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RANT: Be Grateful


I used to joke that I didn’t need a holiday to over eat, that I could do that all year long.  I suppose the same could be said for ‘giving thanks’.


It’s nice that we pause, for one day in our lives, to give thanks (and to over eat and drink, yell across the table with loved ones, then sloth-out on the couch and watch football) but shouldn’t we do that all year long? Give thanks, that is.

So, like it or not, here are a few things I’m grateful for. . .and a few things I’m not so grateful for:


Nourishing Food



A good story



YouTube and creative comedy

Bass  (the beat to shake your rump to, not the fish, or the instrument, but those are cool too)

Those free return address stickers I keep getting in the mail with a nickel

The wild world web

Nike Commercials

The ability to talk like a hard-core gangsta though I’m a middle-aged, white girl

Ryan Gosling

Not having been to prison

SNL musical parodies

Time travel (when it’s discovered I’m gonna be super grateful–actually I just want to be able to fly somewhere without it taking all day)


Junk Mail

Paper Cuts

The cost of a lift ticket

Things that don’t work that SHOULD

That mailmen don’t have more stylish uniforms

Music app commercials—just let us listen to the music, geez, I’m not changing car insurance!

Awkward sunburns (unless it happens to someone else, like my younger brothers, then they’re kind of fun)

The notorious Soccer Player “Flop” to draw a call. Come on guys, we’re losing potential fans!

The neighbor that parks their car so we can’t get in to our garage

Finding a human tooth in a sandwich once


So while this is the month of gratitude, let’s keep it going all year long!


7 comments on “RANT: Be Grateful

  1. All Seasons Cyclist
    November 25, 2013

    A human tooth in a sandwich? I think an explanation is in order! 🙂

  2. Maggie Shoobridge
    November 25, 2013

    Amen. I have been enjoying your blog and using the good ideas. I’m thankful to you for that. Great photo and list(s) to which I’d add (on the nice list) puppies and furry things:) happy turkey.
    Maggie s

  3. pandorajudge
    November 25, 2013

    Nice! Something in my “not grateful” list: that now it is normal for people to go buy shit starting the evening of thanksgiving when they should be hanging out with their peeps being grateful for what they ALREADY have. xo

  4. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    November 26, 2013

    Love the wild web one and those return address stamps. I had a friend who wouldn’t use them because they lacked a certain title/degree. I have no such qualms. They could say Daffy Duck on the person line, and I’d still use them if they had the correct address! And I hate paper cuts! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. virginia vanstory
    November 27, 2013

    A hoot! Like the photo too.

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