Thursday, November 26, 2009

Good days, bad days and holidays

We might not be sitting around a table this Thanksgiving day, sharing a meal and a laughing with our families, though that was the plan.

Early this morning, just as I was getting to sleep, Ittybit woke up, sick. Every 20 minutes since she's been up wretching some small amount of stomach acid almost into the toilet. Almost.

As soon as the time softens the fright of the phone, we'll be making some calls to tell people that maybe they should not come to the house of ill repuke after all.

We'll add the disappointment to a growing list of concerns.

We know life isn't always roses, often it is thorny.

But we'll still be thankful ...

Even if we're eating Cheerios and milk come dinner time.

We know we are blessed with Works-Too-Hard Dad, and Little Sick Miss, and Mad Boy Bites Occasionally.

We wouldn't trade our incontinent, geriatric mongrel for any other pedigreed pooch.

And though I call her Stupid Cat, she's Lovable, too.

I'm thankful every time I look at my kids, when they're screaming or running around like banshees. They are people I'd never imagined I'd ever meet, and now can't imagine life without.

I'm thankful for you folks, who have spoken up. And for those who just read silently.

I'm thankful for time and space and hope.

I'm thankful for this joyful mess.


Kcoz said...

Sorry to hear Ittybit is feeling so poorly on this festive day...Maybe it is best to just unwind and spend the day together without distractions...just enjoying each-others company....maybe let Ittybit wheel the camera for a time.


amelia said...

Oh, poor ittybit! Beautiful post, as always. Much love to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

hope she is feeling better quickly and that you have as nice a thanksgiving as a possible.

with love from up north.


toyfoto said...

Much love to you two, too. It's been so fun to look at our babies (Amelia) and be so surprised they aren't the same size as Mamaonthego's baby.

mamatulip said...

Oh, poor Little Miss Sick. Hope she's on the mend soon.

Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Binky said...

Definitely doesn't sound like too bad a Thanksgiving when you put it like that. Although, not so much for Little Sick Miss. Hopefully she was seeing the brighter side of things as the day wore on.