Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Are You Thankful For?

I'm thankful for the chance to share my thoughts about schooling on this blog. I'm thankful for the fabulous Guest Post writers. I'm thankful for everyone who has taken the trouble to write comments, whether I happen to agree with them or not. I'm thankful for all the readers of this blog. They also serve who only sit and lurk.


  1. Overachiever's footnote: "They also serve" refers to the Milton "Sonnet on his Blindness", which ends with the famous line, "They also serve who only stand and wait".

  2. PsychMom adds:

    Have a nice holiday, FedUpMom. We really do have much to be thankful for. I'm grateful that my child is healthy, that she is happy and that I really don't have all that much to complain about.
    I also really appreciate finding this place where there are parents who pay attention to what's happening around them, and who are trying to make things better for all children.

  3. I'm thankful for overachievers like FedUpmom, who keep me on my toes and inspire me to dust off my Milton.

    Seriously, if you're thankful, I'm assuming it's American Thanksgiving sometime soon. So Happy Thanksgiving to FedUpMom and all her American followers!

  4. Thanks, PsychMom and northTOmom! I didn't realize there was also a Canadian Thanksgiving until a few seconds ago, when I googled it (*hangs head in shame*.) So, a very belated Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you!

  5. PsychMom laughs....

    Our Thanksgiving is so different from yours..it's a long weekend in October and mostly focussed on one meal involving turkey.

    Your's is really a whole week, whole families getting together, there are parades and some sort of big shopping ritual is involved. We tend to focus that kind of energy more around Christmas.

    But kudos for looking it up. Now, for the bonus marks.....can you find Halifax on a map?

  6. PsychMom adds:

    FedUpMom, this is in the Globe and Mail today..


  7. PsychMom--You beat me to it on two fronts! I was going to tell FedUpMom not to worry, that Canadian Thanksgiving is not as big a deal as its American counterpart. When I was living in the US doing my MA (in Madison, WI--long story), I couldn't believe what a huge holiday Thanksgiving was. In Canada we might cook a Turkey and bake (or more likely, buy) a pumpkin pie, but rarely do people travel long distances for this holiday. Heck, sometimes I can't even be bothered to make the hour-long trek to the city where my sister lives for the second meal on Monday, preferring rather to settle for the first one held on Sunday at my MIL's or SIL's house here in TO.

    And, like you, PsychMom, I was thinking of posting the link to the Globe article. But I was wondering what you and FedUpMom would think of it. I thought it was interesting, but I couldn't really figure out what the writer's take on the whole experience was.

  8. PsychMom says:

    That's the thing about this whole international adoption story, at least for me. You know there's a woman out there who gave birth to this child whom you love so much and my heart aches for her. There were several women who took care of our group of 14 girls for around 13 months of their young lives....they have a role in their lives too...and then the children ..our kids..it's all such a heart rendering mess sometimes.

  9. PsychMom says:

    to FedupMom, in case you haven't checked, there's an important post on StopHomework you really should see.

  10. I know...he just started it, it seems. It's now on my list. PsychMom