Thursday, November 27, 2014

Being Thankful

One of the down sides of working at Amazon this year is we are far away from home for Thanksgiving.....this time last year we were arriving at my daughter Kate's home for Thanksgiving dinner, and spending time with kids and grandkids.  That has been the only time we have been home for Thanksgiving since 2011, and this year we find ourselves 500 miles from home once again.  In spite of that I am thankful for so much........

I am thankful that we do have family here in Sparks to share this special day with, and in a few hours we will be with them doing just that.  I am thankful it has been much warmer the last two days, including today (Thanksgiving) when the 'guessed' high will be 68 degrees!  I am thankful my body is reacting well to the rigors of the Amazon experience this time around.  I am so thankful for my wonderful friend, partner, and wife Elaine who is sharing this nomadic journey with me.  I am thankful for falling oil prices (down to $69/barrel this morning) that will make our travels the next few months a little less expensive.  I am thankful for all the wonderful nomadic friends we have made along the road.  I am thankful I don't have to go to work until 10 pm tonight.  I am thankful my mother, Virginia, is still going strong at 85.  I am thankful I have, for the first time in decades, a good relationship with all my siblings.  I am thankful our five children are thriving, and that they genuinely like, and love each other.  I am thankful we will be home for Christmas.  I am thankful for all the enduring friendships we have with many other Newell owners.....we knew we were buying a well made coach, but we did not realize how many new friends would come along in the package.  I am thankful that Friday is payday once again.  Of course, I could add to this list endlessly, as there is so much for which to be thankful.

Wednesday seemed so short......we both got up between Noon and 1 pm.  We had only two modest goals for Wednesday....get our collective hair cut, and go to Trader Joe's down in south Reno.  Around 2:30 we got our acts together and headed for the local Supercuts, which is just a few blocks from the park....we were in and out in less than 30 minutes....then we headed for Fuddrucker's for a rare hamburger.  I had forgotten how good their burgers are!  

Then we were off driving south on McCarran Blvd. to Trader Joe's as the sun began to set......time is flying by quickly and week four at RNO1 will soon be in the books with only 3 weeks to go.

Thanks for stopping by!

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