by Bethany M. Dunbar, November 27, 2009
I’m thankful for the newspapers and dairy farms still in business in Vermont. I’m thankful that I learned how to milk a cow by hand and how to type on a typewriter.
I’m thankful for my boyfriend, Jim, who keeps me grounded and makes Cleveland a fun place to go. I’m thankful for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and some really nice hikes in the Cuyahoga National Park.
I’m thankful for my parents, who are in their eighties and still in good health.
I’m thankful for my kids, who are in their twenties and still a handful sometimes.
I’m thankful for all the rest of my crazy, wonderful family and friends.
I’m thankful for warm November weather, even though it’s weird.
I’m thankful for a pumpkin cheesecake recipe and turkey and cranberries and mashed potatoes.
I’m thankful for a big yellow Labrador retriever who is so happy to see me when I get home that he does aerial corkscrews.
I’m thankful for an extra day off today — on Friday.
I’m thankful for the Turkey Trot in Barton and all the people who do it. I’m thankful that I knew Missy White who the whole thing is in memory of. I’m thankful for all those T-shirts, even though I didn’t sign up early enough to get one this year. I’m thankful for the gorgeous wreath I won in the drawing at the end. (see the header photo)
I’m thankful for the sight of the sharp, white marsh hawk; stars in a black sky; the warm fur on my horse’s neck; the sound of wind with no wind towers in it; the smells of hay and clean leather.
What are you thankful for? Something big? Something little? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear about yours. I’m thankful that you are reading this right now and thankful for your comments!