Monday, November 12, 2012

Birthday Thankfulnes!

Well there is nothing quite like spending the majority of your birthday sick in bed. I really feel I could just lay right back down - get all snuggled right back in my covers, but I wanted to tend to the blog. Maybe I’m just too stubborn and determined, sitting up like this and slowly typing out an entry for the blog tonight. I have been a bit distracted in life the past few days and I don’t like going too long without posting up something on here…so without further ado (and despite feeling miserable today) here I go catching up on some more thankfulness!

November 09th)
I am thankful for “bags of crap”. LOL! Okay, seriously it’s what one of my best friends, Malice and I have referred to gift bags for one another over the years. Whenever we can do it, we like to get one another bags full of fun and cheesy little things filled inside. I got one this year as an early birthday present from her. It was fantastic; especially the room scented stuff that makes my bedroom now smells like apple cider. So yummy! LOL!

November 10th)
I am thankful for time with friends and family. Although last Saturday I had a nasty migraine, it did not stop me from getting out of the house and having a television show marathon with some friends. Also of course getting to see two of my nephews and one of my nieces was a big bonus as well! Despite the fact the night ended with everyone feeling pretty crappy, I always cherish my time with loved ones.

November 11th)
I am thankful for a comfortable bed! The best way to end a day (in my opinion anyways) is to crawl right into a comfortable bed. Get all snuggly with the covers and rest my head for the night. So yes, as silly as it may seem to some I am thankful for my comfortable bed!

November 12th)
I am thankful for even numbers! Oh yes, despite my being sick today I am happy to have turned 28! I don’t know why I’ve always had such an odd preference for even numbers, but I do. LOL! So yay for me on getting to be even once again!

Alright, I do believe my bed is calling for me again! I just had to pop on and catch up though with my November thankfulness. Of course I am still encouraging all of you to share what you’re thankful for! If you make a post on your blog link me, I don’t want to miss it!

--XOXO, Jane

Thursday, November 8, 2012

More Thankfulness!

Oops! I accidently missed a whole day… already! However, in all fairness though I had quite the migraine yesterday. I swear I thought my head was literally going to explode. Jumping right off that though, as this is a month of thankfulness and positivity – not misery, here I go with some thankfulness for yesterday and today!

November 07th)
I am thankful for my old worn out and oversized sweatshirt. Now I’m not normally a sweatshirt friendly person, but this one has always been my exception. I’ve had this sweatshirt since I was fourteen years old. It was too big then and it’s too big now. No, it’s not the most fashionable thing – especially after all the years, but I love it. It’s warm, it’s comfortable and it’s perfect to curl up in. It’s perfection for lounging around the house – therefore I’m not concerned with the minor holes, rips, tears and stains (thank you bleach accidents) from over the years. It still keeps the warmth in it and it still is my favorite cold weather accessory.

November 08th)
I am thankful for soy almond milk! No seriously… I have a lactose allergy and just within the past few days was I able to finally try some of this stuff. It’s freaking delicious! At least to me… not to my friend Cuddle Monkey who practically gagged on it, but I find it to be an amazing drink! Not even going to try to hide it or deny it, it excites me to be drinking some kind of milk. I can’t exactly just pour myself a glass of the real stuff without getting a bit sick – so this substitute is wonderful to someone like me! So yes, today I am thankful for almond milk – more specifically the vanilla flavor that I tried. Freaking delicious people!

Alright, let’s hope I can be more right on top of this tomorrow! LOL! Again I definitely want to encourage that you all share things you’re thankful for as well. Be it here to me in comments or on your own blogs and social pages!

--XOXO, Jane

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Month Of Thankfulness

Let me preface this with the fact that I normally don’t jump on board with trends. I’m really not ashamed to say that I am so not a trendy person! However, with Thanksgiving fast approaching I must say I am admiring what seems to be the latest with social media sites and blogs this month. Each and every single day thousands upon thousands of Americans (and likely others) are posting something they are thankful for each day. They are going as far as if they miss some days; they make up for it when they can post online. I love this trend! I love the positivity and expression of gratefulness for the blessings of life. So this time around I am definitely jumping right on board!

So yes, I realize it’s the sixth already and therefore I have some days already to make up for! I am seriously going to try and get on to post something each and every day though. Naturally if I can’t I will make up for it as soon as I can post, but I think it’s too good a trend not to participate in it and regardless if you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I definitely encourage others to also partake in this!

Without further ado though and in no particular order, I bring you the first six days of thankfulness!

November 01st)
I am thankful for my close family. They are my cheerleaders, my support system and the people I feel I can turn to for anything. They are great for advice, unconditional love and to put me in check when I get out of line. They tolerate me as much as I do them and somehow in the peaceful dysfunctions it just works. I thank God every day for the blessing of the family I have. There’s a theory that floats around about how we pick our families before we are born. I have to admit I like that; I definitely would pick mine on purpose.

November 02nd)
I am thankful for my friends. Lord knows I am not the greatest friend. I’m horrendous with picking up the phone and well, let’s just say I’m not perfection. Who is though? Anyways, onto point my friends whom I cherish so much and tolerate me so well! They stick by my side through thick and thin and I could not be more grateful to the understanding and loving souls I am surrounded with. Especially when they admit such things to me as Melly-Belly has about disliking gum simply because it’s “tedious”.

November 03rd)
I am thankful for large coffee mugs. Sometimes it really is the simplest pleasures in our lives that we can be thankful for. Seriously, what better way to kick back for a self-proclaimed ‘coffee addict’ than to sip from an oversized mug on a cool day? Some days I just really love a good takes two hands kind of mug to use for my hot coffee.

November 04th)
I am thankful for my driving permit. Okay, this is a partially embarrassing one as I know at my age it’s not so common not to be driving yet, but depression and anxiety can hold you back on a lot in life. Now that those things are well under control for me though I am taking charge in my life on many levels. I’ve recently had the excitement of successfully attaining my permit and with some luck, soon hopefully my driver’s license. At this point in time though, I’m just so thankful to be getting to that point for myself.

November 05th)
I am thankful for role play. Now you just get your mind right out of the gutter! I do not run that kind of a blog. I am merely talking about the writing game. It’s a creative source to write with others, creating characters, building storylines and so forth. I know this one sounds positively silly, but I strongly feel it has truly helped me hone and develop my writing skills on a much better level. So for that, along with it just being a wonderful creative outlet for me – I am actually thankful.

November 06th)
I am thankful to be an American with the right to vote. Okay, I don’t want to get too politically charged here, but I voted today. As you can see in the blog photo being shared I even got my sticker to prove it! I shamefully admit this is the first year I’ve voted, but I happily will say it will not be the last. I felt like such a giddy geek though when I arrived to vote. I was positively cheerful and felt myself nearly skipping up to the person who handed me my ballot and off I went to my seat to fill in my votes. No, I won’t say who I voted for publicly, but I will say I’m not going to lose sleep over who wins or loses this election. My despairing feelings for our presidential candidates though did not prevent me from feeling patriotically charged up as I submitted my votes! I’ve had a smile on my face since. Damn it’s good to be an American!

Well alright, there we have covered the first six thankful days of November for me. I most certainly won’t be stopping on Thanksgiving by the way; I plan to keep right on going to the final day of the month! I do hope you all feel inspired to share some things you are thankful for with me. I would love to read them, be they big, small or just plain silly to some!

--XOXO, Jane