November 26, 2008

The Tiniest of Joys.



The veggies are chopped, the kitchen is clean, the blueberry pie is in the fridge, and the timetable is all written out for tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal.

I'm so domestic right now it hurts.

I am thankful for my lovely house and my family and the ability to put together a meal to celebrate over tomorrow. I am thankful for the big, dusty box in the attic that holds every one of our Christmas decorations in it- a box we will be getting down and busting open at some point tomorrow.

I am thankful for all-day marathons of 'The Christmas Story' and crisp, clear weather and piles of dried leaves.

I am thankful for my family in Reno, and I am missing them so deeply it almost physically aches.

I am grateful for budding life and bubble baths and the smell of lavender. For a good glass of wine now and again and the thick copy of "Little Women" sitting on my nightstand.

Also- crushed ice.

It's the little things, this year. The things that quietly make me rich- so humble and simple that I almost forget they are there.

May God bless you all in abundance with the tiniest of joys, and Happy (happy! happy!) Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

Annie Peterson said...

Yay! Thanksgiving! This post makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside...

Missives From Suburbia said...

Aww... Little Women is one of my favorites. Your Thanksgiving sounds perfect!

t h a i t r a i t said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Remind me to bring in our turkey, which is soaking in a brine bath out on the deck...

MoMar said...

I'll be reading "The Tiniest of Joys" to your family in Reno today before dinner. Problem is, I'll blubber, snort and sniff. Maybe I'll let Jared read it ? I am thankful for my children...they are amazing.

leanna jackson said...

stumbled across your blog randomly. yay.

i'm not so good at being domestic.
but i have family near reno.
so i know how you feel there.

i'm going there in december. i can't wait. oh, and i'm from okc. and i love owls. hope your holiday was well. :P

ARFTULSA said...

Very sweet reminders. Thank you very much. I live in Hawaii and miss my Oklahoma family very much so I understand.

TuTu's Bliss said...

BTW feel free to visit my more personal mommy blog www.tutusbliss.blogspot.com anytime. I help with the ARF Tulsa blog to keep me from getting too homesick. Jen

Married for Keeps said...

you're right about the small things. they add up fast. leftover pumpkin pie really makes me happy!