Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder
You know what I am Thankful for? A day off!!. We survived a week with mandatory overtime and it made me glad that we are only doing this for a short time. This week was a normal one except for tomorrow. Thanksgiving day we don’t have to go in until 10:30pm and work only 5 hours. Next week is a different matter. Friday through Monday they are working 11 hour shifts and our shift has mandatory overtime on Sunday. Right now we are the only shift with mandatory overtime, several others have voluntary OT. There is a potential for actually working 52 hours but they can only work us 50 hours unless we agree to more (I guess that’s the law). I think 50 ours is plenty so if we reach that then I’ll let them know I am going home early. The work is not so hard it is just a long time to be on your feet.
Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving with Kevin and Evelyn. I’ve got a pie to bake and some potatoes and stuffing to prepare. Looking forward to some nice relaxing time together. This time of year always makes me a little nostalgic and I do miss my kids. They are plenty busy and will have Thanksgiving dinner with my brothers family tomorrow. It is the holidays that are the hardest to be away. We had the boys join us for Christmas last year but this year it will just be the two of us. I am thankful that they both have someone in their lives to share the special times with.
Good news this week too. Gabe and Melissa have set the wedding date - July 28th! They will be getting married in the same park that John and I were married. They want to keep it a small intimate wedding with family and close friends. I am so happy for them and excited to finally have a daughter. She makes my son happy and that is the best gift of all.
I was thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for and the list is very long. John and I have been blessed in this life and we are thankful for all of those blessings, family, friends, our life on the road and each other. So Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you and thank you for being a part of our lives. Happy Trails........
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Saying