Thursday, November 27, 2008

What I am thankful for.

For those of you who don't have the pleasure of getting snapped at when you ask me how I am spending my Thanksgiving, I'll tell you here. Today is Thursday. We are not celebrating any holiday. It will be a day of working for me, and dinner at Ruby Tuesday for the two of us. We just aren't feeling very thankful.

To be honest, there was a vote in our house. I voted against any holiday celebrations. Jenn vetoed me. Well, I let her win. I get no Thanksgiving, and together we will have Christmas. It will suck, and I will change the channel on my radio every time Elvis starts belting out Blue Christmas. No, that is a lie. I will sing along changing the words to suit us better. I'll have a blah Christmas, without Blue.... (I wrote this before Mrs. Spit commented on yesterday's post...Mrs. Spit made me smile!)

I am thankful. There is lots to be thankful for. So...I'm listing some. No, not everything I am thankful for is on this list. If you find that I have missed something huge, please let me know, and I will add it. (the first two are in a particular order, after that, it was just how things fell into my head)

  • Jenn
  • Blue. Even though he isn't in my arms, he is in my heart. And his teddy bear holds my hand every night.
  • All the other angels in heaven looking down on us, not only the ones I have sent, but the ones we have all sent.
  • Minnesota (my dog, not the state)
  • Michigan (my cat, not the state)
  • Mom, Dad, Marshall
  • Lyz, Chris, Avery, Tadpole
  • Joni and Dennis
  • That Joni found Dennis
  • Elissa, Jim, Skyler, Austin and Annabelle
  • Brandi and Kristen
  • All of my blog friends, without whom I have no idea how I would have made it through these past few months.
  • A wonderful job where I am treated like part of the family.
  • A roof over my head. (I can't say it keeps me warm, as I don't use the heat, but it does protect me from the elements)
  • That friends read my blog and email me when I chide them for never calling me to get my phone number since their phone fell in the toilet.
  • All of my extended family.
  • That Jenn was able to find a job, that she loves, in this horrible economy.
Okay, I'm stopping here. Yes there is plenty more that I have to be thankful for, but these are the things that I am most thankful for.

Enjoy your turkeys, or tofurkies as the case may be. I'll be enjoying my salad bar with yummy periwinkle (or you may call them pumpernickel) croutons. Wishing you all tons of things to be thankful for. May we have many more next year.

9 comments:

Teaberry said...

Not sure if I've ever commented before, but I'm a daily reader. Even though you're not celebrating, Happy Croutons at Ruby Tuesday to you and Jenn. (I am a fan of the Ruby Tuesday salad bar, too.) I'm also going through a rough time right now, and I feel your pain. A new year is coming for us all.

Kim said...

I'd love to skip Thanksgiving. I know that sounds awful but I had a life changing experience happen as a child on T-day and it's never been the same not to mention spending last year on the couch pissed at the universe for taking our twins away the day before.

Ruby Tuesday salad bar rocks! Add some sunflower seeds for me.

halfadozen said...

Mmmmmm pumpernickle. That was my toast choice this morning. I don;t know ruby tuesday's though... We don;t have that one in canada, I don't think...

If I could skip holidays, I too would be a happy, happy gal. Well, maybe not THAT happy, but happier than I am right now. I attempted to run away for Chirstmas this year but was vetoed. I had no bargaining chip since its the only big holiday with big family expectations and ensuring drama and overall lack of fun...

Holidays are so hard when they mark the time we have lost with a loved one. I have been there, am there too. I hope you find some peace in your anti-holiday. And some yummy treats on that salad bar...

jenn said...

I am thankful for you and thankful that ruby tuesdays is open today...woooooohoooooooooo salad bar and burgers.

love you,

J

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that I have you in my life. I am thankful that we found each other again at the time when we needed each other most. I am thankful for all the times that you have brought me out of hell and showed me life is worth living. I am thankful for who you are and what a wonderful person you are.

I know that Blue is thankful for what a wonderful mother he was blessed with.

I love you.

happy day after wednesday (did Jenn remember to ask for no mustard?)

L

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that I have you in my life. I am thankful that we found each other again at the time when we needed each other most. I am thankful for all the times that you have brought me out of hell and showed me life is worth living. I am thankful for who you are and what a wonderful person you are.

I know that Blue is thankful for what a wonderful mother he was blessed with.

I love you.

happy day after wednesday (did Jenn remember to ask for no mustard?)

L

JamieD said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Heidi & Jen!

B said...

We are thankful for both of you Heidi. I love you both, and I'm thankful for the margaritas you had.

Travelher and Pufferfish said...

Nice post..but you lost me at "I don't use the heat" !!!!????
Whaaaat? Not even in the winter??
My house is toasty 80 degrees. The warmer the better!!