Tuesday, November 20, 2012

10 Things I Am Grateful For In 2012

Seeing as Thanksgiving is two days away, I thought I'd post my thankful post today since I feel like tomorrow will be crazy (Mom is having surgery) and Thursday will be devoted to sloth and gluttony.  Thus, my 10 Things I Am Grateful For In 2012 list.

10. My coworkers.  Not everyone can say that they work with phenomenal people, but I honestly can.  I love my coworkers.  Brilliant, loyal, funny and kind, I am so lucky to know them.

9. Healthcare.  With my mother going in to surgery tomorrow, I am grateful that she is covered by Medicare and that I was fully covered this past January when I had my surgery.  Paying for that would not have been fun.

8. Pinterest.  Without you, I would have so many fewer fun recipes and DIY projects to try out.

7. Mint chocolate chip brownies.  Mint + chocolate = heaven.

6. Krystal Wade.  Watching her rise into authordom and helping her by reading her books has been such a fun ride!  Not to mention, she's a great person. 

5. The MARC Train.  You get me to work on time every day and save me $200/month in comparison with the Metro.

4. 80s movies.  Die Hard, The Princess Bride, Clue, Indiana Jones, Star Wars (yes, it overlaps with the 70s, but whatever), Real Genius, Starman, Back To The Future, Somewhere In Time.  You were the best babysitters in the world and I can still watch any of you again and again and again.

3. Blogger! I'm so happy to have "met" such great people and to have an outlet for my book fetish.

2. My boys.  My Westies.  They make me smile and laugh every single day, even if one has the worst breath in the world and the other is obsessed with toys.

1. My husband.  He took care of me when I was sick, he randomly brings home flowers, he doesn't complain when I read books 24/7 and he loves me.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone (in the US)!  Be safe and have a great day (worldwide).


  1. I wish you and your Mom the best with your Mom's surgery. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I'm grateful for you too, and since I count for TWO things on that list, I'm pretty excited about that. Actually, if you look at #3, that's because of me too. HA! Who knew you were so thankful for me?

    You know, people are going to think I'm big-headed. You'll have to let everyone know how I cry in corners and whine to you about my writing woes. Though, that might not make me look better.

    Happy Thanksgiving to one of my greatest friends, AND, I hope everything goes well with your mom's surgery tomorrow. Keep me posted.

    1. You totally get to claim #10 and #3. :)

  3. Awww....I'm thankful for Krystal Wade too. And chocolate mint brownies. Not necessarily that order. ;)


    Also, 80's movies. yes. just yes.

    I'm gonna go ahead and add "-1: Pumpkin pie." to your list haha :P I hope your Mom's surgery goes well!

    1. Mmm...mint chocolate chip brownies...must make some soon!

      And yeah, why wasn't pumpkin pie on my list? That's just a glaring ommision on my part. Thanks for adding it! :)

      Mom's surgery went great, thanks. :)

  5. Great list. :) I love a lot of eighties movies too. Did your mom come out of surgery okay? Let us know. :)

    And give your doggies and extra hug today, from me, just because I know I'd love them. haha

    1. Mom's surgery went great, thanks. :)

      I did give the pups extra hugs, to which they squirmed out of and brought me their toys to play with instead. And yeah, you'd totally love them...not that I'm biased or anything.