1.) The fact that I planned ahead this year and got three quarts of Rita’s Ice before they closed on October 30th. I was trying to save them until at least December, but I’m thankful I decided to indulge tonight. This one is Coconut Cream. Watermelon and Mango are waiting patiently in the freezer until after the New Year.
2.) I am thankful for my family and friends today. We are few and far between, but we are healthy, and happy, and together as much as we can be. We’re all we’ve got and we love each other.
3.) I am thankful for good stories. I have been reading a lot lately (though haven’t finished anything in a week or so, because I have that nasty habit of diving into a few different books at once) and good stories in bed are just so sweet and delightful.
4.) I am thankful for the mild(ish) weather we’ve had so far this season. I hate all things cold and snowy, so it was nice to be comfortable in a hoodie with the window’s open today, and to see NO SNOW in the forecast.
5.) I am thankful to be alive – and that the people I care about are, too. Gary is home and recovering from his quadruple bypass, and should make a full recovery soon. He and Linda are changing their lives day by day, striving to live as healthily as possible. I really want to do that, too. I want to keep on living, and loving, and being able to be thankful for so many things.