Thursday, November 19, 2009

Small Thankfuls

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, and my life in chaos right now, I'm not sure if I will be able to post again before the big day, so I'm posting this now and you have a week to think about it ;-) Long ago in a blog far, far away I posted small thankfuls. We all know that at Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all the good things in life. But what about the little day to day things that you rarely think about. For instance, toothpaste. We couldn't get through a day without toothpaste, or maybe it's the smell of rain hitting dirt (my personal favorite) that really makes your day and brings back good memories for you. So just think of three small things that you are thankful for! And if you'd like to share yours with me, I would be ever so thankful.....

Here are my Three Small Thankful's....some of them are not so small I guess, but they are out of the ordinary. Here goes:

1. Mousse and a blow dryer. No, those are not two items. In my world they are one. I can't use one without the other. I have the world's finest, thinnest, limpest hair. I would never leave my house if it weren't for mousse and a blow dryer.

2. The Industrial Revolution. Ok, I know this one is a stretch, but hear me out. I am a person of convenience, and while I love the Revolutionary War period, and sometimes wish I were part of that exciting time.... I know, deep in my heart, I'd never make it without my car, air conditioning, electric appliances, frozen food, and on and on....all made possible by the wonder that was The Industrial Revolution.

3. Any food I don't have to cook. I hate to cook (I guess I should say I hate to cook everyday....I really like making the big holiday that crazy?). So, any food that is not cooked by me, is heaven.

So, there you have my three small thankfuls. I would like to take this opportunity to mention some of the "big" things I am thankful for. There are so many but here are the ones that really stand out.
1. My Faith
2. A wonderful husband to share my life with
3. Three great kids I would die for
4. Being raised by parents who really cared what kind of person I would turn out to be
5. A Large, extended and loving family
6. A life that has not been filled by monetary riches or possessions but has overflowed with wealth of a different kind. A life that is filled to the brim with all the things that are most important in life: Faith, Family and Friends.

Those are the things I am most thankful for.... and all of you, of course... I am thankful for all my new blogging friends.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving and many blessings to you all......

My love


Monday, November 2, 2009

Weird Weather and Other Stuff

In the fall my heart yearns to be here.........
When in reality....I am here........
But in an effort not to be totally negative about my surroundings, I get to see this on a pretty regular basis.......
I guess the trade off is not that bad. Except for the tempurature. The weather lately has been so weird. Down into the 70's which I wait 8 months for, only to go back up into the 90's. It's done that two or three times in the last couple of weeks. It teases us into thinking the hot weather is over only to blow us the proverbial rasberry full of hot air. Here in the desert we live for the winter months. It's the only thing that keeps us going when it's 115 and you can literally cook an egg on the sidewalk. Right now we are back into the 90's again. I'm done with anything over 85, I want it to be over. I'll let you know when I get my wish.
In other thoughts.....the fact that it is now November has me in full panic mode. I am so far behind where I usually am at this time of year. I am a list maker. I have lists for my lists. It's the only way I know how to accomplish what I want to get done. Of course this is the time of year where I really go crazy on the lists, except that I haven't even started any yet. The panic level is rising. I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house for about 25 people. My dining room is still in shambles. The King of Procrastination is promising it will be done. I choose to believe him because the alternative is just too scary to me. I have bought exactly three presents for Christmas. Oy! I have not started my Christmas Letter (yes I write one of those). I usually start it in October and do various rewrites and additions as they come along. I know it will get done but just knowing I'm behind is giving me a panic attack. I still have not found the trees I want for my Santa and Snowman Christmas trees. I'm sad that I may have to put that off until next year unless Santa delivers an early gift in the form of a pile of money. And I have yet to decide what I am making for my family gift exchange. Guess it better be simple as time is running out.
I tried one year to be all zen about everything around the holidays and nothing got accomplished. So I figure I'm one of those people that needs the panic to fuel the fire. When all is said and done, everything always turns out ok but I sure drive myself crazy getting there.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.......I'm off to make lists.......