Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grateful to be an American

Unlike Michelle Obama, I've always been proud to be an American citizen. I love the freedoms we enjoy as citizens.  I can say what I think, pray the way I wish, own a gun or not, buy and sell property, work at any job I'm qualified for.  Too many blessings to list.  We live in the land of opportunity and I'm darned proud to be an American.

I'm very sad that our federal government won't perform it's most basic function -- protection of its citizens from foreign invasion. So, when Arizona wanted to do what the feds refuse to do, the court gutted the law. Bring back our troops from Afghanistan and protect our border.  I don't understand what we are doing in Afghanistan.  I don't understand we care why North Korea and South Korea hate each other.  I think we need to take care of business at home.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More things to be Grateful for

1.  Healthcare insurance, good doctors, and medicines that help.
2.  Washing machines and dryers.  Imagine washing clothes outside over a fire.  OMG
3.  Reliable transportation with a kick-ass air conditioner.
4.  That I don't have dentures.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Continued Gratitude

I want to add these to the gratitude list:
1.  Bubble baths - I love to bubble in the evening while reading trashy magazines.  Very relaxing.

2.  Egyptian cotton sheets - They are just so soft and comfy.

3.  Anipals - Pets have enhanced my whole life.  Currently I only have one cat but I have loved many animals and they have loved me back.

4.  Social Media - I have enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I've been thinking about gratitude lately. I am thankful for a lot of big things but there are some really small things that make a huge difference in the quality of my life. Here's a work-in-progress list of what I am thankful for:

1. Air Conditioning - seriously, the South would still be agrarian without it

2. Running water - imagine going down to a creek with a bucket.

3. Indoor plumbing - real fixtures not holes in the floor

4. Glasses - without my glasses I would be disabled.

5. Lycra - clothes fit better, last longer and don't have to be ironed.

6. Caller ID - I think that's self-explanatory.

7. Internet - all the answers to all the questions at my fingertips.

8. Diet Coke with Lime - I know I should give it up but it tastes so good.