I Get By With a Little Help

This morning I was trying to think of a what I am thankful post.  It would be a long list!  And then I started thinking of Thanksgivings past and one stuck out to me as being my favorite.  Or more importantly, just what I needed at the time.

It was one of the first Thanksgivings I was without my daughters due to our parenting arrangement.  Not a happy time for me.  Thanksgiving is always a big holiday for my family with many of us at my uncle’s ranch enjoying the large crowd and huge spread.  Not having my girls be a part of that hurt.  But I decided to do what I could to make the best of what could be a sad day.

I started with a run in the morning.  This was very early in my running life.  I had only started running/walking that summer.  But I knew it made me feel good and I needed it that day.  Not to mention I would feel better about my eating to come if I ran!

trail, bridge

I remember it being a beautiful day outside, perfect for a run!

After Thanksgiving dinner with my family, I had plans to head to my best friend’s house.  She had hosted her family that year and invited me over for dessert.  (Because nothing is better than more desserts!)  After dessert, we poured ourselves a glass of wine and lounged on her bed watching Oprah’s Favorite Things show she had recorded just for this occasion.

The funny part was most of her large family was still there and had been for hours.  Her master bedroom was right off the main living area, so people kept just wandering in and out of the bedroom to visit with us.  I think they thought we had maybe lost our minds and or given up on the holiday.  They couldn’t have been more wrong.  We were both just really enjoying our holiday in a way that made us happy.  It was just what I needed and I am forever grateful for friends.

girls night out

Tell me about your best friends!

What was your favorite Thanksgiving?

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