Happiness Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, Argh. Tell us what you’re thankful for, no matter how off the wall, so we can spread the warmth and gratitude, even if it’s just “I’m grateful Thanksgiving is over.”

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I’ll get us started: I’m grateful for dogs, Diet Coke, and the people in this community. Also chocolate, my grandkids, the family-I-made, and yarn.

How’s about you?

43 thoughts on “Happiness Thanksgiving

  1. I’m grateful for: David; my children; the vet who is making our cat well again; that we can afford a really good turkey; that we can afford a turkey at all; that I have time to write today; that I have a really good life no matter how much I whine.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  2. My fiance (who cooks pancakes for my mom when she’s hungry and cooks the turkey so I don’t have to)
    My mom’s stuffing recipe. nomnomnom
    More generally: true love, cats, good books, my family

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  3. I am grateful for my family -who seem to joyfully embrace that I’m the insane person in it, my day job that allows me the luxury of writing at night and on weekends while still earning money, the folks on this blog for being abundant light when I’m in the dark, all artists, the music that feeds my soul.
    Oh! And Henry Cavill.
    Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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  4. I’m grateful for my family & friends who have been there as I grieved the loss of my sister earlier this year. Also to my dog who loves me unconditionally, as does my husband. I also grateful for my kitchen addition, chocolate, good books, being retired and for my older daughter finding a boyfriend & moving out of our house to live with him. Lastly, I am grateful that my mom is still with us & will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Monday.

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  5. Snow tires. On the car during the first major snow. Not glamorous but so reassuring. Dogs – even though Moose keeps knocking my crafts off the end table with his tale and Pippin is trying to de-key my laptop! Good friends. A great job. That’s plenty for one person.

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  6. My family (even though they are far away), my friends (Argh and otherwise), that we only got 10 inches of snow instead of two feet and the plow guys who showed up at the crack of dawn this morning despite it being Thanksgiving, CATS, going out to dinner for Thanksgiving with my pal John since neither of us is up to cooking this year, CATS, and seeing my first novel out in print earlier this year and the second out this coming Tuesday! And thanks for Jenny!

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  7. I’m grateful for my family – Real and Calabash. That I’m friends with my wasband and that we will share a meal today even though our kids are elsewhere.. For the Honda CRV which replaces my 1993 Mercury Villager. The Merc finally died this year at the ripe old age of 269,000 miles. I’m grateful for walks,turkey,chocolate and sunsets. And wonderful books to read. I’m grateful for you, Jen Crusie. Oh and for Lani being on my blog this week.
    Happy Thanksgiving all.

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  8. I’m grateful that I have a job, a roof over my head, my cats who love me, my family who does too, good health, and good books to read. I’m also thankful that the storm hit more to our east and we only got 4-6 inches (I didn’t measure it when I shoveled this morning) of the same snow storm that hit Deborah’s area.

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  9. I’m thankful that hubby and I are successful at being self employed and have a life surrounded by books.

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  10. I’m thankful for my phenomenal neighbors, who came over at 8 a.m. on a cold Thanksgiving morning and fixed our furnace. Also thankful they just happened to have the part we needed.

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  11. I give thanks for: — my family & friends of course.
    — That although I lost one dog 6 weeks ago, I still have my 15-1/2 y/o diabetic Jack Russell Jiggy sleeping at my side as I ‘work’ as he has been for 4+ years.
    — That whatever I need just seems to be there when I need it.
    — That I am able to pursue my interests and inspirations at length in retirement.
    — Lastly for my health, that while not perfect, is acceptable and manageable.

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  12. I’m Canadian so I guess I get to be grateful twice 🙂

    I’m really grateful I learned from my mistakes and waited a long time until just the right guy came along. Then I snapped him up.

    I’m thankful for the humour here and the many times Jenny has caused me to laugh out loud.

    I’m thankful for the lovely folks who drop by and comment.

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  13. I’m thankful for a wonderful husband, loving kittehs, safe travels, a secure job, a comfortable life, being able to read, and having been lucky enough to get 1 of 20 tickets at Best Buy this afternoon to be able to purchase one of the doorbusters.

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  14. Ditto on many of the things everyone already mentioned. I’m very grateful for…

    *Pam Regis – our McD connection.
    *Jenny Crusie – your words of wisdom, support, patience and humor continues to inspire me.
    *The 2013-2014 McD girls – I hope the e-friendships our group created last forever.
    *Creative people of all types.
    and
    pumpkin, chocolate, cranberries and strawberries. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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  15. Grateful that my sister is getting stronger–she smiled today and laughed and sat up and talked to us. Her eyes were open and she was present! Wow…

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  16. I am grateful to have a job where I can go to work on the first Thanksgiving of my divorce- anad not have to make excuses. 🙂 I am thankful for a wonderful family, (including BIL and two nephews) most especially my sister who continues to lift me up and support me through these strange and confusing times. I feel humbled by the love and kindness shown to me over these past months by wonderful friends and random strangers. And I send a big THANKS to people with wonderful perspective who share their humor through blogging (you know who you are- looking at you, Jennifer Crusie).

