A day late and a dollar short, but several thousand more calories richer. I was able to finish the Fifth Dress on Wednesday and wore it Thursday....weather be damned. Who care that is was 19 degrees when we went home? This short sleeve cotton dress made it out for the holidays. I could have timed it a little better though. It was such a race to the finish that I forgot to snip the threads. I'm pretty sure some of them got dragged through some gravy and mashed potatoes yesterday. Oopsies!
Of course, no picture, but I'll have a wrap up for you soon. In the meantime, here's the list of things I'm thankful for. I'd make a joke about the obligation to post such a thing, but this is serious, yo!:
I am so thankful for so many things, and one of them is my family. We ate with Matt's aunt and uncle, who always open up their house when we have friends and family in town without a place to go. I'm blessed to enjoy the company of both sides, mine and Matt's, and I try to never take this for granted. Mother-in-law jokes may be fun, but I'll just have to let other people use them. Yep, for reals. My parents do a lot of traveling to see us, which is great with the busyness of life, and we always enjoy our time together. And since I don't get to see either side of the family as much as I would like, I'm especially for my brother who is just up the road in Chicago when I need that quick family fix.
I'm also extremely thankful for my friends, all of them wonderful, complicated and honest people. They keep life in perspective for me.
I'm thankful for roller derby, which keeps me sane and in good company. I'm lucky for the extended MRD and Reservoir Doll family I love so much.
I'm also thankful for mine and my family's health. I have all four grandparents, all parents, and a healthy nephew on the way. We were able to enjoy the company of Matt's Gram into her 90s.
I'm so thankful for Matt, for, like, a lot of reasons. And I told him all why, so go do the same with the people your thankful for.
Hope you and yours had a nice holiday. Dress wrap up tomorrow!