...but four kids home, piles and piles of laundry, and
Awww...I know, so sweet. And you thought this was going to be a grouchy post.
Seriously, today is a crazy foggy day, one that does nothing to inspire you, but considering it's nearly Thanksgiving, I thought I should take a minute to send out some thanks.
Obviously, I am so very, very thankful for my husband: material for so many posts, provider for our family, keeps me laughing and rolling my eyes at all times. I love you and all your quirks (like the pants and shirt that are on the back of the chair and not hung up, but who's caring today???). Thanks for supporting me in this endeavor...even if that means you're the butt of a lot of jokes.
Thanks also to my kids...who are not only quite possibly some of the cutest farm kids around, but also allow me to find out how to laugh more, worry less, and that things like doughnuts and the right color of socks are worth taking the time to consider. I love you all.
My mom is my babysitter, my grammar Nazi, and my idea bouncer-offer. I can't do what I do without her, and I'm so thankful she and my dad moved FIVE MILES AWAY!! My dad is my silent cheerleader...sharing my writings with his aggie-friends, and answering seemingly obvious questions without rolling his eyes. My in-laws, too, provide great material, advice, and always cheer my posts and pictures on with good commentary (sometimes left-handed, right, Rick??).
Holly...oh Holly. Thanks so much for being my friend first. You and John and your kids are who Joe and I want to be when we grow up...because you are older, right?? :) Thanks for setting the gold standard in agricultural communications, something I can never attain. Thanks also for taking such AMAZING pictures of my kids and allowing me to plaster them all over kingdom come, and, oh yeah, putting us on the Prairie Farmer cover!! I still owe you...
To Kath and Rachel and Amy...thanks for being my cheerleaders. Thanks for allowing me to vent when I need to (if you see me on the phone, it's generally to Kath...), meeting me at the crack of dawn to work out, run or whatever because of something crazy like calving or harvest (that includes you, too, Dannielle!!). I appreciate you guys, because when I moved here, I never thought I would find friends. Thank you.
DeAnna...thanks for putting me on the radio!! I have some listeners, as I am supposed to shout out to Brad, my Kitchen Cooked driver friend...but I always forget. Sarah, thanks for nudging me to do this, taking the time to put together our video, and including me in the Harvester.
Finally, dear reader, thanks for sticking with me, for sharing my posts, for enjoying my weirdness, celebrating our victories, and understanding our plight in this world. There's a lot of ups and downs, and my posts reflect that...sometimes good writing, some times bad...sometimes good weather, sometimes not. I appreciate you reading my posts, and know that you could be spending your time trolling Facebook or reading people.com, so thanks for choosing me.
So, thanks so much for another great year. I hope I didn't forget anyone, and if I did, I am sorry, and thankful for you, too!
Happy Thanksgiving (eve).
Linking up with Holly and her 30 Days on a Prairie Farm series.