Yesterday was Thanksgiving, which is my FAVORITE holiday. What could be better? Food, family, booze, laughter—you’re right, there’s nothing better. I have another post started, but I thought in keeping with the thankful mood of Turkey Day and the upcoming holidays, I would do a post about some of the things I am thankful for. So, in no particular order here are some of the things I am thankful for:

  • Christmas music

Now that the holidays have officially begun, I will be listening to Christmas music pretty much all the time. Favorite songs include “All I Want for Christmas is You,” (obviously), the Glee Christmas album, “Happy Christmas (War is Over),” “Last Christmas,” “So This is Christmas,” and all the church songs we used to sing in choir—there’s nothing like belting out “O Holy Night.” Currently playing: “A Holly Jolly Christmas” sung by Lady Antebellum. (And I just had to pause my typing so I could belt out a line, with accompanying hand motions.)


  • Cheese & cracker party trays

An essential at any and all family parties. My sister and I are slightly obsessed with these bad boys. I think I ate more cheese and cracker combos yesterday than I did actual turkey. No regrets. Also, when I brought what was left of it home, my husband shamed me—“That’s like bringing home the beer you didn’t drink!”—but, again, no regrets. That’s my lunch today.


  • Mimosas

Even though my sister forgot to get the champs for mimosas yesterday, I LOVE them. Although I drank so many before my friend’s wedding a couple weeks ago that I got a
tummy ache, so be careful friends. There can never be too much champagne, but there CAN be too much orange juice.


  • Babies

Two of my cousins had babies in the last year, and one of my very best girlfriends had a baby in July. There is nothing like snuggling a munchkin. My husband was playing with my cousin’s daughter yesterday, who is about ten months, so she is crawling and playing, and not just being a potato like newborns, and Steve states out of nowhere, “I like this baby!” We both like babies. 🙂

Also, this meme made me LOL.


  • Homemade mashed potatoes

Do I really need to expand on this? (No.)


  • Coffee

I am currently on my fourth cup of coffee this morning—well, actually it’s past noon so it’s no longer morning, but I’m also still in my jammies, so… I’m a little hopped up right now. But one of my favorite things is having the time to sit and relax in the morning (afternoon) and drink my coffee.


  • Online shopping

I do not do the Black Friday shopping. People scare me, and I don’t like crowds. However, I did enjoy some online shopping this morning. Checked a few people off my to-buy list already, plus one or two goodies for myself. A couple years ago, my dad discovered the beauty of Amazon wish lists. He said, “It’s so easy! You click a button, and then it shows up at your house!” No human interaction required.


  • And of course, my hubby, my parents, my sister, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, my friends, my fur babies, etc.

What would be the point of any of the rest of it without these guys? I am so blessed to have the people I do in my life, and I love them all so much. (Thanksgiving selfie photo credit to my cousin Emily.)


If you’re included in this list, high five yourselves. You’re the best. (Even if you’re not included in that list, you’re on someone’s list, so you should still high five yourself.)


  • Finally, YOU!

I’m thankful for you. For reading this blog post, and any others you have read or may read in the future. I am enjoying this new adventure I’m taking, and I wouldn’t be able to do it if others weren’t taking it with me. I appreciate it more than you know.


This list could go on and on, but I think I’ve rambled enough for today. Let me know what you’re thankful for! Leave a comment below!




2 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. I am thankful for good health. It sounds cliche, but a year ago at this time I was very sick and could not enjoy the holidays. Now I am healthy and strong and ready to descend into my usual Christmas frenzy of activities!


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