5:30 AM...T rolls out of bed, sending the earth into violent, rolling upheaval. Waterbeds are not something I am thankful for, while experiencing sea sickness so early in the morning. Sounds of thanksgiving dinner prep slip through the crack in the door on the soft light from the kitchen. I am thankful for T, food, good smells....and warm spots on the bed.
6:15 AM...Two heads pear over the edge of the bed, whispering malicious thoughts about stealing snuggles. Cole professes that we should snuggle with him, because he is hottest. Brief moments of hilarity ensue. I am thankful for my boys, snuggles, the innocence of children...and that hotness is obviously hereditary.
6:24 AM...I walk into the kitchen in my Justice League pajama pants and get my morning kiss. I am thankful for doctors, scientist, nurses, laborers, farmers and anyone who played a part in the creation of the medication that eliminates my poison oak. I am thankful for kisses as well...and toothpaste.
6:27 AM...Pappaw arrives back at the house with Hardee's biscuits and gravy. I almost cry, its as beautiful as the sunrise. My finger traces all the lines on the container seeking out every bit of goodness. I am thankful for the ladies at Hardee's and their hours of sweet labor...and Pappaw for having such great ideas. I am also thankful for sun rises and smiles.
6:39 AM...Handy Manny's hammer remembers he is a hammer and not a screwdriver. It is a beautiful moment of self actualization...until Logan interrupts with "Why does Macy get her own parade?" Macy is in his class at school. I am thankful for hammers, screwdrivers, beautiful moments, cartoons, parades...and sometimes intelligence.
7:05 AM...I am in the shower and it is hot. Can't take hot showers with poison oak, it will make it spread. I sigh. I am thankful for clean hot water, locks on the door, Old Spice soap, toilet paper...and mirrors, sometimes.
7:38 AM...The Gateway hums to life, acquires the wireless signal and for a few moments I check out my friends in the blogosphere, before the day really gets out of control when the rest of the family gets here. I am thankful for computers, Internet, blogger, family, holidays...and you.
Obviously, its going to be a thank-full day, so I won't chronicle every moment. Thank you to all my friends who touch my life each day with your words and comments. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!