Monday, November 28, 2011

What We Do : Thanksgiving Weekend

A long holiday weekend filled with great food, no one sick and/or puking, and the boys going to the movies leaving me some alone time to sew & veg out was just what I needed. I've been thinking a lot lately about this space - this weird & amazing little (and sometimes huge) online blogging community that I've been involved in for more than 13 years. (Yes, I've been blogging since 1998).

Picked up my packet for the Thanksgiving Day race. #running Keeping warm in a mall waiting for the race to start.
A Thanksgiving Day 5k. Jogged nice and slow and finished in 36:36. Ran past lots of turkeys & pilgrims & indians.

There's been lots of changes for me lately that are paving the way & opening the doors to some great opportunities that have been presenting themselves to me. Some things that are bigger then anything I've ever been involved in and I'm REALLY excited. And some small things too, that are super, super important. Because sometimes it's the smaller things that end up making the biggest impact.

Almost midnight snack : didn't get a piece of my chocolate cake earlier today so I'm having it now :] Apparently the time to shop at Costco is Black Friday at 7pm. Empty.
The perfect bite. Costco is deserted on Black Friday at 7pm.

But it's forced me to really sit and think about why I blog, what I want to get out of all this, what my priorities are. One of my biggest priorities is fostering the communities I believe in. Another priority is bettering & challenging myself. Yet another huge priority is my family - supporting my amazing husband & 2 amazing boys.

I have a little helper on my lap while sewing today. Someone really likes his new coat.
A little pin assistant. Someone really likes his new coat.

I have a lot on my plate - but I feel like I'm in a really great place right now - kind of on the edge of something amazing in my life. So while this was just a weekend filled with turkey & tromping through a forest to find the perfectly un-perfect Christmas tree to chop down, I have a feeling it's also a weekend that I'm going to look back on and think, "that, that was the start of something special".  I'm posed on the edge of a cliff, a vast, crystal clear ocean below me, just ready to cannon-ball in.  And I can't wait to hear the splash!

Cutting down out Christmas tree.

We found a winner!

So a 10 foot tall tree is REALLY high.  #imshort


  1. Wish you the best - whatever the future holds! Glad you had such a perfect weekend...

  2. great post! i can't wait to hear your splash also!

  3. Best of luck Erin! Enjoy the ride!

  4. Awesome post! And I know just how you feel, because I'm so busy, but on the edge of something great, I just know it! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

  5. Wow, you are in a wonderful space! Looking forward to watching you grow.

  6. Sounds very intriguing, hope it goes well (and that the cliff isn't too high ;o)



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