Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving thanks.

Ahhhhhhhh Thanksgiving. A time for giving thanks . . . and consuming my weight in pumpkin pie. Although it will NEVER supersede Christmas in my eyes, Thanksgiving is a darn good holiday. I love it for the family time, the latest centerpiece on my mom's dining room table, the turkey and dressing, and the pumpkin pie.

And I love the reminder that we should give thanks.

At some point during our dinner today, we will go around the table and say what we're thankful for. We did this one year and my sisters hated it. So then I started bringing it up year after year just to get on their nerves. I love to see them glare at me when I say "Oh wait! We haven't gone around the table to say what we're thankful for yet!" Immature, yes. But I do love it.

Each year, I give thanks for the same things: my family, my relationship with the Lord, my friends. And I mean it when I do. These are the most important things in my life - the most amazing blessings a girl could ask for. But there are other things that I'm thankful for that I don't specifically mention by name at the table on Thanksgiving because, if I did, everyone would realize instantly how utterly shallow I am. And I try to hide that from everyone as much as possible.

But not today. Today I'd like to take a moment to make my appreciation of these other things known . . .

1. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Seriously - whoever would have imagined that powdered cheese could be so good?? It's such a comfort food for me. And please don't insult me by serving me the Velveeta version. It's an abomination and I'll never forgive you for it. Look, I told you I was shallow . . .

2. Little Debbie. I don't know if you know this about me but I'm quite fond of my little Deb. She brought Oatmeal Creme Pies and Swiss Cake Rolls into my life and I am forever thankful. If I could meet her and hug her, my life would be complete.

3. The color black. It's a nice, slimming color that helps hide my flaws when I wear it. Aaaaaaaand it comes in handy after a dinner of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Swiss Cake Rolls.

4. My DVR. This is simultaneously the greatest and worst thing that has ever happened to me. I have never watched so much television in my life. It used to be that my busy life kept me from all the good shows that were on in the evening. It kinda stunk but at least I didn't spend that much time sitting in front of the television. But now I have my normal busy schedule AND have to somehow watch 8 hours of television every night. It's killing me. And it's glorious.

5. Dirty Jobs. I love that show and I'm so thankful that Mike Rowe exists . . . he gives my salivary glands a reason to live.

6. The word "smidge." It's a great word and it really rolls off the tongue. I try to use it at least once a day: "Can you move over a smidge?" or "Can you turn the TV up a smidge?" or "Can I have a smidge more Macaroni & Cheese?" It's the greatest. You should try using it more . . . I guarantee you'll be giving thanks for it next year, too.

7. Stupid people. You can't really specifically give thanks for stupid people when you're sitting around the dinner table on Thanksgiving telling everyone what you're thankful for. It's not a very nice thing to say and it makes you sound like kind of a jerk. But let's be honest - I love stupid people. And I'm thankful for their existence because they make life so much more entertaining. Aaaaaaaaand they give me something to write about.

8. And last but not least . . . YOU. I have no idea why you continue to read my posts but I'm so thankful that you do!! You have made this whole blogging experience so much fun and I love you for it!! You are DEFINITELY not stupid people . . . :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Emma said...

Okay, started cracking up when I got to Stupid People!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hate to correct you but,are'nt it You "is" definitely not stupid people? "People" being the singular form of "peoples" in the second person narrative?