Something to remember: LIFE IS GOOD.
So much to be thankful for. Good friends bearing way too many gifts (Vince and Thuan) and Tinton (Liv's father) spiriting her away for a father/daughter talk last night. She came back looking at peace and spent the hour before bed watching television with him, head on his shoulder, his arms holding her securely.
Thankful,too, for Nirand, for putting on some Yo-Yo Ma and dancing with me in front of the Christmas tree.
Thankful for Socks, who just keeps spreading the love.
Thankful that Joyce said yes to coming over for Christmas dinner tomorrow.
Thankful for Thuan, who is at this very moment sitting at the dining room table figuring out what to make for said Christmas dinner.
Thankful for a NO SNOW Christmas. Bah humbug indeed.
Thankful mostly for Bing, who makes my life sweet and is my soft place to land. Who decided that what Liv and I needed most was for us to take 500 out of savings and to go to a K-Mart in a really poor area of the city and use that money to pay off some layaways anonymously. It worked and it took us out of ourselves. And then stopping at McDonald's so that I could try their pumpkin latte and she and Liv could indulge in some decadent french fries. And then telling us a really funny story about one of her students and making us both laugh. She always knows EXACTLY what to do.
Thankful for the smell of minestrone soup simmering on the stove. It will be our Christmas Eve dinner tonight, along with Bing's homemade buttermilk biscuits slathered with Irish butter and honey.
Thankful for so many friends in Blogville. You all rock.
Happy holidays from a lucky woman....