Monday, November 29, 2010


Since I moved in to my house about 3 months ago, I find that I have random spiral notebooks in the most random places. It has gotten progressively worse since I unpacked all my boxes of "school supplies" and books. I am grateful though, because some days I feel like I am 90, I can't remember a darn thing. I jot everything down.

They have become like a pseudo journal of sorts, except I have "entires" in like 3 or 4 different ones. I have had plans to type them up and share them with you, but some have been upwards of 4 or 5 pages, others have been just too personal.

On thanksgiving everything was just... Perfect. I looked to my left and what do you know, a notebook and a PEN! (that never happens). So I jotted down my feelings.

I know this would probably mean more if I would have typed it up on Thanksgiving Day, but I think we should be THNAKFUL everyday. Also I have been busy with Family & friends who are like family since Tuesday & any downtime I used to relax, since I was off ALL WEEK, last week. Perk of working for the public school system, I am actually supposed to be at a school today but I got canceled on because said teacher is doing reading testing (!) I would kill to see that, I am going to call my contact at that school and see what she is doing said testing and go observe her for the testing, I have exhausted all my useable hours with her/ in her room, but I still want to see the testing so I will go on "my own time" per say. I digressed BIGTIME! 



This year my thanksgiving started out differently than any other in the past. 

It started at 530A, when I awoke to the harmonious sound of little feet pitterpattering sleepily across the hardwood. The next thing I know my little pixie is in bed with me. She leans over as close to me as she can get and says "mama I love you. You the best". At the moment my heart swelled so big I thought it was going to burst out of my chest. I am so thankful, every second of every day to be HER mommy, SHE makes it worthwhile. 

We both fell back asleep until about 730; We got up and went about with our normal morning routine of potty and whatnot. Then I put on "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", till the Parade came on, and gave E her breakfast. I had to retreat back to the kitchen, as I had volunteered to make the goodies for Thanksgiving and had more pie to make and I needed coffee. My kitchen was a mess from my 4-day bake-o-rama. 

I have never been happier with my life than I was in those moments. Hearing my daughters laughter while watching "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", thinking about the day and our plans and its meaning.  

Sipping coffee & peeling apples I thought about life is what you make it and I choose in those very moments to make my life positive. I have so many reasons to be happy, why shouldn't I be? 

On this day my 2 year old, truly showed me the meaning of THANKSgiving. 


So there you have it. Just rereading/typing that up, I felt all of those wonderful feelings I felt on Thanksgiving morning, again. I will continue 'journaling' and will share them every so often.

I hope you are enjoying the newest 30-day challenge I am doing. The "questions" are deeper than any of the challenges I have done in the past, which, I think makes things more interesting.

Keep up in between posts, I Tweet , A lot.

-Kandid Kelli

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to start journaling. It's something I've wanted to do for a while, and it's so much more personal than writing on my blog. I admire you for doing it!