Well, today’s the “official” day of Thanks in the U.S.!! THANKSGIVING!!  So for those of us in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for the wonderful smells of the yummy food that filled my home!  I did not cook a turkey.  I made brisket in the instant pot instead!  So much easier and this year I didn’t throw my back out, like I did last year by lifting the 20 pound turkey out of the oven every 15 minutes to baste!  My turkeys come out delish!!  But it is a LOT of work!  This year, I decided to take an easier route, and for that I’m thankful!!

Today I am also thankful for spending time with family, both in person and through video chatting!  I’m thankful for video chatting too, so that I can feel closer to those far away!

I’m thankful for the messages of good wishes from lots of friends today!  It really brightened my day! 

I’m also thankful for being able to basically stay home and not have to travel on the busiest travel day of the year!  I did have to pick my sister up and drive her home, so she wouldn’t have to walk in the freezing cold temperature to get to me. But I’m thankful that I have a parking space in my building and didn’t have to search for street parking!

And, as always, I am thankful for my family, and my close friends who are like family!

What are you thankful for today?