Giving Thanks

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Things I am Thankful For

I was going to skip this week for a few reasons- getting ready to host dinner on Thursday, a (still) bad back ache, general blogger malaise….

but I figured I would give it a go- so here are some things I am thankful for.  I know some seem very expected, but read on.

1.  My Husband

I met my husband on a blind date 22 years ago this December.  I can honestly say that I love him more today than ever before, through all the highs and lows.  I am in awe of this.  Don’t get me wrong- it;s not all wine and roses.  We are real people and we often screw up and disappoint each other.  That’s why it amazes me that we are still in love.  Life is hard.  Marriage is hard.  He is my anchor.

2.  My Son

I could list all the great things about him.  I could also list all the things about him that drive me crazy.  But I am actually thankful that I have a son.  I grew up in a family of all girls.  My poor Dad was outnumbered and truly perplexed by us.  I am glad to be able to see a boy grow into a man.  Oh, and that phrase “boys will be boys”?  Yup.

3.  My Daughter

My daughter was never a pretty little princess.  She was the one outside helping dad with car repairs and yard work.  She also helped with the holiday baking and decorating.  But now that she is a teenager, she is becoming a somewhat “typical” teenage girl.  I crack up at the shocked face my husband ofter sports, when his buddy suddenly snaps at him, or rolls her eyes.  I am lucky to get to relive the teen years.  And thankful that I get to see my husband deal with a teenage girl.

4.  My Mom

She inspires me.  She worked hard her whole life.  She was also lucky enough to marry a man who idolized her, and raise 3 girls with him.  Just when they would have started to enjoy their next phase of life when the kids were all gone, she lost him.  Yet she has survived.

5.  Books

I have always read.  I couldn’t imagine not be able to or wanting to read everyday.

6.  My comfy reading chair

I love this new reading spot I have.  The chair and ottoman are a microfiber, so they are very soft and cushy (not a word).  The only problem is that it is a celery color, and bad dog thinks he is allowed to sit there- probably because I let him sit on every other piece of furniture.  But I don’t want his brown hair on the light green chir,  so I have to leave things on the chair- usually a few books, to the tv remote.

7.  Music

I only just realized how much music has become a part of my life.  I always have something playing- in the car, right now on the computer as I type this, in the kitchen while I cook.

8.  Great authors

I could name so many, but I will give special thanks to one old favorite and a new find- Jane Austen and Stephen King.  Have they ever been mentioned together in a sentence before?  I love that I am still finding new genres and discovering authors I had never read before.

9.  Heating Pads and Tiger Balm

As I said, damn, my back is killing me.  And no, I have not gone to the Dr.  That would have made sense,  Instead I went for a run.

10.  Blogging Friends and Wonderful Posts

I am very thankful that I have gotten to know so many wonderful bloggers (you) and have read so many great posts.   I love reading the fun memes, and the well written reviews.  I get to hear about books, that I might not have seen or picked up.  And best of all, i have gotten to know some really GREAT people.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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3 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. The perfect reading spot is definitely something to be thankful for! My couch is soo comfy and with my cushion sitting just in the right spot and the table nearby for my coffee…. bliss! 🙂

  2. I don’t have a dog, but I do have cats, and they think the same thing–you let me on *this* furniture, why not *that* furniture?

    Good thing they’re such fuzzy warm little cuddlers, or there’d be problems. 😉

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