However, these are the "majors". Just as in baseball, there are the "minors"...the little things in life that I am thankful for (totally not serious nor with any depth :)...things like...
- warm clothes fresh out of the dryer
- a brand new magazine and a hot bath
- the 8 ounce cans of Mtn. Dew...gives me a good little taste without adding too much to my waistline
- fabric softener
- leftover Halloween candy
- pumpkin muffins (what on earth would we eat for breakfast every week without them?)
- pistachios (what on earth would I eat with my breakfast every day???)
- the cooling pad I have for my laptop. For whatever bright reason, hp decided to put the fan for my laptop on the bottom of the computer. So for a long time, no matter what surface I used, it overheated and would just shut down right in the middle of my work. Now, I have this very thin cooling pad with actual fans inside. My computer hasn't overheated since.
- the wireless mouse
- finding a matching set of socks in the dryer (as opposed to the large basket of single socks sitting in the laundry room)
- the beach
- DVR...what did I do without that?
- paperless statements/bills
- newspapers. Say what you will, but when I am enjoying breakfast or lunch, I want a hard copy of a newspaper to read!
- Facebook. Where else could I reconnect with a friend from elementary school as well as someone I met last week at a church service?
- self-stick stamps. I love that I don't have to lick the yucky stamp anymore!
- Dry erase crayon/marker...produces a lot less dust than chalk! (I still appreciate chalk though because it is important in the development of writing skills)
- shopping on-line
- fabric grocery bags (they hold more and are good for the environment)
- the colors of fall.
- DVD players for the car for long trips (must be over two hours in our vehicle)
- olive oil (one of my favorite things to dip bread into)
- no homework on a Monday night!
- an empty sink
I know I can come up with more. And I will. But not tonight. I need to hit the hay so I can be ready for our Thanksgiving program (it's a kindergarten thing...) tomorrow.