11.19.2011

Ten Days of Thanksgiving: Days 1, 2 and 3

My friend Lisa is doing a list of 10 things she is thankful for and I thought that was such a great idea. She is actually doing one a day for 10 days, but since I was in questionable internet land, I didn't quite make it on time to do that, so I am going to do my 10 days of Thanksgiving in 4 days this year. Next year I will have to be more organized and make it in 10 days, but for now, this is what we have to work with. You will probably notice that my family and friends will not make it onto this list, but that is only becuase this is a given. Of course I am thankful for them! These 10 things will be more of things that I may not always remember to be thankful for.

So, without further ado, in no particular order, 10 things that I am thankful for, 2 at a time:

#1: Three Grandmas: I am lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three grandmas in my life still. All of them are kind and loving and two of them even know how to use email (which is something to be thankful for in itself!)  I try to see them as much as possible, but they are all busy ladies. Grandma D travels the world and I can never remember if she is in Florida or Spain this winter. Grandma B is an active participant in all the grand children's baseball, football, polo, soccer and hockey games. Grandma S goes to the gym, does volunteer work and makes quilts which are then auctioned off and the proceeds go to charity. They are all still very active!

Gma S and I having drinks on the screen porch by the pond

Gma B and my Bro in San Francisco

Gma D making dinner on a nice summer day
#2: Enough Electronics to Choke a Donkey: I love electronics, but they are not something I really spend money on for myself. I have been very lucky to have people in my life who make it their purpose to keep me in business, electronics-wise. So thanks to my brother, my parents and Mr. L, I am connected with the world, can read, can take photos and can track my running!  Without them I would probably have a free flip phone and a library card and would be running around in circles, lost.

One of my favorite toys

#3: Honorary Nieces and Nephews:  My friends have done me the favor of having kids so I don’t have to. Thanks to them, my Mom has lots of kid’s photos on her fridge. Also this gives me the opportunity to hug and kiss and rile up babies and then hand them back over when I am done. I think really it is a win-win situation overall. So, thanks for getting knocked up girls! You have really done me a favor! 

Little A

Little C
Compiling this list is really a great way to remember how many things there really are to be thankful for! I could probably name hundreds of things. I guess some of them will have to wait for next year! 

Do you still get to see your grandparents? What is your favorite electronic toy? Do you have kids? If not, do you have honorary nieces or nephews? Do you have real ones?

6 comments:

  1. Lovely post and photo's,you are lucky to have 3 Grandmas :)

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  2. That is so cool that you have 3 Grandmas!!! I'm with you my girlfriends have had babies so I don't have to and I LOVE to spoil their kiddos and hand them back!!!

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  3. we're SO looking forward to seeing you -- we'll make a special place at the table next to grandma s for you! xoxoxo

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  4. Grandmas are the greatest. Mine is gone but I'm still grateful to have had her, every day.

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  5. OH you are so lucky. I only have one grandma and she's out of state, but even as a little girl with her living only 2 miles down the road, we didn't see her much. She's very into her own life and it didn't help that her second husband didn't like us. It's sad really. My first grandma though was a doll, she died when I turned 8, but I have fond memories of her. Love your photos.

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  6. You are so lucky to have your grandmas. I have just one grandparent left and she has literally been on her death bed for over 4 years. Which wouldn't be so bad if we could talk. But, it is what it is and I'm grateful for the borrowed time.

    And babies? Heck yeah! That's why I have friends. I can enjoy the heck out of their babies, and when they cry or poop, I can hand them right back over.

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