?#3 from My Sister’s Jar – Grateful List

List 10 things you are grateful for.  Write the first 10 that come to mind.

1.  My crock pot.  I got it for Christmas probably 15 years ago from Dad and Mom Crosby – but I have gone through use/non-use phases.  I’m in a use phase currently.  Dinners done by 9 a.m. and the house smells scrumptious.

2.  Air-conditioning.  Hello?  We live in the desert… in Phoenix… the only place hotter is hell.  The inventor of a/c has a statue in the capital building.  Right on!

3.  Elastic.  Think where we would be without it!?!  Everything we wear “under” includes it.  It has magical qualities… like making a size 24 body into an 18.

4.  Taco Bell.  Where else can you get all of your daily caloric needs met in one meal for only $3.69?  It’s quick… it’s cheap… they have diet Pepsi.. and it’s Mexican.  Aaaahhhhh.  (Dined there yesterday.)

5.  Books…. really good books that take me away from the here and now… to the 1850s in a covered wagon with 1/2 naked Indians visiting… baking biscuits over the campfire… sharing them with the Indians.

6. Sales Racks.  There is something satisfyingly triumphant about buying $82 pants for $12.27.  It’s almost like you cheated the big guys somehow…. sweet victory!

7.  Rick Coming Home Every Night.  I look forward to his arrival every day… starting at about 9:30 a.m.  I look to the clock every other hour ’til his keys plop on the entry table.

8.  Laughter.  It truly does make you feel good.  I love laughing and making others enjoy a belly laugh.  Jill is really good at those.

9.  This Journal w/52 prompts. I haven’t written freely in years.  No spell check.  No grammar boo-boos.  Just me and the pen and pages waiting for an adventure.

10. Flowers.  I simply love them.  Vibrant colors.  Soothing aromas.  I love fresh-cut flowers on my kitchen table.  It just sings “a Martha Stewart lives here”….  (which is a good thing.)

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3 Responses to “?#3 from My Sister’s Jar – Grateful List”

  1. Dayna K. Says:

    I’m enjoying your blog entries. I’m an avid scrapbooker and paper crafter and the journals and jars are a wonderful idea! I’m going to “lift” this one and make several for coming birthdays this year to women who mean the world to me. I will probably make one for myself as well. I have a “Book of Me” that I’ve been working on. These will be prized possession of our children once we’re gone home to heaven. Love you!

  2. jodirosenberg Says:

    Love how your sense of humor surfaces through your writing. Also love the idea of your journal prompts. This is a great way to get writting. Elastic? I even work in the apparel industry and had not thought of that as a favorite. LOL


  3. rixgal Says:

    Hi Jodi and Welcome. Congratulations on being the first online guest commenter who wasn’t coerced into visiting. And elastic, I’m so in awe of it, I looked up who invented it and think we should celebrate the man, Thomas Hancock. Blessings upon his descendants…. almost 200 years of them. ~Linda Ann

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