November 1st: I posted my first Thanksgiving Thankfuls on Facebook and this is what it said, “On this the first day of November 2011 I am thankful for the incredible authors/books/etc that we have to enjoy in print, audio, and digital format these days!”
November 2nd: I am thankful for the opportunity to sleep in late and start our days on our terms. Sometimes the days/evenings can get very hectic. It is nice to know that if the kids need extra sleep that their bodies can rejuvenate themselves by sleeping until they wake in the morning.
November 3rd: I am thankful for the sound of music. Whether it is from Jayden playing the piano, Chloe playing her violin, guitar or piano, or from the radio/computer, I so enjoy listening to music. There is something to suit every mood which is one of my favorite things about music. I have certain songs that soothe my soul, make me want to get up dance, encourage the tears to fall, or remind me of some past memory. Yes today I am thankful for the sound of music. (I write this as Jayden plays the piano in his unmistakable “turbo” style! There is little finesse or musicality to it for him at this stage, just speed.
November 4th: I am thankful for our friends the Kinsler family. It has been such a blessing to have met a homeschool family that we ALL connect with. Each child has a matching counter part and we as adults enjoy spending time together. Plus, Michalene informed us that there can be absolutely NO yolk in the meringues Chloe was having no success with! 😉
November 5th: I am thankful for access to a great library system. Books get very expensive to be buying everyone you want to use. Our county has so many great libraries and a vast expanse of books inside their walls. For instance, Ava is in a book & tape phase right now. I could never buy her all the book & tape sets that we have borrowed and that she has enjoyed from our library.
November 6th: I am thankful for the furnace that heats our home. The biting cold is seeping in here in NY and we are blessed to be inside our warm home (even if the kids complain that I keep it too cold).
November 7th: It is a Museum and Music Monday in our house. I am thankful for the opportunities my children have to choose and play an instrument, and for having a long time teacher who is so great with them.
November 8th: My husband had off from work today. It is Election Day and state workers get the day off. Today I am thankful to live in a country with all the freedoms that we have. The system isn’t perfect, but it is so much better than so many other countries.
November 9th: We had lunch with my dad today. I am so grateful to still have him here to be a part of our lives.
November 10th: We attended our first Homeschool Ice Skating of the season today. I am so thankful for the little community’s within the larger scale of homeschoolers in the Rochester area that we connect with in our lives.
November 11th: VETERAN’S DAY: Today I salute all the men and women who did, currently do, and will fight to protect the United States, both it’s freedoms and the people who enjoy them.
November 12th: I am thankful for our “commune” family. It is a sort of joke between us and good friends of ours that when the economy tanks completely we will take up residence together and share the expense and work load of our lives. Beyond this, I am just plain grateful to have good friends. Good friends to spend time with, and good friends whom you know will help you out in a pinch.
November 13th: Today I am going to be thankful for NFL football. Silly? Maybe. But we have spent many years now gathering around the tv on Sundays, Joey making homemade pizza, and all of us watching football. Today we were blesses to spend the day with friends, who not only cooked for us, but tolerated our football watching just to have us over!
November 14th: Thankful today for a day to be spent at home. It was a hectic, fun, busy weekend, but now it is nice to be home today.
If you would like to join me in Thanksgiving Thankfuls this year please grab my Thanksgiving Thankfuls button to add to your post, or blog, and leave me a comment with a link to your Thanksgiving Thankfuls post. I will compile all of them and put them together in my Thanksgiving Thanksfuls post at the end of each week. If we start to get a bunch of people participating then I will start adding a linky.
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