I started off this year in January by telling you the things I learned in 2013 that I was better off not knowing. There were quite a few. Some I still wish I could get out of my head, but once seen… you know how that goes.
So, to end this year on the blog, I decided not to include any horrific facts that may haunt us all into the new year. Instead, I want to share a few of the things and people I’m thankful for, that have made this world a better place to live.
- I’m thankful for heated car seats. (I know I’ve mentioned this before but this morning when I went out to the store to replenish my coffee supply and the temp was -7 degrees, I flipped that little button on and shouted hallelujah!) Even the hardest hearted people can appreciate a warm bum.
- I’m thankful for my personal trainer. Or as I like to call him – my cell phone. Never mind texting and all the stupid apps for games, GPS, or making reservations at your favorite restaurant. My trainer tells me how many calories are in my food, has a stopwatch to time me when I do my planks, and lets me read books while I run on the treadmill!
- I’m thankful for Netflix. Without which I would have absolutely nothing to watch on all 75 of our Charter cable channels.
- I’m thankful for microwave ovens and the ability to make a full dinner in the 20 minutes it takes my husband to drive home from work, while giving him the impression that I have been slaving over a hot stove for hours.
- I’m thankful for my daughter who is always gracious enough to whip up a beautiful cover for a new book whenever I need one, as long as she doesn’t have plans with her boyfriend.
- I’m thankful for a husband who still opens doors and helps me with my coat and takes my arm when it’s icy out and lets me choose what show to watch on Netflix.
- I’m thankful for two, sweet, loving pups who sit on my lap and take me for walks, and entertain me with their funny personalities. Except when they bring me dead rabbits and hide them in my couch.
- I’m thankful for my mom.
- I’m thankful for Wisconsin, the cheese capitol of America. Have you had their cheese curds? Yum.
- I’m thankful for police officers who put their lives on the line day after day and are often ridiculed for doing their job but continue to serve and protect.
- I’m thankful for the Dollar Store. Because you can say Happy Birthday for .50¢ instead of $6.00. (You know both cards go into the same garbage dump in the end, right?)
- I’m thankful to America’s soldiers for their service to our country.
- I’m thankful for my new favorite chocolate store, The Droolin’ Moose.
- I’m thankful for all of you who take the time to read my books and leave reviews. You are much appreciated!
Until next year… or tomorrow, whichever comes first.