Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Being Thankful: The List

So, here it is. My list of 30 things to be thankful for (with photos when available):

1. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my significant other: Big E.  He is without a doubt the closest friend I've ever had, puts up with my moods and has my back. (I could go on but you get the idea)
2. Family- because without them I wouldn't be where I am today. And I mean my whole family- parents, kids, siblings, cousins, aunts...                                                                                                            
3. Laughter.  I guess that seems a little broad, but I'm talking about the ability to find something humorous in a situation that might not feel funny.  Or just being able to laugh even though the stress load might be too much.  Or the ability to just be funny or be around funny.

4.Good friends.  I don't think it needs an explanation.  

5. Farts.  Because farts are funny.  Or even just potty humor in general.

6. The beach- because there everything seems better and the stress isn't allowed to be there.

7. Dogs. Especially ones that can fly.

8. Wild Gator Rides (rides so wild they're capitalized)

9. Pet Chickens- not only do their eggs taste yummy, but they're hilarious creatures that run like a T-Rex and play keep away with cherry tomatoes (in the photo l-r: Zombie, Blaze Starr, Squatch, Big Bertha and Martha Stewart).

10. Football.

11. Camping trips. I've never had a bad one.  I've had pretty adventurous ones but never bad.

12.Hiking. Like camping, I can't say I've had a bad hike, but I've had long and adventurous ones (like the one from the photo above- 7+ miles)

13. Investigating the paranormal- boy do I have stories I can tell about that.

14. Canning/Preserving.  Something I just finally taught myself how to do and something I surprisingly love.  I think it's being able to see a finished product after all the work. 

15. Gardening- it's one of my stress relievers.

16. The word "Squatch" as in Sasquatch aka Bigfoot.  Used as a noun, verb or adjective.  "We're looking for squatch" or "These woods are squatchy" or "Let's go squatching"

17. My camera.  I love my camera.  I love taking photos.

18. Ice Cream.  Especially when it's homemade. 

19. Butterflies.

20.Sunsets, especially at the beach/on the water.

21. Having a job and having one that allows me to leave when needed either for sick kids, or school events or vacation.

22. Pajama pants when it's cold and rainy/snowy outside.

23. Hugs.

24. A significant other who listens to you and knows you and remembers the things you say.

 25. Fossil hunting.  Nothing like the thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the find.

26. My kindle- I never thought that I would really like it because I love books, but I love that I can store all my favorite titles in something that fits in my purse.

 27.Funny hats and the people who wear them.

28. Rainbows because they're a reminder that no matter how bad the weather, something good can come from it.

 29. Unintentionally funny drawings (get your mind out of the gutter, it's clearly a canon)

30. Happy memories

1 comment:

  1. Wild gator rides, laughter, friends and farts. I think you just described Blog Fest! I am thankful for the laughter you bring to me and for our friendship. Happy Thanksgiving!