Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Post

I AM THANKFUL:
FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES I PAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED.
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE.
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.
FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.
FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.
FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

And I am thankful for friends who read my blog because I know they care about me.

7 comments:

shrinkingme said...

cute cartoons. Hey, I would love to get Joahana a prize! I would like to get her something more personal for her, so how old is she, what does she enjoy doing? Let me know and I will make sure I get her something special over to your moms house.

Carrie & Karl said...

Holly: She's around 11 and lately she's liked science. She got a telescope for Christmas.
Della: I want to add: I'm grateful for kids who wake me up at night, because it means I have kids and they need me. I'm also grateful for phone bills, because it shows I have sisters I love and talk to for hours.

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

What great reminders, is it taking it to far to say I am grateful for the high price of gas and the frequency I have to pay it, for it is a reminder that I have a life and I am not stuck at home waiting for someone to remember me?
Lillie

Administrator Alice said...

I am grateful for you dear Della, and I love your blog!

Pikes Pickles said...

Della-
This is just the cutest post ever. I am thankful for my blog friends as well =0)
My son was standing besde me as I read your blog this am and he said " Mom shes really tall" and I said no its just the angle the camera is from so please settle the friendly wager - how tall are you?

Keeping in mind - anyone is tall to me as I am 5'1"

Della Hill said...

Holly,
Joanna is a really awesome girl. 11 seems young to me, but maybe because she is mature for her age.
She is also the oldest of 4 kids and her dad is in Iraq right now.
Maybe that will give you ideas.
Carrie-
Yes, I am thankful for sisters who call me and don't feel bad that I don't call them as often as they call me, but understand that I love them.
Lillie-
Ai! Gas prices! But yes, I am glad to be busy too.
Alice-
Thanks for commenting. It makes me happy to know my blog is fulfilling to someone besides just me.
Pike-
This post was another e-mail from grandpa.
I am 5'11".
Haha, I can see what's on top of the fridge and you can't. (taunting voice tone intended).
-Della

Pikes Pickles said...

Della-

OH DEAR. Please warn me if you ever come to visit me . I will need at least 3 days to scrub before you get here. Land knows whats up there.