My goodness it has been a while! I dont know where I have been...!
But there is absolutely nothing to do at work today so I believe its high time for a post
and the topic of todays post..is...guess!
I so love thanksgiving. I love all the family being together, helping with the cooking (I'm even making a dessert for one of my thanksgivings this year!! scary..) all the happiness..laughter..music..
I also love how thanksgiving marks the beginning of christmas season. Even though we were bad and put up our tree on sunday..and I've been listening to christmas music a bit when no one else is around ( shh!!) AND I watched elf this weekend...
Now i dont have to feel guilty about it! I intend to listen to christmas music from November 26th to january 1st. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Manheim Steamroller, Vince Guaraldi, AND Sufjan Stevens (one of THE BEST christmas compilations ever!! you must check it out if you havent)
Now that last one was a bit difficult to listen to for a while...and that comes with a story:
Last year, the saturday after Thankgsiving started so amazing. Why, you ask? it snowed! Nothing major, just some flurries on and off..and a little sleet. but it was beautiful!! It was just perfect.
And so on this particular day it snowed just a little
on and off .
snow is sneaky like that. Because no one would think that this snow would be in the least bit dangerous. nah. not this snow. its happy!
Well, friends. On this particular saturday night, we headed over to El's moms for a fantastic thanksgiving dinner. and I mean that. phoenominal ( as are all meals at the Phillips residence!) We had lots of fun, ate amazing food, listened to christmas music and got a little huskier..
and then we headed home.
As my lovely and wonderful boyfriend drove me home, I decided to stick in some sufjan to make the ride a bit more magical..it was a very peaceful drive.. still a light flurry in the air- so i say..maybe we should stay off the highway...nahhh!!
because as we drove along the highway ( going only aabout 45, mind you) holding hands and singing along to a hymn on our sufjan cd..the happy pretty snow turned a bit evil
suddenly we were skidding off the rode
and then skidding accross t he southbound lane of the highway..upside down
As I screamed I remember thinking "God please dont take him from me" because he was silent. and all i could see was the back of his head bent over..It was the most horrifying thing I had ever experienced. ever. ever. ever.
THANK GOD we both made it out alive!! I thank God ..and Nissan for building such a tough car!!! Poor little Terra...
but for the remainder of the christmas season..
I could not listen to Sufjans christmas cd
I could not drive or ride on the highway without having at least a mild panic attack
and I was super attachd ( possibly at an unhealthy level) to El... because he was almost taken from me. if he was even an inch shorter..I don't even want to think about it ..
MY POINT is
I can now listen to Sufjan again without breaking down..or getting really nervous :)
and I am soo thankful for that!
and for my health
and for my amazing-fantastic- super cool- handsome husband that has stuck with me for 4 years even though I can be ridiculous sometimes
and for my family and their support
and for christmas movies
and christmas music
and pretty lights
and friendly people
and fuzzy sweaters
and christmas trees
and, of course, the reason for the season!!
I am so thankful for every day He has given me, and for every one He has blessed me with!
what are YOU thankful for??
Have a FANTASTIC thanksgiving!!