Monday, November 19, 2007


Well, it's about that time, so I'm making my "Top 20 What I'm Most Thankful For" list... some serious, some silly, some superficial, but all sincere. Here goes:

I'm thankful...

1. that Ryan has been safe and sound in the USA all year. And while I'm on the subject of my husband, I'm thankful that he is the rock of our marriage and has enough faith for the both of us.

2. for my family...ALL of included (and I'm not just saying that).

3. for my dog, Jack, who even though he growls a lot and his breath is less than desirable, is the most devoted pet I've ever known. I'm thankful that when Ryan is out of town, Jack won't go to sleep until I do.

4. for my other dog, Harley, who is the best cuddler and makes the sweetest puppy noises and will turn 3 on Thanksgiving (just thought I'd throw that in).

5. for the fact that Rosa's, Taco Bueno, Target and Starbucks are all less than 2 miles from my house.

6. for my driveway...I know it sounds silly, but after living in an apartment, I truly appreciate pulling up to my own driveway at the end of the day and not having to look for a parking spot.

7. That reminds me...I'm also thankful for my own mailbox.

8. that I have a job I actually enjoy going to every day and co-workers I enjoy spending the day with.

9. that the Dallas Cowboys are kicking ass this year. Yes, I said ass.

10. that I'm a TEXAN! I never appreciated Texas as much as I should have until it was a 24 hour drive state tax and genuinely nice people everywhere you go. Love it!

11. for Diet Cherry Cokes from Sonic every morning on my way to work.

12. for OLD friends, who even though we don't see each other as much as we'd like will always be the easiest people to pick up with because we know each other inside out.

13. for NEW friends, who make every place I've moved feel like "home".

14. that I've been given the opportunity to use my gifts as a way to provide for our family. I love that I can be productive and do what I love at the same time.

15. for my TiVo. I know, I know, but even though I waste a lot of time watching worthless shows, I'm at least saving time by skipping the commercials. Does that justify it?!?

16. that it's officially time to listen to Christmas music and decorate this coming weekend!!!

17. that the Rex Sox won the World Series.

18. for my freedom.

19. for the things God has blessed me with that I take for granted everyday...a roof over my head, clothes on my back, food to eat, family & friends.

20. for God's unconditional grace, love and forgiveness that I definitely don't deserve but absolutely thank Him for.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


campers said...

I love that list! And I am thankful for you! You ar a special friend and I am so thankful for our never-ending friendship that I know is constant without change!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

WELL, I'm glad Jack is a good dog. He hates me, but that's fine. He'll warm up to me the next time I see him. I PROMISE! :) Our new house is right across the street from Taco Bueno. What's funny is, I never eat Taco Bueno or Rosa's unless I'm in Abilene. There's just something about it....instead I'll eat Chipotle! :)
Like Thompson, I am very thankful for our friendship! You have been my friend since 4th grade, even though I wore a tee tye on the first day of school and you were teacher's pet. :) Love you alot!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Thank you for #5. The only thing I'm missing from that list is Bueno. You are a lucky, lucky girl!

I love your list! happy thanksgiving!

WestTexasConservative said...

It is unfair for you to tease me about Bueno and Rosa's. I have to drive 5 hours to find one of those...and Whataburger too. Don't torture me again.

Laura said...

Um, precious post! SO glad the cowboys are kicking ass! I love that word. He he. I am bad! Bueno too, YUM!

Lindsay said...

great list! i love the one about the slush in the mornings! it made me laugh! i'm thankful for this blogging thing...its nice to keep up w/ you girls!!
hope all is well with you and yours! happy holidays!