Today is Thanksgiving. So far, it’s been a good day. Well, except that my itchy pup woke me up at 3am and I was not able to get back to sleep. So.. I’m up early enjoying coffee and my computer. When it gets a little closer to daylight I am going to go do my Couch to 5K workout. I’m thankful to be up early to get in my workout on an otherwise busy day!
After my run, I’m going to make a quiche and sausage for breakfast & deviled eggs to bring to my dad’s. Luckily I was assigned to desserts and pop– which is all made and ready to go. My sister usually brings deviled eggs (which my dad LOVES) but she is in Florida now and my dad mentioned he will miss her and her deviled eggs. I can’t bring her back to Michigan, but I can surprise him with some deviled eggs 🙂
This week hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies. I started my two day work week on Monday in a pretty foul mood. Not sure if it was PMS, anxiety about the holiday or my inner alcoholic voice, who has been chatty all week causing my irritability. Tuesday was better– even though it was a long work day with parent/teacher conferences, I felt lighter and happier and relieved that a 5 day weekend was almost here.
Yesterday was a great day. I was off, but the boys had 1/2 day of school. I didn’t sleep all that well, but had to be up early to get them off. After they left I got ready, went to Big Lots (to mainly stock up on coffee– but also to tool around), then to get a haircut and then to Kroger for stuff for today.
I got home before noon and got some things done around the house, then a 3.5 mile walk/run and made dinner and my desserts for today. It was the kind of day that was productive, but with mainly things that I enjoy doing– so not too much like work!
I belong to many support groups online and are connected to many recovering folks like myself. There are many people struggling this holiday season. I am constantly trying to lift them up and motivate them with positivity. I know that when I go through tough times, they always have my back and I am forever thankful for the support we can give each other. If you have a moment today, please send a prayer and/or positive thoughts and vibes to those who are struggling.
Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving and a happy and healthy holiday season <3