01 November 2011

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

When I woke up this morning, it was unmistakably November. The weather was grey and wet and blowy, as if it just had to distinguish itself from October. It's funny how often this kind of big announcement seems to come on the first day of month anymore.

But despite its dismal halloo, I am committed to loving November. It's good, this advent of Thanksgiving. I think I'll join the ranks of bloggers who'll spend the month pouring out some gratitude and celebrating the cup that runs over with blessings.

Simple tonight—an attempt at a list, since I'm not feeling my best today (I'm looking at you, moon), but nevertheless a decent start. I'm thankful for:
  • a near-perfect breakfast smoothie
  • Ibuprofen (always and forever, always and forever)
  • Mirjam's hot water bottle
  • horizontalilty + cushions + gravity
  • the digital projector we're babysitting for the next few weeks + a white wall + decent speakers
  • Napoleon Dynamite for bazillionth time
  • baked winter squash
  • Mexican chocolate brownies
  • a kind housemate, husband, and friend (rolled into one)
  • lonely train whistles
  • remote control
  • answering machine
  • Debby showing up with a rented DVD (Thor), fried potatoes, and fresh pineapple
  • a clean bathroom
  • quiet
  • a working furnace
  • learning that friends in dire straits are being helped and supported
  • understanding that it's not the end of the world to lose a day to illness
  • one of my new blog ideas becoming a reality
  • sharing good things
  • chasing after change (a right healthy sport)
  • evening chapter of The Hobbit


Dr. Stockton said...

horizontalilty + cushions + gravity

You know, that's an interesting thing to read when Nova is on in the background, talking about planetary formation.

Aubrey said...

Feel better cousin! Enjoy your November!

Elizabeth said...

I love ibuprofen too.