Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankfulness, I Has It

Since I've been such a Negative Nellie and had such a craptastic attitude lately, I thought I would post some of the things I'm thankful for, (being as Thanksgiving is nigh) and get myself out of my funk.

By the way, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays (Halloween being first). What's not to love? A day that is nationally dedicated to getting families together to share a meal in the spirit of gratefulness. It can get pricey, but it doesn't have to be. There's no pressure to purchase gifts, not a lot of commercialness, and it involves wonderful food. I love it and I have so many fond memories of family gatherings at Thanksgiving.

I thought I would list some of the more obscure things I'm thankful for. Of course I'm thankful for the obvious ones too: family, friends, a home, a job, a car.

So here's my thankfulness list of things that I'm thankful for that are a bit different:

Car heaters, and cranking up the heat until it's like a rolling sauna. Even better if the sun is beaming in through the window. Because I'm always cold, this is a special treat for me, but no one else can stand it, so I can only do it when I'm alone.

Fuse beads (you place these little plastic beads on templates and then iron them and they fuse into a solid design) because they will keep my girls occupied for a good 2 hours straight.

Digital cameras. Seriously, they're magic.

My pets. They bring me so much joy, and they each have their own gentle soul. They teach us the basics of love. Plus they are four legged weather gauges. My little cat Mouse just came in and I reached down to pet her and realized it must have started to rain as the weather man predicted. Good job Mouse!

Glasses (the wearing kind, not the drinking kind). 'Nuff said.

Laughing fits. I love it when I'm with someone (especially my kids) and something funny happens and we laugh until our cheeks hurt and I end up snorting and actually crying which makes it even that much funnier, and then we forget what started us laughing in the first place because the actual laughing is so hilarious and contagious. Wow, I love that!

Days when I'm cozy in bed and having the alarm wake me up and then realizing that it's my day off and I can snuggle down and sleep as long as I want.

M&M's, especially if they're melty...mmmmm....

Calculators (math is NOT my strong suit!)

Minor daily miracles, like choosing to keep my mouth shut and realizing later I would've said something really stupid, or just by chance being in the right place at the right time, or having everything fall into place just like I planned, and like today's minor miracle: my son called and said he finally found a job (after about 2 months of searching), but that's not the miracle really, the miracle is that he got a job at Godiva Chocolates! I am one proud mama, let me tell you! And I've decided that I will have to visit him much more frequently now...when he's at work...and when there's free samples available...and maybe he'll give me the rejects that get dropped on the floor or that someone sneezes on...(ok I'm not really THAT bad...), but how cool is that?!

Have a very plentiful, wonderful, grateful Thanksgiving everyone!


Rick O'Shay said...

Thanks and you have a "Happy We Gather to Gather Day too" (One of my favorite Thanksgiving Hymns

Rose said...

OOoh, I love Godiva chocolates! Yes you have to visit him at work (your mention of the rejects dropping on the floor reminds me of Lucy and Ethel, my favorite I Love Lucy episode EVER!)

I Love my dual control heated blanket, I can be toasty warm and dh isn't bothered by the temp!

Also, just saying-- have you had your thyroid checked? Being cold all the time could indicate a thyroid problem.

Thanks for your Thankful list! I am thankful for bloggers, especially ones like you who faithfully visit and comment on my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Emy5 said...

That's a great list. I like a hot car, m and m's and laughing fits too. (Not all at once!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holly said...

Terrific list. And sometimes it's ok to vent. We all have ups and downs. No one thinks the worse of you for have some down time!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And, Godiva Chocolates? Does he get a discount???

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving :) ♥ Hugs!

Magirk said...

Awesome list. ;-)

I'm grateful for glasses too! And I'm generally cold all the time as well.

And your son's job sounds positively divine! (I'd be visiting more, too!)

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-)

Hick said...

I love the part about the "rolling sauna". That made me laugh. Aly is always cold, too, and when she's cold she can barely think of anything else except getting warm.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving...there's some pictures on my website you can have if you want...under family scrapbook, and there's also a gallery for your oldest daughter that I'm working on...help yourself.

Take care.