Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Giving Thanks

I have so much for which to be thankful. Primarily, my loving family and friends, who truly go the extra mile for me. I am blessed to have an education, my own business, my health, musical abilities, a comfortable home, and several great opportunities in my future. I have to stop there, otherwise I'll get all sappy and weird, and after the drama of this past weekend I don't need to cry anymore. In fact, I believe that the timing of my heartbreak (which in the grand scheme of things, was a minor incident) is poignant; this week's Thanksgiving holiday has given me perspective. I may share the details at a later date, but be assured that it was not a major crisis. For some reason, however, it prompted a hysterical reaction in me that is quite rare.

I know you are all thankful for certain things, most of them akin to what I have mentioned, but here are some silly things that have made life more fun this past year!

I give thanks that my everyday commute (all of 2 minutes from home to work) is nothing like this:

Also, I'm thankful for pals like Mugsy, who send me things likethis fun/frustrating little game, so if you get bored over the long weekend, try it out!

I am thankful for human curiosity and the advent of YouTube which gave us the best science project of 2006:

I am most thankful for my husband and my daughter, who have seen the beautiful and horrific parts of me, and love me all the same. I hope they are aware of how precious they are to me. They also bring friends into our home, making it lively and fun.

Lastly, I am thankful for the photographs that document special moments in our lives. I plan to cover the walls of our new home with them, to remind us of those we love. Now, here's your project for the holiday - kinda like "Find Waldo." "Find Amber" in this group of spirited girls!

Happy Turkey Day!


SongBird said...

Finding Amber was easy....she's the one in red....sorry...I just had to write that.....

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kila said...

LOL, great post!

Is that traffic video for real?!

Loved the science project video, but I WILL NOT show it to my boys, LOL.

Don't know which one is Amber, but how wonderful for her to even be part of such a team picture.

Anonymous said...

Since I have no idea what Amber looks like...hmmm...this find Amber game is gonna be kinda tough. ;)


Anonymous said...

I see red but no green or amber!
Wicked post and veeery funny!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

Did love the science project. . .My boys thought it was so cool!

I think Amber is 3rd row - 4th girl in?

Happy Thanksgiving Tiggerlane!

Karmyn R said...

That is one of THE BEST videos - but kind of scary to think Coke and Mentos does that.

I won't guess which one is Amber, because I will be wrong.

Hope you had a great Tday.

Angelina said...

There's no way I'm going to be able to guess which one she is.

I hope your Thanksgiving was tasty and fun!

Julie said...

Great videos! Fun photo! I am sorry this comment is so lame. This is the third time I have written it and you know after the first one they just lose their luster. :)

marnie said...

Total guess.. well ok, it's a calculated guess..

I think she is in the dead center of the photo, middle row, in the middle.

PS.. just added Diet Coke and Mentos to my shopping list. That looks like fun!

Vicki said...

That traffic video looks like driving in Mexico!