Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What I'm Thankful For

I'm thankful that I have a husband who doesn't always have the same interests I have but supports my endeavors 100%. He trudges to the hay auction and buys, loads, and unloads the hay, and never complains. He puts up horse fence, and buys farm equipment so I can have my expensive pasture ornaments. He listens to me talk about scriptchat, even though he doesn't read or write about anything unless it's got something financial in it. I love that he feeds and waters the dogs and cats every morning before I'm out of bed. He even lets my little dog out when he gets up, so I can sleep a little longer. He works extra hours at the restaurant so I can attend writing conferences. He agrees to take me to Sundance even though he really doesn't give a shit about movies. He does so much more, but I don't have room here.
I'm thankful that my older horse, 20 years old in January, is happy and healthy, because I don't know what I'd do if he got really sick again at this age.
I'm thankful for Gracie, my Maltese, because she's always there, no matter how mad I am at my husband, or the rest of the world. She's completely blind, but she can always find me. She cuddles in the chair, rests on my chest, and follows me like a shadow. Without her I'd likely not be where I am today.
I'm thankful for my mom, who never said no, even when she should have. Because of that I learned from my mistakes, and learned to be a better person.
I'm thankful to all of my ex-boyfriends who made me realize what a gem I found when I found my husband. And to all of the ex-boys who I'm still friends with, because we were always friends first.
I'm thankful for my sister and her family for being my family and welcoming us with open arms when we get a chance to visit.
I'm thankful to the wonderful employees we've had over the years at the restaurant, who've made me happy, sad, angry, and smarter. Without them I wouldn't even know how to text message, or know how to upload music to my iPod. They keep me young and make me feel old at the same time. I just wish the good ones wouldn't have to grow up and move on. And our day help, Kim, she's our SUPER KIM, and I hope she stays with us forever.
I'm thankful to the friends I've known all my life who I don't do a very good job of keeping in touch with, but still act like we just talked last week.
I'm thankful for places like FACEBOOK and TWITTER, for keeping in touch with friends, old and new.
I'm thankful to my TWITTER friends who let me live in a bigger world than the small town where I currently reside. For their comments, quips, and general support. I truly look forward to "seeing" them each day.
Oh, and thanks to my customers, at the A&W and the jewelry business, without you I'd have a lot less than I do. My sales rep is a gem and has grown my business with me. Thank you Beth. Even the customers who've made me want to yell and swear, thank you for being our customer and coming back regularly, so I can appreciate our nice, gentle customers.
I'm sure I've missed a lot of things and a lot of people who I will miraculously remember as soon as I publish this post. But all in all, I feel blessed to have had the chance to live the life I live, and the meet the people in it, and blessed to have a support group around me that lets me live my dreams.

Thanks to all of you!!!

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