Giving thanks

It's that time again. Thursday is the big day. So, here is a list of some of what I am thankful for (the stuff you might not have guessed, that is. I'm assuming that everyone understands that I really am thankful for the roof over my head and having a good job and a family who loves me.) I am thankful that my mother is hosting Thanksgiving, because I have enough trouble getting a basic dinner from the kitchen to the dining room without something getting dropped or spilled on the way, and because my dining room is just too damned small to seat anyone else. I am thankful for the distinct personalities of my three children. Because God knows that if all three of them had DD's gift of gab, DS1's energy or DS2's appetite I would have thrown myself off a cliff by now. I am thankful that the Starbucks on the way to Mom's house has a drive through. The thought of taking both boys into the store while I get my latte is just plain scary. I'm thankful for Peapod. Especially during football season. I'm thankful for amalah's Wednesday Advice Smackdown, Television Without Pity and Snarkywood because sometimes I just need to see the snark. I'm thankful for the ability to organize and pay almost all of my bills online. I'm not thankful for how quickly I can pay out what I just received in my paycheck, however. What are you thankful for?


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

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