Some bloggers do these posts called Thankful Things Thursday, which they release to the general public on Thursdays (master of the obvious) because of it’s nice alliterative ring. Think about it. Thankful Things Friday doesn’t roll off the tongue in quite the same way.
I’m in a predicament though. Thursday’s is my blogging day off. I could take it as sign that I’m banned from doing a Thankful post, or I could say screw it and do it anyway. No surprise here; I’m choosing the latter.
Whenever things get to be too much, and work has been more than a little crazy this week, I try to focus on the positive things in my life. It helps put things in perspective and keeps me from wallowing in a pile of self-pity. That’s no fun for anybody, especially the person having the pity party.
Last night driving home from the office, I was tired, hungry and fairly stressed out, when the Hubby said, “Tell me one positive thing.” After a pause, I responded, “We are on our way home to see the kitty cats.” I’m such a tool, but whatever, it helped. So I decided at that moment, a Thankful Things post, whether it be Thursday or Friday, was in order. Plus, it’s a great excuse to put things in list form.
Hugs, kisses, and rainbow-colored lollipops to Jessie for sponsoring our might fine event.
1) I’m thankful for the food in my fridge and my pantry at this very moment. It’s stocked, and unless I’m going on vacation, it’s almost always stocked. I have copious amounts of food and I know how to feed myself. Two pluses in my book and not something everybody else can say. If you are starving or in need of a good cocktail, come on over and I will ply you with food and booze. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I swear I’m not a big drinker.
2) I’m thankful today is Friday, and I have the whole weekend in front of me, with two blissful days of sleeping past 5 a.m. scheduled. Now that sounds like heaven.
3) I’m thankful I conquered a 2013 New Year’s Resolution earlier this week, and it’s only January. Can you say overachiever; I certainly can. On Tuesday, in my second ever Mixed Martial Arts class, I did 150 Boy Push Ups when a mere two months ago, I could barely do five. I am a rock star, although I am a rock star who is struggling to put on her own bra this week. Don’t feel bad: the Hubby is more than willing to lend a hand.
4) I’m thankful for chocolate. In what can only be considered a cruel twist of fate, my busy time at work (month end) coincides with the arrival of a certain friend, to which chocolate in mass quantities is the only solution. It’s dark chocolate, so I’m warding off cancer at the same time as satisfying my inner crazy. I’d call that two birds, one stone.
5) I’m thankful I’m healthy. Yeah sure, I had a sore throat and a bit of a cold not too long ago, but compared to the flu germs surrounding me every which way I turn, I’d say I’ve got it pretty good. Your health is fragile folks, so be grateful it’s there.
6) In the words of ABBA (don’t worry, I won’t play it for you today), I’m thankful for the music. Music and kitchen dance parties are where it’s at. Don’t knock it ’til you tried it.
7) Finally, in this bone chilling cold weather, I’m thankful for arm warmers. Enough said.
It’s your turn. Tell me two things you are thankful for? Any exciting weekend plans? Lay ’em on me.
2 things: I saw the Miley Cyrus concert video–with my tween son I might add–and rock stars have dressers to help them with their clothing. You don’t need the caveat of needing help, you just need to leave it at “I am a rock star.” Period.
Secondly, arm warmers and short sleeves, young lady??
I am thankful I don’t have to drive across the midwest to a sled hockey tournament this weekend, and that Oaxaca queso was marked down at the fancy cheese monger yesterday, because I’m cracking open a jar of salsa verde I canned with the farm share tomatillos and making the pizza I’ve been dreaming about since Dec 28, 2012.
Marked down cheese plus farm share tomatillos is a sign of divine intervention. Bring on the pizza.
Rest assured, the arm warmer picture was taken, back in November on a long drive to Buffalo and probably a 50 degree day. My coat was in the back seat.
These days, I’m still sporting the arm warmers, but you can’t even see them buried beneath my layers of clothing and coats.
Those arm warmers are super cute!!!
Thanks. I really am enamored with them.
Stacey Belasic says
Go on with your bad self you rock star you! Congrats on the 150 Boy Push Ups!!!
Two things I’m thankful for: 1. my parents and their being in a “good place” health-wise and financially/job-wise for the first time in quite a while (please God I hope I did not just jinx it!) and 2. getting along well and enjoying my in-laws’ company–it is such a wonderful feeling! I am incredibly blessed!
