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Giving Thanks…From A-Z

Apples – a fantastic snack that helps me get through the day without snacking on junk food. Too bad I haven’t been bringing them to work lately. 🙁

Blogging friends – for keeping me sane when I think I’m going to scream. You know who you are! 🙂

Cold weather – I wait all summer for winter to come! I love skirts and tank tops, but I love staying bundled up at home even more.

Dave – my husband, who keeps me grounded in reality, and always proves to be my hero.

Emergency workers – so important whether there’s an emergency or not!

Family – the little family I have I am extremely grateful for!

Google – from Google Wave to Gmail to Google Docs to Google Calendar to Google Maps to Google Images to just plain Google. I love it all.

Hot showers – I try to appreciate every hot shower I take.

Ice cream – mmm…

Jammies – It’ll be hard to get out of my jammies this whole holiday weekend!

Knitting group – I love them probably more than I should!

Lemonade – one of my favorite things to drink, but only if it’s nice and tart.

Mail – as in, receiving books in the mail!

Nail salons – can you have a pedicure too often? Really?

Orthodontics – I love my straight teeth. 🙂

Pets – even though they can drive me crazy, I love them!

Quiet time – you know, the kind of time where your mind isn’t racing about the next thing you need to do? It’s few and far between, but I’m very thankful when I get it!

Reading – need I say more?

Snaps – Few things make me as happy as undoing a bunch of snaps, preferrably on a shirt. 😀

Trash collectors – Ever wonder what we’d have to do if we had to get rid of our own trash?

Underwear – I’m not one who can go commando. 🙁

Violins – I think they make the most gorgeous sound.

Wine – I wish I had the occasion to drink more!

Xerox machines – What can I say? I’m an office supplies junkie.

Yarn – Oh, how I love my knitting.

Zero debt – Well, I WILL be thankful for this when I get there!

What are you thankful for? Can you tell me one serious thing and one silly thing?

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25 Responses to “Giving Thanks…From A-Z”

  1. Literate Housewife

    Just lovely! That for the ideas. You can never really run out of things for which to be grateful. I think Jammies is definitely my favorite and something that I love about Christmas day (wrong holiday, I know). It is so relaxing and luxurious to sit around all day in them while playing with our Christmas presents. Ah, for the love of Jammies. I’m with you, sister.

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

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  2. lena

    I’m thankful to Barnes and Noble for putting out the Nook. And I will be very thankful to whomever would like to purchase one for me 🙁

    All joking aside, I think I’m most thankful for my family and friends. I would be a mess without them.

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  3. softdrink

    Holidays. ‘Cause holidays = no work.

    And I’m having a hard time picturing your brain and quiet time going together. 😀

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  4. v1rag0

    Skittles. And Don’s mom finishing chemo this week.

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  5. charley

    What a wonderful idea. Great list.

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  6. Kathy

    This is a great and creative post! I’m thankful for my family (of course) and I’m thankful for gas heat because I hate the winter!

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  7. Ti

    Besides the obvious stuff like family and friends, I am thankful for:

    Mashed Potatoes & gravy (the most perfect food when done well and Thanksgiving is probably the only time I eat it).

    I am so thankful that my family has its health.

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  8. Eleanor

    Happy children.
    Sunshine.

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  9. Emily

    I am thankful for my husband, the best man in the world (no offense, Dave, but he could give you a run for your money), and friendships rekindled. I am also thankful for Hagen Dazs strawberry sorbet. It is DIVINE!

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  10. bybee

    Serious: The incredible community of friends I’ve made since moving to Korea. I was born to be an expat!

    Silly: Being able to checkout a book for a whole month at my school library because I’m a professor!

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  11. Lu

    I stole this! I’m thankful for you for coming up with such an adorable idea. 😀

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  12. Michelle

    My list of things to be thankful for is super long but I’ll count you as part of it! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is one filled with family, friends and relaxation. 🙂

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  13. Heather

    I love this! I’m definitely most thankful for my family – I don’t know what I would do without them most days. And also, I’m thankful for coffee, because without it, I’d be a grinch 24/7. 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving, Trish!

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  14. Beth F

    How fun!! I have a lot to be grateful for this year too.

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  15. Jodie

    Yay for mail and wine (maybe you should start getting wine through the mail, we do – wine club).

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  16. Bellezza

    I like your idea of going from A to Z on your list…it’s something we do in my class of third graders which helps us cover a lot of ground. A silly thing? I’m thankful for coffee pots and washing machines who do the work so I don’t have to. On a more serious note, I’m thankful for all of God’s blessings which often wonder how they’ve come to fall on me. It rather takes my breath away.

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  17. Lisa

    I’m thankful that after 27 years of ups, down and 3 children, my marriage is stronger than ever. And I’m thankful for my mixer–her name is Big Bertha. God, I love Big Bertha!

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  18. Ralph

    I am thankful for my daughter who is the most. She has dazzled me from the first. I have never been disappointed is her. She ahs humor, wit,insightfulness, compassion and all of the good qualities that anyone could hope that their children might have. I have been blessed. That is one of the things that I am Thankful for

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  19. Stacy

    I love this! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. My favorite one? Snaps. It was unexpected and made me smile 🙂

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  20. melanie

    Seriously thankful for the new lil girl. Beyond what I could have imagined, more than I could have hoped. I’m also seriously thankful for Nutella, but I guess that has to be my frivolous pick. 🙂
    love ya!

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    Hope you had a great day, Trish!

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