Ugh it is November. I have never liked November. I am not a big Thanksgiving person. Don't get me wrong I love spending time with my family and I am thankful for many things in my life but Thanksgiving has never been my favorite holiday. Then there is the weather. Here in western NY the weather is not usually that great, It is stuck in that in between. It is not the nice fall weather I like about 60 or 50 and sunny with the red and gold of the leaves changing
. Neither is it the full blown winter weather
(not that I like that any better). The weather is starting to stay cold and it is snowy and rainy
at the same time. Don't get me started on the time change. Why does it have to get dark at 6? Ugh! As if I needed another reason to dislike November last year my father died in November. Now every day is one day closer to it being a year since my father has been gone. I just really don't like this month.
Okay so what I want to do is turn this month around. I know that I am late by 10 days but better late then never. All this month I want to do something good for me as well as take stock of the things that I am thankful for. Okay O know I am not very original but it has worked before for people so why not work for me. So I will use this blog to catch up.
#1- I am thankful for a job that I love
#2-I am thankful for friends that love me and will be there for me no matter what.
#3- I am thankful for my mom. As I said I lost my Dad so I am really happy to still have my mom.
#4- I am thankful that my son got into a great college even if it was hard to let him go.
#5 I am thankful that I was married and divorced. Through experiencing this up and down I grew so much as a person and it made me the person that I am today.
#6 I am thankful for my nephew that turned 2 on this day. He is a light in my life that I never thought I would get. He reminds me of my kids childhood and I pay attention to his b/c I know it will be over all to soon.
#7 I am thankful for my car this may sound pretty silly but I know so many people that do not have one and since I do it makes my life so much easier.
#8 I am thankful for my education. I know so many people that are uneducated in so many areas that I am glad that I had the opportunity to expand my mind.
#9 I am glad that I am in a good place financially. This one comes b/c I went Christmas shopping today. Did I overspend yes but I know that I will still be able to eat and pay bills.
#10- I am thankful that I can sit back and watch football and not worry about where I will be living or how I am going to stay warm.
Okay so that made me smile and remember that It is not so bad. I still don't like November though!!