You know when you wake up in the morning and among the first things that pop in your mind are, "Where's my camera?" and "I need to use glitter today." ... well you know it's going to be a good day. Obviously, I found my camera (hence the photo above) and, you can't really tell in the photo but there is glitter on the card stock I used to decorate the three extra pockets of this month's One Little Word page.
I had planned to do a whole series of posts on gratitude in November. But, I didn't do much posting at all. November overwhelmed me....and I let it...and that's okay. There are some wonderful memories from November, like my niece Amanda's baby shower - and this precious moment between she and her cousin Ashley...and soon to be here baby Lucas.
We had a beautiful Thanksgiving as a family. I did most of the cooking this year. I am grateful that mom was here to co-cook - even if most of it was from the comfort of her chair in the living room. She won't always be here to remind me to spray the inside of the crock pot before putting the mashed potatoes in to keep them warm and that adding some butter to the stuffing (even plain 'ole Stove Top) keeps it moist.
I had a lovely day on the Friday after Thanksgiving taking photos with my friend Diana. Any time we get together is wonderful! I really liked how this photo turned out from that shoot.
Some things are changing in my professional world as well. All for the better I think.
But, back to One Little Word...I always think that the November prompt should be about gratitude. And, as I was putting together my page today (and yes...I did it today...it's one of the beauties of the One Little Word project...they are meant to be quick), I was thinking about how grateful I am to have connected with the lovely group of ladies who participate in this Blog Hop on a somewhat regular basis. They are inspirational in their writing, photography, design, scrapbooking, and just in how they live their lives...their lovely families that they share, the experiences they have, the places they live.
So, as you visit each of these ladies, I thought I'd tell you why I'm thankful for having gotten to connect with them this year.
I look forward to continuing this journey next year. I'm in a conundrum about my word for 2013. I keep having this short phrase come back in my head...so it may not be just one word for me, but rather a phrase. Can I break the rules like that? Probably so.