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Thankful (Thanksgiving 2013)

My two favorite guys

My two favorite guys

I am thankful for my healthy, talkative son. I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for my 100+ year old house that keeps us dry. I am thankful for our 3 year old furnace that keeps us warm. I am thankful we did not lose any of these things during our extended periods of unemployment. I am thankful my husband and I are both employed at this time. I am thankful that the aforementioned jobs allow us to pay all our bills, put food in our cupboards, and have a little entertainment as well. I am thankful for Dave, who brings joy to my life every day I look into her little puppy eyes and calm every time I pet her furry, shedding orange coat. I am thankful Parker has not peed on the floor yet today. I am thankful for my in-laws, who are going to feed us Thanksgiving dinner today. I am also thankful that they take my individualism in stride. I am thankful for my mom who babysits in trade for taking her to the store. I am thankful for my asbestos friend and her family, who are like family to me. She is definitely an emotional anchor for me. I am thankful for my S.A.D. light. I am thankful for making big strides in my book writing this year. I am thankful for those who have stuck with my blog, even though I have written less due to work and book writing.

2004 Pontiac Aztek, before all the hail damage

2004 Pontiac Aztek, before all the hail damage

I am thankful for my Pontiac Aztek sitting in the driveway with 216,000 miles on it, that I know will start up as soon as I need it to (and I will give it a courtesy warm up period, since Baby is a senior citizen). I am thankful that my car allows me to get to work, go to the store to buy food, to take my mom to the store to buy food, to take my puppies to vet appointments, to take my mother-in-law to medical appointments, to take us to the zoo, and overall make our life a 1000 times easier than if it were not functioning. (Maybe you need context to know that while we live in a town with daytime bus service Monday through Friday and a number of major name restaurants and grocery stores, 80% of what we do during a week requires us to drive 30-60 minutes away. And my husband and I often head in opposite directions on the same day, at the same time. And his truck only seats two.) I am thankful that I am a practical Capricorn, because my train of thought makes sense to me, even if it does not to everyone else.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!

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I want to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day!

Be thankful for the freedoms you enjoy in this great country and honor those who gave their time and lives for it!

Made in the U.S.A. (even if most of his toys were not)

Made in the U.S.A. (even if most of his toys were not)

I Am Thankful

I am thankful for the health and well-being of my family. I am thankful that my son has a fully-functioning left ureter. I am thankful that both our senior citizen cars still run, and run very well. I am thankful that both our senior citizen dogs still run, and run well. I am thankful for my warm house. I am thankful for food in my cupboards. I am thankful for basic cable. I am thankful to be able to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. I am thankful our new TV hasn’t started smoking as the old one did. I am thankful for Netflix. I am thankful that M can watch Thomas on Netflix. I am thankful that we got to eat Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday surrounded by friends who feel like family. I am thankful that today we get to eat Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by family who feel like friends. I am thankful for second-hand and hand-me-down clothes for my son. I am thankful that I am so blessed with objects that I get to worry about where to stash them out of the way when my son has his birthday party. I am thankful that I have the means to try to make my son a spectacular birthday cake (“TRY” being the operative word.). I am thankful for indoor plumbing (I don’t think we are all thankful enough for this). I am thankful that the standard Thanksgiving foods (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes) are “selective eating” neutral foods. I am thankful for my laptop. I am thankful for my scanner. I am thankful for working internet service. I am thankful for all these things that allow me to compose this thankful post on my blog which I love. And I am thankful for all of you, dear readers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank You – November 2011

Thank you for my healthy family. Thank you for my warm and dry house. Thank you for two cars that run. Thank you for the red Jeep Wrangler hardtop I will own someday. Thank you for unemployment checks. Thank you for my husband finding a job he is excited about. Thank you for the human body having two kidneys. I am thankful that my frustration over the disorganization of the medical industry distracts me from my son’s health issue. I am thankful my husband has a 401k that we can dip into. I am thankful for warm fall days. I am thankful I have this blog as an outlet for my feelings and creativity. I am thankful for Strawberry Yogurt Cheerios. I am thankful for baby naps. I am thankful my son is almost one. I am thankful for my family and friends that listen to me vent during difficult times. I am thankful for sunshine and windows. I am thankful I am not sitting behind gray cube walls. I am thankful for wagging tails. I am thankful for all the clothes and toys that have been handed down to my son. I am thankful for diaper pail deodorizers. I am thankful for Tide Free. I am thankful for first train rides and first hockey games. I am thankful that my asbestos friend moved back to Michigan. I am thankful that I have so much to be thankful for.

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