November 26, 2009

What I'm Thankful For...


Feel free to string me up (or whine at me), but I'm using bullet points for the second post in a row.  I'm a list maker and am fond of bullet points.

What I'm Thankful For This Year.....
  • My family.  I've covered it before, but family to me, means the world and I use the term "family" loosely.  These are the people that love me the most, cheer for my successes and pick me up & brush me off when I fail.
  • My dogs.  They are smart and amusing and sweet and for some reason love me despite the fact that I work so much.  I didn't choose them; they chose me.  I couldn't imagine my life without them. (Though, I'd love to have a morning where I wasn't woken up by a nose in my eye.  Are you listening Beckett?)
  • My job.  There are days that I want to scream from the rooftops how frustrated I am with my job; how I'm going to win the lottery, quit and never look back.  But, the economy stinks and I'm so lucky to have a job.  It's hard to quantify why I love my job - but I do.  I've been there for 6 years, for heavens sake!
  • Music.  A great song tells a story - with a fantastic melody and good beat.  "Where words fail; music speaks."  Music has the power to energize, calm, or otherwise change your mood.  I can connect most both the happiest and saddest moment in my life to what was playing on the radio/CD player.
  • Insomnia.  There. I said it.  I'm thankful for insomnia.  Given that I work so much - I have no idea what I'd do if I actually slept at night.  There would be so many emails not answered, blog posts not written, books not read and music not listened to.
  • Caffeine.  Um, to keep up my insomniac lifestyle, caffeine is a must.  I tried to give it up for lent a few years ago.  It didn't happen.
  • Good genes.  Sure, my genes made me a short workaholic who wears contact lenses and gets migraine headaches.  But these genes also gave me the compassion of my dad's mom, the craft skills of my mom's mom, the culinary skills and humor of my mom's dad & organizational skills and wander lust of my dad's dad.  I'm blessed.
  • Faith.  I'm thankful for the faith that I have in God.  That He has a plan for me; for the faith that JC and the boys will make it home from their deployment in one piece; for the faith that my Prince Charming is still out there and will eventually sweep me off my feet.
  • DVR.  How did I live without the ability to record shows and watch them later?  And being able to rewind and watch pivotal moments again?!  Fantastic-ness!
  • All of you.  I started blogging in March and in the past six months have loved getting to know each and every one of you.  Thank you so much for sharing in my life and letting me into yours.
What are you thankful for this year?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving lady! Caffeine, DVR, bloggy buds and most importantly the fam...YES!

  2. I am thankful that the Giant Chicken only dumps on my some days, not every day.
    And I'm thankful for my friends who rescue me when I start to struggle in Giant Chicken poop.

  3. Damn! I totally forgot caffeine & the DVR on my list! :)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope you have a great day!!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving I hope you have a great day with your family!

  6. Yes, family is very important to as all, human and animals. Happy Thanksgiving dear Cole!!!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! Great list! How could I forget to list the DVR on my list? LOVE that thing! LOL

    (And I guess it's been awhile since I've been your new look! =) )

  8. HAppy happy happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!
    Great great list dear friends!!!!
    HAve a wonderful day with all the people and dog you love!!!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving..

    I am thankful for the little girl in the other room singing herself to sleep..

  10. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sure all those are very good reasons to be thankful for!
    Thanks for being my friend!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Hi Cole! This note is from Mom today....
    Thanks for all your prayers for my mom. It certainly has been a long 3 weeks. It is nice to know that you are a Christian. Sometimes it is hard to let go and let God take care of the plans he has for us, huh? I have no idea how old you are but I didn't get married until I was 39 so it is worth it to wait for the one God has chosen for you! Twix posted things she is thankful for and one of our wedding photos appeared there, it is from 3 years ago. Thanks to you for having a great blog and being our friend!
    Twix and Mom
    PS: I don't think I've told you this but I do love the new look!


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