Saturday, November 29, 2008


I spent some time on Thanksgiving thinking about what I was thankful for, especially this year. I'm thankful mostly because my walk with the Lord has deepened this year which has made me look at things differently. I'm also thankful for my family and friends. Today I'm going to spend some time with my three granddaughters (and the rest of the family, too), decorating our Christmas tree. It should be interesting since one of my granddaughters is 17 months old. I'm also going with a good friend to lunch and a movie, Australia. Now if I could write about 2000 words that would be considered a perfect day to me. I'm thankful I've finally realized I'm finished with teaching as a job. I've done two long term sub jobs since I retired last January and I know that I truly walked away from teaching when I retired. I want to commit myself to writing full-time. My focus in my life is changing and I'm excited to see where it leads me. I'm also thankful to have a wonderful husband who understands me and is my best friend. I have to say I'm not so thankful for having a third cat--an abandoned kitten. She has managed to shred my furniture and destroy a few other objects. Okay, I love animals and I know she will settle down over time, but it's been a long time since I had such a young animal. I think the Lord is trying to teach me patience. Now if I could just keep Ringo, my twenty pound male cat, from teaching her all his bad habits, that would be an accomplishment!

What are you thankful for?


PamelaTracy said...

Oh, Margaret, I have to laugh about the kitten. I'm nodding as I read your post. I'm thankful for so many things. Right now I'm not thankful enough for Pricilla, my twenty-two-year-old cat. She cries at night (yowls). She only eats gravy. She's thirsty all the time. She is losing control of certain functions. And her breath is terrible (she sleeps right next to me). I've had this cat for two decades. Of course I love her, but she takes a lot of time right now. And, she's in absolutely no pain and has a great gravy appetite.

Abi said...

sorry to hear about your cat problems that's too bad.

Ellen said...

I know what you mean when you say you truly walked away from teaching when you retired. That's exactly how I felt when I retired. I think you are a brave person to take in a third cat especially a kitten who is busy destructing your furniture.

Margaret Daley said...

Ellen, it's hard to turn an animal away when they are lost and abandoned. Pamela, hugs about your cat. That reminds me of my dog I had for 18 years. It was sad toward the end.