Ten Things of Thankful #45

Ack! I almost forgot about this new bloggy endeavor I had taken. So here it is, 3:30 on Sunday afternoon, and I’m just now remembering that I have to be thankful.

Not only do I have to be thankful, I have to be thankful for 10 whole things. That’s a whole lot of thankfulness. I hope I can do it. Let’s get to it, shall we?

 

  1. I’m thankful to have my car back. Even though the repairs set me back about $700, I’m just now getting confident in driving it again after having the initial repairs failed me on a state highway. I spent most of last week driving scared, wondering when the shaft would pop out of the transmission again, leaving me stranded in the middle of the road. That didn’t happen, so thank gawd for that.
  2. Earlier this week I wrote a poem while in one of my foul, depression induced shitty moods. You know, one of those moods where I feel like everyone hates me and I don’t care about anything. I turned off the comments on said poem because I didn’t want the pep talks or the everything-will-be-alrights. Many of you reached out to me anyhow, via email, Twitter, and Facebook to let me know you were there. Though that was the last thing I wanted, it did make me feel good to know so many people cared. I got the warm and fuzzies, and stuph.
  3. I’m thankful I can still take the twins in a game of 21. The weather has been fantastic this weekend, and earlier today the boys and I went to the park. Even though I hadn’t played basketball in a long while, I still took them to school, despite Baby C blatantly pointing out all my gray hair last night.
  4. I’m thankful for this delicious cup of coffeh I’m sipping on. Coffeh!
  5. I’m thankful for propane grills. Last night I grilled up some burgers for the boys and I to enjoy. Yummeh!
  6. I’m thankful for naps. Baby C is currently taking one which is the only reason I have the time to write this post up. He was tired and cranky after our excursion to the park earlier.
  7. I’m thankful for my job. Sure, I barely make enough to scrape by, but I lost one of my coworkers this week. His position was no longer needed on our project, and his last day was Friday. I’m thankful I’m able to stay on.
  8. I’m thankful for air conditioning. After all that basketball earlier it was like an answered prayer to have arctic air assaultingย me through the vents in the dash.
  9. I’m thankful to have found a new video game to get into. Lord of the Rings: War in the North is pretty cool so far.

    This has nothing to do with the game, but I found it funny so I decided to share.

  10. I’m thankful to have found things to be thankful for. And yes, that counts.

Woohoo!! I made it to ten again! I got stuck after 8 and didn’t think I’d finish. Phew!

Audience Participation Time!

What are YOU thankful for, Maphia?

 

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93 Comments on Ten Things of Thankful #45

  1. That the step kid should be leaving VERY soon.

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  2. I’m thankful my husband hasn’t started yelling at the TV (yet) while playing Dark Souls 2 (again).
    Also, I have 42 things to think of to be thankful for… I got stuck at 13.

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  3. I’m thankful to have your 10 things of thankful post. You can add that to your list as #11: I am thankful that my readers are thankful about my 10 things of thankful . And then I can comment that I am thankful that you are thankful for your readers being thankful for your 10 things of thankful . And then you can add that as #12…

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  4. Oh, by the way, TD is there a Canadian somewhere in your woodpile, eh? Coffeh, Yummeh.

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  5. Good list, TD!

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  6. I’m thankful for coffeh, yes. Mostly, I am thankful for bacon, and of course, beer. I’m also thankful you’re kicking the shite outta your demons.

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  7. Yay for being thankful! LOTR video game! I played the Return of the King one that came out from start to finish in 3 days. Did the same with Zelda when the Wii came out. This is why I’m not allowed to play video games anymore.

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  8. Well done you made it to ten! I am so thankful for so much these days, even though I still spend some time saying Pox I hate my life!!

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  9. Mending relationships and non-accusatory discussions.

    Great list TD.

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  10. Thankful it’s Sunday. Thankful for naps too. Naps are awesome. Thankful for jalapeno cheddar popcorn chips. Everyone go rush out and buy them RIGHT NOW. Seriously, they are fucking amazing & surprisingly not bad for you.

