Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank you for being Fabulous!

Jack and I had a busy holiday. I spent two days cooking. I don't think I left the kitchen unless it was to let the dogs out or to take a quick bathroom break. Lucky for us, I love to cook! But, by the time I was finished baking pies, casseroles and so on, I can honestly say I was over it!

This is the first year Jack and I had Thanksgiving at our home by ourselves. In the past, we've gone over to his families house, but this year we decided to start our own Thanksgiving Tradition. I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

We still went over to some of our friends house and celebrated a belated Thanksgiving with them. Instead of a big meal, we had dessert and coffee. (tea for me) It was nice to just sit and visit for a while.

Jack wrote a very sweet post on what he is thankful for. There is no way I can be as eloquent as he is, but I will say this year has been a year of ups and downs. It's amazing how much things have changed in our lives just from a year ago. We've had family move away, illness, conflict and other crazy things happen this year. But, we've also had some fabulous things happen this year, too.

Jack and I have formed a stronger bond between us. We've had some trying times, but we have worked through them and come out better and happier than before. Jack has proven time and time again how much he will always be there for me, whether it's good or bad times, he's always supportive and loving. I couldn't ask for a better life partner. We are very lucky to have each other.

When Jack convinced me to join goodreads last year, I admit I was hesitant to do so. Basically, I'm a pretty private person. I've had bad experiences with people in general, just like many other people have. I had no idea by joining a book/reading site that I would become acquainted with and become friends with several of you. I am very thankful for that.

The best surprise was I met my best friend at goodreads! I NEVER in a million years would have thought I would find my kindred spirit there. Shawn has brought many things into my life in which I am most grateful for. She has been my voice of reason and has enabled me to learn to trust again. I will always be thankful for that.

So in hindsight, in many ways this year has been one of the best years I've had in a long time.

So, between Jack, Shawn and my friends online here, thank you for being there for me (us) this year.

Simply put...Thank you for being FABULOUS!


  1. Oh, sweetie! You just made me cry. You and Jack are such great people and what you have together is truly special. It's wonderful to see two people who love each other so much and who are willing to support each other even when things aren't easy. That's rare in this day and age. Many people seem to view relationships as disposable. When it's no longer new and easy, they just move on. You and Jack are blessed to have each other, and I'm blessed to have met you both online.

    What you and Shawn have developed is just precious! Everybody needs a BFF. I would be miserable without mine; she's always there for me when I'm down, and she'll point out when I'm being ridiculous. Hopefully, you and Shawn will continue to grow even closer. I can tell from reading your posts here and at Goodreads that you two were truly meant to be best friends.


  2. My dear sweet bff, you are too cute for words as you know. Muah! You know I adore you, too. You are absolutely the highlight of 2009 for me.

  3. You both are awesome! We are all lucky to have y'all in our lives.

  4. Beautiful post, Shayne. You and Jack are so lucky to have found love with each other. Hope you both have a great holiday season as we head into 2010.


  5. Happy Holidays guys.. I know Shayne is looking forward to the year ending...

    You guys are so great together I love how you appreciate both the small things and the big things in life...


  6. My online friends ROCK! I love you guys. You and Jack are an inspiration to me. I hope one day i'll find the happiness you guys have.

  7. We love you and Jack. We're very fortunate to have you guys as friends. I hope your cold is better. Call you later.

  8. Wow! You really speak from the heart. I loved your post, Shayne. You are a "fabulous" person to get to know.