In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I feel it necessary to post about a few of the things I am thankful for. However, let’s skip the super obvious things and instead focus on some of the less appreciated things in our lives. Such as:

1. Frozen pizza. You make almost every Friday night at home so much more enjoyable. You’ve saved my family a ridiculous amount of money and also are a little bit healthier than your delivery counterpart. My wallet and waistline appreciate your work.

2. Tayo the Little Bus. You make my son so happy when I turn on Netflix and find you. While we often have to say “no, we can’t watch Tayo right now, he’s sleeping” as an excuse to not turn on the television, you are the one thing I know he’ll sit and watch so I can get a load of laundry done or prep lunch or just get 10 minutes to myself for the sake of my sanity. Thank you for also not being so over the top obnoxious that I can also tolerate you on a semi-regular basis. Parents, I highly recommend checking this one out.
watching cartoons and crochet
3. Netflix as a whole. You’ve made our household decision of cutting cable (and saving over $70 a month, mind you) an easy and tolerable transition. You’ve kept my husband and I entertained with old shows we loved (The Office!) and old shows that are new to us (Cheers!).

4. My Susan Bates crochet hook. You are perfect. Even if my dog tried to eat you and left behind teeth marks. And even though I’ve had to super glue you back together (only once!).


5. Screw tops on wine bottles. Because sometimes (or almost always) I don’t need the whole bottle. You make the decision to save the wine for another night that much easier.

6. Full coverage under eye concealer. Because I’m never not tired. You help me look like I at least sort of belong in the land of the living.

7. Medium roast coffee. See number 6 for my general feelings toward you.

So there you have it. A few little things in life that keep me going that perhaps never get their deserved time in the spotlight. Except perhaps the coffee. It seems I take a lot of pictures of my coffee.

I’m off to Missouri to spend time with the extended family for the rest of the week. That means I’ll be sitting in the back of our car, entertaining my child for 85% of the trip while googling any random thought that comes into my husband’s head as he drives the 7.5-hour journey. It’s a hard job, but someone has got to do it.

Have a lovely holiday and safe travels!

Also, I suppose I should say I am very very thankful for my family this year. My husband and son are the loves of my life, and my extended family and friends are so very important to me.

Guess I couldn’t get out of the typical thank you party, after all.

– Amy

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