Yes, I do consider myself the 'lucky one' and have reflected on that a bit this Thanksgiving weekend. Most of all I consider myself to be so lucky to be in the position of personal freedom that I have. Free to choose whatever road I might like to travel down and free to use my resources as I choose. I am so grateful to be able to live the natural, self-sufficient life that I am embarking on. And I am grateful to have good friends that share my views, at least to a point, and help me or encourage me when needed.
I hope everyone out there had a great holiday and got to enjoy it with those of your choosing. Of course, I went up to visit family. That went about like normal. Not really much interaction with anybody but Mama. I wonder sometimes why we really get together but I guess everybody feels obligated. I did get to visit with my niece Katie and her boyfriend, who just recently graduated from firefighter school.
Since we were at Mama's house I took a lot of my tools and did some remodeling on her back porch and installed a new screen door. Jack came over and reworked her raised bed that she grows veggies in and installed new edging along the back walkway. He was a great help and we got a lot done. I just find that I have fewer and fewer things in common lately with my family. And they seem to find my lifestyle completely bizarre and unnecessary. Oh well, whatcha going to do? I just go on about my business and have a good time. And it makes me even more grateful I have such a nice place to come home to and to have found someone who sees things the way I do for the most part.
*Allison Kraus and Union Station