Monday, November 14, 2011

To Be Thankful...kind of


What is Lawrence Welk doing on this post? I promise to get to that.

It seems like a lot of people are on Facebook. I know that you know that there are, I just wanted to make sure you were listening. I am a Facebook addict, if you didn't know that. Actually if you didn't know that, you've been hiding in a cave, or maybe a sewer pip, if you are wanted by a large posse. That was a Moammar Gadhafi joke, see I DO read the news. I just read it after everyone else does...

You are probably wondering what this post (like all of my others) is about. Sorry, my mind tends to derail often...and I can't help but write down EVERY thought I have (btw, I need to do laundry...). This post though is about being thankful.

A lot of people on FB (which is Facebook, but I love abbreviations, I mean abbrevs) are taking November to list each day one thing they are thankful for. So, I thought I would make this post about the things I am thankful for, and it only took me 3 paragraphs to say that. I am making head way. It used to be 5-6 paragraphs until you were able to figure out what I was writing.

I am thankful for many things. My health, my family and all that other stuff that I'm legally supposed to say, but my thanks goes deeper. I am thankful for the auto-timer on my coffee maker. Because once I stumble downstairs the aroma begins to wake me up. I am thankful for Englebert Humperdink and Lawrence Welk (if you are on FB, you'll know why). Having the Force flow through me is a positive thing too. That's kind of a joke. OK, I'll be honest, I'm not joking...

I am way thankful for Netflix's streaming thing. I am sure there is a techno term for 'thing,' but you know what I am talking about. Hair mousse is something I am thankful for, especially if you have ever seen my hair when I wake up. Music is something I'm very fond of. And let's not forget bacon and cheese (the big BC...'cuz you know, I like to 'abbrev' things). I could live on just those two staples! Of course I wouldn't live long, but I'd die happy.

I would have liked to be thankful about driving, but...

See, my thankfulness has many levels. Maybe not as many as Donkey Kong. Can you tell I stopped playing arcade games around the time of the Atari? And on a serious note, I am thankful to be able to write. There was a time when I didn't know if that would happen again. Oh one last thing, I 'm thankful for my 3rd daughter looking like me. Finally, some representing of me!! Did I say that right??

5 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

I heart Netflix streaming too. It saves me a ton of money because I don't have to buy kid's dvds and when they loose interest in a particular show I can just delete it from my queue.

Lemon Stand said...

Is THAT what all of the 'Day' references are to? (NOT an FB fan) Anyway, your list of thanks is vaguely familiar... possibly the husband although he HAS passed the Atari phase. Two daughters look like his side of the family somewhat and two look eerily like me and my grandmother. And we have one adopted who looks like her natural mother... only prettier... and smarter... It takes me a while to verbally get where I'm going too. Just press on, I'm almost there... I'm thankful for periods. (.) I seem to use a lot of them. It's a habit I don't know where it came but I guess it's better than cigarettes. I'm thankful for all the legal stuff too (most of the time) and finally, I'm thankful for your blog. Missed your posts while YOU were away and then when I was away. (Next time lets schedule our medical mishaps for the same time? Kay?)

silverthoughts2 said...

I've been enjoying your "Thanksgiving" posts on Facebook. You are actually the only one of my friend's who seems to be doing that, so I was a little curious about your daily Thanks but now I get it. Keep it up!

meleah rebeccah said...

I love all of your FB updates. You make me smile every day, all day!

And I am grateful, WE are friends!

Ralph said...

You are blessed for sure! When health and disability intrude, many cannot think beyond the problem aftermath. Or like you (and myself), to have such a wonderful family in your home, the blessings are all around us. Not to sound too sentimental, a nice mate and kids are to be celebrated always. Thanksgiving allows us that reminder of a great life!