Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #23 - Things I'm Thankful For

Since it's Thanksgiving, I'll take a step back and list things I'm thankful for as I'm fortunate not to have any real needs or wants (sap alert). Often, people are quick to dismiss the obvious such as health, family and home, but if you don't stop to appreciate those things, they may just slip through your hands. Then again, thirteen is a pretty long list, so I have some space for smaller pleasures. So without further ado, here are the things I am thankful for:
  1. My health - I try to respect my body by eating good foods and exercising and have been fortunate to be relatively healthy. Without this, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the rest of this list.
  2. My husband - Doug has always been supportive of me and our family and has taken on the crucial role of stay-at-home-dad and laundry king. Thanks Doug!
  3. Our kids - The most cherished gifts we could ask for. Of course they have their moments like Adam's refusal to eat anything I cook, or Dova's unwillingness to get dressed or clean up, but overall they amaze us everyday with their abundant love and charm.
  4. Our family's health - So many families struggle with cancer and illness and I am thankful that we only need to worry about the little things.
  5. Our home - Our beautiful house is just the right size for our family and has a safe yard for the kids to play in.
  6. My job - It's in the perfect location, pays a great salary and most of the time is not totally stressful.
  7. My friends and family - I'm grateful for all of you!
  8. Blogging - My therapy and it's free to boot.
  9. Knitting - It brings me peace and allows me to creates things with love for the kids.
  10. My gadgets - I love my iPhone, iPod, DSLR, computers, high speed internet, Wii... I'm in geek heaven.
  11. My car - Beautiful, luxurious (heated leather seats are mighty nice this time of year), sporty (5-speed, sport suspension), reliable, kid hauler (although not big enough to keep the kids apart on long trips), nothing beats a 325xiT.
  12. Flickr - Organizing my 9000 digital photos could not be possible without Flickr and it has a great community.
  13. DVR - It completely saves our sanity when it comes to TV. Plus the kids get to watch their shows when they want to and buzz through those nasty commercials.

    Bonus item:
  14. Cleaners - One day a month, I can breathe a sigh of relief from the dirt, grease, mold, cat hair, toothpaste and spider webs of our lives.


Anonymous said...

You've got a great Thankful list!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anonymous said...

Awesome list,Angela! Yup, to blogging!:)
Mine is up here;
Thursday Thirteen
Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Nice list. Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for bloggers who use DO FOLLOW! Bless you for that.

I'm so glad to see someone else is thankful for Flickr. Our blog uses Flickr's creative commons as a source of photos (because a picture is worth a thousand words) and we are SO GRATEFUL to the people who make this possible. loving your bonus item, just because it makes me feel a little less alone when someone else refers to the "the dirt, grease, mold, cat hair, toothpaste and spider webs of our lives." And I don't even have children. :(

Anonymous said...

Great list. I did a similar one, but I forgot all about the DVR!

Julie Pippert said...

That's a great list and thanks for collecting links!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Shesawriter said...

Blogging for therapy? Yeah, I can totally relate to that. It's all about expression. You can write to your heart's content on your blog.

Happy TT and Thanksgiving Day! :-)

My 13

Pamela said...

Blessed Thanksgiving. Each day should be a Thanksgiving day as what you have stated is what is happening each day. May you and your family have a blessed thanksgiving everyday of your life.

Anyway, may want to check with you on iphone. Wanted to get this for my Christmas present! See ya

Anonymous said...

Happy TT-13 and Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Bigqueue said...

A great list for I almost agree with myself....except for the DVR, Wii and nice car! :-)