I have so much to be thankful for. I realized, as I was counting my blessings, just how happy I am to have returned to college. I really can't explain it, because I truly loved my career as a teacher, but I'm just thrilled to have a new goal and destination for my future. I look forward to school EVERY day, and I love to go. I'm so thankful that I feel "brave" enough to leave a secure job to follow my dream. This was definitely one of those things that if I waited for the right time, I'd never do it. Sometimes you just have to JUMP. I'm realizing (based on the comments of my friends and people that I meet) that this is a rare thing to follow through on!
I'm thankful for too many things to list here...you know, the biggies...my faith, my family, my health, my friends, my home, etc. But then there are just so many others. I am blessed.
My brother and his wife came over for Thanksgiving Day. I love that they live here in GA now, and we can get together whenever we want. We watched the Macy's Parade, the dog show, and some football. We had a delicious meal together, and just enjoyed each other's company.
We didn't go out overnight for Black Friday shopping, but Patrick, Shannon and I did venture out for a few hours this afternoon. We didn't really need anything; we just like to experience the spectacle. Most of the stores had little to no lines, and it was fine! Old Navy had a long line, but we didn't need to buy anything.
We plan to put up the Christmas tree downstairs tomorrow. Usually we have it upstairs, but we'd like for my Dad to be able to enjoy it as much as possible. So downstairs it is! I can't believe it's Christmas-time already. This year has just flown.