Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! This has definitely been a year *big sigh* so I’m especially thankful for things this year.
I still live at home with them—hey Mom and Dad!—and I’m always grateful for them. This year, since March, we’ve all been cooped up together in the house as my dad and I are both working from home. It was an adjustment at first but now we’ve got it down. We do things together—like have dinner every night and go on walks with the dogs—but we also do our own things around the house. Plus you can’t beat my mom’s cooking, one perk of still living at home.
One of the best things about working from home is being able to see my pets all of the time. My mom already stayed home anyway, so they were used to someone being home with them, but now they get to hang out with my dad and I, too. They’re great companions and can always make me smile.
Being able to work from home
I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to work from home and that I’m fully capable to do my job at home. I’m not completely sure when I’ll be going back into the office full-time, but to be honest, I like working from home. Although I’m set up in my bedroom, I’m able to focus better on my work and get more things done.
Friends and coworkers
I’ve definitely checked in with most people I’m friends with this year, and I’m grateful for my co-workers who are like friends. There are four of us who have an ongoing Google hangout chat that I’m pretty sure we started shortly after we all started working from home, and we talk in that throughout the day, mostly sending memes. The four of us also try to do a virtual happy hour on Friday afternoons. I have another co-worker who I’ve actually seen in person a couple of times—safely, of course—and we send each other a lot of random posts on Instagram.
And, of course, my blogger friends! It’s certainly been a crazy year and we’re all going through this together. I hope there are better things in our futures but for now, it’s nice to have a great support system online.
Reading has been such an escape this year for me. I don’t mind being home a lot—the introvert in me in thriving—and it’s given me more time to read. I surpassed my goal of reading 65 books this year—I’ve read 74 books so far—and I still have a month to go of 2020.
All of the healthcare workers, first responders, front line workers
Folks, these are the real MVPs this year. I’m grateful for them, working through this crazy time and still doing their jobs to help others. They deserve all of the thanks in the world for their work. Wear your masks!!! Social distance!!! And stay home if you can!!!
Me and the fam are staying home this Thanksgiving. We’ve stayed home the last few years—in the past we’ve gone to my grandparents’ house—but we’re definitely staying home this year. There’s no way we’re going to any family gatherings. My mom will make a small Thanksgiving dinner for us, and I’m excited for: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce. I’ll be parking myself on the couch starting at 9:00 a.m. to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by the dog show and then whatever football games are on. I’m really looking forward to having a relaxing day.
What are your Thanksgiving plans?