Good morning, everybody! Happy Thanksgiving Eve. Almost time for my favorite holiday. I know a lot of people are off work the rest of the week, and I love days like this imagining everybody waking up at home, taking extra time with the kids at breakfast and sipping coffee instead of rushing out the door. Mornings are so special and I consider it a privilege that we get to be part of them for so many people.
Since this week is a great time be grateful, I wanted to share something that I'm thankful for: my coworkers. I know I've said it before, but we really do have some nice people at KMOV. The picture above is from the St. Louis Crisis Nursery's 'Nursery Night at Napoli,' last Thursday. We stayed up late to support a good cause and had such a fun time. The hours are hard enough as it is on the morning shift, so staying up few hours late is no easy task. Here's my public **thank you** for your time and for working through some extra fatigue on Friday.
And after a little nap Friday morning, I got to be part of our Home 4 the Holidays event in Hazelwood. This was really cool. That's Fornisha in the picture with me. We handed over the keys to her new home, just in time for Thanksgiving!! I loved getting to meet Fornisha, and be part of the festivities. She worked so hard for this home, and the community really rallied around her. She said she's not the best cook, but I have a feeling the turkey dinner in the new place will be one of the best meals she's ever had. Enjoy, Fornisha!
Alright one more thing before I get back to work. I'd like to invite you all to join us tomorrow for the Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade. You won't regret it! Here's a throwback pic to last year. We had great weather and a big crowd out on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis. I can tell you this time last year, I was resisting the holiday season a little bit, but not after the parade! No shortage of spirit and tomorrow will be no different. I'm really excited to host with Kent and the lovely Claire Kellett! She's one of my favorite people and combined with Kent, we're bound to have a fun time. Please join us-- either downtown or from your kitchen or family room. I know my family watches from home as they prep the turkey. (This gives me a great excuse to get out of table-setting duties!) Fun side note: KMOV won an Emmy this year for the 2015 parade broadcast. That's a good sign, right?
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
p.s. Looking for some reasons to be grateful? Fantastic tips here: http://time.com/4579105/thanksgiving-grateful-gratitude/?xid=tcoshare