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Aniki's picture

Happy Thursday, STalkers! I don't know about you, but I'm seriously looking forward to the end of the work day tomorrow. This has been a suck week. And that means I need to remind myself of the things for which I'm thankful. Aside from being ever-grateful for a reliable vehicle, a safe & sturdy home, and a good job, I am thankful for:

  • my DH, who was bitten by the smitten bug yesterday and pinched my arse in full view of the neighbors. VERY unusual for my jarhead! LOL
  • Khavi (that's coffee for you non-Finnish folks). I don't leave home without it!
  • my cruel brutish physical therapist. He's actually really awesome, but pushes me hard because he knows I can do more than I think I can. It bloody well hurts, but it's making me stronger!
  • STalk. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to vent in a group who "gets it" (mostly), the friends who let me further vent in PMs, and those who have faith in my thoughts and opinions. I'd be lost without you. xoxo


Iamwoman's picture

I'm looking forward to the end of this week too. This has been a crazy year, and I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm thankful for:

The cold - we finally have some cold air - yay!

My loving DH - he is my rock

An upcoming xmas without skids or without dealing with HCBD - first time in 7 years!

The nice lady who is helping me spiff up my resume for my upcoming career change

Chili - making some in the crock pot today - yum!

Almost being done with xmas shopping already (this early is not usual for me - haha)

Aniki's picture

Cold makes me feel so ALIVE!!

I haven't made any chili yet this year. Thanks for putting the idea in my mind. Chicken Black Bean Chili sounds tasty! Biggrin

somethingwicked's picture

Thankful for you too and all the StepTalkers who keep us sane.

Your DH.Is he Italian? LOL

Thankful for this beautiful season of snow  , red cheeks (the ones on your face,Aniki, not the kind your DH likes to pinch..;)

and snuggly sweaters ,mittens and warm hats.And coats.I love warm winter coats  and  a reason to wear them.And boots. 

Thankful that I was able to  intercept Fed X and UPS before DH saw  and  I got to hide all the "stuff"   that I ordered for him for Christmas.

I like to give  surprise gifts. It is ,to me, more often more fun than receiving.  Now I gotta carve out alone time to wrap.

Thankful for us having our health( or what it is lol )

AND I am thankful the now adult skids are out of our lives. Disengagement works!  5 years  for me  and 3 years  for DH and counting.

THANKS ,SANTA! That was THE BEST  gift ever! 

*smooches *to you,Aniki , for this Thankful Forum and  you always being your uniquely original  and lovable YOU..

Kiss 2

Air kiss

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I'm thankful for

  • Bosses that let me work around a crazy schedule
  • That I have time to work on DH's christmas present this weekend
  • a DH who really loves me and would jump if I needed it
  • Not being treated like something that can break in a second's notice
  • The amazing people on here that I truly appreciate
  • People when I'm feeling frustrated that give me little pep talks and remind me not to feel so down.
  • Food - All things food (except pickles, those are the worst...)
  • That SD9 trusts me to make her birthday cake, and that she truly believes I won't mess it up
  • Caller ID
  • A fur baby that curls up on the bed and cuddles me to keep me warm on the nights DH is working (of course he also groans like a sad cow when he thinks someone else might get attention... Because he's also the most clingy and jealous dog I've ever met....)
  • Punching bags
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Google...

I'm actually feeling pretty grateful today. I'm going to be optomistic.

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

That's because street tacos are literally food sent from heaven... I'm like 100% sure that's where they were created.

Siemprematahari's picture

Hola Aniki & Fellow StepTalkers!

  • I'm thankful that I am able to see who my real friends are and those that were never worth my time.
  • I'm thankful for a wonderful manager who is very flexible, understanding, and funny.
  • I'm thankful that this semester is almost over as I've had enough of it.
  • I'm thankful that I'm at the home stretch and almost at the finish line to obtain my degree.
  • I'm also thankful for the posters on StepTalk who give wonderful advise based on their experiences and for the post part are not judgmental when venting.

Cuidate Amiga!


Aniki's picture

Hola Siempre!

More than once, I've been thankful for sh!tty friends. Why? Because they have taught what kind of frirend I do NOT want to be.

Cuidate tambien, amiga!

classyNJ's picture

Thankful for:

My mom and sister who faithfully show up for one day of cookie making because it is a tradition I have to have.

My fur babies who just melt my heart by sleeping under the Christmas tree.  They do not bother the tree nor the ornaments, just love to curl up together under the tree.

Thankful that a work friend is coming to work in my branch office.  She is a young spitfire and will breath life into this quiet office.