Monday, October 10, 2005

Things I'm Thankful For...

When the evening news gives me nightmares, I have to remember that I, as a Canadian, have so many things for which I can be thankful. Granted, it seems like lately there are many things that make me want to rip my hair out, clothe myself in sackcloth and hide out in the bush. Until that time, here's my list:

1. My husband (and his ocean eyes).
2. My family - yup, every single one of them. Even the cranky ones... and all my memories of time spent together.
3. My friends, near and far, both knitters and "Muggles"
4. My yarn. (trust me, it was hard not to put this first.)
5. Dogs - Minou, Pippin, Willie, Abby, Sasha... all of 'em. Except those two brown Dobermans that belong to that awful lady... Well, it's not the dogs I dislike so much as the lady.
6. ok... ok... and cats... well, let's just lump them under all animals...
7. Music and musicians (see #1)
8. Books (and that my parents never censored my reading).
9. Freedom to vote for whoever I choose and not ever tell anyone how I voted. (I've really got to stop telling my father that I vote for the marijuana party. I'm sure it's turning his hair grey.)
10. Freedom to walk out my back door in my jammies and hang my laundry on the clothesline.
11. Snow.
12. No snow.
13. Snowshoes.
14. Leaves changing colour on the trees.
15. Maple syrup.
16. Airlines that allow knitting.
17. Bicycles
18. Xmen *cough, cough* TRILOGIES.
19. Chocolate... oh yeah, baby... chocolate bars, chocolate brownies, chocolate cake... chocolate dessert of any kind.

And last, but oh, so, definitely NOT LEAST...

20. A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CBC AND THE EMPLOYEE UNION. - The CBC is coming back. In time for hockey. Fancy that...


  1. heh heh heh.... i think cbc is comibg back in time for da vinci's....
    I am thankful for you crazy lady!!!!!!

  2. Happy thanksgiving day! Eat a lot.

    And despite having never met either of you in person, I'm thankful I've had a chance to "meet", and stalk, you, Ang and Minou this year.

    Strike that, I'm supposed to wait until next month. Gotta remember the border.

  3. You've been really busy posting while I was bailing water this weekend!

    Good list. Your pictures from NFLD are beautiful, makes me what to go (not right now though, I hear they might get some snow).

    I am thankful that I am not homeless right now, I can't believe how much it has rained in the past 4 days.