photo courtesy of martha_chapa95

photo courtesy of martha_chapa95

November is a popular month for “blessing a day” and “I’m thankful for” statuses for obvious reasons. While I’m thankful for many things, and post about them often, I thought I’d take a slightly different road this Thanksgiving.

Perhaps it’s the non-conformist in me. Maybe I just wanted to steer clear of being too mushy so soon after that last lovey-dovey post about my husband and all. I don’t want to make people throw up or anything.

So, here are a few things I’m thankful for today.  You might be able to relate to one or two of them!

  1. Friends (heck, even strangers for that matter) who alert me of the large spinach leaf covering at least three of my teeth; the toilet paper streaming from the bottom of my shoe; or the zipper that’s failed to make its way to the top.
  2. Body Glide. One run without it, and it quickly made this list.
  3. The ability to laugh at myself – it makes me feel a little less guilty when I laugh at other people.
  4. Elastic waistbands.
  5. Wine – and the fact I wasn’t living during prohibition times.
  6. The fact that I have kids to tell me Crocs aren’t cool to wear anymore. I apologize to any of you Crocs lovers out there.
  7. Bacon. I used to think I could be a vegetarian. But any time I think of my life without a steak (or steak wrapped in bacon), my soul dies just a little.
  8. That dream I had the other night where I was Elizabeth Bennett and Hugh Jackman was Mr. Darcy.
  9. My Thesaurus.
  10. 10. Pugs. The world will always be a better place as long as there are pugs.

Happy Thanksgiving!