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    Default Roll Call, 11/22-US Thanksgiving edition

    I thought I'd jump on quickly to update the Roll Call thread. With US Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, I was simply curious what each of us is thankful for. And you don't have to be in the US to participate!!

    I'm thankful for my kids being home on college break, my decent health, and that it's cold enough now I don't have to push mow my lawn for a while!

    What are YOU thankful for?
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (20), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Glad your kiddos are home Carol.

    I'm usually such a do ahead, planner person, but not with Thanksgiving for some reason. I'm already doing the math of when I need to get up in the morning, so I don't have to make the pies today. I'm a Thanksgiving crammer. Ha!

    I'm thankful for this forum <3, for a long weekend which we plan to spend hiking and fishing, for my cousin who I've gotten closer to after my brother's death this year, for my mama's quick recovery after some drama this past 2 weeks (now knock it off universe because this year has been a bugger), and to end on a lighter note, fresh dinner rolls because they are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal (sorry turkey).

    Hope everyone has a safe and fun Thanksgiving.
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    Rebecca
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    Wonderful roll call topic! I can smell that the apple pie might need to come out...just a minute...okay, done, total of 7 pies now done, 4 of them gluten/corn/dairy-free. Whew!

    I am thankful for Secular Homeschool.com which has been my home away from home for years, and carried me through all the hardest moments of homeschooling and life in general. It has truly been a blessing and a rope to cling to, and a place to seek advice, connect with others that I am not lucky enough to meet in real life (due perhaps to the relative scarcity of such amazing individuals generally! Yet they congregate here!), and get a feel for what is and isn't to be expected.

    I was also deeply thankful yesterday, that my 3 sons are not schoolchildren, but instead, can continue to grow without schooling, even though the crashes, bangs, and booms drive me nuts so often. Yesterday, the younger two (6 and 3) were playing with train pieces together so nicely, and I just pulled all three sons into a huge hug snugglefest and relished the fact that we are a family, uninterrupted by the world and its demands unless we choose to be.

    I'm thankful my mother is still alive and with us, having outlived her prognosis by more than a year.

    I'm thankful that I have such a sweet and understanding husband, and that homeschooling isn't a source of strife or discord in our marriage.

    I'm also deeply thankful for having warmth, shelter, food, relative safety (we're not at war, not experiencing a plague or natural disaster), and a loving family.

    I'm even grateful for DD13's wonderful charter high school, even as I reserve judgement on whether it will cut the mustard academically, until we see the results.

    ETA: VERY thankful that the health concern I had, turned out not to be so bad after all. Gave me such a sense of relief, and renewed determination to keep on top of my health through lifestyle and common-sense monitoring.
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    40-something mom of 4 kids who haven't been to school, taking it one year and one day at a time.

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    This week I have felt so much sadness, confusion...a friend took his life...my friend's Mom passed a couple of days ago and they are spreading her ashes at sea tomorrow, on Thanksgiving...

    So, with that in mind...I am grateful for having my family. I actually have more than I thought I would have when I imagined my future as a child. I am thankful my kids are comfortable in their own skin because we chose this path. I am thankful hubby is ultimately quite supportive of our homeschool lifestyle. I am super grateful on a regular basis to have found secularhomeschool. I desperately needed this place when I found it. It has kept me grounded so many times, I have lost track. If we had "beam me up" technology, it would be great to meet all of you at a coffee shop once a month or something.

    I love food and do find some cooking comforting...so I am thankful for homemade cranberry sauce, indulgent candied yams, fresh pumpkin pie, cornbread, and morning cinnamon rolls with a side of bacon. Tomorrow I will cherish the simplicity of just being together with hubby and kids.

    I wish you all a day filled with gratitude for that which fills your soul.

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    So sorry for your loss Luv2HS - you are in my thoughts.
    Rebecca
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Roll Call, 11/22-US Thanksgiving edition