Yesterday, being Thanksgiving and all, I intended to write a lovely post about the many things I’m grateful for.
And then the bread wasn’t dried out for the stuffing so I had to spend precious time toasting it. Then the gluten-free cheese puffs I was making decided to not cooperate. So I was forced to wrestle with tapioca starch and swear under my breath. Finally, I just thought “SCREW IT! I AM THANKFUL FOR NOTHING!” Which is blatantly false, but obviously cooking for a crowd is not my forte.
So today I just want to mention a few of the smaller things I’m thankful for on this day after Thanksgiving.
1- I’m full of gratitude for misled five year olds who say over and over, “Oh Mom, you are the best cooker ever.”
2- I’m thankful I didn’t wake up at four in the morning and venture out into Black Friday.
3- I’m grateful for ziplock bags. I lived in Brazil for a year and a half and there are no ziplock bags in that entire country. A ziplock free environment is not for me, because where would you keep leftover turkey?
4- I’m immensely thankful that in spite of the many pieces of pie consumed yesterday no one thew up all over me while I slept. Previous Thanksgivings have not ended so well.
5- I’m so glad for fat, furry cats that climb on your lap, thereby giving you an excuse to stay seated and not do the dishes.
6- I’m thankful for four day weekends and the fact that all of my children can pour their own bowl of cereal and work the DVD player, thereby insuring that I can sleep in on at least one of those days.
7- Left over gravy. (Enough said.)
8- I am full of deep gratitude for Amazon, thus enabling me to do my Christmas shopping while sitting down with my pants unbuttoned because I ate way too much delicious food.
9- I’m grateful for kids who still get wildly excited for Christmas specials on t.v. It makes life so much fun.
10- Finally, I’m thankful for you, gentle reader. Thanks for helping me believe I have something interesting to say.