Happy after Thanksgiving Day to everyone I forgot to wish Happy Thanksgiving to yesterday. I was too busy thinking about how much food I was going to stuff down my throat and how much wine I was going to drink. TG is my favorite food holiday and I always make sure that I gorge myself on delicious food I have no hand in preparing or cooking.
It's been my tradition for years, to go to my brother's house every TG where the food is plentiful and amazing and wine flows freely. All the family arrives around 11:30 a.m. which is crazy early, but his contention is to get everybody out by 4:00 p.m., 5 the latest. Basically, 'Thanks for coming and thanks for going'. It's beautiful!
Then I can get home by 5:30, sit on the couch and spend the rest of the evening digesting my my food and watching awful TV.
Now to the list, which I am sure everyone has been waiting for. It's not that long so don't get too excited, but hopefully some of you out there can relate.
Full Bar of Soap: I love it when I remember to buy a package of soap because otherwise I am stuck with the slivers of soap that have been rotting in my shower for months that don't exactly clean my body. Or are all gooey and gross. You get what I mean.
Full roll of toilet paper. I don't know, something about having many rolls of toilet paper, makes me feel rich.
Full tube of toothpaste. (I am seeing a pattern here)
My first cup of coffee in the morning. - Love the smell, the taste, and it helps me take care of business in the bathroom, there I said it.
My second cup of coffee in the morning.
I am thankful that I don't punch the cell phone train talkers out every time he or she get's on their phone and let's the world in on what their day is going to be like. I need to get ear plugs to tune everyone out.
Stamps - I don't mail anything much anymore, but I love to see the new designer stamps that are available
The Sunday Chicago Tribune. I guess I am one of those people who still like the touch and feel of a newspaper, even though I know what's going on in the world from being on my computer and reading AOL news. I love looking at all of the ads and coupons for all the things I would never buy.
What I am most thankful for are my wonderful children who have turned out to be the most amazing people in the world. It's nice to think that I might have had a hand in that, but probably not.
I am thankful that I can get up everyday and go to work so that I can have the money to pay my rent and put food on the table. A lot of people out there are hurting and have no place to live and can't afford to feed their families.
I am thankful that I have my health. I am finally realizing that what my mother said was true, 'your health is the most important thing you can have" Now I say that to my kids and everyone who will listen. So motherly of me.
Most of all I am thankful for every day that I have on this beautiful Earth. It's a gift!
Happy Before and After Thanksgiving to All!
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