Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thursday Thirteen the Thanksgiving Thedition

13 little things around my house that I am grateful for

1. The coolest tool Pampered Chef ever made.

2. Legos. Okay, so I have a love/hate relationship with these vacuum hors d'oeuvres. My sons, however, adore the stuff. Their gratitude takes the form of a perpetual shrine to Ole Kirk Christiansen on the floor of their room.

3. The small miracle that is running water. [New benefit to blogging: forces me to scrub kitchen faucet for photo op].

4. My watch. Because it's nice to know exactly how exactly how late I am.

5. The fifth food group.

6. Souvenirs/memories from Spain. (Yes I did notice the strategically-placed polka dots. Who could miss them?)

7. My lone defense against the demon drums of Isengard pounding in my head.

8. McKay'’s freckles. Aren't they adorable?

9. Baker's yeast -- a true testament to human ingenuity. Ancient Egyptian dude: "Hey some freaky living creatures from the air have landed in my flatbread dough and are making it bubble and froth. Gee, I think I'll bake it and eat it."

10. Modern tooth care. People used to scrub their teeth with sand! (Oh, wait, let me take a look at the toothpaste ingredients. Hydrated Silica? Hmmmm.)

11. This ring. (And the tall handsome guy who gave it to me).

12. Four children, some of whom aren't so little any more.

13. My digital camera. I wanted to take a picture of it, but was faced with a one-hand-clapping Zen quandary. How does one photograph the photograph-izer?

I could have used a mirror, I suppose. Duh. Why didn't I think of that sooner?


Annie said...

Oh I actually get to be the first to comment on this MARVELOUS post?!! Cool!!!

Priceless, original, thought-provoking, humor, touching....and so on. Wonderful.

It's so much more uplifiting than my Thanksgiving I thank you. It appears to me you are "thankful" a lot more than many people I know. Lovely.

P.S. Your faucet is gorgeous, I miss Legos being all over the floor (who knew?), your ring is beautiful, who would like teeth cleaned any other way, yeah yeast -- I agaree!!!

Julie said...

Thanks Annie
I was actually pleasantly surprised by the faucet picture. I'm not that great of a photographer. Do you think someday I will actually miss Legos? Gosh I hope so.

beth said...

Great pictures and very creative and interesting list!! I love all the 'little things'. I makes life great!

Happy Thanksgiving.

(p.s. just from my own experience - yes you will miss legos one day, strangely enough!)

scribbit said...

So Zen you are. Has anyone not been grateful for modern dentistry after watching Castaway?

Ruth said...

Lego is amazing. We don't have children, but we have legos. My husband 'rescued' his childhood set from his mother's house - they get used when people with children come to visit, and he'll get down and play with them too.

I love the pictures and the post was lovely.

Anonymous said...

Great list. :) Love the ring - it's beautiful! Legos are very cool - they were my favourite toy as a child, and we didn't have all the cool Legos that they have today. ;)

That Pampered Chef strawberry tool looks so cool - that would be so handy to have around, since we LOVE strawberries.

Although I celebrated Thanksgiving last month (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October), a Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

amy said...

THat was a funny post. YOu are very entertaining. Thanks for that..It made me smile

i am jen [with1n] said...

Love the list...
the freckles are adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sanni said...

This list is awesome... nice idea to mention the "little" things. I love the gypsum molds you show! How did you do this?

.•:*¨¨*:•.Happy Thanksgiving.•:*¨¨*:•.

from Germany,


Charlotte said...

Wonderful list. I love the pictures :)

busy91 said...

Awwwww. I love the Ramen noodles. Those are def something to be thankful for. Happy Holidays!

baggage said...

I love the pictures along with this post. Your faucet is amazing! Have a great day!

Lisa said...

EXCELLENT post! Loved the pics and the commentary! (You're a great photographer, you know!)

Thanks for stopping by Snarkypants and commenting on my mom tribute!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Great list. I am happy for my tea strainer.

Anonymous said...

Very nice list!
We all shouldn't forget to be thankful for the "little" things!
Have a save and happy Thanksgiving!
Happy TT from Germany,

Brony said...

What an interesting list of things to be thankful for.

Happy TT1

ivan said...

[julie] - thanks for the visit...

by the way, I like your T13 idea. Being thankful for the smallest things we have around us. But I love the ring the most part. Hope I can have one soon...hehehe.

Anonymous said...

I love that things that are photographed for the blog require more attention that just the basic requirements of real life. I'd totally clean my entire house just to photograph it for my blog.

And I heart freckles, and yes. They are super adorable.

See you around at Radioactive Jam's and felt compelled to visit. Happy thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Muwahahahahaha! The inscrutable plan for total world domination continues to unfold!

Aside: yes, this is one of those comments. You know the type: where you read it and you're like, "Huh?" Me, I'm blaming caffeine because I cut a deal with the assistant DA. Take that, you unregulated neural stimulant!

"Fine, just fine. You?"

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I make my kids pose in ways that I can block the disorderly junk strewn about the house. I never thought about cleaning though. That's a good tip.

We have graduated from Lego bits to K'nex chaos around here. They get in between my toes.

Such a fabulous, and funny list. Hope that you guys had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am grateful for all the little things in life. And by little, I mean all the seemingly insignificant things we often take for granted. (I have been doing a similar thing on my own blog.) Besides which, it is almost always the little things in life that end up meaning the most to us.

I love how you included a picture for each thing you were thankful for. It made the post much more personal! I might have to "borrow" the idea :) !!

The Lazy Organizer said...

What!!! You actually cleaned the faucet instead of photo shopping the crud off of it? You are amazing!

You are right. The freckles are adorable!