First, though, a couple of things.
Thanks to everyone who suggested a way to personalize the Christmas stockings. I haven't tried anything yet, but applying felted letters, possibly just an initial instead of the entire name, is appealing. The yarn I used for the stockings creates a very thick fabric, so I'll probably end up using craft felt. I have some around here somewhere.
I created a workout calendar for November and December, which allows one rest day per week – I picked Saturday. My body picked Sunday, as well. I was sick when I woke up – you don't want to know – and felt weak and weary all day. [Can you hear the violins in the background? Poor, pitiful me.] I'm smart enough to know it wasn't a good idea to try to push through it, although I did spend a few minutes thinking I might. In the end, I rested. A lot. I don't feel a whole lot more energetic so far today, but I'm not sick like I was yesterday. [You still don't want to know.]
Today, as I am most days, I'm filled with gratitude. Thanksgiving always comes a little early for me. Here's why.