Well, tomorrow is Turkey Day. And although I really get tired of seeing the daily posts on FB announcing what you're thankful for, I figure that I can get them all out here.
First, the sappier stuff:
I am thankful for my mother.
The woman brought me into this world and she's never left my side. She's there when I need her and there when I don't. And even though we don't see eye to eye much, she's my biggest supporter.
I am thankful for my husband. Seriously, the man is my rock. He calms me when I need it and makes me laugh when I'm down. And without him, I'd either be in jail for maiming someone or an asylum for going absolutely bat-shit crazy.
I am thankful that my kids are sweet and loving and not heathens. The fact that other moms comment on how well behaved they are in public is something that helps me sleep at night. It's far better than being the mom that people side-eye in the grocery store.
I am thankful for my sister/BFF. No matter how long it's been since our last visit, it's like we just pick up where we left off when we reunite. I know that I can tell her anything... even the stuff that other people would judge me for and laugh.
I am thankful for my nieces. They make me laugh so much and are such sweet girls. Watching them grow up has been a pleasure and some of my best memories feature them. They make me feel loved and wanted even when I feel like the rest of the world would like to see me leave.
I am thankful that even though I've had back surgery and my back is tricky.tricky.tricky, I am in good health. Hell, I'm thankful that I'm alive.
I'm thankful that I get to see the world through the eyes of my kids and that makes me stop and pay more attention. My kids aren't old enough to be jaded and seeing things through their eyes is fun.
I'm thankful that I alive right now, to see change happening. (The good stuff, like legalizing same sex marriages.) It's about time, you know?
I'm thankful for the roof over my head, even though I hate my house. Even though we are living on top of each other, I know we have it better than a lot of other people.
And now for the stuff that isn't sappy:
I'm thankful that I have websites like Pinterest to make me feel like I might actually be able to achieve craft nirvana. Although I realize that pinning it does not equal doing it.
I'm thankful for IMDb for being there to help me figure out why I know "that guy", the guest star, on my shows each week when my mind goes blank. One website can clear up my brain farts.
I'm thankful that I finally nailed a recipe for cornbread dressing. I was beginning to think someone would come to revoke my southern membership card if I didn't perfect it... it's kickass good.
I'm thankful that I mastered how blinkers work and have the ability to use mine without thinking. Apparently, that knowledge is sparse in this country.
I'm thankful that now that we homeschool our kids, my laundry duties are once a week. Although, I still have a hard time remembering to get the clothes back out of the dryer within 48 hours.
I'm thankful that I married a man who doesn't expect me to make dinner for all of us each night. Then again, I would have never married a man that expected that of me anyway.
I'm thankful that life really isn't as hard as it's made out to be in infomercials. Seriously, calm down and use the product right and you won't need a new gadget. It's a hanger, not rocket surgery.
I'll catch up with you all again on Monday.
Have a great Thanksgiving! Eat too much and take plenty of naps.