Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone’s Turkey Day is going smoothly and filled with delicious food!  My house currently smells like the most wonderful sweet/savory mixture of corn bread and pumpkin pie!  Apparently, southerners aren’t supposed to like pumpkin pie, but I like proving these kinds of ‘rules’ wrong – so there!

Just wanted to take a moment and give thanks to the most important thing in my life – the Hubs, Jimmy.  I don’t normally get gushy and lovey-dovey stuff weirds me out, but I am the luckiest girl in the world.  The past year and a half have been rough and Jimmy has been so patient with me where other men would probably have strangled me or divorced me.  I’ve been unemployed during this time and have had a hard time dealing with going back to work because my last job was such a complete and utter nightmare.  The stress, the misery, the crying daily, and gaining 45 lbs of ‘I hate my job’ weight is not something I miss.  And despite having to change our lifestyle drastically and ridding ourselves of many monetary pleasures, he’s stayed by my side with only the occasional moaning and groaning.

But it’s time, folks.  Time for me to suck it up and get back out there.  I’ve already started putting some feelers out into the universe and hopefully some job interviews aren’t too far into my future.  Not getting my hopes up too high during the holiday season, but January is a fresh start.  I’ve enjoyed my semi-retirement, but honestly, it’s getting a bit old now.  I’ll forever be thankful for the mental health break and the beginning of this blog which probably would not have happened had I just jumped from one miserable job to another.

Also, and this is HUGE, I’m going to make a doctor’s appointment.  Another thing Jimmy has been begging me to do in as sweet a way as he knows how.  Something is off inside this bag of bones of mine and Web MD tells me it’s no good.  So I’m scared as hell, but can’t live this way anymore.  And yes, I know the internet is hardly the bastion of medical health care, but it’s scared me none-the-less.  I HATE doctors, but am thankful they exist.

Happy Thanksgiving!  What are you most thankful for?


6 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Sounds like you have a great supporter in your husband, Brooke. That is so important. Here’s hoping that by this time next year you’ll have even more to be thankful for–good health and a new job that you love.

  2. Jimmy sounds like a keeper! That is what marriage is about — sticking together through thick and thin and watching each other’s back. Hope all is well with the doctor visit … you’re scaring me a little.

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