Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

I wish I could be more original, but here are 13 things for which I am thankful:

1. My husband. He's a balding old guy, but he's mine.

2. My home. The balding old guy built this house with his own two hands, and as of this year it is completely paid for. Hard to beat that.

3. My friends. I have some very good friends who listen to me whine and keep me sane and straight. They are, indeed, a blessing.

4. My family, even the ones I don't speak to, and all of those ancestors who came before me.

5. My computer. I would be hard pressed to find something else that I use as much as I do my desktop. Why, without it, there'd be no Blue Country Magic!

6. The ability to read. Literacy is a great gift; I cannot imagine a life without words.

7. The ability to write. This form of expression is more natural to me than speaking.

8. Having everything I need right here so I don't have to fly in airplanes. I'm not kidding - I wouldn't want to be groped by anybody for any reason whatsoever.

9. The Blue Ridge Mountains. I love them. They are beautiful, majestic, and spectacular.

10. Heat. I am very glad that we can afford to heat the house.

11. Air conditioning. While it is not the time of year for this, I am also very grateful for this. It makes my life much easier in the humidity and heat.

12. Chocolate. It's a sin, I know it is, to enjoy a food this much, but I can't help it, and this time of year I am crazy for chocolate covered cherries, Cella brand, in dark chocolate. But they are very hard to find in our area (which is probably fortunate).

13. Busy hands. Not being busy is over rated. I prefer to have plenty of things to do, doing work I enjoy, and I like deadlines.

There you go. A Thanksgiving Thirteen to celebrate the holiday. Eat lots of turkey, ya'll.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here.  I've been playing for a while and this is my 166th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I miss my husband, home, mountains, and a bathtub! My mother only has a walk-in shower now. At least I lost a few pounds (hard work and being out of my comfort zone) but I might change that today with turkey and apple pie. Mine are up.

  2. #7 is definitely me.
    Gorgeous country you live in.
    Happy T13!

  3. I'm with you on the chocolate!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. #8... I say let 'em grope. I'm just an old woman with nothing to hide and to be honest... it might just feel good. Who know! LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving. Gonna go grope our turkey now.

  5. The mountains really are beautiful!

    Enjoy your day!

  6. I love your list, and I am thankful for many of the same things. I don't, however, have mountains, and they are surely God's work! Just beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. What a great list. I hope you share it with your hubby. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. I had a home that was completely paid for. It was wonderful. Then we had to mortgage it to pay for medical expenses, and moved. Sigh.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Like your list. Don’t miss the give-a-ways, linky party and Bavarian Christmas starting 26 Nov!


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