Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Thirteen

Run turkeys, run!

First thing this morning, I dumped tea down my keyboard and it is acting erratically. So Happy Thanksgiving to me, and Merry Christmas to myself early because it looks like I will be buying a new keyboard PDQ.

Anyway, I had hoped to be more original, but after that disaster I can't think straight so here are 13 things I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day.

1. My wonderful husband. He's a terrific man and we're still in love after all of these years.

2. My health. Well, my health is not the best but I know there are people worse off so I am very grateful for the health I do have.

3. My brains. I'm a pretty smart ol' woman sometimes, though I am often accused of thinking too much.

4.  My family. Sometimes they are really a pain in the you-know-what but they're mine.

5. My writing. Even if I am not doing a lot with it at the moment and finding what I am attempting to be damn frustrating, I am thankful that I have the ability (well, sometimes) and that I like doing it.

6. My education. I am very glad that I know stuff and that I love to learn.

7. The Blue Ridge Mountains. I have a lovely view and I love the mountains. They offer me majesty and a reminder to be humble every time I look out the window.

8. My husband's employment. We are very lucky.

9. Our home. It is a small house by some standards but it not just a house, it is a home, full of love and laughter, and I am very content within these walls.

10. My friends. This should have been higher on the list but I had to switch keyboards in the middle of this and lost my train of thought. Anyway, I would be lost without my friends to keep me on track, and I am so very grateful that I have people who love me and whom I love.

11. Chocolate. Okay, don't laugh. This is so different from the other things. But I really, really like chocolate.

12. The Internet. It has changed the world, not necessarily for the better, but I enjoy it and I have made many friends I would not have otherwise, including you, dear reader. So I am also very thankful for you!

13. The world. I am really grateful to all the world, in spite of its many issues and concerns. She's a good ol' earth and I love her dearly.


May you be blessed on this and every day.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 217th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Anita! Looks like it should be a great day for us here in Virginia with sunshine in the forecast. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal... isn't turkey great?

  2. What a wonderful list to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy T13,

    13 Turkey Facts

  3. What a nice hearth-and-home post. I feel much the same way about it. As to the keyboard, This is what I did the last time I spilled juice:

  4. Interesting that every time I decide to go read Anita's blog, it happens to be Thursday Thirteen. And I always think I'm going to do it too but I never do!

    Hope you get your new keyboard right away. I'd hate to miss a Thursday Thirteen.

  5. Happy Belated Turkey Day. Looks like you have lots to be thankful for. I wish you continued happiness :)

  6. happy belated turkey day and thurs 13!


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