Where I muse about just about everything...
From the weather in Texas, to my kids, pets, travel and friendships. Basically, about life. And oh yeah, about my Coquette Bath & Home™ products, too.
Thanksgiving day was a couple of days ago. And I've eaten my share (at least) of delicious turkey and sides. Spent time with my kids and even did a bit of shopping. Online mostly (cause it is very nice to sit in your jammies and shop, right?) But I did brave the crush to go to one store for bargains not offered online.
Time with my kids and space to think often makes me feel philosophical. We all have some times in our lives that shakes us. Could be the death of someone close. Could be a brush with an illness. A divorce. A sick child. A layoff. It is always something.
I've had a few of those events, myself. And while it would be so very easy to get really bitter about a couple of them, the person I am right now is a direct result of those events. And I rock...seriously! Okay, that is a bit tongue in cheek, but I'm happy with me. I guess it shows. I probably couldn't get as wild with my scents and designs if I was mired in sadness. And I'm not. Definitely not.
The other day, I was walking and pulled out my pedometer. I wear one most every day and keep tabs on how many steps I take. A bit of 'see if you can beat this' with myself. I've always been competitive, but not being blessed with anything close to an athletic body (I remember Dolly Parton's old joke about why she didn't take ballet...go ahead, google it, I'll wait...) and while I'm not as blessed as Dolly...well, I'm far closer to her appearance than a marathon runner.
I had an accident years ago, too. That for a time took away my ability to walk or walk without pain. So, recently, as I step off the thousands of steps daily, I've sent up a thankful prayer. Being thankful, I believe, is important.
Be thankful of the food. Of the friendships. Of the body that still gets you where you need to go. Maybe slower. Maybe not. But still you get there. And while I'm still waxing philosophical, I'll add...that I think that's the deal...the journey.
Now I'll close with a gratuitous view of a new soap. Hope you love it. I surely do.
Very close to the big day. Lots of food, family, friends and fun. Son is coming back from college on Wednesday afternoon. Daughter has Thursday off from work, so we'll have a relaxing day, eating too much (probably) and relaxing. I hope you and yours have a most wonderful day!
I don't have anything turkey shaped or turkey scented, but because it does bear repeating...here's the image from the front page. I love the fall weather (just not the past few days because it got bitterly cold here...okay bitterly cold for TEXAS)...
Creative. Witty. And usually somewhat wise. Mom of 2. Heritage: French & German. Born in the UK and raised in the USA.