Wednesday, November 22, 2006


So much has happened over the past year alone that has given me new reasons to be thankful.  First and fore most I am thankful that my son Gabe is safe in the US, even if just for a short while.  I am thankful that he has maintained a wonderful, loving relationship with his son who lives in another state with his mother.  I am also thankful that what ever hardships I face from day to day, they have all been manageable, and that even in my sadness it is only sadness that is eventually overcome. 

My children are ornery, but loving.  My husband's 'stomach may stick out farther than his dicki-do', but his heart is even bigger.  And while I may not fall anywhere close to the weight guidelines for the average adult of my age and height, I am for the most part healthy and shall quite possibly torment my town with my warped presence for decades to come.

But it goes beyond the usual 'I'm thankful for my family, friends and health' routine.  Don't get me wrong, I am totally sincere in those declarations, but I would be remiss to neglect mentioning a few other reasons I have for being thankful.

I am thankful for my dirty house, for even in its disarray it shelters us from the elements and offers protection from a sometimes dangerous world.  It also shelters the world from us.

I am thankful for running water which I all too often take for granted.  People who know my Oompas should be extra thankful for running water.

I am thankful for 24 roll economy packs of Charmin... I think that needs no explanation.

I am thankful for Folgers in my cup.  Everyone at work is thankful for Folgers in my cup.

I am thankful that we can't afford TiVo because Dickidoo is bad enough now with real time channel surfing.  I would probably have to seriously hurt him if he ever had the ability to not only change channels but to rewind and fast forward as well.

I have always been thankful that odors have no taste.  Sometimes I long for a taste of a fragrant flower, but then one of the Oompas farts or takes off his or her shoes, and then I remember... 'Oh yeah, I sure am glad I can't taste that!'

I'm glad Uncle Sam never married because we owe him enough as it is, goodness knows how much he'd want if he had a wife and kids to support!

I'm thankful that there is no mail delivery on Sundays.  That is the one day of the week that doesn't increase our debt/income ratio.

I am thankful (so VERY VERY thankful) for sleep overs... at other people's houses.

I am thankful for the National No Call list.  I would be extra thankful if politicians would be included in that.

And last but definitely not least, I'm thankful that Al Gore invented the internet so I could start this blog and meet all the very super uber cool people I have here.  Thanks Al, you're the greatest!


coelha said...

I had no idea about Al Gore and his connections with the internet!  I love that man!  Julie :)  Happy Thanksgiving!!  

midwestvintage said...

  They all sound like wonderful things to be grateful for.  I am also glad odors have no taste.  I started thinking about all the things I would have I smell and got faintly ill.  Gee thanks.
Have a Great Thanksgiving.


redpoppy007 said...

you have some way with words! LOL..
i Got a kick out of your post..
I am so glad your gabe is home for Thanksgiving.
Give him our thanks..

princesssaurora said...

I, too, did an entry about all my thankful things....   I am very thankful for having you as a friend.

be well,

rbrown6172 said...

:) you, my friend, are a wonderful writer.  have a wonderful thanksgiving!

jckfrstross said...

have a Happy Thanksgiving


rgossett4195 said...

That is an awesome list!  rose~

cdittric77 said...

Your children are Ornery? Where did they get THAT from? :)

missheathyrmaree said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope you have a good one!

jeadie05 said...

I am thankful for the vivi awards , because I found your journal ,and  I am enjoying it so much  ,Happy Thanksgiveing to you and your family .love Jan xx

pharmolo said...

Happy Thanksgiving - enjoying your journal

deslily said...

Happy Bird-day to you and the whole family Dorn!!!!!....  Enjoy the day and make some memories!..

glensfork4 said...

Jody-What a great entry! I am getting ready to write one myself, but I had to check in on my buddies first and wish them a Happy T-day. Hope your feast goes great, this is my 1st in like 15 years so keep me in your thoughts. I did the majority of it last night. (Even a homemade from scratch chocolate pie-I will let ya know how that turned out)


OH Yeah-Thanx AL-you made a lot of us happy to be able to meet great new friends! LOL

justplainbill said...

Dorn, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a great day and all. Bill

deshelestraci said...

Happy Thanksgiving!