Ten On Tuesday

The traditional Ten On Tuesday topic for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving is to talk about things we are thankful for. And I am, as always, thankful for so many blessings in my life. Let me get the big stuff out of the way first: I’m thankful for Dale and my kids and grandkids and extended family. I’m thankful for my health and my job and a roof over my head. I’m thankful for the friends I have, those near and far.

living room nov 2015 for carole knits

Now. I’m going to approach things a little differently this time around and I have suggested through my Ten On Tuesday email that everyone else do the same. Today I will list 10 Things I Am Thankful for Right Now. An in the moment thankful list, if you will.

  1. My hairdresser, Tammy. She’s been cutting my hair since I was 18 years old and I love her. She does a great job and I always enjoying catching up with her when I go to the salon.
  2. Dale’s sense of humor. I have always told Hannah,  marry a man who will make you laugh. I think yesterday’s photo proves that he and I have a lot of fun together. That said, I have nixed his suggestion for our next album recreation, Whipped Cream and Other Delights.
  3. Methimazole. This is the thyroid medication that has turned Mason’s life around. I give him a pill every morning and every evening and I’m so thankful that he has responded to it so well.
  4. Technology that makes my life easier. Email (I know, it’s so last decade) and texting and everything else that means I can multitask and get stuff done without having to actually talk to anyone.
  5. Pinterest. Seriously. How did we throw parties before Pinterest?
  6. 3 day work weeks. Seriously long weekend coming right up. Hoo-effin-ray.
  7. The generosity of people. Strangers and friends alike have contributed greatly to enable the COA to deliver 26 turkey dinners to local families who need a little help. It does my heart good to see this.
  8. Good Reads. My reading has increased exponentially since I started using Good Reads. I love it for adding books I want to read, seeing what my friends are reading, and reading their reviews.
  9. Cranberries. They support the town where I work. They are pretty and they bounce, they taste good and are good for you, too.
  10. Aflac. I completely forgot to file for our health and wellness benefits for the last 2 years. There’s a nice chunk of change headed my way right now. Woo hoo!

I’m sure you all have lots to be thankful for, too, and I’m looking forward to reading all about it – just make sure to include your link below.


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Comments

  1. says

    I can completely understand how you’d be thankful for all of these things, especially number 2. If you don’t want to recreate the Whipped Cream album, maybe Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers?

  2. says

    Okay, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream and Other Delights is an album from my youth – my mother loved this risque album… it was and still is pretty great music, so I vote a big YES with Dale on that one!

    I should have posted that I am thankful for you and your 10 on Tuesday, which have brought my blog back to life!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xoxo

  3. says

    Whipped Cream! Oh, my mom loved that album — and I was fascinated by how-they-did-that cover! There are so many things to be thankful for . . . . every day. XO

  4. says

    There are so many everyday things to be thankful for!

    Definitely agreeing on your wise advice to marry a man who makes you laugh! :)

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. says

    But you’d look so good under all that whipped cream! I remember when that album raise eyebrows. I’m thankful to have a friend such as you! xo

  6. says

    What a fun list, Carole! And thanks for a good variation on the prompt – it’s important to be thankful for big & small things “in the moment.”

  7. says

    OMG we had that album at our house too. And about the guy that makes you laugh…hands down #1 attribute in husband! Hopefully you can get something fun with #10!

  8. says

    Great list – but I have to say the picture of the lounging kitty is my favorite part of this post. :-)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Jo says

    Lots of similarities in our gratitude list. However, you have motivated me to get up to speed with Pinterest and Good Reads!

  10. says

    Pinterest… awesome for wedding planning, too!! We had so much fun when Ali planned hers. (There was a free-for-all group board, and then a secret board for her final curated — and realistic — selections.)

  11. Mary K. in Rockport says

    We have a cat on thyroid med too. He has become sleek and chubby again; before that, he spent a lot of time upchucking. He does not, however, appreciate my ministrations 2X daily, and must be chased around the house.