Well, It Ain’t Ozzie And Harriet

Because a Thanksgiving post SHOULD pay homage to Raising Arizona, right?

It’s possible that I’m too crabby.

It’s also likely that I could be a little more friendly. While I espouse a the philosophy of ‘live and let live’, I find myself getting annoyed by others all the time.

That being said, I am going to try for the rest of the month to not roll my eyes at the 30 days of thankfulness posts on Facebook. It’s GREAT to be thankful and there certainly isn’t anything wrong with expressing gratitude for all that is good in your life. From what I gather, family, jobs, friends, health, parents, Jesus, and grandkids are WAAAAAY up there. Oh, and struggles. Because without the struggles, they would not be who they are today.

See? I’m doing it again.

I would like to join in. I don’t want to come up with THIRTY things, but I can come up with a few.

  • I am thankful for my sense of smell. Not always, there are times when I’d like to cut my nose off. One being the time we drove past cattle feed lots in Dodge City, Kansas and whenever Randy is parked in the bathroom for more than 5 minutes. Those times aside, being able to smell things is great. Toast, for example. I love the smell of toast. And babies who haven’t just vomited or don’t need a diaper change. Freshly washed babies smell great.
  • I am thankful for my toenails. I know a girl who lost a toenail and she is very self-conscious about wearing sandals. I would HATE it if wearing flip flops made me feel uncomfortable. Who would I be without my rubber shoes?
  • I am thankful for memory foam. Seriously NASA, you get a great big thumbs up for memory foam.
  • I am thankful that I have access to clean drinking water and that my dwelling is temperature controlled and that the only times I feel hungry is because I am choosing to not eat.
  • That last one might have been too serious for this post, but being Thanksgiving week and all I thought I’d throw it in.
  • I am thankful for ear buds. Being able to drown out all the other sounds at the office and fill my head with noise of my choice is sometimes the only thing that gets me through my day.
  • I am thankful for every weekend, holiday, vacation day, and sick day.
  • I am thankful that Randy is going to finish all the housework before the hordes of people show up at our house on Thursday. I mean all of it, right down to the base boards.
  • That last thing probably isn’t going to happen.
  • I am thankful for Middle Sister’s chocolate chip cookies. I plan to eat an obscene amount of those cookies on Thursday.
  • I am thankful for everything that I read, see, or hear that makes me laugh. I don’t laugh easily, but I do laugh genuinely.
  • I am thankful for the cool side of the pillow, that ONE bra that fits comfortably, and the rare days when my feet are neither too hot or too cold.
  • I’m thankful for the people who read my blog.

My hope for all of you is that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you don’t eat so much pie that you vomit. I also hope that your family doesn’t act up and make you insane.

As my mother has grown fond of saying: Peace and out.




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  • And to you a Happy Turkey Day. You are thankful for WAY more than I am, but I will try not to kill my in-laws this weekend 🙂

  • This is the BEST thankful list that I have read, and you should consider that a BIG compliment considering the source. : ) I’m pretty sure that my eyes will roll right out of my head some day.
    As usual, I love your blog. You are such an honest and funny writer. I’m looking forward to reading more.

  • Hope you have a good one! I’m especially thankful the thankfulness posts everywhere will be over soon,as we don’t even celebrate it over here.
    Then I can get into full ‘Ebeneezer Scrooge’ mode for the next few weeks of hellish cheeriness and goodwill and people asking me what I’m doing for Christmas this year, when they really don’t want to hear the answer.

  • I keep my gratitude in a journal…and I express it very specifically. I also make an effort to actually FEEL it (as in an actual sensation). That’s the best. For example, right now I am feeling a slightly warm expansion in my heart area…I can feel it beating…with gratitude for what you do here. 🙂

  • I agree that most “I’m so thankful” posts that spring up from everywhere make me roll my eyes and gag a little. I’m glad toenails were given some love today. I never thought of it before, but they’re pretty cool, as long as their clipped. You know how some people with long toenails wear flip flops? That always creeps me out a bit.

  • I’m thankful for my promise to myself to spend less time online, or at least less Facebook time. If I have to see too many more 30 days of thankful post, I may start unfriending people. If I’m thankful for someone, I’ll just TELL them; it shouldn’t be a status update.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • This one is my favourite :
    •I am thankful for every weekend, holiday, vacation day, and sick day.
    I wish I didn’t have to work but if I didn’t we would have to live on the street so it’s probably better that I continue to work and just be thankful for the days I don’t have to !!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving !

  • I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. I like your list. Genuine thankfulness is better than the seasonally-induced, sudden ability to see the good in everything – until after the holiday.

    I’m generally a happy person, and I’m thankful my friends don’t hold it against me. 🙂

  • “Peace and out” put a smile on my face and um, I’m right there with ya on the 30 Days of Thankfulness posts… THANKFULLY (see what I did there?) I haven’t really been on facebook since I started blogging so I’ve managed to remain unscathed this year. I did try it out last year and posted incredibly sarcastic and awkward things that I was thankful for… But it wasn’t appreciated and I fizzled out after about 6 days.

    • I love peace and out, too. My mother is just full of awesome. She’s adorable. I sometimes forget and use my twitter voice on FB. I have actually had to delete a few posts on FB…I am moron and friended way too many work people.

    • Hahah..well..I am always happy for new friends, but I’m not the GREATEST friend to have. I’m very nice…but often reclusive and not attentive.

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