Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday: Unlikely thanks

There are a lot of things in life that I take for granted that I should be thankful for. But there are also things that I'm simply surprised to be thankful for. Here are some of them from this past year:

1) Barney. Yes, the purple dinosaur. When Aurelia was sick last week, I learned to love the big guy, because he made her happy. You just wouldn't believe the look on her face when she sees the dvd cover with Barney on it.

2) AAA Plus membership. Particularly the towing service. I'm thankful that we didn't have to use the service at all this year, and thankful that we had the service when we used all 8 tows the previous year.

3) Cheerios. Like Barney, they make my little one happy.

4) Nutella and banana crepes. Had them the first time in Paris, and now I often make the quick and dirty version -- nutella and banana on wheat toast.

5) A husband who can fix the toilet using string from the weed whacker.

6) Facebook. I held out for a long time, but I'm glad that I finally decided to give it a look-see. I have reconnected with so many wonderful friends!

7) Tony Romo and Frank Gore. Without them, my poor fantasy football team wouldn't stand a chance. (By the way, ladies, I find that having a fantasy football team is a good way to connect with my husband during the NFL season!)

8) My vacuum cleaner. This almost falls into the category of "taken for granted", but not quite. I splurged and bought a Roomba last year. My back thanks me, my carpet thanks me, my crawling baby...will thank me someday...

9) The Diaper Genie. Yes, I mean the odor-controlling contraption in the nursery...but I also mean the wonderful man in my life who empties it for me!

That's all for now...have a wonderful day!


  1. What a great list! Yes, I remember being very thankful for the Diaper Genie;) I love Nutella and I love banana slices on toast, but I have never tried the two together. Hmmm...sounds like a good new breakfast!

    Hope you have a great Thursday! I love your header!

  2. Ha ha ha! For Barney - yes Lord even for Barney!

    Great list and we sure do love good food around here too! The little things in life fill our home with many thanksgivings!

    Blessings to you!

  3. What an awesome list!!! Thank you for sharing. A great reminder of the "simple" things we take for granted that we shouldn't. The Roomba, huh? I've wondered if that thing works...been thinking about it for my home but... Might have to look at it closer again. Have a blessed day!

  4. Great list! It wasn't Barney for us, it was Thomas the movie. Corny as the day is long, but all three boys loved it! Peter's been talking about a Roomba for awhile. I am thankful that my husband grew up in another country and while he enjoys football, he doesn't need it to survive!

  5. A very nice list. thanks for sharing and be blessed

  6. My kids loved Barney when they were younger. I have seen the smile that guy can put on a child's face also. Thanks for a great thankful list. Happy Thanksgiving!