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Giving Thanks

In just under a week, the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving. While lately this has become a highly controversial holiday (for more than one reason, many of which I agree are fair) I still plan on celebrating with friends and family. To my family and I, Thanksgiving isn’t about the Pilgrims and the Indians. It’s not about shopping for the holidays or watching football. It’s about celebrating love, happiness, and the positive things in our lives. It’s so easy to focus on the negatives (and boy, who doesn’t have negatives?) but how often do we really sit down and think about the positives?

With that in mind, I’ve decided to list a few of the things I am truly thankful for. I hope, if you celebrate the holiday or even if you don’t, you can find some things you are truly thankful for as well. Feel free to comment with some of the things you are thankful for, down below.

My Thankful List 2017

  • I am thankful to have a roof over my head (though not this roof in particular) and the heat used to warm it on cold, damp nights.
  • I am thankful for the friends and family who have stuck by me through the years despite my often bossy, and no doubt annoying, personality.
  • I am thankful for the hardworking and dedicated teachers who taught a snot-nosed little girl how to read (and the one that tried to teach her to spell properly.)
  • I am thankful for the people who keep our libraries in operation and supplied with an abundance of books and learning materials for those who can not afford them.
  • I am thankful for the many organizations who compile information, provide it freely to the public, and fight for our health and wellbeing.
  • I am thankful for the ethical farmers who choose humane practices over wealth.
  • I am thankful for the police, the firemen, the first responders, and everyone behind the scenes that work tirelessly and thanklessly to keep my community safe.
  • I am thankful for the staff of my local coffee shop who always serve me quickly, politely, and with a smile on their faces even when I know they are very busy and most likely feeling very frazzled.

 

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Site Migration 2017 – Complete

Hooray! The site is finally moved to its new home. Thank you so much for having patience with me.

Boy, was that an interesting experience! I’m an old-school web designer (as you can probably tell by looking at some of my old works) and I’m used to creating my sites by hand (I code, baby!) so I’m mildly ashamed to admit that by making it easier, my new hosting service actually made me horribly confused. There are a few bugs I need to address, so please bear with me a little longer.

Thank you for being awesome as always!

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Site Migration 2017

Just a heads up to everyone, the site will be down for a little while as I move it to a new server host.

For the past few years, I’ve had my site hosted on a free server web host. What that means is that I got a certain amount of space and privileges without having to pay, usually with smaller disc space, less reliability, and host advertising. As much as I enjoyed the service I realized a free web server is no longer what I or my site needed. Heck, I’m an adult now! It’s about time I paid for my own web hosting. So I’ve decided to move my site from my current server to one that will cost me a few bucks each month.

So thank you 000webhost for the many many many years of (mostly) reliable web hosting service. You gave my site a  place to call home and me new tools to learn with; for that, I’m truly thankful.

Expected downtime should be about 1 week. In the meantime, feel free to follow me over on twitter.