Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

I spend so much time here b*tching and moaning about my life, my weight, how much I hate my job, blah, blah, blah so I thought today would be the perfect day to turn it around (at least for the day) and give thanks.

I absolutely hate my job more than ever but I'm thankful I have a job and receive that all important paycheck every week that keeps a roof over my head and, obviously, more than enough food on my table.

This year was extremely tough with B's broken back and bout with meningitis, his Dad's broken back and ribs and other health related scares but everyone is recovering and our families are relatively healthy and happy.

There was that huge incident with my mother back in May and even though she never apologized and we haven't spoken on the phone, we have been in contact over e-mail. I realized that she is who she is and she is never going to change. I have to accept her the way she is and move on from there. I know it will be hard to handle her future visits because she will not be able to stay at my house with B but we'll figure something out. She is a stubborn Italian who knows how to hold a grudge and no matter how wrong she was she will never see it that way and will never apologize. I'm got over it like I got over all the things that happened in my childhood that she says never happened but she did give me life so I have to be thankful for that.

As much as I hate all the extra pounds I've been carrying around for too many years, I'm still pretty healthy. I can (and do) walk, run, hike, bike, ski, snowboard and stay active even if the scale doesn't move in the downward direction. My weight doesn't hold me back from moving around and living my life. I'd be more thankful if I didn't have to lug around all the fat while doing these activities but I haven't given up so I'm very thankful for that.

I'm also thankful for all the love and support out there in the blogsphere. There are some incredible people who have done amazing things and I'm glad to be a part of their lives even if they don't know I'm lurking around. Thank you all for being part of my life even if it is only through the screen.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember to be thankful for what you have.


  1. Watching the news from India makes me even more thankful and all the petty problems of the daily grind just melt away.

    Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Nice post. I relate to your paragraph about being active and healthy despite the extra weight. That's me as well. I'm thankful that I can enjoy so many activities, that I'm a doer. Even if I'm an overweight doer. Better than not doing. :)

  3. Good post!
    I'd much rather be fit-and-fat than a thin couch potato. For one thing, it's a lot more fun to be out there exercising :)

  4. I sympathize with you on the mother thing. It's hard to forgive, but at some point I just remember that she's an old lady, set in her ways, and she must have had a bunch of pain in her life to make her such a neurotic pain in butt.

  5. Manuela: I try to catch myself when I'm b*tching about my life by thinking of how lucky I really am for all that I have. It is still hard sometimes to keep that attitude.

    Christie: I know I'm much healthier than some of my scary skinny friends who barely eat at all. I guess I'd rather be fit and fat than skinny and unhealthy.

    Merry: I'm always up for the fun part ;)

    justjuliebean: I try hard to remember my mother had a rough life but that isn't an excuse to make me miserable. I love her but she is a major pain in the butt.


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