Today is Thankful Thursday! And also Thanksgiving! So here we go, the three things I am grateful for this week:
#1. My Big Family
I’ve mentioned before that I have a huge family. I may complain about our get-togethers, but I love that we all get together as often as we do. I am so lucky to have been able to grow up in such a loving family.
#2. Being Home
I went home for Thanksgiving and I am so glad I did. I have missed my family (and of course the home-cooked food 🙂 ).
#3. I Finished My Scarf!
I have been working on several crocheting projects, and I have finally finished one of my scarves. Now I am attempting to make a matching hat. 🙂
The other day I was browsing through the documents on my computer, and I came across this poem I wrote for a class freshman year. I believe we were discussing heroic couplets. I had completely forgotten about it.
To get to my friend I walk across town,
And usually arrive as the sun goes down.
Even when I’m home there’s no guarantee,
That I have time for a walk, just him and me.
He peaks through the window as I walk to the door.
I have not seen him in a month or more.
He greets me with excitement! He jumps and whines,
As if saying, “Where have you been all this time?”
Though my life’s been hectic, I can finally relax,
Today was our last day before Thanksgiving break. I think most students can agree that that last day goes just about the longest, especially those afternoon classes. Here is a list of my reasons why some of my classes just shouldn’t have happened.
#1. Half the class isn’t here anyway.
#2. The other half wishes they had skipped too.
#3. It won’t do much good to teach us something new right before a 5 day break.
#4. Some students have long drive home.
#5. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be here any more than us.
Hello, and welcome to My Life Monday, the day when I get to let you know more about me!!!
This week’s random fact: I come from a fairly large matriarchal family.
On my mom’s side anyway. My great grandma had seven children: six girls, one boy. They grew up, got married, had three of four kids each, and now some of their kids have kids. In most of these resulting families, the majority of the siblings were girls. In fact, only two couples have more sons than daughters. Because of this, it’s no wonder the women tend to run things in the family.
Though we are a large group and spread out across the region, we plan an event on every major holiday where we try to get together. These are planned by my Great-Aunts, and include anywhere from 20 to 60 people, usually in relatively small homes.
Growing up, I loved when my cousins would bring their boyfriends to a holiday. Understandably they were overwhelmed. They not only had to deal with the Uncles, who are experts in embarrassment and awkward conversations, but they had to get approval from my Great Grandma. If Grandma didn’t approve of your significant other, odds are the relationship wouldn’t last. It was very interesting to see people uncomfortable in a situation that felt so normal to me.
This Thursday, I will be heading up to the big family Thanksgiving. Wish me luck!