Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Giving Thanks

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year - and I have so much to be thankful for!!

I'm thankful that my mom got to come and visit for a whole week! We went shopping, cooked, ate at a delicious restaurant, cheered in a bar when The Rapids won the MLS Championship, and we even took her to our favorite bar to play trivia, which I think she really enjoyed. It was really nice to get to spend some relaxing time with her.

I'm also thankful that my sister, my godmother and her husband, and our friend MS could join us for our delicious thanksgiving dinner. It was great to see them all, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves - cooking, talking, laughing, and obviously eating all evening! We even watched some old family videos, which was a lot of fun. We also got to go to the Denver Zoo with my mom, sister, RK, & MM on Friday. It was a beautiful day and all the animals were out playing. After my mom left, we spent an evening in with my sister and MS playing silly video games and laughing so hard it made my belly hurt. 

I'm thankful that the iron supplements seem to be helping and I am feeling at least a little bit better. Not perfect, not as well as I would like, but better helps a lot

I'm thankful that I am so close to graduating from law/graduate school. I have two more presentations to give - one today and one Saturday (yuck! Saturday!). I have two papers to finish, but  I have already finished rough drafts of both. I can't wait to finally be done with something that has been such a challenge since getting diagnosed with RA, and I am so thankful that I hung in there and accomplished it!

I am also beyond thankful for the unbelievable support I have received from friends and family in my efforts to fund raise for the Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run For Arthritis. Our team is up to six people and three dogs!! And it looks like my dad might be able to come out for the weekend and walk with us too. 

Most unbelievably, Team Z has already raised $1,595 for the Arthritis Foundation - fully triple my original fund raising goal!!! And there's still two weeks until the event!! I am so very thankful to everyone who contributed. It means so much to me.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, I'd love it if you would support Team Z or AML & MK's team (who inspired us to start
Support Team Z (raised $1,595 so far!!)

Or join us!! I think it's going to be a lot of fun and I'm really excited about it!