As I said yesterday, it is Thanksgiving here in Canada and we are lucky enough to be home! I have compiled a list of 20 of the first things that popped into my head that I am thankful for. Ten were yesterday. Ten more today.
- Fall leaves. As I mentioned previously, I love Fall.
- Pocket-sized reference books. There is so much in medicine to remember, especially at the point I am at, these pocket references often save my butt more than I probably should want to admit.
- iTunes. I know, everyone has iTunes these days. But really, the convenience of buying music song by song from your computer is pretty neat. I think we forget that sometimes. But it is!
- Flannel. It is warm and it has a great texture.
- God. Really, where would we be without Him? Ummm… Not here. So, obviously, He is pretty important.
- Good Lattes. It isn’t every day one gets a really good latte. Patrick gave me this nifty gift card for a coffee place at home that makes fabulous lattes. The Child and I have a new fascination with them, particularly those made by this one guy that works at the shop in the mall. His lattes are the best!
- Sunglasses. I haven’t owned properly visioned sunglasses in years. I had some prescription ones, but I couldn’t see well out of them and wouldn’t wear them. I bought some cheap non-prescription ones in PEI a few summers ago that I loved, but I really couldn’t see out of them. Finally, when I got a new prescription last winter, I decided to get sunglasses. Red Ray-Bans. They are awesome and fun. Plus, sunglasses are like a drink of water for the eyes (or so Patrick says).
- Long-distance plans. These got me through many years of living away from Patrick, various family and friends.
- Re-runs. Who doesn’t love watching a classic TV show from your youth or childhood again. I know I sure do! Nothing like a little “Boy Meets World” or “Gilmore Girls” to make me smile.
- Calculators. I love physics and such. Without a calculator, these calculations would be much more difficult and would require the use of special tables and such. A calculator makes it much simpler. And I just like pressing buttons too.
Thus concludes my thankfulness list. I am thankful that I had a lot more I could have popped on the list. Again, they may seem weird… But they were literally the first 20 things that popped into my head.