Top Ten Things I'm Thankful For
10. I am thankful that my husband doesn't care what I make for dinner. If it is there, he will eat it. It's one of the many, many things I adore about him. He is the least picky eater on the planet. When he walks in from work, I could seriously tell him that there's some Easy Mac and a stale peanut butter sandwich ready for him, and he'd be like, "oooh, great!" And it would not be sarcastic. I have some friends with those husbands who "don't eat leftovers," and I'm telling you, those men would be some very hungry mo-fos in my house.
9.I am thankful for psychopharmacology. A special shout-out to the good people who make psych meds in generic. Thanks! I heart you so hard.
8. I am thankful for coffee. Yes, despite my lumptastic fibrocystic situation, I am still taking in some caffeine. I have cut way back, but I'm still relishing my morning cup of
7. I am thankful for television. There. I said it. I love television. It is a magical box o' happiness. And now that I have DVR I am livin' the dream. To those parents who insist that their children never watch a millisecond of
6. I am thankful for central air conditioning. This is the first home we've had with central air, and it's delicious. I have no idea how people lived in the Houston area before air conditioning, but I think all those high noon shoot-outs in the Wild West may have been related to the constant sweating.
5. I am thankful for my smokin' hot ride, also known as the minivan. Having had my share of clunkers in the past, I appreciate the simple joy of hearing the van start up every time I turn the key. Except for that one time I tried to start it with the keys to the other car. The van may have a fine interior coating of crumbs, empty juice boxes, and McToys, but it's comfy and gets us where we need to go. Also it has air conditioning.
4. I am thankful that my autistic son's obsession is Lego Star Wars, which our whole family enjoys. It would be way more difficult if it was something that didn't interest the other kids. I mean, Temple Grandin's thing is cow slaughterhouses. Not nearly as many hours of family fun as Legos.
3. I am thankful for the people who take the time to read this blog, leave comments, and send me emails. This blog has saved my sanity (or what's left of it) over the last six months. This month, for the first time, I had over 100,000 hits on stark. raving. mad. mommy. I continue to be astonished that people want to read my nonsense every day. I know you have precious little spare time, and I am grateful you spend a little slice of that time with me.
2. I am thankful for my friends in real life and on the Interwebz who get me, make me laugh, and forgive me when I inevitably jam my foot in my mouth.
1. I am thankful for my whacktacular extended and nuclear family, warts and all. They are brilliant, inspiring, and make me laugh out loud on even the worst of days.
Have a great Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?