Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thankful is something you should be all year, but this time of year it is stressed. I have many things to be thankful for.

Even if they are a pain in my ass.

I am thankful for...

Mount Laundry

Not a day goes by where I don't have one pile or another of clothes to wash. But every time I trip over one of those piles or leave a trail of socks behind me as I walk down to the laundry room, I am reminded of how thankful I am we are able to all have clothes on our backs. Or the floor.

Skyscrapers of dishes in the sink

Or on the counter. My daughter and I share the responsibility of washing said dishes. If I'm not complaining about the lasagna that burned to the pan and won't come off, then I'm bribing her to actually wash them at a reasonable hour. No matter how much whining and crying I do over those dishes, I am reminded of thankful I am we are able to fill plates with food each and every night.


Whether they are fighting or laughing, I know that they always have and always will love one another. I can't imagine my life without them. It is truly a miracle that the husband and I let them live this long created such beautiful creatures.

Creaky floors and leaky pipes

It is no secret that I hate this house. So many memories have been made here, but most days, it still doesn't feel like a home. Just a house. But no matter how I feel about this house of ours, I am always thankful that we have a roof over our heads.

Alarm clocks

Not a day goes by when I don't want to chuck them into the wall. Yes I said them. This chic loves her sleep! But since one of those alarms is on my phone, which I also love, I resist the urge to throw things at the butt crack of noon dawn. Instead of throwing, I remind myself that hearing my alarms every morning remind me that I am alive. And I am very thankful for that.


Do I really need to explain this one?!


I am taking the remainder of this week off to enjoy a day of good food, followed by a long day of shopping. I hope everyone out there has a happy turkey day.

May you gobble til you wobble!

pour your heart out


Babes Mami said...

Love this little twist on a thankful post. And so true!

Jackie said...

You're right... for all the complaining that we do about things in our lives those are the things that we should be thankful for.

Liz said...

Ha! Love your spin on things you are grateful for! :-) Have a great shopping day!

Julie said...

I kept hearing all day yesterday with the radio and news broadcasts that complaining is now healthy for the body and that it shows that we are grateful even if it is complaining. So that makes it all good! I love your spin on what you're grateful for and I hope you get lots of good deals on Black Friday!!

Have a great holiday!

(stopping by from Shell's PYHO)

KLZ said...

Coffee never needs to be explained.

Happy thanksgiving!

Shell said...

Such a positive way to look at it all!

Hope you had a fabulous holiday!

Dumb Mom said...

Or in baskets? I pretty much have a laundry basket obstacle course all over my house. I'd be more thankful of it if I had a laundry fairy to put it all away!