Erica Lucke Dean

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giving thanks

Thanksgiving is almost over, and I have yet to list all the things I’m thankful for. But in my defense, it’s taken me a few hours to recover from the turkey coma…and the pie coma that followed the sugar rush. I’m ok now, but I probably won’t sleep tonight. The good news is, I’ll have a lot more time to think of things to be thankful for. For now, I’ll have to settle for this meager list…

In no particular order, I’m thankful for:

My family…all of them (I listed them first because if they found out they actually come somewhere between chocolate and cheese, they’d be pissed)

Chocolate (see above comment)

Cheese (who doesn’t love cheese?)

My dog (because he’ll keep me warm on a cold night even if he’s mad at me…and as it happens, he’s never mad at me)

My chickens (they have a way of making me smile just because)

My mother (she gets a special shout out because she did the dishes every day while she’s been visiting, even when asked her not to)

My ducks (because everyone should be thankful for anything that keeps them on their toes at all times)

Warm sweaters (because not only are they warm, but they camoflage the damage caused by too much chocolate and cheese)

My friends (both old and new…I don’t mean old…I mean, ok yeah…old)

Reversible underwear (I don’t think they make this yet, but they would be cool, because it wouldn’t matter if I wore them inside out)

Turkey (I really love turkey, and it’s sort of sad we don’t eat it all year round. I mean, is twice a year sufficient for something so magically delicious?)

Toilet paper (I don’t think we give thanks for this often enough. Imagine the world without it. Seriously…imagine)

Butter (yes, I’m thankful for butter…get in line Paula Deen, you’re not the only one in love with butter)

Pie (did I forget to say pie? Pumpkin, apple, banana cream…the list is endless, the thanks are many)

Eyelashes (I didn’t know how important they were until mine started to thin out. I miss thick eyelashes)

Sweat pants (this doesn’t really need an explanation after eating turkey all day, does it?)

High speed internet (endlessly thankful for this on a regular basis)

My KitchenAid mixer (because it did everything from mashing my potatoes to whipping the cream for pie)

Fuzzy socks (because it’s cold as I type this)

You (if you’re reading this, I’m infinitely thankful for you…Thank you! Really.)

Until the next time…I’ll be heating up leftovers and watching late night TV.

 

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