Have a wonderful weekend Meg–enjoy sleeping in past 5 am and schnuggle up with your man and the little kitties!!
Thanks Stacey. It’s great to hear your family is doing so well, which can definitely give you mentally happiness about their future. Family and health are where its at.
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
Oh my word, your fridge looks glorious…
Thanks. I love to make the fridge and my whole kitchen enticing (food-wise) because then I want to cook and eat all the healthy goodness.
rebecca @ blueberry smiles says
those chocolate covered bananas look sooo good! I would love those arm warmers– it’s not nearly as cold here as it is where you are, but my car is usually freezing and I hate wearing a big jacket while i drive
Yep, the arm warmers are perfect for spring/fall or just California because you can wear them and not be stuck in a big coat. These days though, I’m wearing them beneath layers of clothing and a big coat.
150 push-ups!? Holy shit I couldn’t do 5 boy push-ups if my life depended on it..how pathetic!! Great job!! Those chocolate bananas look like heaven! I am thankful for my health too, and my motivation!
I could barely do 5 less than two months ago.
Damn, if only you lived in PA and I could visit you while I was home.. I would definitely take you up on some good beer & good food 🙁
I know, right?! I would happily feed you and ply you with the booze. Once we were satisfied, we could watch bad tv too.
Yayy for a stocked fridge! All those berries are calling my name:)
I heart berries, so I always have them on hand. I only wish I could always get them locally too.
Shannon (Healthiful Balance) says
Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!
Yes, I am thankful for chocolate too! 🙂
I knew you’d like the chocolate. I mean really, who doesn’t?!
luv what you do says
I am thankful for my family and our health! On a less important front, I am thankful for DVR (so I can watch my girly shows without the BOY over the weekend) and days without traffic!
I love your fridge…all that beer…I’m so jealous : ) And those chocolate bananas…I would love them but have never made them.
TV time alone is always a nice thing.
And you are more than welcome to the beer. I won’t touch it; I more of a champagne, wine, hard cider kind of girl. We had company back around Christmas and all that beer is from then.
I’ve never seen arm warmers before. But, my friend, maybe if you wore a jacket that would help. 😉 Great post, Meghan!
I know, right. Actually, the picture is from back in November and I was on a long road trip so my jacket was in the back seat. These days, I’m still sporting the arm warmers, but you can’t even see them underneath all my layers.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
Loved this! And especially the bit about the chocolate since MY inner crazy can totally relate right about now! Let’s just say I’ve been doing some damage on my container of special dark cocoa powder over the last few days! 😉 And holy crap!!! 150 BOY PUSHUPS?!?! I bow down to your greatness…even IF you need help with your unmentionables! Lol
I’m thankful for a little weekend getaway. The man-friend and I are visiting Atlanta until Sunday (I’m only awake right now because he’s working on peeling the paint off the walls with his snoring right about now…shh, I didn’t just tell you that!). And I’m thankful that the weather here is a good TEN degrees warmer than the sub-zeroes they’re having back in Tennessee! Brrrr!
The 150 boy push ups are spread out over an hour class, but yeah it was crazy. I thought my arms, shoulders, chest were going to fall off and go hide in the corner until I finally stopped abusing them.
I’m thrilled to hear you had such a marvelous time in Hot-Lanta and that you got to visit IKEA. Man, that place is ridiculous. It’s like it’s own city. You can get lost in there.
kristy @ Gastronomical Sovereignty says
A of all: how tough are you that you can do those push ups?? i miss push ups! since i injured my wrist i haven’t been able to do them at all. i’m proud!
B of all: also proud of your fridge!! look at all your beer! and organized in such neat rows too….. secret: my fridge also looks like that.
C of all: how STOKED am i that you made my bananas?!! did you love them?? i did! yum yum yum! they were oddly addicting.
In response to:
A of all: I though I was going to die, but it was worth it.
B of all: of course the beer is lined up and facing forward; each brand with it’s own row. Is there any other way to store it?
C of all: your bananas rocked my world. I plan on making them again soon, especially since the grocery store sold the skewers in a 100 pack. I’ve got lots more bananas in my future.
Two things: coffee and dark chocolate!
Love them both.