Thursday, November 24, 2011


A list of fifty things I give thanks for, in varying levels of importance:

  1. For my household. The boys, The Rocket Scientist and the Resident Shrink.
  2. For my mom and my siblings.
  3. For my friends.
  4. For continued employment for my husband.
  5. For the roof above our heads.
  6. For the food on our table.
  7. For the clothes on my back and the shoes on my feet.
  8. For health insurance.
  9. For the meds I take and the medical equipment I use to keep my health conditions at bay.
  10. For Zithromax.
  11. For my doctors, of every stripe.
  12. For the U.S. Constitution, especially the Bill Of Rights.
  13. For writing.
  14. For Georgia, and before her, Jan, who opened the world for me.
  15. For this blog.
  16. For Facebook and LiveJournal, which make it possible for me to keep track of friends all over.
  17. For Occupy Wall Street, for speaking the truths that need to be speaking.
  18. For the Loft, and Tuesday night trivia, and the friends I have found there, who make me feel valued.
  19. For Starbucks. 
  20. For Venti Non-fat No-whip Salted Carmel Mochas.
  21. For Coke with grenadine. 
  22. For Thanksgiving dinner.
  23. For tangelos.
  24. For kind strangers.
  25. For good public schools.
  26. For the classes I'm taking.
  27. For Jane Austen.
  28. For Terry Pratchett.
  29. For Jon Stewart.
  30. For Stephen Colbert.
  31. For Alton Brown.
  32. For Stephen Sondheim.
  33. For road trips.
  34. For the colors of the leaves in the trees in Oregon and the vineyards in Paso Robles.
  35. For fall.
  36. For California weather.
  37. For the ocean.
  38. For the color blue.
  39. For good music.
  40. For good books.
  41. For good food.
  42. For good wine.
  43. For good coffee.
  44. For good sex.
  45. For love in all its varied forms and with all its myriad complications.
  46. For art.
  47. For light.
  48. For beauty.
  49. For laughter.
  50. For life.


  1. I totally snagged the idea... hope that's ok!

  2. I didn't know you had a blog! I'll have to start following you.

  3. Oh, and I am totally fine with you using the idea : )