Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It's 2 days before Thanksgiving, and I'm so excited. Not only is my Mom, Dad, Grandmother, sister Raquel and her 2 kids coming from Michigan to have dinner at my house for the first time, but my sister Shanna has decided to fly in from San Diego with her 2 kids, too! And it's a surprise for my parents. Because we live apart, especially Shanna, we don't all get together very often. This is quite a treat. And to top it off, I've talked my sisters into running a Turkey Trot with me!
Of course, now I'm nervous. I've never done a 5k. Ever. I don't even know if I can run that far. I know I can run 35 minutes straight, and that I often feel like I can run longer, but I don't know for certain. But I signed up, and I'm gonna do it. Especially since I had to convince one of my sisters that SHE could do it. It'll be fun. And it'll make us feel a little less guilty about enjoying the family meal, and hopefully make me a little more mindful about what's going into my mouth.
So right now, I want to give thanks for having a wonderful family. A husband who's so excited about having my family in our home. Two wonderful sons that just give me so much joy. And parents, sisters, nieces, nephew, and grandparents who have always been there and who I expect to be around for a long time to come. And that doesn't even touch on the other spectacular relatives I have. I love them all. We all have faults, but we also know what's important. Family.
P.S. Thank you to Sparkpeople for helping me to be a healthier person this Thanksgiving.