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  17. I am thankful for my family, for each moment of sunshine I can find this winter, for walks, and for my weight reduction made possible (though not necessarily easy) by my sleeve surgery.

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  18. As usual, I’m late for this but we don’t have Thanksgiving anyway. I’m thankful for having my mamogram over with this morning (these are appointments which make me feel unwell for days ahead). Also, for my family and my cat, that my publisher will still buy my manuscripts even if they don’t turn out to be bestsellers, my volunteer work and my friends. And, of course, God to whom these thanks are directed.

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  19. horses, yarn, boats and water, the insanely sturdy guys that moved my dad’s machine tools into the shop, my mad brother and his island family, my family that seems to be talking more these days, books to read (in times of stress I reread the Crusie and D.W.Jones backlist until life improves…) and decreasing stress at school. For a while at least.

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  20. I’m thankful for a job after 9 months of unemployment (darn corporate acquisition) and for my partner having a job after 3 months of unemployment (stupid boss wanting to go a “more corporate direction” despite my partner winning a prestigious industry award the week his boss fired him). I’m thankful for my partner and cat for making me laugh and comforting my fears these past 9 months. I’m thankful for BettyCherries who did the same and read countless cover letters. I’m thankful for my 3-week-old nephew I got to see yesterday and adore. I’m thankful that this weekend I’m dogsitting two of my favorite rescue beagles. And last but not least, I’m thankful for authors like Jenny, Lani, and Deborah who make me laugh and remind me that hard work can result in a good ending. My copy of Dogs and Goddesses has gotten extra battered by repeated rereadings during 2014 when I needed comfort escape reads.

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  21. Grateful that when I ask my sister-in-law how her bunion surgery went and she moves her hand toward her hip, I know she’s about to take out her phone and show pictures, and I am able to flee the scene without offending anyone.

    In other words, for family, technology, affordable healthcare and a strong sense of self-preservation.

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  22. I’m grateful for my wonderful doctor who had the faith in me to believe that I could do the hard thing and take control of my health. Then she checked in with me every 4 to 6 weeks to help me stay on the healthy path. Thanks to her, I am avoiding diabetes, losing weight and avoiding surgery. And she believes I can continue to do this after the initial fear wears off.

    I’m grateful that mt beloved niece, who is going through the extremely painful end of her marriage, has been able to emerge from her pain enough to rediscover the things that make her so unique and lovable.

    I am thankful

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    1. OOPS!
      I am thankful for this community that makes me feel welcome even though the last successful fiction I wrote was in fourth grade.

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  23. I’m also Canadian. And a day late. But since I always have lots of gratitude I’m happy to share.

    Today I’m grateful for Benadryl & Rhoda. Benadryl for getting my lips back to normal size after an allergic reaction. And Rhoda for getting me through the drowsy hours of using Benadryl;)

    And always I’m grateful for my hubby, family, friends, good stories, heat, indoor plumbing, healthy food, and that I raised my son before social media was all the rage so that I didn’t have to endure angry tweets about me whenever I refused to buy him sugar cereal or made him do his homework.

    Also grateful for all the pets who have blessed me with their presence and trust–sacred that I think. Have learned much about life from those sweet little souls.

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  24. Grateful for husband and cats and good friends and my new rotisserie deep fryer that made excellent turkey the first time out and yarn and a long weekend and gorgeous weather and a life that is better than anything I could have possibly dreamed.

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  25. Grateful for my kids and their friends who still want to hang out with me even though I’m a silver haired old dame. Grateful for the wonderful conversations. Grateful for this community and especially for our fearless leader, Jenny Crusie. Grateful the turkey turned out great. Grateful there was no traffic to speak of for my two hour+ journey home today. Grateful I didn’t pig out yesterday.

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  26. I am grateful that my next door neighbor and friend invited us for T-day dinner, even though it meant driving 150 miles across a mountain range to her place in the country (she likes country T-days) and I had to promise to make the grave and pumpkin pie because she hates to (not really a problem). And we had so much fun, my friends’ s daughter, my friend, my husband, who actually made the pie, and myself cooking and being each other’s sous-chef.

    And I am grateful that on the way home when stopped in compact snow and ice in a massive traffic jam the on-coming pick-up that started sliding slid right between our car and the car in front of us with out totally either car. And I am especially grateful that we were able despite sliding to get turned around and go back down the mountain and take an alternate route home even though it took 7 hours from the time we left until we got home instead of our usual 3 1/2 hours.

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