Right..lets get down to business!
I am thankful. My life is good and I'm not just thankful for a lack of horrible things in my life, like war and cancer and heart disease, but I am thankful for an excess of good things in my life.
Immediately around me is my family. MY family. I have a lovely, supportive wife who is my true partner in every sense of the word. I have a boy-child I have watched grow into a man. I am very proud of him. I think he will make a fine adult. I have a new stepdaughter who is pushing forward into life and striving for independence. I think she's going to face life head on, stare it down and get into an ass kicking match with it. I'm going to bet she'll come out on top. It's better to be sassy than a wallflower and she's no wallflower.
I have a home that my sister PAtti helped put over my head and I am very thankful for that. I'm doing my part and making the mortgage, but she made it happen. This led to some other interesting blessings that I am thankful for..like giving me enough independence that I could fall in love and get married. It provided me with a perfect place to put a home studio, which has made my life and business and work better. It's been an upward spiral.
I'm thankful for all the wonderful people who came and witnessed our wedding, joined the celebration and then gave us the means to go to Ireland on our Honeymoon. Ireland was an amazing, life changing trip for both of us. We are grateful.
I'm thankful for Jessa and Elliot and Shannon and others who have made the Ren Faire business run smoothly throughout the year and far exceeding the sales from previous years.
I'm thankful for my customers, many of whom become friends and my friends who have become customers. I'm honored that something I make, touches you enough to spend your hard earned money on it.
I'm thankful for Rowan's friends who have also become my friends. They have been true to her and been accepting, even loving of me :)
It's said a true friend will help you move a body, but it's wrong... only a true friend will help you move.
Brian, Julie, Kenny, Vikki, Cheyenne, John as well as Jessa and Elliot's Bus..all helped us move Ro down here, but truly Brian and Julie each helped us over and over again. Going to lengths we ourselves might have been hard pressed to do if it was asked of us.
And a special friend award goes to Brian again for doing repairs, care taking the property and being there every time we did a major project.
yep..and lets see...here at home we have Chel, Nikki, Anna and Matt who helped us out by doing pet sitting, being available as resources for the kids while we were out of town on business, and for helping us out in the studio.
And speaking of studios, I am thankful that Stan has been taking much of the duties of running The Creative Oasis.
Another big one..I am so glad, yes even thankful that the road crew has finished this final leg of I-99. No more trucks up and down the hill by our beloved little house.
Yeah..a lot of people make our lives run smoothly. I am sure there are more and I don't want anyone to feel left out.