Monday, November 22, 2010

What I am Thankful for this year

With turkey day fast approaching I thought that it would be appropriate to do a posting on some of the things I am thankful for.  I know what you are thinking.  Yeah, we get another list this from wacky gal.  Big smiles all around.  Am I right?  Of course I am.  And because I don't want to bore you, I am only going to offer up five today.  And these five aren't even the most important.  Just five random things I am thankful for.
Fried Turkey.  I'm sorry, but I am so thankful for fried turkey I could cry.  I never had a turkey prepared this way until I moved to the south.  God Bless the south.  Captain Kid can fry a mean turkey but I can only get him to do it a couple times a year.  Thanksgiving being the number one day.  We also fry a turkey for Christmas and I can almost always get him to do one at least once during the summer.

Coke Zero.  I don't function well without at least one hit of caffeine in the morning.  The colder the better.  It's like an electric charge to my system when I get that first taste.  The sound the tab makes when I punch it through the can.  Pure joy!  I am not a coffee drinker, and don't apologize for it.  There was a bad experience in Japan that involved me, a twelve hour mid-watch and three pots of the foul smelling stuff.  So Coca cola....thank you.  From the bottom of my heart.  Thank you.

My iPad.  It is just plain mean that I mention this because I can guarantee a snarky comment from both Karla and Patty regarding this one, but it's true.  I've only owned my iPad for a couple of months and now cannot fathom how I survived without one.  If you don't have one, I am so sorry and if you do, I know you get exactly what I'm talking about.  This is one time giving into what I was jonesing for was a good thing.

My Kindle.  Okay, shoot me, I am doing another gadget.  Yes, I have an iPad and yes I can read on it as well.  But for reading outside, nothing beats my kindle.  During the summer we spend quite a bit of time on the water, boating.  This is how we choose to unwind after a stressful week.  And for me, reading is a big part of that.  Nothing, and I mean,  NOTHING can beat the kindle for how clear that screen is in the sun.

My Blogger Buddies and Tweeps.  Nothing brightens my day more than the comments and conversations I share here on Blogger and over at Twitter.  I have met some of the most amazing, Lenny Lee, and interesting, Patty Blount, and generous, Karla Nellenbach, and kind, Abby Mumford, and committed (no she is not insane) Linda Grimes, and wonderful, Jeannie Moon.  Just to name a few.  All of you come back over and over and leave me messages and share with me.  You all have made me a better writer and dare I say it, a better social networking friend.  So I thank you. 

Of course now I want to hear what you are thankful for.  Talk to me.  And of course if you are thankful for my blog, well that would just be the icing on the cake. 


Karla Nellenbach said...

Generous? me? Um...Kelly, I don't know how to tell you this, but I think someone must have slipped something into that Coke Zero of yours if you're deluded enough to think I'm generous. Either that, or you've logged way too many hours on that iPad (can you hear the bitterness shining through? cuz it's there)

Linda G. said...

No, I'm pretty sure I'm certifiable. ;)

I'm thankful my in-laws host Thanksgiving dinner for the horde that is my extended family. :)

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss kelly! heres some icing for you - im thankful for your blog! :) for me i got so much things to be thankful for there could be a zillion things on it if i did a list. right at this minute im thankfuly i got you for a blogger friend! :) i hope you have a really nice thanksgiving!
...hugs from lenny

abby mumford said...

i think you have a typo in your blog post. let me correct it for you.

"kind of inept at technology, Abby Mumford."

in other news, i am grateful for the local turkey trot (a 5K run on thanksgiving morning). knowing that i exercised means i feel less guilty having seconds and thirds of everything on thanksgiving.

Hallie said...

I am thankful for all things that make me laugh. And that includes you, Miss Funny Pants. So glad to have "met" you! Happy Thanksgiving!!