Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful for:

Although I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving (see last year’s post), I think that our world would be a better place if we more frequently focused on that for which we are thankful instead of nearly constantly complaining about the irksome, hateful and horrid things in our lives.  Granted when there are things in our life that are bad, we should do our best to change them.  The occasional grief and/or sadness in our life cannot always be “fixed”.  Only time and new priorities can help lessen the grief and sadness.  
So to avoid another day of complaints on my part, here’s a list of those things for which I am thankful.

  1. I am so very grateful that I am a woman. 
  2.  No turkey has been killed for my taste buds in over 23 years. 
  3.  I have today and tomorrow off…….with pay. 
  4.  My cats and dog. 
  5.  A relatively pain free day, even though I’ve taken 2 prescription pain pills and 2 over the counter pain pills since 4 AM. 
  6.  I have 4 clean litter boxes, with just 5 more to go. 
  7.  I have decided not to cook today and, instead, doing that on Saturday. 
  8.  I am thankful to have shared my life with numerous cats and dogs over the years.  I still miss those who have died, most especially the greatest cat ever born, my one and only soulmate, Casey Anansi.  The love and understanding I received from Casey forever changed my life for the better.  RIP my darling – gone, but never forgotten.  He has been gone since January 10, 1990. 
  9.  Each day brings me closer to retirement.  I just hope I can hang on for another 2 years and 3 months.
  10. My diabetes is under control. 
  11.  I am able to take care of myself.
  12. Although I broke a nail, I didn’t fall today when Tessa came running across the living room and nearly knocked me down.   
  13. Joss Whedon and all of his work, especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer, followed closely by Firefly.
  14. Aaron Sorkin and especially The West Wing. 

I’m going to leave it there.  I don’t want to push my luck.  So, what are you thankful for today?



  1. I am thankful that my sweet Smoky kitty has seemingly made a miracle recovery. They still don't know what was wrong with him, but his bloodwork was almost back to normal at his last visit and he's putting on weight and back to his marauding ways.

    I'm also thankful that Sputnik is still with me - especially since the vet gave him only a few weeks to live last December. I'm thankful that he's been eating well this week without much coaxing, and that I've figured out how to give sub Q fluids with relative ease.

    And I am thankful for my Jasper Jelly Bean, and my Princess Pea who help me to keep everything in perspective - and of course for CatMan, and bikes, and guitars, and sunny weather, and my frugal ways which have allowed me the time to enjoy all of the above!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

    1. And I am thankful for your sense of humor and joyous spirit. I've been thinking of The Sputnik, but was afraid to ask. WONDERFUL news that he's still with you, that you never gave up on him. I hope you, CatMan & your precious furballs had a delightful Thanksgiving.

  2. Love this! I agree it is good to focus on gratitude throughout the year (and not celebrate our gratitude on Thanksgiving by killing an innocent animal!). I love how dear Casey still is to your heart. And I also love Buffy and the West Wing :)

    Too late for Thanksgiving, but Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, Nicole. Yeah, gratitude is severely under rated. Glad to find another fan of Buffy & West Wing - the best that TV can actually be.

      Wishing you a happy & wonderful 2014 and beyond.

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  6. So much wonderful things that you are thankful for. We just love the photo of the kitten with their paws up. It's just too cute. Thanks for the share. Have a great day.
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