Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful

First and foremost I am thankful for my family.  I was sad this year to not have everyone here but we'll all be together for Christmas.  I see so many sad family situations every day that it makes me appreciate my family all the more.


I am thankful for all my friends both real and virtual.  Friends make every work day so much better.  Friends are great to bike with. Friends are fun to run and race with.  Friends are good listeners when a good listener is needed.  Virtual friends (that would be you) are great at listening to all the running, biking, swimming stuff that bores other to tears.  You get it!  You appreciate and applaud my victories such as completing that first scary triathlon.  And some of my virtual friends have become real friends!
......a friend who goes to races with me even though
she doesn't race.......

.....a friend to run and race with.......

.....a friend to bike with who is every bit as passionate about
biking as I am.......


.....supportive virtual friends who have become real friends.......


.....a friend who comes to watch me race in the pouring rain on a cold
day even though she is injured.  No longer a virtual friend but just a friend!.......


I am thankful I have a job.  Yes, it is stressful at the moment but it has no always (ever) been like this and it does pay the bills.  I am hopeful things will get better.
.....hmmm if I start riding my bike around school that will get
rid of some of the stress.......



I am thankful for my bike. There is no doubt it is my favorite thing I own which is why I was having such a fit when it was headed for the water!  It brings me many many hours of pleasure!  




I am thankful for the state I live in.  It is scenic for all those runs and rides.  It has all 4 seasons (usually) which I love.  It doesn't have poisonous snakes. Need I say more?

I am thankful to be able to travel even for short trips to visit friends, do races and enjoy other parts of our great country.

I am thankful for many more things but I will stop here.  Oops one last thing.......I am thankful for my 3 yellow cats and of course Jaxon whom will be visiting for the weekend. Let's see how the cats like that!



Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

12 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm definitely thankful to have you in my life, even if (for now) it's only virtually.

Char said...

We don't do Thanksgiving but I want to get in on the act. My list is so much like yours - thankful for a great husband (except for the snoring), wonderful sons, the cutest dog in the world and friends that lift me up, make my cheeks hurt from laughing and give me permission to wear age-inappropriate clothing while telling me I look hot!

HappyTrails said...

We, too, are thankful for so much, beyond measure! Thanks for making us feel like rockstars - special appearance on AJH's blog - wow!!! :-) You are so fun (and get our silly sense of humor) and we are so thankful to have met via the blog world consider you a real-life friend!

Amy said...

Nice post! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and that the cats and the puppy all got along!

christa said...

Great post!

Giorgio said...

I love your pictures of the bike next to those wonderful landscapes and those two cats are really sweet :)
I Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Mike said...

You certainly have a lot to be thankful for! It's been fun being one of your virtual friends and tri endeavor supporters. Have a great weekend!

Jamoosh said...

I am thankful my wife doesn't see all the pictures from your blog and want to move!

Anne said...

So much to be thankful for indeed :)
Happy belated Thanksgiving!
Yes, I did buy new running gear last Sunday. Mostly for winter (pants, jacket, hat, and a long sleeve top). Yay! :) Definitely one of my favorite things about running.

Fran said...

Love this post Andrea. With all that is happening in the world these days, a post like this is refreshing. Thank you for this.

Kandi said...

I love this post! :) Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Jaxon is so grown up!!

lindsay said...

happy belated thanksgiving! you're life sounds very full (in a good way, of course). just need to start biking around the school to get rid of that stress :)