Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day traditionally filled with family, love, turkey, and yelling at the ref that that pass interference call was crap.
Along with those things, as with many families, we have a tradition around the dinner table of naming the things for which we are thankful. And also, in my case, overeating.
I thought I would get my list together today, before I am too stuffed to think straight (and breathe correctly, for that matter), so this year I might come up with something to be thankful for other than Tums.
Here are a few things off the top of my head:
Breweries large and small
Other people’s books
A/C in the car
AC/DC in the car
Tabasco Green Pepper Jalapeño sauce
Babies (other people’s)
How babies are made
Kids (sometimes even my own)
Puppies (other people’s)
Dogs (sometimes even my own)
Family and friends who bring pork products
The five-second rule
Braces (not paying for the braces, just the braces)
Every day it’s not windy
The San Francisco Giants (most years, not this one)
Getting to be a coach
Getting to be on a couch
That travelers’ checks (cheques?) are no longer a thing
Every day without a school project
The fact that the book is always better than the movie
Lifetouch School Portraits, for all the humor they bring into my life
Any time the house doesn’t smell like boys’ shoes
When my phone works through buttons and speakers in my car
Whoever invented the refrigerator
And most importantly, my amazing wife.
That’s probably enough for now. Feel free to steal any of those for your own tomorrow.
Have a great Thanksgiving,
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