your hair will soon be returning to its rightful place atop your head as I know that's going to be bring one very large smile to your face. It means that you're healing and that's definitely something to smile big about!

A belated Happy Birthday to Cameron - his birthday cake looked delicious! Today would have been my Dad's 77th birthday but I posted something other than cake on my post for him today. Vastly different from cake!