Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it’s sort of common this week, but I don’t care. Gratitude can never be overdone; we can never be too grateful for the abundance in our lives.

So what are you grateful for? Tell me, in comments!

1. Chocolate.

2. Chocolate.

3. Choco… Oh, fine. I was just kidding. I’m grateful for my lovely husband Michael. It may sound sappy, but he’s pretty farking awesome, man. So is my stepson Joshua. Woot!

4. My father-in-law comes home from the hospital tomorrow (Friday). He had a stroke two weeks ago and it was dicey there for a while. He’s still got a bum arm, but he’s moving around and anxious to get home.

5. My big fat Italian family. I’m half-Irish, but honorary Italian by marriage. I love it! They’re loud, rambunctious, loving, inclusive, and MAN can they cook!

6. My job. One of my online buddies mentioned that, and I think she’s totally right on. In today’s economy, I’m grateful to have a job I love and that I enjoy my coworkers and the work I do helps people. I could do a lot worse (and believe me, I have… I once counted traffic!)

7. That I no longer count traffic.

8. I was grateful to count traffic at the time, though. I mean, I got paid an hourly rate AND got expenses! My expenses were a per-mile charge I got to write in for, and it varied by tax year. It meant I could drive to way far locations and actually get extra money! This was way cool when I was in college.

9. I am grateful I’m no longer in college and don’t say way cool anymore.

10. I am grateful I can type. Srsly.

11. I am grateful for the internet. Like, way cool, man.

12. I am grateful for our new car. I got stuck in Minneapolis last summer, see. Stuck as in stranded. My car died. So we bought a new one. We named her Black Betty, after the song. Woah Black Betty/Bam a Lam… which is a lot cooler on the radio than typed. ANYWAY. She’s a pretty black car and I love having reliable transportation!!

13. Turkey. Triptophan coma. Woot!

12 thoughts on “Thursday 13 – November 26th, 2009: Thirteen Things I’m Grateful For

  1. Mary Quast says:

    I as so grateful for my family, church, and friends. Due to unemployment and tough times, we hit rock bottom. Last year at this time, we really didn’t think we’d be still in our dream home we built ourselves. But here we are and we want to thank all who supported us and lit our way in the darkest times. People really do need to stick together.

  2. Heather says:

    Books, chocolate – those are definitely at top of the list. It’s kind of rough here right now, so yeah – thankful for my job, though I would certainly like more hours, and that I have an apartment, though I am definitely not grateful for some of my neighbors. And I’m grateful this November has been milder than last, though we are actually getting a little snow tonight.

    Oh, and I am also grateful for the nice comments you made on my post. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Nikki M says:

    I’m so glad Michael’s dad is getting out the hospital, Noony! That is terrific news!

    I bet you’re even more grateful for your job now that you have a coffee maker again 🙂

    I think it’s a good point to appreciate where you are (or where you aren’t anymore, in the case of college.) Since we can’t go back, it’s most helpful to see the good points in where we are.

    (I confess I do still say “way cool” on occasion, though!)

    Happy Thanksgiving, Noony!

  4. LOL – you can’t go wrong with chocolate, Have a fun day.

  5. I’m glad for good news about your father-in-law! And thanks for the kind words on my silly posts. ~hugs~ I enjoy everything you offer us humble readers.

  6. Ms Menozzi says:

    Yay for family members coming home, loved ones and chocolate!

    Yay for the rest, too!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Happy to hear your FIL is on the mend and coming home.
    I’m grateful for my children. I can’t imagine my life without them.

    Happy Turkey Day!

  8. Janet says:

    I’m so happy to hear about your FIL coming home! My Dad went in the hospital about the same time last year…and never came home 🙁

  9. I’m sorry to hear that, Janet. ~hugs~

    Thank you to everyone for comments! I appreciate it!

  10. Alice Audrey says:

    I’m grateful that no one is yelling yet, even though I already burned the turkey, forgot the cranberries, and ran off to my room to write while everyone else is working.

  11. Elise Logan says:

    I totally didn’t think about knowing how to type, but you are SO right. I can’t imagine what a PITA writing would be if I didn’t type as well as I do. Good call.

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