soooo, here goes a truck load of thankfulness. be patient with me. and read them all, i may sneak a gut-buster in there. #you never know.
7 - i am really freakin' thankful for my iPhone. completely rubbish thing to be thankful for, but i just love it. so very much.
8 - i unplugged from technology (besides our dvd & tv) for more hours than i expected to this last week. it was full of awesomeness. and i didn't miss it.
9 - tonight i am very thankful for my large hospital mug i got when the boy child was in the hospital in jan. it holds a fantastic amount of liquids. could be a mixed drink or could be water, either way i can suck on that baby for a long time. (did you laugh at that one?)
10 - i am extremely thankful that i am not ill. my husband, on the other hand, is. and somehow it is just as painful for me.
11 - we had a very bountiful thanksgiving meal and for that i am thankful. thankful we could provide that for our family. thanksgiving has not been a huge deal in my family, but we've carved (ha ha!) out our own little tradition in the last few years.
12 - i am incredibly thankful for friends who can make me laugh. you know who you are. the lightheartedness means more to me than you can ever know.
13 - the hubster, even though he is waaaayy annoying today with his illness, i am thankful for him. we have weathered some really big storms and i know life is not easy with me, thanks for working with me to make this crazy life of ours work the best way for us. i am not perfect and i make mistakes, but you have stuck by me and i appreciate that.
14 - i adore the movies. and having gone to the movies twice within one week is spectacular! the upcoming months will prove to be just as delightful with many movies on my "want-to-see" list. nothing like the big screen.
15 - tampons are awesome. i want to give thanks that pads are not part of my monthly attire. (sorry, guys) (ladies, you know what i am talking about)
16 - we are heading out on vacation this next week and i am very thankful about many a things about that vacay. 16A: my dad's delta points getting us airfare 16B: people watching at Disney, there's simply nothing better 16C: the holidays at Disney, extra magical 16D: no work for the week!
17 - my cousin and her partner are having a shindig next fall. and they asked me to be a part of it. how freakin' awesome, and i am so thankful for the both of them. i have always supported marriage equality, however having those two in my life has allowed myself to grow with my support for equality. i am thankful nikki has found the one and vice versa. they make each other better people and are just plain fun to be around.
18 - my mom came across my grandfather's wedding band and she gave it to me last week. while my grandparents divorced shortly after i was born and i do not recall them being together, i am very appreciative of the token. something to keep on my person, if i wish, that is tangible. he's been gone for 18 years.
19 - i have chosen to look at my preeclampsia experience with gratitude. i have met some amazing individuals as a result of my involvement with the PF and have been involved in some AWEsome things as a result. i am able to appreciate my life and my children in a way I could never have dreamed of before.
20 - i am weird. and i like it. i never imagined being thankful for not usually being the odd person out, but in the last few years (in particular this year) i have embraced this and myself. if you do not like it or accept me for who i am, that is your issue not mine. i am a geek who loves star wars and lotr, a nerd who loves to read. and acceptance is a beautiful thing.
21 - choices, i am so very thankful for choices. we have the ability to make choices about our lives. choices that lead us into a different direction, choices that may be the most difficult we ever make, choices on simple things. not everyone may support those choices, but they are ours to make and ours alone.
alright, i think that is it for tonight. my attention span is beginning to wane.