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I promise I'll do a gettysburg write up at some point...maybe...Let me sum up just incase I forget.

We had an AMAZING time. I'd skip the ghost tour next time, maybe do a historic tour instead? The best parts were: hanging out in the cottage which turned out to be much more generous in size than I feared and was really perfect. Cozy but not cramped. Having our tintype taken was totally amazing and one of my favorite parts. It's already been shared a ton so I won't share it again, but suffice to say it was a great experience. Rob came out just for the ball and that was really so much fun, I got to have a date to dance with and see him all spiffed up in tails and then back to girly fun. Best of both worlds!

All in all an amazing time was had.

So, where was I, oh right Thanksgiving. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all the blessings this year has brought me. Graduating, passing my boards, getting a new job that I love, getting an adult paycheck which I love even more. I have made new friends at nursing school, I have deepened existing friendships and reached peace with letting others go. I am thankful for my family who are all healthy, another year with all four of my aging grand parents and my growing vivacious nieces.

My turkey is in the oven, my table is set, and tonight I'm putting up the Christmas tree. This is my happy place.
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For the first year ever Rob and I didn't go anywhere for Thanksgiving this year. We laid low, and counted pennies to get us a thanksgiving feast. I was very careful with the budgeting, was super proud of myself for doing the whole thing for under $35.00. It helped that we ate with several friends so I didn't have to provide the whole meal. But I got a nice big turkey, make a double batch of stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream and make a new nice centerpiece. That was a pretty big accomplishment for me! I made a big chart and compared all the prices for the ingredients I would need, hey I know time is money but I have the time and not the money! 

It all went relatively smoothly, as smooth as it was apt to go in my closet of a kitchen. Rob's brother joined us as well as Alice and we actually ate in my upstairs neighbors apt. It was a lovely meal with friend, and while a job isn't on the list I have a lot to be thankful for this year and stopping to remember is a GOOD THING. It's easy to get lost in the unemployed-my-life-is-a-mess feeling. But really I have great friends (LJ friends counted high on the list!), a wonderful family, an amazing husband, and two cute chinchillas that are looking at me lovingly at the moment (I'm pretty sure it's a ploy for raisins, but I shall ignore that and bask in the loving faces). And that's a lot more than a lot of people have. 

We decided as it was the one year when we were at home we'd live dangerously and go to Macy's at midnight...WOW...just wow...I kinda thought it'd be deserted, but boy was I wrong!...I think I made it about 30 min before I had an enormous GET ME OUT OF HERE urge. Clearly I'm not destined for crazy Black Friday shopping.

Today Rob and his brother went to a Flyers game downtown so I had a lovely quiet day. There was minimal thanksgiving mess to clean us as I was super careful to clean as we went yesterday, leaving me free to make some stays progress! I cranked up the Christmas Carols and got too it. I managed to squeak the interlinings out of some duck cloth I had on hand, which was AWESOME. I'd really like for this to be an all stash project and I was pretty sure I needed more interlining so huzzah! So far they're all cut out and I got the boning channels all marked on one half and I was standing pondering how the hell I was going to copy them exactly to the other side when Rob got home.

Now I am stuffed with leftover thanksgiving goodness, listening to Christmas music and about to dig into the pile of decorations boxes brought in from the car. 
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A few things I am thankful for...

My Family. I am incredibly blessed to have a family who plays boardgames after dinner, eats the pie I forgot to put eggs in with a smile, and supports me whole heartedly in everything I do. I take for granted sometimes that family is my rock, they will always lift me up when I am down.

Rob. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful loving,supportive, handsome, creative partner to go through life with. I cannot imagine my life without him. And he fits in just perfectly with my family.

My job. Yes it has caused me lots of stress over the past few months, but as the dust has settled I look back and realize what a significantly better place financially we are then we were last year. In this economy I feel thankful that my personal income is drastically higher this year than it was last year.

My health.

That I was lucky enough to be born in a prosperous country where I can take for granted things like running water, electricity and the internet.

That today is blackfriday which means I can DECORATE!!! ha ha! Now Rob cannot stop me! I LOVE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! WHEEEEEEE
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A few things I am thankful for...

My Family. I am incredibly blessed to have a family who plays boardgames after dinner, eats the pie I forgot to put eggs in with a smile, and supports me whole heartedly in everything I do. I take for granted sometimes that family is my rock, they will always lift me up when I am down.

Rob. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful loving,supportive, handsome, creative partner to go through life with. I cannot imagine my life without him. And he fits in just perfectly with my family.

My job. Yes it has caused me lots of stress over the past few months, but as the dust has settled I look back and realize what a significantly better place financially we are then we were last year. In this economy I feel thankful that my personal income is drastically higher this year than it was last year.

My health.

That I was lucky enough to be born in a prosperous country where I can take for granted things like running water, electricity and the internet.

That today is blackfriday which means I can DECORATE!!! ha ha! Now Rob cannot stop me! I LOVE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! WHEEEEEEE

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