Thankful for…

At this hour, standing in this place, I am thankful for…

  • A family that gives me nothing but love and support – and nothing I would write to an advice columnist about
  • An interesting new thing to do that has me excited in new ways (Nanowrimo)
  • A job I enjoy, doing good work with amazing people
  • An extensive collection of pens
  • Two cats, who are equal parts snuggly and annoying
  • A son who is working hard to learn an instrument I love
  • Another son who is the snuggliest human I’ve ever met
  • A dining room with high ceilings and an amazing finish, that is much warmer
  • The opportunity to review my wonderful year in pictures as I attempt to find one that will work for Christmas cards
  • Green tea
  • That studies show coffee is good for you, not terrible for you
  • The safety and security that surround me, and which I consider normal
  • Living in an ancient town with layer upon layer of stories
  • A vast wealth of friends and friendly faces
  • Social media, which I tremendously enjoy
  • Good books. I look forward to eventually reading some again.
  • That incredibly soft fabric they’ve invented lately – and a stars and crescents bathrobe in that material
  • A full cupboard and ‘fridge
  • Teachers who care so much about my sons
  • Stoneham finally has a great coffee shop!
  • Audiobooks for commuting
  • The Economist that keeps me informed without making my blood pressure spike through the roof.
  • The joyful anticipation of a holiday season, as seen through the eyes of a seven and ten year old.

And most of all … you.

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

7 thoughts on “Thankful for…”

  1. Having just returned from England, I am laughing at anything in MA being called “ancient!!” 😉

    Also, I should like to know about this soft fabric, being in the market for a new robe myself…


    1. It was kind of crazy reading a book written in 1840 where he talks about “ancient” places in my town. It is actually ancient – just not necessarily with Westerners.

      I dunno… there’s this super plush fabric they’ve been making lately. Kohls has an amazing variety of bathrobes made in it – including a wizard bathrobe and one with sheep!


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