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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Twenty-five Unusual Things I Am Grateful For.

In the spirit of the season, I will now share twenty-five things I am truly grateful for:

  1. I got away with twelve years between colonoscopies. Score!
  2. Costco put laminate flooring on sale in 2007, making this year's puppy "accidents" no big deal.
  3. My lack of interest in cooking means I don’t have to remodel my 1982 kitchen.
  4. My husband acts as my Filipino houseboy and takes care of indoor things.
  5. My husband acts as my Mexican gardener and takes care of the landscaping.
  6. My husband laughs when I say this and adds, "And I'm her Latin lover."
  7. Viagra.
  8. The chance to hug my 27-year-old, 6'3" cover model and not be accused of anything untoward.
  9. The word untoward.
  10. The word scarletted – which I made up. And use frequently.
  11. Staying up until midnight, or later, every night. Then I climb into:
  12. our Sleep-Number bed, with 3" memory foam topper, and down pillows. Heaven.
  13. Dollar Store magnifying readers.
  14. Costco. Obviously.
  15. The BBC sitcom "Miranda" on Hulu Plus and YouTube. You're welcome.
  16. Free soda refills.
  17. Hard Rock Cafés in other countries, which give free soda refills.
  18. British Air, which flies to London non-stop from Phoenix every day, so I can go to the original Hard Rock Café and get free soda refills.
  19. That Keurig comes in a travel size.
  20. Real butter, cheese, and bacon.
  21. Cheap cholesterol meds.
  22. Cable.
  23. Android smart phones.
  24. Wine. (Kinda pissed at beer for having so many carbs and calories, I gotta be honest…)
  25. And, of course: Laughter.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Kris ;)


mary hagen said...

I had to laugh at some of 25 things to be thankful for. I'll keep the list in mind when I need to remember to be thankful.

Kris Tualla said...

Honestly, we are all thankful for the "little" things, but they seldom get mentioned. ;)

Judith Ashley said...

Made it 70 years before #1. Would like to make it another 70 years before I do that again...

I'd add flush toilets and running water to my list.

And #25? Always need that one in my life on a daily basis.

Diana McCollum said...

Kris, I laughed at part of your list! I too, am thankful for Costco and a few others you mentioned. Little things make our life better, and we don't acknowledge them enough! Great post!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Great list. Isn't it nice to have so many things to be grateful for?! I think my list would have to be longer, but most of what you said sounds good to me.

Thanks for sharing and giving us something to think about. :)

Donna Hatch, Regency author said...

My mother always said counting your blessings makes you feel better. Reading about things others are thankful for does that, too :)

Sarah Raplee said...

Great list!

Kris Tualla said...

Thanks, all!

Kris Tualla said...

Thanks, all! Could have been longer, but I didn't want to bore anyone. ;)