Name Them One By One

Because I really really want to make a list that looks like this;

1. The fact that $1,200 of my tax return is missing.

2. My children.

3. The fact that Sean just goes out and buys himself whatever he wants (making him impossible to buy gifts for)

4. Stupid cold weather.

5. That I have three printers in my house and not one of them will actually print anything.

6. I’ve worn a hole in the knee of my favorite jeans.

I’m making a list that looks like this instead.

1. Sean

2. A roof over my head.

3. With central heat.

4. The promise of spring on some of the trees in the neighborhood.

5. The promise of spring in my flower bed.  (Those of you who don’t have crocuses, or at least tulips or daffodils (although crocuses bloom first) really, you need to do this.)

6. My tax return (or at least part of it) suddenly appearing in my savings account.

7. Sean.

8. Lamb stew.

9. Couscous.

10. The knowledge that children with minds active enough that they cannot resist getting into everything that looks the slightest bit interesting will eventually move out of my home.

11. Fantastic, cute and comfortable, $3 boots.

12.  Fantastiker, cuter but much less comfortable, a lot more than $3 boots.

13. Ticket master gift cards.

14. Books.

15. Burn Notice.

16. Opposeable thumbs.

17. Sean.

18. Heated mattress-pads.

19. Birth control.

20. Sugar cookies.

21. Chocolate with hazelnuts in it.

22. Chocolate with almonds in it.

23. My mother.

24. Cheap windows.

25. Sean.

*Note: I recognize that there are some items conspicuously missing from the second list (that my feature somewhat prominently on the first one.)  I stand by my lists.

I know it’s not thanksgiving but all comments must include at least one addition to the list.  The second list.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janelle
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 20:17:12

    Your boots are surprisingly cute and comfortable for just $3. What a find!

    Today, I found myself thankful for hummingbirds. We have a lot that visit our yard.

  2. Kristina
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 20:17:28

    Are you talking about Sean Hannity? Man, you must really love that guy.

  3. Alison Wonderland
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 20:19:42

    26. Kristina because she always makes me laugh.

  4. Julie
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 20:35:41

    A full Google Reader on a Sunday evening.

  5. merrychris
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 21:42:51

    27. Your brother, who reads your blog and is incredibly proud of you.

  6. Julie
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 21:52:25

    Internet that can be stolen from your neighbors.

  7. Jen
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 22:49:37

    How good of you to be so positive. You’re silver-lining list was even way longer than your “other” list – very impressive.

  8. LisAway
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 03:06:34

    At least one reader who loves you and wishes you would reveal more about the mystery that is Sean. (Or at least point her to old posts about him or how you met or ANYTHING. I’d love your pre-marriage story)

  9. Susan M
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 07:57:45

    I love this post. Mine would be a weekend spent with amazing, funny, intelligent women.

  10. bythelbs
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 08:58:57

    A late start day INSTEAD of a snow day. That’s big around here. BIG!!!

  11. karen
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:13:12

    A 60-degree day yesterday before the %#$%@# snowstorm started today.

  12. Melanie J
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:14:21

    I”m going to add baby cuddles to the second list. Mine is cutting some bottom molars and will NOT move off of my lap. However, since he’s a total Daddy’s boy and usually has nothing to do with me, I’m going to just soak up the moment. Until the whining starts again, anyway. It is sooo hard to type right now. Sigh.

  13. bythelbs
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:33:16

    That’s a late start for snow. Also, I love how many times you have Sean on your list. That’s awesome.

  14. Annette
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 09:42:03

    Indoor plumbing.

  15. Alison @ hairlinefracture
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:21:32

    Biscuits and gravy. And naps.

  16. robyn
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:45:16

    I love that the missing $1200 and then the line about Sean buying himself everything follows. 😉

    2nd list. hmmmm.
    Bright sunny spring days.
    Getting the taxes done finally. (it would seem getting $$ back would compel some to action. go figure)
    Chocolate with pecans.

  17. flip flop mama
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 19:51:15

    Today it’s hard to find things to be grateful for, but I’ll say my husband and the TV show Chuck that I’m about to watch. I’ve been looking forward to it all day.

  18. Mother of the Wild Boys
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 23:42:44

    For the 2nd list:
    Girls who look like Molly Mormon, but actually have real experiences to share.

  19. E
    Mar 10, 2009 @ 08:26:02

    A fun weekend in Utah, hangin’ with the fam.

    A yard full of flowers in bloom.

  20. Natalie
    Mar 11, 2009 @ 09:53:34

    Fabulous list! I couldn’t agree more with 4 & 5! I think crocuses popping up out of the ground and little leaf buds forming on trees has to be one of the greatest gifts ever. Everytime I look out the window today and see the breathtaking, crisp blue of the sky and the grass looking just a tad bit more green I feel a surge of hope. Interestingly enough, the fact that winter can in fact come to an end somehow tricks me into feeling like all of the other crap is capable of changing too.

  21. Jami
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 09:24:44

    Spring. Delightful, sweet, 65 degree Spring.

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