Friday, November 20, 2009

NOW Its Turkey Time!

November 12, 2009

Since next Thursday is turkey time it is time to start thinking about what we are thankful for.

Okay, I’ll start.

I’m thankful that I live in the neighborhood that I do. We have a huge 4th of July parade, complete with floats and bands. It always brings me great joy to watch my kids eat candy from the gutter. I really don’t think they party like we do in Dallas’ McMansion suburbs.

I’m thankful for the wonderful schools my kids go to. With the exception of the fact that I will be paying tuition for the next 14 years. As college approaches Prince Tim is learning the ways of the scholarship world. The other day he said, “Now I get why you have been leaning over my bed whispering ‘Free ride’ all these years.” Cross your fingers on that one.

I’m thankful for turkey. The amino acid in turkey, called tryptophan, is a natural seditive. Now I have an excuse to doze after dinner and push third and fourth servings of fowl for the boys.

I am so very thankful for all of you Queens. You have all brought me great joy over the years. Here’s to many more. Thank you to all who weighed in this week about what they are thankful for. Here are the best of the best.

I am indescribably grateful that Thing One and Thing Two refrain from inspecting dog dung under their magnifying glasses (tempting though that might be), they have yet to light anything of value on fire and they stopped bringing colonies of caterpillars into the house months ago. For these things, even a Pilgrim would rejoice. -Queen Melinda

I'm thankful for my Mom, Grandmother, and roommate. They are the village that helps me raise my son! Lord knows he needs a village! -Queen Sarah

I'm thankful for my three healthy, funny, crazy, loving boys and for babysitters! -Queen Sara

I am thankful for my family and for the soldiers who protect our country. -Queen Gina

Even though my husband has been unemployed since this past May, I am thankful for everyone's good can not pay for that! -Queen Donna

Give thanks all!

Gobble, Gobble,

Queen Linda


joyce said...

I'm thankful that the little guy who shoved a garden hose up the dry vent is today installing his first washer and dryer at his house at Fort Sill, Oklahoma...twenty years later...

I'm thankful that Dad is standing by the phone in case said son needs help over the phone with that hook-up. said...

I'm thankful that the green marker used on the piano today was washable and not a Sharpie...