Monday, November 16, 2009

Gratitude Project 2009 Day 5

I have a killer headache today (going on eight hours), so this list is a little lame, and still it took me all day to come up with 20 things. But I guess the good news is that I spent the time focusing on what I'm thankful for instead of all the things I could be focused on instead. :)

Before I get to the list, here are a couple photos from the FDR Memorial, where we took my Dad on Saturday before we went to the airport. I love the FDR Memorial! It's not what you think of when you think of a normal memorial... it's set up as a series of rooms you walk through, each room representing one of his terms. There are sculptures in each room and FDR quotes engraved into the walls; it's very powerful, and all of the quotes are still applicable today.

And a cute little squirrel eating berries. :)

I'm thankful for/that:

  1. Neither Bush is president anymore.
  2. Tylenol.
  3. I don't get headaches every day (or even very often).
  4. I'm not really scared of bugs or spiders.
  5. There are a lot of people I can call on when I need to cry, complain, or rant. (I call different people depending on which it is and what it's about, lol!)
  6. Conversations that make me feel 10 times better and 100 times lighter than I did before.
  7. Soft places to fall.
  8. Our insurance's mail-order prescription company which is not only cheaper and easier than the local pharmacy, but they call to ask if I want to get my next shipment!
  9. Crushed ice.
  10. Honeycrisp apples.
  11. Naps.
  12. Not one but TWO planned outings with girlfriends this week!
  13. Love Actually, which is quite possibly my favorite movie of all time. Just thinking about it makes me smile.
  14. Making a joke that makes me laugh out loud and crack myself up! Even if I'm the only one laughing, LOL! :)
  15. Watching Ellen give money away.
  16. I don't have to worry about Jason getting deployed anymore.
  17. Jason and John went to the store for me when they got home and found out I had a headache so I hadn't gone yet.
  18. Muscle relaxers.
  19. Digital cameras.
  20. Photoshop.
Jilliene put Day 5 up and Cynthia decided to play along, too!


Erin said...

I love your list! I Am very thankful for #1.

Lori Hudson said...

I like number 1 too. I think I will put tat on my list, too.

Lola said...

Amen to #1! And #13... I only allow myself to watch that movie between Thanksgiving and Christmas, or I might just watch it every single day of the year. It brings back so many memories of Christmases and watching it with friends, too. I can't wait to watch it again soon!

cynthia said...

Cameron!!!!!! Another girl that loves History! yea! I would kill to see this museum. A while back I had met a man who was at Fdr's funeral and witnessed that amazing life magazine picture of that moment in history! Thank you for sharing the pictures. I am glad you and your Dad had a good time. Love the picture of the squirrel!!! You always get the best shots. So agree with you on the crushed ice:)
I do hope your headache has subsided.

My Dear Darling said...

What a great list! :) I love #13 and I wish I could be grateful for #4. How are you not scared of them? I hope you feel better soon!

Jilliene Designs said...

this is the best list!!! It made me smile and even nod my head. thanks for the great insight!