I don’t know about you, but I’m filled to the brim with things I’m thankful for, such as:
Janet and Jessie: Without whom life wouldn’t be worth much. They make everything better, kinda like butter.
Family and Friends: Near and far, new and long term; always surround yourself with good people. It reflects well on you. I, for one, can use more of that.
Our Country: Of all the places to give birth to a daughter, the USA is one of the best.
My Life: Some might look back on my life and see mistakes I’ve made. Those people would be wrong. I wouldn’t change a thing in my past because all those choices have led me to this very spot and this very moment. I wouldn’t change places with anyone out there, not for anything.
Newspapers: I’m old school, I can’t help it. I want to support the local paper and I think our Budge understands. Plus, the Seattle Times has Wordsearch, Sudoku, and KenKen! Janet loved today’s paper: it was filled with an ad from every store in a hundred mile radius.
Movies: I just love movies. I love going to a theater and immersing myself in a story other than my own. Janet and I just went, this morning, to see Skyfall and loved it! I think Daniel Craig is the best Bond, hands down. Sorry Mom, Sean Connery was before my time.
Cooking early for Thanksgiving: Janet starts the cooking process a few days before Thanksgiving, so on the actual day, we can sit around, eat leftovers, and catch up on our Hulu TV watching.
Books: Where would we be without books? I love them. I love to visit libraries. I’ve held a library card in every city I’ve been. I love to wander around used bookstores and immerse myself in words and images.
Coffee: I grew up in Seattle so you’d think my first encounter with a cup of coffee would have been at Starbucks. That’s not true. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. True story. My favorite part of Sunday mornings? CBS Sunday Morning TV show, the Sunday paper, and a full pot of coffee.
That’s all I can think of at the moment. What are you thankful for?