‘Tis the season to be thankful

Thanksgiving 2017 has come and gone. It was an enjoyable day. We went to a friend’s house for a “friends-giving”. I am hopeful that this year is our last as a childless couple. We didn’t want to cook for just the two of us and we were really glad that we got invited over for a potluck among friends. I made green bean casserole for the first time. It came out soupy but it was still flavorful. The stuffing was perfect for moping up the extra sauce.

Since it’s the holiday season, I thought that I’d list a few things that I am thankful for, in no particular order:

1.) My husband. I am so grateful to be Matthew’s wife. I love this man more than I have ever loved anyone in this world. I feel like I am a respected and equal partner in this world. He pushes me when we both know that I could do better and he slows me down when I am coming at a problem too intensely. Since I have been moved to mids, he makes sure that I am fed and that I never run out of melatonin. He has picked up my slack around the house so that I can get the sleep that I am always in need of. He stays up late with me on the weekends so I don’t have to flip my schedule around. He has fully supported my crochet habit in the past few months and he shared my excitement when I got my first crochet order from a customer. I love our life together.

2.) I’m so glad that I am not deployed this year. It’s nice to be around my cats and home as the holidays roll in.

3.) Friends. I’m really happy that I’ve made some friends here. I was really nervous that I wouldn’t fit in very well with my shop or AMU. I’m still an odd duck but the people here are a lot more patient and accepting then my last base was. It’s not enough to change my mindset on reenlisting in the maintainer career field but it’s nice to be treated like a person again.

4.) Dental at Nellis. I recently busted up my teeth while working on the jet. The dental staff were able to fix my teeth. They were incredibly kind and understanding of my anxieties. I couldn’t offer any constructive criticism because they were that amazing and patient.

5.) My mother. This woman is truly a blessing in my life. Whenever I get so stressed or frustrated with work, she always lets me vent. I still vent to my husband but my husband always tries to fix things. Sometimes, I just need a third party to listen to me vent and tell me that it’s going to be okay.

6.) My cats. These little buggers drive me crazy sometimes. However, since I have been on mids, they are more than willing to crawl into bed with me and purr until I fall asleep. They keep me from getting too lonely when I sleep. I hate that my husband and I are on opposite shifts. Sleeping alone is horrible but having the cats around make it bearable.

I have a lot to be thankful for. There just isn’t enough time to list them all.

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