Monday, November 21, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Another Thanksgiving.  And another chance to reflect upon the many blessings bestowed upon us.

Besides the obvious ones (my children, my adorable grand son, my new house, my job, my health, my friends, living in the USA, and the men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line for us everyday), I'd like to list a few other blessings that may otherwise seem to go unnoticed.

I'm thankful for Wawa French Vanilla Cappuccino.  It's truly the nectar of the Gods.  There aren't many things in this life that can bring you so much happiness for less than a buck fifty.

I'm thankful for my icemaker.  It gives me both crushed and cubed, and I never, ever have to fill up trays or wrestle the ice out of them.  I can honestly say that my ice maker has improved my relationship with my kids.

I'm happy that I have a big screen TV.  It's not really mine, cause I'm renting it, but I love it.  Not only is it better to watch all my favorite programs on the larger screen, I can read the listings of upcoming programs without my glasses.

I'm thrilled to have a DVR Recorder.  A very nice companion to the big screen TV, I can record all the programs that I don't want to miss, and watch them when there's nothing else on.  How convenient is that?

Not a night goes by when I'm not thankful for my ceiling fan.  It was quite expensive, but worth every cent.  It's quiet, actually controls the temperature of the room, has a light fixture, and it does all this via remote control.  It's what every menopausal woman suffering with hot flashes needs!

I'm thankful for my AAA membership.  No matter where I go, or even who's car I'm in, if I break down or get a flat tire they are there for me.  Last year I had 2 flat tires on separate occasions, in absolutely subzero temperatures.  I don't know what I would have done if AAA wasn't there to save me!

I'm thrilled with my Dyson vacuum cleaner.  I will never be able to use any other.  It really works, and never loses suction.  And no matter how many times I break it, they always send me replacement parts for free!  And without bags or belts I will always be able to use it whenever I have the urge to vacuum.  If only I'd get the urge, it would work even better!

I'm so happy that lady standing outside of Bed, Body and Bath snagged me while I was walking by and slathered some cream called 'Pure Silk' onto my hands.  My hands are so soft now, any man that took my hand in his wouldn't want to let go.  If only I could find a man...

I'm thankful for MAC Cards, cell phones, gel nails and digital cameras.

But most of all, I'm thankful that I have a place to retreat to, anytime I want, called J-Land.  A place where you can listen to the stories from people scattered across the world.  You can read all about their latest adventures and even look at the pics.  They share their familles, their hopes and their dreams.  You quickly find yourself cheering them on, laughing at their antics, and dreading a visit from their mother-in-law right beside them.  You share their joys and grieve their losses.  They inspire and encourage you.

J-Land reduces the globe into a little neighborhood.  The closest friends you may never meet, but are in your heart just the same.

Happy Thanksgiving!


onestrangecat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.


blondepennierae said...

This is a great entry!  Happy Thanksgiving to you too.  Pennie

globetrotter2u said...

Boy, have you given ME a lot to be thank-ful for! LMAO!
Happy thanksgiving!

kymllr said...

may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)  And Thank you for writing and reminding me I really do have things to be Thankful for lol. ((hugs))

bosoxblue6993w said...

i'm thankful for Pennie, ATMs and those little marshmallow thingies in the LUCKY CHARMS

alphawoman1 said...

You are great! I'm happy and thankful for so much that has happened to me and my family this year. A grandmother! I can't believe it!! And other stuff.

cw2smom said...

Loved this entry!  It's those little things that make life worth living....garage door openers, drive-thru ATMs, electric blankets and on and on!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  Lisa

bridgetteleigh75 said...

It's so funny you mention the MIL I just had a huge battle with my in-laws yesterday...right before they got on their flight back to Washington State.  <grin>  

The result?  They're no longer allowed to stay at our apartment when they come visit.  They have to stay in a hotel.  

Sneaky, underhanded villains.  <grin>

I'm thankful this year that they ARE GONE!


shaz19743 said...

Im thankful i have three hours left before sunrise .....god knows i need to get some sleep hehe
Seriously though thanks for this wee post ....i needed reminding of the things im lucky to have x

lotzamoe said...

I'm thankful you're still writing. There was a long break in between entries awhile back.

onemoretina said...

    Hey there  ... I got here by way of my good buddy, Shaz.  Nice to find another journal that I enjoy and can relate to ( the ceiling fan is a friend of mine, too.  Menopause sucks. )  Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving list. Yes, the practical things are the best !  Take care, Tina

princessaj502 said...

Wow, you mention so many materialistic things. What about the important thing like family and the shelter you live under. I mean you ice might melt, and your vaccum might break down, but family will always be there.

onmiownnow2 said...

Hello there, Mary Poppins...  1st sentance, 2nd paragraph... I believe I covered all those near and dear to my heart.  But thanks, for... jumping right on me!  LOL!  Lisa

bgilmore725 said...

Amen to the ceiling fan!! Enjoyed your journal. I'd like to come back and read more real soon.

tillysweetchops said...

I must be getting even more disorganized in my old age to have missed this great entry!

LOL as usual. But on a serious Dyson note - I've had every spare-part free off them (how do they do that and not go bust?) but still my lime green baby refuses to actually vacume. I'm now ankle deep and it ain't pretty!

Tilly xx