Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 days of thanks....

Now that I am getting back in my blogging groove, I have spent some time visiting other blogs and I noticed quite a few people sharing 30 days of thanks.  I have to play some catch up but love the idea of thinking about things I am thankful for and sharing them with you!

So in this first post I will share 13 things I am thankful (one for each of the first 13 days of November) for so that I can catch up with everyone else!

1. I am thankful for my friends and family.  I have a very solid support system and value all of their love and support.  My friends are my family and my family are my friends. :-)

2. I am thankful that I love my job.  Of course, there are days that I would rather stay in bed and days that I come home totally drained from a long day with my students.  But, I can honestly say, I wouldn't pick any other career for myself.  I love teaching, I am a good teacher, and I love that fact that my job is ever changing.

3. I am thankful for cozy blankets.  I am always cold and bundled up so a nice, warm, SOFT blanket is very important to me.

4. I am thankful for mascara.  It totally sounds lame but mascara is a face changer for me.  I like make-up but don't really take the time to put much on unless I am going somewhere special.  However, mascara is always something I make sure to put on before I leave the house.  I have very long eyelashes that are blonde so a thin coat of mascara opens up my eyes and shows off my eyelashes.
Not my eyelashes but very long and pretty!

5. I am thankful for music.  Music can fit my mood and bring back memories.  I listen to music whenever I can and have a very unique taste in music.  I have everything from hip-hop and country to classic rock and show tunes.  There is a song for every feeling!  I have started playing more music for my students and find that it brings a different more positive energy to our classroom.

6. I am thankful for college football.  I love spending Saturday cheering on my favorite teams and watching the players and coaches do what they love most.  There is a difference between college and professional football.  There is a love that the kids playing in college have for the game that is somehow overshadowed by fortune and fame in the NFL.  Don't get me wrong I love watching NFL football as well but it is very different than college.

7. I am thankful potatoes.  I love potatoes...baked, fried, name it, I like it.

8. I am thankful for Sex and the City - the movies and the TV series.  As I have gotten older I have been able to identify with Miranda, Carrie, Charlotte, and Samantha.  Through the seasons, these ladies married and started families but remained best friends.  I see a similarity with my girlfriends.  I enjoy the fact that regardless of what happens in their lives, their friendships remain strong and important.  There is nothing like spending time with my girls.

9.  I am thankful for artwork.  As I look around my condo I see beautiful photographs and paintings and think about how plain and boring it would be without them.

10.  I am thankful for DVR.  I am not always home to watch some of my favorite shows and it is nice to know what my DVR will record when I am not there.  When I had TiVo I called it Phillip...I have yet to name my DVR - I am thinking that David would be a good choice.  That way I can say, "Oh I don't have to worry, David will record that show for me." haha

11.  I am thankful I enjoy cooking.  Cooking makes my life easier and helps me relax at the end of the day.

12.  I am thankful to live close to Lake Tahoe.  LT is one of my favorite places and it is only 3 hours away.  I just wish I could visit more often.

13.  I am thankful for French Poodle salad dressing.  This salad dressing is only available in Carmel and is VERY tasty.  I look forward to finding new foods that I can dress with French Poodle.  If you haven't tried it before and you are visiting Carmel I suggest you pick up a bottle or 6!
Simply amazing.

Almost halfway through the month and SO many things I am thankful for.

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