Happy Thanksgiving!

February 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm (Uncategorized)

No, I haven’t completely lost it. I realize it’s February 14. But after a pretty funny slip up from my Nia instructor last Friday night, when at the end of class she accidentally wished us a happy Thanksgiving, I realized I’d rather celebrate that holiday today. Love and gratitude abound today for new opportunities, people, and places in the last year. Love and gratitude to and for all my friends and family. Love and gratitude for all of the people and circumstances that have shaped me, and the God that is always present.

In slightly less happy news, my housemate’s fish died. Kyle McFeely Anderson had become a very important and active member of our household over the last 6 days, but passed on to the great pond in the sky sometime in the wee hours of Monday, February 13. I can only hope he died in his sleep. We held a lovely chocolate chip pancake breakfast this morning, followed by a burial service in the backyard which all housemates attended. He was buried next to his spirit sisters,Walter and Delores. Several housemates provided special music, “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed. Memorial contributions seem inappropriate to ask for, but hey, if you’re so moved…

Kyle McFeely Anderson during his first car trip home. Possibly the happiest 45 minutes of his life.

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