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Friday, November 11, 2011


Have you met Erin? She's one of those gorgeous, multi-talented people that I would totally hate if she weren't so darn sweet. The only thing I've got on her is that my NaNoWriMo word count is higher than hers. And since copying is a form of flattery, I'm going to copy Erin's idea for today's unusual date.

11 Things I'm Grateful For:

  1. Hot Chocolate on cold days. Warms the body and the soul.
  2. Chubby-armed hugs and sloppy kisses. Nothing can turn my mood around faster.
  3. Being able to be here to send the kids off to school and when they get home. A lot of my friends don't have this opportunity and I admit that some days, I take it for granted.
  4. Friends that are equally as a dorky as I am. It's much more fun to let my freak flag fly when I'm in good company. (And when they get all my Doctor Who references…)
  5. Zumba. I don't like exercise but this is more like getting in touch with my inner sexy Latina dancer. Sure, I look like a drunken monkey but I don't care! It's fun!
  6. The Nephew. I'll have to write a post introducing him but he's only been here a short while and already has made himself indispensable.
  7. Naptime. It's a nice break when the kids are sleeping (and I can eat my chocolate without having to share) but even better when I get to lay down, too. My pillow has it's own irresistible siren song.
  8. Parents, including in-laws. They're such great examples and help me whenever I ask. Sometimes my big, huge problems can easily be brought down to perspective with just one phone conversation.
  9. The Kiddos. There was a time when I was told I'd never be a mother. Each one of my three little ones is a miracle. And not just because they're here, but because they seem to actually like me and laugh at my jokes.
  10. The Man. Not only is he basically my perfect match, but he supports me every November when I get the urge to abandon home and family in order to write a book, even when I refuse to let him read it.
  11. Jesus Christ, my Savior. Too often I let it go unsaid, but I am so very grateful for His example and sacrifice.

What are you grateful for today?


i'm erin. said...

I did 11 things too on my blog! And I'm writing today. I'm in it to win it. 11k words today baby.

Kristina P. said...

Oooh, I am definitely taking a nap today.

JM Tohline said...

"Hot Chocolate on cold days." - you could put eleven of those, and it would still be a great list!

Miss Angie said...

Those are all great things to be thankful for. I'm thankful to have such great blog friends like you!

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