In the spirit of Thanksgiving, these are a few things for which I'm thankful.
A - Aidan - my first born who loves to give hugs.
B - Books - I love to read.
C - Challenges - keep things interesting!
D - Dad - my dad who taught me many things and I'm so glad he did.
E - Ears - I love hearing many things - the sound of a wood fire, pages of a book turning, the keys on a computer clicking, "I love You" by my family, steak sizzling, a baby's laugh, thunder...
F - Friends - old friends and new friends.
G - The Big G - the love of my life!
H - Homes - my home and my parents' home.
I - Internet - so I can stay in touch with my family and friends. And can also answer some of the questions that Aidan and Josephine ask me...
J - Josephine - the daughter my mother hoped I would have - she is giving me a run for my money!
K - Knowledge. I'm well educated and appreciate all that I have learned. I am also smart enough to know that there is a WHOLE lot more I don't know.
L - Love and Laughter - I think they go hand in hand and luckily for me I have lots of both in my life.
M - Mom - my mom who I love, respect and can now understand a whole lot better since having kids!
N - Nose. Yes, I'm thankful for my nose. I love the smell of roses, The Big G, just washed babies, line-dried laundry, wood fires, bread baking, the ocean, rain, crisp and clean autumn air.
O - Olives. How can you not love them? Every time I have a martini, I am thankful!
P - Patience, although on this one, I could use a little more please!
Q - Quiet. Oh for that time before everyone else gets up and I have a cuppa and a good book.
R - Relatives. Really, I'm thankful for my relatives, on both sides of the family. Even the crazy ones (and you know who you are!)
S - Sense of Humor. This has helped me through some difficult times and I am so thankful for that!
T - Time. The past, the present and the future!
U - Usefulness. This is how I need to feel and also how I need stuff to be. Thankfully, I am more often than not.
V - Voices of my loved ones. How I love to hear them. Yes, even Jojo's incessant talking!
W - Work. Yes, work. I am thankful for work. The Big G's work because he likes what he does and that makes him happy, therefore I'm happy. My work because I'm a stay at home, home schooling mom. I have never worked so hard in my life, nor been so satisfied by a "job".
X - X-rated. Hey, I'm not dead yet and neither is The Big G. And we're married and have a license, so it's ok according to Nana.
Y - You. The person reading this. Thank you!
Z - Zestiness. Not in a culinary sense, but a part of my life that gives it some zing!