24 November 2008

I'm Thankful For Turkey

Be thankful for the little things. When my daughter was about 3, she suffered under the misconception that Cheese was the food pyramid. The whole pyramid. And of course, when Thanksgiving came around, she was 'thankful for cheese'. It's the little things, right?

Since the season of thankfulness is upon us and Thanksgiving week at that, I'll start off right with a post of all the things that I am thankful for. This is, of course, not complete albeit, it is fairly comprehensive.

I'm thankful for the discovery of good vitamins. Vitamins are important even though I've sworn off all junk food and soda for years now. I take a woman's formula because I got kind of beardy when I ran out and took Mr Coffee's man vitamins.

I guess tweezers and Nads wax is another thing I am thankful for. Although, I don't know how much more hair removal can I take. I'm beginning to look like Big Foot addicted to Rogaine.

I'm thankful for new internet service that is so fast, I'm watching youtube back in high school. Like, totally rad and fast.

I'm thankful for coffee. I'm staring at my empty coffee mug merely wishing I could make a cup and drink it without the repercussions. A girl needs her beauty sleep and every hour before 11pm is like a bird in the bush and you can't believe it's not decaf. Something like that. If I get to bed at 9:30pm then I can wake up early and only hit the snooze 17 times.

I'm thankful that none of the kids have gotten the plague from school this year. It takes our family a whole season to get rid of the crud. The kids take turn licking the floor at the grocery and sneezing on everyone just for fun.

I'm thankful for the time I have alone in the morning, sans grocery floor licking festivities. I've turned those hours into reading time and I'm beginning to see my kitchen sink and the bottom of my clothes hampers.

I'm thankful for losing 8 lbs these last two weeks. Am I not supposed to gain during the holiday season? It has to be the vitamins. They tend to get stuck when I swallow them but I can usually wash them down easy enough with a hard cider and a giant bear claw.

I'm thankful that Mr Coffee has work. This Christmas we'll be able to shop further than the dollar store.

I'm thankful that at 36, I'm going to be in school the first week of Jan and I'm going to learn how to radiate people with xrays and MRIs. woohoo!

I'm thankful for family, of which I have so much of locally, I undoubtedly end up making someone cheesed to the back teeth because Wayne does not do Mobile Thanksgiving. It's hard when family can't all get together at once. Thanksgiving is one house, lots of food, family, being thankful while lounging and watching TV. Also, stretchy pants. I'm thankful for my independent kids and tall, dark, and hawt Mr Coffee. I can't gush enough. I love them because they are perfect...for me.

I am thankful we are not having tofurkey.

There are a few other things I am thankful for but in no particular order: clean public toilet seats, eye cream, charged phone batteries, yarn, the library drive-through drop box, duct tape, gift certificates, smooth heels and feet, sleeping kids, new text book smell, Earth2o water, and old photos. That's most of what comes to mind right now.


Lastly, I'm thankful for my friends. It's an odd thing but I've realized these last few years have been invaluable to me because of the friends who support, care, and listen. It's a gift to build a friendship on trust, honesty, respect, and doing things together that require bail money. Friendships like that are the best and for those, I am deeply, truly, and whole-heartedly thankful.

~Bee is thankful we are not having tofurkey.
Listening to: Take Five by Dave Brubeck


SimplyAmusingDesigns.com said...

I seriously need to do this on my own blog. Loved your list. (and I'm with ya on the clean public toilet seats, among other things) :)

Happy Thanksgiving.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I loved your list. Anyone who is able to read it also has MUCH to be thankful for.

I have to start taking my vitamins again.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

We will all be running out to nab some vitamins this morning. Apparently, it does the body good.

(Sorry we missed you Friday night. I forgot to take your cell number with me when I took my kids out to see their grandparents. We will do it again, and I will be looking for you.)

Great list.

Heffalump said...

You were in my dream last night. We were cops and I was your sidekick (I assume I was the sidekick because you drove our cop car). It was weird.
I am thankful I woke up this morning (not because of you being in the dream) because by the end I was somehow engaged to Jonathan Taylor Thomas (of Home Improvement fame) but I still knew I was married to D and was trying to break things off with my new fiancee.

Jaina said...

Those are great things to be thankful for :)

JD said...

Great list, love the list.

Mrs4444 said...

You reap what you sow, my friend :) You deserve every bit of happiness that you have. Happy Thanksgiving.

Dapoppins said...

You are not bigfoot. Okay, so your feet are big, but your not that hairy. Unless there is hair on your toes too. Is there?

Ha, something I don't know about you!

Ahhh. So much to be thankful for.

next time we go to the movies, lets not forget the bail money. My husband hates being woke up in the middle of the night for silly stuff like that!

Jamie Dawn said...

With losing eight pounds and going to X-ray school, you will become even MORE radiating!!

You have much to be thankful for.
So do I.
We are blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Eat well and enjoy family time.
That's an order!

... Paige said...

Grow a bigger beard? Just how big is your beard now?

My BFFs get the best the dollar store has to offer, so you are telling me it’s not good enough?

Hey, maybe you can do my next MRI-gratis of course

You say stretchy pants as it there were any other kind.

What do ya mean bail money?

Yeah no tofurkey

Happy Thanksgiving

That Janie Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Bee.

Adriana said...

This is my first time reading your blog and I love it!! As it is your Facebook wall comments keep me smiling and at times even giggling...but this was a more in depth version of your humor and I have to say I laughed as I read your post. Very funny, very true...and PLEASE quit with the dipilatories before you lose some skin!

Rebecca Blevins said...

Bee, I'll take your Tofurkey! Never had one, but I'll try one.

I love that you wash vitamins down with hard cider and bear claws.

Had to laugh at the tweezers and hair comment. I am the only girl of three in my family who gets a five o'clock shadow on her legs. Well, at least I don't need eyebrow pencil.

By the way, this is the first picture of you I've seen and you are a beautiful gal!

Jenn said...

You made me want some cheese.

Cheddar comes to mind. The kind that's cut into cubes.

I'm thankful that my brother has wifi at his house.

Anonymous said...

We're thankful for you! :)

Bee said...


Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh great list babe. Hope you had a fabulous Thanks Giving. xoxoxo

holly said...

i'm thankful for this blog!!!

i'm thankful for the writer of this blog!!!

i'm thankful i don't know what tofurkey IS.

i'm thankful that i have a bed to go to. which i'm doing.......now.

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