Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pre-Turkey Transgressions

So, the chicklets are out of school today (The Berry CDC is closed) - and I thought, ah, well, I'll just take the kids to work with me. They're good kids, right? Right. No problem. We'll bring some books and some markers, etc., and for a couple hours, they'll be fine.

Not so much. We had breakfast (everyone brought something) and they were really good. Then at 9:30, we came back to my office. It's barely 10 and I'm pulling my hair out!?!?!?!?!?!? There is ink on my wall, pushpins on the floor, and they're shooting rubber bands at each other. Who knew office supplies were so freakin' dangerous! Well, obviously 3 & 4 year olds enjoy them.

Like I'm going to get work done. So, without further ado, since I won't post tomorrow and probably not again until Monday, here is my list (in no particular order) of the things for which I am thankful.

1. Confidence
2. Cole & Carson
3. cowboy boots & jeans
4. My family, the whole crazy lot of 'em. I love you guys.
5. My friends, specifically my girlfriends. Thank you.
6. New friends. New friends that I didn't see coming and can't wait to know better.
7. Yolanda, the house cleaner.
8. Unlimited call/text/internet plan from Verizon.
9. Knowing my proper bra size (I kid you not, this has changed my life.)
10. Clean Sheets
11. First Dates
12. Georgia has Yuengling now. And it's good.
13. Football season is still kicking, and I have friends with cable.
14. Good books.
15. Good friends that LOAN me good books.
16. My wonderful job. I make not-so-much money, but I can get by and I love my job.
17. I almost completely own my car. 6 more months, about.
18. I am able to pay all my bills every month and not be in debt.
19. Cole's drawing of "our family"
20. Carson singing "Angel from Montgomery" to me.
21. Friends that make cheesy scrambled eggs and biscuits after I crash at their house the night before.
22. My own strength to let go of the past.
23. My ability to listen, and give good advice.
24. My grandmother's jade ring that she designed. It's one of my favorite tangible objects.
25. Woolen anything (socks, sweaters, scarves...)
26. Energy saving techniques
27. Floyd County is getting better and better at encouraging recycling.
28. Berry preschool is a nurturing place for my children.
29. Bella, my sweet sweet puppy (even when she's nasty and it's been raining.)
30. New journals for new chapters in my life. (I need one, p.s., in case anyone wants to get me one for Christmas...)
31. Resolve & peace in my life after some mad turmoil.
32. Book time before bed time and that my kids beg and beg for more books.
33. Having to reprimand my oldest child for getting out of bed to "read the dictionary"
34. Good medical care, and good health insurance to go along with it.
35. I only had one cavity at the dentist, and it's one that he'd noticed 2 years ago, but never filled.
36. My children had NO cavities!!! YIPPEE!!!
37. Old photographs of my family.
38. Sentimentality. I'm a sentimental girl.
39. ITunes. I'd be more grateful if I could access it...sigh.
40. I don't have cable, and I'm grateful.
41. I am also grateful for the prospect of having cable TV & internet again...someday.
42. House showing this weekend.
43. 2 acres and a fenced in yard.
44. recessed lighting.
45. good smelly girly stuff. Makes me happy.
46. Philosophy's "Hope in a Jar"
47. Excellent babysitters that I trust, and who my children love.
48. Sunday mornings.
49. Coffee.
50. The Sunday Crossword (and time to do it sometimes!)
51. My blog
52. My boss, I love my boss. He's an excellent boss.
53. My admin assistants - also awesome and always helpful.
54. That I have a sister. And I love her. And I'm going to have a niece.
55. Lunch Dates
56. Good soup when it's raining.
57. Homemade chicken & dumplings.
58. A good shoulder rub every once in a while.
59. My judge. He respects me, and is very fair. I love working in his courtroom.
60. The ADAs I work with are very reasonable and we're all friends.
61. Local bands.
62. First beer on a Friday night with good friends.
63. 6-disc changers in my car
64. xM radio
65. Audiobooks on long drives.
66. Hot showers
67. I can wear my hair curly or straight and it looks alright either way.
68. My jeans are too tight sometimes, but I don't have body issues, really.
69. My body has birthed two perfectly beautiful people. How awesome is that!
70. I am grateful for my own gratitude.
71. I have a fair sense of humor.
72. Very few people can find a reason to dislike me.
73. I can find very few reasons to dislike others.
74. Text messaging is a miracle.
75. Holiday Parades.
76. Small town life.
77. Local high school football.
78. people that make me smile for tiny reasons, like sharing gum.
79. Facebook friends. I love keeping in touch.

That's all I got and the kids are destroying my office. I LOVE YOU ALL AND I'm THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!


  1. and me you because you are me and I am you.

  2. Oh I love you too - and by the way - I have the journal covered - everyone else leave it alone!