Saturday, November 26, 2011

Things I'm Thankful For

Given my recent funkiness, I’ve decided to refocus my energies and make a list of things I’m thankful for.  Enjoy!
  •  I’m thankful that even though I’m broker than hell and there’s very little “fun” money, all my bills are being paid, I have a fridge full of food, a closet full of clothes, and I good roof over my head.
  • I’m thankful the only thing I caught during the hey-day of my sexual escapades was Chlamydia and not something much worse or life altering.
  • I'm thankful my bangs are almost fully grown out now so I don't have to worry that I look like a third grader who decided to hack off her own hair.
  • I’m thankful I can do an hour on the elliptical and still manage to climb the three flights of stairs to my apartment.
  • I’m thankful for my new job that fascinates me, entertains me, and requires much less effort and responsibility on my part.
  • I’m thankful I’m no longer the boss and I don’t have a flaming idiot working for me who can’t function in the adult world.
  • I’m thankful for Gwyn who is not the least bit afraid to call me on my BS and still manages to make me feel loved from 5000 miles away.
  • I’m thankful for texting and how much fun it makes talking to someone like Imaginary Baby Daddy because it seems like with him I know just the right provocative wonderful things to say and when to shut up and retreat to maintain my aura of mystery.
  • I’m thankful that D’s boyfriend pretty much pays for everything I want to do when we go out as a group. Hell one night he even paid for dinner for me and the kids.
  • I'm thankful for D who is every bit as crazy as me but still manages to make me behave (for the most part).
  • I'm thankful my kids get along so well despite having a 5 year age difference and that they pretty much entertain each other 80% of the time. 
  • I’m thankful that my divorce turned out as drama free and non-volatile as I told everyone it would.
  • I’m thankful for Jules who encourages me to have fun and not feel the least bit “bad” for my crazy adventures and always reminds me that I am in fact “the shit.”
  • I’m thankful that I adopted the best cat I ever could have adopted and once my money issues lighten up a bit I’m going to get him a friend!
  • I’m thankful I spend enough time in the sun during the summer to keep tan lines that show year round without having to resort to the death ray (aka tanning bed).
  • I’m thankful for instant streaming on Netflix on the Wii. Best $9 I spend each month.
  • I’m thankful for the public library and how I am one of the few adults I know who still go to it and how it provides me with hours of free entertainment each month.
  • I’m thankful gas prices are finally starting to drop!
  • I’m thankful for Crystal Light’s peach mango green tea – and I’m addicted to it.
  • I’m thankful despite how much I drink, I rarely have a hangover (and by rarely I mean less than 10 in my whole life).
  • I’m thankful that I opted to get an IUD and essentially eliminate having periods, PMS, and all the accompanying joyful symptoms of being a woman.
  • I’m thankful I have people like Josie in my life who is caustic and biting and wonderfully funny and is the person who will always show up when you need them.
  • I’m thankful for all the bloggers and their blogs who entertain me and make me feel a lot better about my life from a drama standpoint.
  • I’m thankful I have a sister who is a real estate agent and who drives a hell of a bargain and won’t let me overpay for anything (even though that very fact is holding up my home ownership plans).
  • I’m thankful for Mexican food (just call me Juanita) and Barberitos specifically.
  • I’m thankful for this blog because it not only gives a creative outlet, but it allows me to therapize myself and keep myself as honest as possible about what’s going on in my life.
 There, perspective restored – at least for the moment :)



  1. "flaming idiot" just made me lol like crazy...oh the memories

    And I'm thankful for you too!!!


  2. An hour on the elliptical? That's impressive. My feet usually start falling asleep after about 10 min.