I had planned on writing this yesterday, but then fell ill and ended up on the couch binge-watching 30 Rock while my stomach did horrible, horrible things to me. I’m feeling slightly better today, so here I am, sharing my thankfuls with you. And drinking coffeh, which really is the best part of waking up. Let’s be honest…it’s the only good part of waking up.
I don’t win contests, so I never enter them. Even in McDonald’s Monopoly (where everyone is a winner) the only thing I’ve ever won is a small order of fries. So it was quite a shock to me when I received an email from the amazing TJ Lubrano the other day informing me that I was one of three Inktober winners. TJ, for those of you unaware, is an uh-mazing and successful artist from The Netherlands. TJ is a very talented writer, too. I highly recommend you follow her on her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook for entertaining conversation and insight into the artistic process. Also, she’s having an Etsy sale right now. Go check it out!
- Mario Kart 64. Baby C has taken to that game and loves it. “I have to win the finish line, daddy!”
- Twins: *acting like jackholes while they’re supposed to be cleaning the kitchen*
Me: *goes and gets C and brings him to the kitchen* (to C) Tell bubbies to cut that out.
C: Cut that out, bubbies!
Twins: *continue acting like jackholes*
C: (to me) They don’t want to.
- One day I returned home from work to find C attired in his cousin’s clothes. His female cousin’s clothes. It was awesome.
Netflix. Since my bankruptcy is finally paid off I finally felt comfortable signing up for Netflix again and I have been streaming content all week. I’m already 5 seasons in to 30 Rock. I think I want to marry Tina Fey.
Last week I finally broke my guest post cherry on the new blog with a post from Laura Lord. Go check it out!
I’ve connected to many people through blogging and I’m thankful for each one of those connections. These people understand me, which is great but it should probably scare them that they do.
Coffee. Always coffee. As mentioned above, it’s the only good thing about waking up.
I feel like my relationship with the twins has gotten better over the last few months. My openness with them, I hope, has strengthened our relationships. It seems we’re more at ease in each other’s company. We talk more. We joke around more. There’s less and less conflict. I don’t know what it is, but I’m very, very grateful for it.
Still have not consumed a drop of alcohol since September 12. At this point I’m going for a record. Or something. It’s been a LONG time since I went this long without a drink. I’m sure sometime in the next couple months I’ll end up having a couple of drinks, but it will be to exacerbate a good time, and not escape my demons, who have thankfully been very quiet as of late.
Hot water. After having read a post this morning about a fellow blogger whose hot water heater broke, and remembering the cold showers I had to take when that happened to me, I am VERY thankful for hot water.
Laughter. Whether it’s John Stewart, John Oliver, 30 Rock, or my children making me laugh, I have been laughing quite a bit recently. And it feels good. Having laughter in your life really does have a positive impact on your morale.