Ok, I was a failure at the 30 days of home improvement. We have been doing more things at the house, but somehow my camera continues to sit in my bedroom. One day.
The month of Thanksgiving is a really busy one for me at work. And Patrick is having an especially busy time at work right now too. We are both trying hard not to let work completely overshadow everything else, and we are being as diligent as possible at getting most of our work done during normal work hours so that we actually see each other in the evenings and get to keep having lives. So far, so good. We'll see what the end of the month holds. Either way... 2 more full weeks of work before a break for Thanksgiving and I am PUMPED! The only problem with that is the fact that I have done zero Christmas shopping and the stores/malls/etc get CRAZY after Thanksgiving. But you know what, my new motto is 'I can only do what I can do.' I have tried to do it all for too long, it's just not going to happen. The house won't be immaculate every time we have company. The food won't always be homemade. There won't always be dessert (unless it's a bag of Oreos). There may still be a light fixture missing that's been missing for a month now. My Christmas gifts may not be the best ideas known to man. But I'll do what I can and enjoy it and I (hopefully) won't lose my mind trying to do it all. Ahh it's very hard for me to let go of total control like that, but it's time, and I am trying.
On that note, it's the month of Thanksgiving, and today I am very, very grateful for wonderful friends. We spent a lot of time with friends this weekend and I just love it. This week and next weekend promise to hold more of the same. Thank you, God, for authentic friendships.
Happy turkey month!