It is almost 11pm on Thanksgiving and I just remembered that to “win” NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month–posting every day in November), I have to post today.

I’ve been off line almost all day. Yes, I flipped through instagram a few times to see all the Thanksgiving lovely so many of you were having, but for the most part, I just stayed away.

Cortney let me sleep in until 10am because of my stupid bad cold (yesterday I thought for sure I had the Plague), even though he got zero sleep due to my coughing and Charlie’s bad dreams cries AND the boys getting up by 6am.  I am thankful for his giving heart and his caring nature, for his natural tendency to put our needs before his own.

We packed up the boys just after noon to have Thanksgiving dinner at Granny and Grandpa’s house (Cortney’s mom and step-dad). The boys were well-behaved even though they were totally tired. I am thankful for two kind, polite boys who love to laugh and be with their family.

Nap time was way late today…Charlie fell asleep on the ride home from Granny’s and got to bed after 3pm. For the first time in a really, really long time, all of us took naps. Cortney fell asleep with football on, I headed to our bed and snoozed, and Eddie voluntarily put away the tablet and fell asleep on the couch.

After nap we packed up again and headed to my side of the family’s gathering just in time for the boys to get a little more pie (“MORE PIE!?!?” Charlie exclaimed with confused joy), and to play Bingo.

Bedtime was late, but both boys were in bed sleeping by 10pm.

And now?  Now Cortney and I are cuddled up: him with his apple pie-flavored craft brew beer and me with my second (or third, whatever) piece of apple pie.

I sure am thankful for my life.

Happy Thanksgiving.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving. Have a good Friday!

  2. I don’t love pie but I do love confused joy! Once again I intentionally skipped yday because I didn’t plan and I didn’t want to miss out on Turkey Day. My husband had to work so we had limited time to overindulge.

  3. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! The only thing better than all that food is indeed the extra lazy time for napping. We all snoozed Thursday afternoon as well!