A good holiday to all of you. Just like many of you, I will be off Thanksgiving and the entire holiday weekend. Unlike many of you, it will be the first Thanksgiving day I have actually had off in 15 years! Such is the life of those who work in TV news.
Having the holiday off is just one thing I have to be thankful for.
I am thankful I have a loving wife … and a loving dog ( as long as I have some food or treat in my hand ).
I am blessed to be employed during this time of economic hardship for so many.
I am grateful to have so many friends over the years who offered to have me join their families during Turkey day in between the 6 & 11pm news.
I am thankful that I have my health ( though I am working to drop a couple of pounds ).
I feel fortunate both my parents are still with us ( and they are not giving me grief about why they don’t have grand kids yet ).
I’m thankful to work with such wonderful people ( although people get completely out of hand around here when there is free food in the newsroom ).
I’m very fortunate to live in Pittsburgh ( we did not go through the economic boom, so we are not suffering the economic bust some other areas are experiencing ).
I’m so happy I found Facebook. ( It’s been great seeing and reuniting with my high school friends from 20 years back ).
Finally, I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read my blog. This has been such a blessing. An outlet to share my feelings and to rant and rave about the world. Because you taken the time to read it, I have dedicated myself to writing it.
Please — have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! See you on Monday.