30 Days of Thanks….or Maybe Just One Post

Just like it is 100% their right and choice to post 30 Days of Thanks on Facebook, it is also my right to hate those posts.

I’m talking about a very high percentage of my friends on FB who have chosen to post something they are thankful for each day of November.  The first 10 days are usually pretty solid.  Husbands, kids, faith, etc.  But then it usually dies down and people reach pretty far for things to be thankful for.

But like I said, they can totally do it and it’s fine.  It just annoys me.  Which shouldn’t surprise anyone because I’m annoyed by many things in life.  Pajama pants worn to class, socks with sandals, Jim Carrey…..the list goes on and on.  So anyway, since it is close to Thanksgiving and I am thankful for many things, I’m just going to do one post on those things I am most thankful for.  And leave it at that.

And then I’m going to post a Project 52, which is very similar to 30 Days of Thanks.  But whatev, it’s way better.  I’m pretty sure.


My Family

Danny is the best.  The most easy-going person I have ever met in my entire life.  Truth.  He doesn’t get rattled and he is calm all the time.  He is so kind and patient and non-judgemental.  He’s the kind of dad that mamas want for their babies.  He is fun and loving, but responsible and appropriate.  He knows what is important to me and he respects that.

My kids are amazing.  They are kind-hearted and fun.  They are smart and beautiful and so patient with each other.  They most definitely have their moments, but are the best.  They are hilarious and unique and I am so thankful for them.

My parents would do anything for me.  Really, anything.  They will watch 4 rowdy kids for 3 nights even with a busted nose and a hurt back.  They will deliver things like trailers and tables and dinner at the drop of a hat if they think we might need them for anything (like auctions or yard work or if we’ve had a particularly stressful week).  They respond to my texts and my calls when I (literally) think I am dying and reassure me that I am not.  And they keep doing that for weeks over the same ‘symptoms’.  They give great advice, but stay quiet when they think they should.

My brothers are okay, I guess.  We don’t fight, they love my kids like crazy, and they usually pay me back when we go in 3-sies for a parental gift.  Mostly they don’t, but sometimes they do.  That’s enough.  The sometimes.

My Friends.

Mostly Cenone, Hailey, Tara and Megan.  Cenone loves my kids like crazy and I am certain she would do anything for us if she could.  She lets my chickens hang out in her pen and even feeds them for me sometimes.  She’s pretty hilarious, too. She spoils my kids and listens to me whine and bitch about things that aren’t really important.  She completely gets me, and I get her, and for that I am thankful.  It’s rare to have a friend like that.  Hailey and Tara are both hilariously awesome.  They make me laugh all the time and are the opposites of 1-uppers.  In fact, all my friends are.  That’s refreshing.  They answer my texts (all of them) and know exactly what to respond to each. Tara has a baby Charlotte’s age and they will be bffs.  I’m thankful for that.  I’m thankful that Hailey is fashion and if I’m seen with either Tara or Hailey, I’m instantly cool because they are.  I should be seen with them more often.  Megan is the best teacher for my children, but even more, she is a really great friend.  She’s fun to hang out with, and understands when and why things are hard and/or stressful.  And she knows when to be happy and get excited about things.  She’s very appropriate with her comments/responses and that sounds weird to say, but it’s something I love.  Nothing is fake or forced and for that I am thankful.  She also has a son, Noah, who we love and who Jamie is pretty sure is perfect.  We’ll take it.   Also, none of these girls take part in FB’s “30 Days of Thanks.”  I’m 30 days worth of thankful for that.

My doctor. 

Joan has been a blessing to me.  For someone who is very anxious about many things in life, she calms me.  She doesn’t think I am crazy or overreacting.  She listens to what I have to say without judgement and helps me find a solution.  I trust her 100% and because of her, I don’t feel so overwhelmed and anxious.  I could not be more thankful for that.


Because I love Homeland and Walking Dead and Dexter.  And Teen Mom 2.  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?  Love it.

So there you have it.  The things I am most thankful for in life.  The list is short, but my reasons are genuine, including the DVR.


4 thoughts on “30 Days of Thanks….or Maybe Just One Post

  1. Cenone

    I’m not thankful for you making me read this and cry….
    ….in a thank you (ditto, completely non-emotional) kind of way.

  2. megan chanderson

    I am annoyed by the 30 days posts too!!! I know we were meant to be friends. Thank you for including me in your list. I have no idea how I ended up being invited to the cool kids table, but I’ll take it. Your family is truly awesome and I am pretty smitten with the kids.,,,, I mean the fact that I would keep any of them at any time to the point of kidnapping is probably creepy but totally meant as a compliment.


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