Thursday Ten: Things I’m Thankful For Edition

1. I am, today and always, thankful for my daughters. At the moment, Pumpkin has an insane cold (so, expect to see that hit me in about a week and a half) and was up numerous times last night. Her nose is running like a faucet and she likes to wipe it on her arm (I’m trying to break her of this habit, but really, Rome was NOT built in a day). The Princess spent most of the day at my mother’s house muttering, “I’m booooooooooooooored.” (I hate “I’m bored”. I don’t entertain “I’m bored”. The answer to “I’m bored” is “Go find something to do”). But, still, they make me crazy nutty happy. They are good kids. Even if they don’t sleep as much as I think they should.

2. I still have a job. Despite numerous layoffs at my company, I still have a job. (Knock wood)

3. My grandpa is doing so well! It was fantastic to see him today – in great health and great spirits. I find myself taking more pictures of my grandpa lately – alone, with my daughters, whatever. I’m scared now, and want to be sure I capture as many memories as I can. As we were getting ready to leave, he looked at my girls like he always does and said to me, “Sarah, you have a beautiful family.” Makes me smile that he adores my children so much.

4. My sister is READING. My sister never reads. She hates it. Buuuut, after seeing “Twilight” last week, she decided she wanted to read the books. She’s now mid-way through book 3. My husband, also not a reader, said to me the other day, “Why do you say it like that: ‘She’s not a reader’? You say that like it’s a bad thing. Ewwww, she doesn’t read. Just like, Ewwwww she has open sores.” Not to criticize non-readers (too much), but honestly, it’s just so foreign to me. I have always been one to get sucked into a book. Always.

5. Speaking of books – I’m grateful for books and magazines to occupy my brain. Currently, I’m reading “The American Wife” which is a novel somehow loosely based on Laura Bush. I try not to think too hard about the inspiration, as there’s quite a bit of smut, and I don’t need to think of GW that way. Ewww, indeed.

6. I’m also thankful for Sudoku. I am horrible at math, but love Sudoku even though I consistently spell it wrong and probably mispronounce it.

7. I’m thankful for Apple and the invention of the iPod, iPhone and my beloved iTunes. Without it, well… I’d be perfectly fine. But I like it anyway.

8. Starbucks, thank you for making overpriced coffee for me to buy and enabling me so that I never actually have to learn to make my own. It tastes better when someone else does it anyway.

9. My friends – you are not at number 9 because you’re that far on my list. I am so lucky to have you. And my blogger-friends, I’m glad to have you here when I write and to catch glimpses into your worlds, via your blogs, Twitter, or other social media timesucks. Y’all are awesome.

10. And everything I forgot or didn’t have room for. I’m thankful for all that too.

I hope you all had a great day, great food and great fun. What are you most Thankful for?

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Right now I’m thankful for your husband’s quote of “Ewwwww, she has open sores.” My stomach hurts from laughing! I say the same thing. My husband is not a reader. Not illiterate exactly, but not a reader. Me, I read everything in print whether I want to or not….cereal boxes, highway signs, store ads, I can’t help it.

    I’m glad your grandfather is doing so well! And I’m thrilled that you’re having this time to capture memories of him. That’s a fabulous blessing!

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