Tuesday, November 18, 2008

10 Things I'm Thankful for This Year

10 Things I'm Thankful for This Year
  1. First and foremost, my family. Of course, thats a given a suppose. It extends further than just the demons & the husband. I'm thankful that we have had a year of non-health issues with my dad. For those of you who know what we went through a few years ago, you'll understand. It was rough and I'm glad we got another year of non-stressful times with him.
  2. Saki. Yep, the dog. There was always something missing after I lost Max 4 years ago and Saki has almost filled that void. She will never take the place of Max and no matter how many times someone tells me "she's better than Max was", I refuse to accept that (even though it's true in many ways LOL). And, of course, I'm thankful that the husband said those beautiful words when we were thinking of getting a puppy; "why don't we just get a golden retriever". That was almost as precious as "will you marry me". Wait... he never asked me to marry him - we just decided to get married. Anyway, on to #3.
  3. I'm thankful that my shops have given me one more year of income so that I don't have to go back out into the workforce. It's fun, I enjoy it and I can work in my underwear! Yeehaw! Plus, I like being home with the girls - even though they are old enough to be home alone, I don't want them to be.
  4. My friends. Melissa has blessed me with another year of her bestest friendship. I just don't know what I would do without her... it's amazing the things I can tell her and the most she will say negative is "you're a dork". I love her to death and back. I just have to get out there to see her so I can feel her prego belly before she pops. I have an obsession with her prego belly. It's fun to feel her up. Then there is Kimber... thanks to the internet I have found another friend in my life that I can throw that "best" word in front of. And the strangest part of it is that we've never met face to face. Someday. Maybe I'll hide in the trunk when my parents go south this winter.
  5. Health. I'm thankful we are all relativley healthy. We took Demon #2 off of the anti-depressants she was on and it seemed to do a world of good. The thyroid levels on both Demons contiue to flucuate, but thats going to be a lifetime issue.
  6. Speaking of Demons - I'm thankful that I have come to the realization that I have to accept the girls (mainly Demon #2) for who they are and quit trying to mold them into someone else. It's been a long road and we still haven't seen the end of it yet, but it's getting better. I'm hoping that next year I can add that I'm thankful that everyone has accepted her for who she is.
  7. I'm thankful that the economy problems haven't affected us as much as most. With me at home working and the husband being a truck driver and bringing the semi (owned & fueled by the company) home each night, we didn't have to fill up gas tanks on a weekly basis like most people. This could be #8, but I'll add it here - even though it's a sucky job at times, I'm thankful the husband is a truck driver. No matter how bad things get... the world will always need trucks to haul things to stores. It's job security. No layoffs in this family. And thankfully he works for a large trucking company - they aren't in danger of shutting down like some of the smaller companies have this past year.
  8. I'm thankful my parents found that kitty... it was one of the best things that could have happened to them. They have never had pets themselves, only whatever I brought home. My stepmom is the most anti-pet person out there, but I found out yesterday that when she puts Sassy to bed at night (she sleeps in the laundry room), she picks her up, sets her in her bed and COVERS HER UP WITH A BLANKET. That cat has them trained worse than my cat.s
  9. Blogging. Seriously... do you know how many "friends" I have met through blogging? It's amazing...
  10. Love, laughter & smiles. I'm thankful for those every day of my life.