This year I decided to make a list of the perhaps lesser thought of people and things for which I am thankful on our national day of Thanksgiving. I am quite thankful for my beautiful daughters, loving husband who puts up with me, and my brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews, also my surviving aunts and uncles. What follows is a list of some of my other thanks.
-the lovely, fun, fabulous, hardworking, loving women I work with. They make every work day pleasurable.
-Jackie who takes care of Hillary at school every day.
-the chiropractor without who’s expertise, knowledge, interventions and guidance I would be most uncomfortable to say the least.
-my favorite pharmacy technician.
-having a “merry heart” and Helen Hooven Santmeyer who introduced me to that term in her book “And Ladies of the Club”.
-my smart-aleck phone which allowed me to keep in touch during our 8 day power outage following
-the members of my writers group.
-my Facebook friends who enjoy my nearly daily status rhymes.
-electricity & heat.
-the opportunity to share my story of caregiving with a live audience last summer.
-Alexandria Bay, NY (SIGH)
-NCIS and The Mentalist reruns
-the freedom to write whatever I want without fear of repercussion
-fond memories, and funny memories
-curbside garbage pick up
-the random scraps of songs that float through my head and cause me to hum throughout the day