Indoctrination Into Thankful

My good friend Lizzi over at Considerings started something a while back called Ten Things of Thankful. It’s an all weekend show where lots of amazing bloggers participate in taking stock, looking at their life and reminding themselves what they have to be thankful for.

I have often wanted to participate, but really struggled with what I would share. My thankfulness has been very private in the past, for I have a very strong belief in my relationship with God and often find my Thankful to be as simple as that. But then I figured since that’s a given, at least for me, I should look into what else I am thankful for. It didn’t take me long to reflect on it and come up with an answer.

And so… I am willingly indoctrinating myself into Ten Things of Thankful. You’re welcome.


Angry Birds – I am thankful for Angry Birds, more specifically Bad Piggies, and even more specifically King Pig. The child is obsessed with the Bad Piggies, so much so that he has basically created a life story, in his own mind, about his friends from Theangry birds king pig Pork Side. Today he was playing on the iPad and out of the blue just started chatting.

This is the intelligible part of what he said, and I use that term loosely:
King Pig is his leader and he spends all his happy days in it. It’s the pig burial ground.
and then there was:
Why do they call me King Pig? Because I’m a King and a Pig of course! I miss my mother.
Oh right – why am I thankful for it? Time. Once the Queen of Limiting Screen Time, I now use it as a babysitter. I am not proud folks. But a girls gotta have a minute to herself time to blog.


My Child Hasn’t Figured Out My iTunes Password: This really is an extension of the first one, because I am pretty sure he would have spent $49.99 on a new car for King Pig yesterday.

Can I say King Pig is a loose cannon? He would have crashed that thing in under 5 minutes and Isaiah’s college fund would be out the window.

Isaiah is a pretty smart kid, I have to very careful, I fear the day is coming soon when I will find hundreds of dollars charged to my iTunes account.


Just Dance 2014 – No, this is not an extension of the first two. I hate to exercise, really….hate… But I just dancelove to dance! Did I mention I hate to exercise. Just Dance 4 was a revelation to me! I could dance for an hour straight and call it exercise! And become the reigning champion! Who wants a dance off? The thing is – a year of Just Dance 4 had me wanting to kill myself if I had to hear Umbrella by Rhianna or The Final Countdown one more time. So just in time to save itself from death by DVD shredder, Just Dance 2014 hit the scene! Now the disco in the basement is back on! BTW I don’t like to be the Panda. But sometimes I have to be the Panda. If you come over, you’re the Panda.


Meds – I’m pretty sure this will be on my list every week. Did you know that I was an Evil Dragon Lady once upon a time? It’s true. I always battled mild depression, but after fertility treatments (that never worked so screw them and the horse they road in on not because I wish they did work but because they screwed up my hormones and didn’t even do their job) I found myself completely unable to control my irrational rage and anxiety.

A really pleasant combination.

But then… oh then….beautiful meds. When the Dr. finally figured out the right one for me. Well, let’s say I am still no Sally Sunshine, but at least I am not freaking out on my husband DAILY or having a cow when someone drops a crumb on the floor. (do you know if you type Evil Dragon Lady into google and search for images you will find four pictures of my son from my blog? I don’t know what to make of that.)


Amazon Prime – Ah….glorious TV and Movies on Demand. Need I say more? Oh yeah I do – we don’t have cable, so no DVR, and let me tell you folks, that is a deep dark tunnel you may never want to go down if you were raised with TV as your mother in the 70’s like I was. Amazon Prime saved my life.


The Boy – If you read my blog this needs no explanation. But if this is one of your first times here, suffice it to say that my 8yo son’s wit is beyond compare, and I do not say that because I am a doting mother. I say that as a completely incredulous mother. IMG_0068If you want to see for yourself, there is a very short list, posted only a few days ago:

He Said What? Top 10 Quotes by the Boy see for yourself.


That’s my list. I know there’s only 5, but I’m really scared that I’ll have trouble next week, and I promise to come back next week, but I can’t come back if I can’t think of things and then I’ll get all stressed out and that would really suck. So you get 5.


Ok, maybe 6. I am thankful to God every day. For the roof over my head, the food on my table. For taking care of us even when I’m scared that things are too hard. I am also thankful to him for reminding me of that through this verse:

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:26-27

I hope you decide to join Lizzi and all her wonderful co-hosts at 10 Things of Thankful. It was a great experience for me, I am Thankful I finally jumped in.