Friday, November 16, 2012

What I'm Really Thankful For



Anyone else getting a little bored with all the "I'm thankful for..." posts on Facebook?  They're all the same and totally lame.  Of course I'm INCREDIBLY thankful for the many blessings in my life - my health, my husband, my baby, my pets, my family, my job, my home, blah, blah, blah.  But there's a whole lot of other awesome stuff out there we should also be thankful for that no one mentions.  How about we all be a little more honest about what we're really thankful for this year.  Here's my list:

  • I'm thankful for SPANX.  Screw diamonds, Spanx are truly a girl's best friend.
  • I'm thankful for VODKA.  Because how else am I going to get through my evening?
  • I'm thankful for ESPRESSO.  Because how else am I going to get through my day?
  • I'm thankful for our NANNY.  Because sometimes it's really nice to be able to hand her the baby in the morning and say, "Here.  Your turn!"
  • I'm thankful for HUGH JACKMAN.  I mean, just look at him. 
  • I'm thankful for TRADER JOE'S INSIDE OUT CARROT CAKE COOKIES.  Damn you Claire for introducing me to these - they're like crack.  I can't get enough.  
  • I'm thankful for my DVR.  Cheers to the some crappiest shows of all time like The Vampire Diaries, Switched at Birth, Pretty Little Liars and the new 90210.  Now if I only had time to watch them.
  • I'm thankful for my CLEANING LADY.  I wish she'd just move in with us.
  • I'm thankful for CONCEALER.  Possibly the greatest beauty product in the world. 
  • I'm thankful that FACEBOOK didn't exist when I was in college.  So very very thankful.
  • I'm thankful for my BED.  It doesn't feel like I've been able to get much use out of it these days, but it's so amazing to fall into a sea of pillows and down at the end of a long day (or after a two hour middle of the night baby scream-fest).
  • I'm thankful for OLD SCHOOL 80s MUSIC.  Like the Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Guns N Roses, Poison and Talking Heads.
  • I'm thankful for DRY SHAMPOO and PONYTAILS.  If the ponytail ever goes out of style, I'll never leave my house again.
  • I'm thankful for ONLINE SHOPPING.  Like so much that I want to marry Amazon.com and have it's babies.  
  • I'm thankful for TEXT MESSAGING.  Because honestly, I don't want to have an actual conversation with you.   
So there it is.  

What are you really thankful for this year?

16 comments:

  1. AWESOME POST!! I might do a spinoff!! Here's to vodka and crap tv!!

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  2. You've nailed most of my gratefulness (but lamenting not having nanny nor cleaning lady.....) Facebook in college would've been the death of me. I have a really good friend who still works for Amazon - maybe I could hook you up. :D xo

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  3. Love this. Especially the vodka, espresso, and text messaging parts.

    I'd like to add wine, date nights, and cheesy romantic comedies to that list as well.

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  4. this is AMAZING, I might need to make a similar list (and credit you of course) but off the top of my head I'm thankful for wine, beer, nachos and sweatpants.

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  5. OMG I LOVE THAT SURI SITE. I don't know how I've managed to never heard of it before, but I know where I'll be spending the rest of my day.

    I'm thankful for you sharing that link. :)

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  6. I'm thankful for red wine, yummy steak, the Avett Brothers, dumb reality tv as my escape, my funny high school students, and coffee.

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  7. OMG those TJ's carrot cake cookies are just that - CRACK. It's bad.

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  8. Yes. This. Alllll of this. Especially spanx. hahaha
    PS -- I was just going to email you then I saw your post - I fully intend to email you a confessions post, I just haven't gotten a chance. xoxo :)

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  9. Love this! Totally doing a spin-off too! You should do a link-up ;)

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  10. Haha- this is a refreshing post! Thanks for making me laugh. :)

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  11. LOVE this! I am also thankful for ALL of those things!!

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  12. Oh I love this! Those websites are so awesome. I'm thankful for Bailey's- and that will allow me to get through Thanksgiving with the in-laws this year. ;)

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  13. haha, I can't tell you how many times I've said the same thing about FB.

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  14. love this! Spanx are amazing...especially post baby! I think the hospital should provide them to every new momma as a way of improving mental health. Because man I sure did look good only 3 days after birth once I put on my Spanx!

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