    Last but certainly not least, I’m thankful all of you lovely people give me something interesting to read before I drift off to sleep.

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  11. I liked your ten things, I think we all have things in life that are important to us and that we should express our gratitude for. You have twins to deal with along with a baby, your days are very full I would think, but they do grow up before you know it and then there are a whole lot of other things to be feeling grateful for. Life itself is a gift no matter we spend it. Enjoyed reading your blog today.

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  12. I’m thankful that I’m not dating Don Sterling.

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  13. look at you on the TToT! Very cool. I’m thankful for hockey play offs. Oh shit, the damn ducks just scored. You think it was my fault? did I hex the Stars? (I’m also thankful for hockey fights).

    Naps. Rule.

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  14. Dude… dude… dude! Air conditioning? What part of the world do you live in??? We’re still freezing our butts off up here! I’m so jealous.

    I saw your poem the other day and that you had turned off comments. I hit like and left it at that, but it stayed with me. I hardly know how to respond to things like that, other than to say it’s very brave to let yourself be open like that, and very awesome that you were able to convey it so well that I felt a bit gut-punched by the end. Wish you better days, TD, and that your car doesn’t let you down again.

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    • Thanks, Trent. It is hard to know how to respond to things of that nature.

      My car will need more work soon. I just hope it holds out until I can afford it.

      I live in Cincinnati. It was in the mid-70’s here yesterday. Normally I would just roll down my windows, but after all that running around I wanted cold air.

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  15. Deanna Herrmann // April 28, 2014 at 12:58 am // Reply

    Oh geeze, now I’m feeling like an asshat. I really need to get on this since you said you couldn’t and look at you being all badass and stuph. Naps totally rule and I’m a little jealous about the grill and the air conditioning. Oh America, I miss you sometimes.

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  16. I am thankful my soon to be ex has agreed to divorce terms and there won’t be a long drawn out fight.
    I am thankful my soon to be ex has stopped stalking my blog and sending me nasty e-mails about what I write.
    I am thankful for good Tequila.

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  17. Great exercise – and I might just steal that idea…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  18. Yes! Those rule!

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  19. I’m having a hard time with this….so, I will just say that I’m happy for the reminder of why there is a ‘no booze on Sunday’ rule.

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  20. I’m thankful you’re thankful for the thanks on this thankful day of thanks.

    I’m stealing some of those GIFs.

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  21. I thought this was going to be a joke post, chocked-full of your witty barbs. I didn’t know you ACTUALLY had to some up with that shizzle. That’d be tough for me today.

    Taking them in 21 has a shelf life, dad. The day will come when the result will be different. The bell will toll for thee. Enjoy it while you can.

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  22. It’s silly but whenever I start getting to the FML stage (which will be coming up shortly) I sit down and mentally go through at least 10 things I’m thankful for. When I do that it helps me get some perspective and I don’t feel quite so bad.

    But video games help. I’m currently slogging my way through The Last of Us and Bioshock 2.

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  23. Good job. Good luck next week^~

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  24. I’m thankful for you even when you are in a cranky mood… I will take ya any way I can get ya!

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  25. lrconsiderer // April 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm // Reply

    TD, my dear, I suck for not being here. I’m so glad you made this list and found it within yourself to be thankful this week – TEN, even – because I know that poem cost you a lot, and to create a list like this in a week when you’ve felt like that, is incredible and shows huge strength of character. You know that I get that way, too, and this thing – this thanks thing – as a discipline, has proven time and time again to be worth its weight in gold, (like, if you could weigh the internet, which you can’t, so that’s rather a crap cliche but you know what I mean…) because it really DOES make a difference.

    I’m so glad people reached out to you after that. And glad that you’ve had other, really good things going on in your life – time with your kids, and having your car back, and keeping your job….SO not to be sneezed at, and definitely worth celebrating.

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  26. and me… don’t forget how thankful you are to have found me…

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