Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday again?

It was just Thursday a week ago and now I have to be all thankful and shit again.

  • I am thankful that you people cut me slack when I say things like the above sentence.

  • I am thankful that I have y'all snowed enough that you think I'm doing well. HHHHHHHAhahahahahahahahaha.

  • I am thankful for comment wars, and also that I don't live in Texas.

  • I am thankful that I think I will finish the Karmic Yogurt scarf without having to use the part of that skein that has the yogurt on it.

  • I am thankful that most people I know have managed jobs or are generating some interest in their resumes.

  • I am thankful that my dad does not in fact have breast cancer.

  • I am thankful that Cookie lets me hassle her into posting and I live to tell about it (so far).

  • I am thankful that y'all knit a lot faster than I do or we'd all be freezing right now.

  • I am thankful that I don't have to type "I am thankful" anymore cuz I'm doing dinner at my house for my family next week and I'm SO not going to have time to blog.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Um, I have a blog?

Wow. And I still remember the password. Something to be thankful for on this Thursday.
So, I felt all sorts of guilt last week for not participating, but I think that wasn't the intention so I got over my residual guilt. Here are a few things I am thankful for today:

  • My daycare. They took extra care with Bug during the last months, gave me discounts when they knew we were unemployed, and really actively care about my kids.

  • Red scarves, IBOL, Claudia's fundraisers, Knitters without Borders, and the fact that I recognize that I can always do a little something, even if it isn't terribly dramatic to me, that might help ease someone else's burdens.

  • The friends, both online and real life, who listen even though they've heard it all before and OMGIsSheCryingAGAIN?, but don't let on, and who tell me it's okay to be sad when it is, or to suck it up and stop going there when it isn't. (Hey English majors, diagram THAT sentence!)

  • The fact that my cousin offered (and happily agreed when I accepted) to come down from Phoenix for the day and clean out my bedroom of Rick's things so I didn't have to stand there sobbing for hours over every pair of ratty shorts or holey socks.

  • The fact that I had almost ten years with an amazing man who gave me two beautiful sons and two amazing stepdaughters, plus a second father, two more sisters, a bushel of aunts and uncles and friends and countless life experiences I'd never have had the guts to try on my own.

  • That my knitting, which is at root a solitary activity, has such a great community with it.

  • That Marisa knows how to knit spiders.