Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers/friends!  

I have a lot to be thankful for today.  We got hit with a snow storm last night, which was preceded by pouring rain.  The roads were sheets of ice today, covered in a thick layer of snow.

I looked out the front window this morning and dreaded all the shoveling I would have to do just to clear the walk and get out of the driveway.  I started in the backyard because I had to take the garbage out to the alley, which was an adventure in itself.  When I went around to do the front, I saw that my neighbor had shoveled it completely for me while I had been out back!  I was so happy - it made my day.

It took me 90 minutes to get to work instead of 7, but when I got stuck on the ice (tires spinning), a nice stranger gave me a push.  I was already going to be late for work, so I didn't have time to grab a coffee this morning.  A student noticed this and after lunch, she came bearing a giant coffee for me - what a sweetie!

In other news ... my dinner last night:

 

The weather was awful, and I didn't feel like cooking much so canned salmon and salad it was.  


I forgot how good canned salmon is - I love the bones!

Tomorrow evening is my work Christmas party and then Saturday we have plans for dinner and karaoke with some friends.  Should be a pretty nice little weekend :-)

What are you thankful for today?  What do you have going on this weekend?  If you are an American friend, how are you celebrating Thanksgiving?

6 comments:

Malli said...

Happy Thanksgiving and keep warm! The salad looks refreshing

Allysia said...

I am so damn glad I didn't have to go anywhere on Thursday - no work and all of my errands were taken care of. Yikes, I heard it was a zoo out there. Today I'm not so lucky but I'm assuming it's been somewhat cleared up by now. Also your student is the best, bringing you coffee! :)

Kacy said...

Hope you stay safe!

Ameena said...

Driving in the snow can't be easy...I feel for you my friend!

Amber said...

Aw that sounds like it could have been a really crappy day but a lot of small kind gestures turned it around for you!! I am definitely thankful for my home, my family, my friends and my life in general!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, crappy day, but also lots of great acts of kindness! That is great that your neighbor helped you shovel! How thoughtful!!

I am thankful for my family, boyfriend, health, and job!