Saturday, November 20, 2010


Today's thankful post is going up early.  I'm not sure why I've been waiting until evenings to post, but not today.
Today I am thankful for friends.  My friends have seen me through some pretty tough times, and I hope I'm doing half as good a job seeing some of my friends through their current tough times.  It has not all been roses and sunshine this year for some of my closest and dearest friends.
I'm so very thankful that I have them to lean on, and that they can lean on me.  Without Kat, I would have lost it ages ago and never been able to find the pieces.  Of course, I count my wonderful husband Gak in this list too.  Not only is he my husband, but he's my friend and that's how it should be.
I haven't always been the best at keeping in touch with friends that have moved away or I have moved away from.  I even have friends who haven't moved that I've just drifted away from and miss horribly, but am not sure how to go about getting back in touch with them.
I wasn't a good friend earlier this year when Abi's mom passed.  I'm only an hour or so from where the funeral was, but I didn't go.  I wanted to go.  I should have gone, but I didn't.  I didn't go because we were in the middle of moving and it wasn't convenient.  Yeah, that's a really lame excuse.  I've talked with her about it and she's forgiven me, but I still feel like crap about it.

But, above and beyond the day-to-day support of my friends, I'm thankful for them today.  Tonight, 8 of us are going into Philly to see Trans Siberian Orchestra.  Yes, I know this breaks my rule about no Christmas before Thanksgiving, or at least my birthday, but... when they're in town, they're in town.  And I really wouldn't miss this if I had any option not to.  Uncle Andy is staying home with the assorted kids, and will be joined by his niece Erica after she's done work.  I'm sure everyone will have a great time, and hopefully Andy won't end up tied up with little Indian braves circling him and whoopin' and hollerin'.

I'm thankful that I have such wonderful people to do things with.  I wish more of us could all get together at the same time more often, but I'll take what I can get.  I wish that Michelle was home from Canada (she may be coming down over the New Year) and I wish that more of my local friends could make it too.  But, I'm really thankful for the friends that are going.  We deserve this night out.

Peace to all and may your friends be true, and may you be true to your friends.


Anonymous said...

do not feel bad. Think about all of the choirs out there. They all have to start practicing Christmas music in August or September, otherwise they don't sound so good. ;) I mean a picture by a famous master representing the crucifixion scene isn't only displayed at Easter. Art is sort of a law to itself.

Speaking of things out at an inappropriate time, my mom went to the store yesterday (one week before Thanksgiving) and saw EASTER stuff out!!!

Addey said...

You're very right Amanda. It's just seeing it rampantly everywhere that annoys me. Let me enjoy the current holiday before bombarding me with the next. (Either that or I'm still slightly dissilusioned by Christmas in general...)