It's Thanksgiving weekend up here in these parts. I'm currently lounging around in a fluffy robe, after having got up the butt-crack of dawn to see off Dom. No, he's not heading out of town, he was off to catch a bus that would take him to the starting line of his first marathon. Sometimes I wonder how well matched we really are? Dude is going to run for nearly four hours today and I can barely walk across the parking lot.
But, I can walk across a parking lot, without crutches, without a wheelchair. I can go stand at the finish line and cheer in my sweet love. For this I am thankful. I have to keep reminding myself that things could be worse. Even at my bleakest, this-crap-sucks times, it could be worse. I am thankful I have access to great, free health care; that surgeries and medicine exist that make my life better; that technology has advanced so much that I have a community of others at my fingertips who know exactly what I'm talking about, without ever having to get off my comfy couch; and especially for my family and friends (crackpots though they may be - running for HOURS - crazytown).
And, turkey. Oh, the turkey that will be consumed today. And, pie. Let us not forget pie.