Well, today is Thanksgiving for those neighbours of ours to the south. Happy Thanksgiving, Americans.
I'm not feeling particularly thankful today. I have a miserable cold. The week I was supposed to spend working has been spent working, but also hacking and just not feeling good. But that's life. What I am thankful for is that it isn't 2 years ago when I pretty much had one continual cold for the entire winter (thanks to my son being in grade 1!). So my immune system is better than it was.
A dear friend of mine is also dealing with some shit - verging on mental illness - which is not in the repetoire of my friend. This is new. And worrisome. But I am thankful that there are doctors and medication and ways to deal with it. And I am thankful for the knowledge to be able to help.
I'm missing my son something terrible. But I am thankful that he is safe, and somewhere tropical and magical and having a great time. And I'm thankful that I'll get to hold him in my arms come Saturday.
So I'm bummed ... but that doesn't mean that I'm not grateful for what I have or for what the future holds. Life is one great ride, isn't it? Just right now I'm in a flat part of it.
I hope all my American friends have a lovely day with family and food and happy conversations. Enjoy today. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring.