I'm thankful for many things this year:
I'm thankful I have some money in the bank. Not a lot, but some. Enough to make a dent in my debt. I'm about ready to pay off my car, and that is so sweet.
I'm thankful I have a job that allows me to put money in the bank. And spend it. Usually on groceries. And wine.
I'm thankful my job is not flipping burgers and actually has some purpose and respect that goes along with it.
I'm thankful I have a second chance at marriage and a husband who does not run around on me.
I'm thankful he looks out for me and takes care of me when I need it. Like when I'm sick. Or hungover.
I'm thankful we're able to travel and see the sights. Even if it is just a rock formation or a state park. Every moment is precious.
I'm thankful we have a nice home and a big yard. Even if we had 36 huge Rural King bags full of leaves last weekend. And aching muscles.
I'm thankful I don't live in white trash alley anymore. And kids don't smash my pumpkins.
I'm thankful for my family. I'm lucky my parents and three of my grandparents are still living. And my little cousins bring me such joy.
I'm thankful for friends. New ones that hang out with me on a Saturday night. Old ones that stay in touch and will never forget me.
I'm thankful for my dogs. They may have problems from time to time with fleas, glanding, and eye gunk, but they're my best buddies. I don't know what I'd do without them to come home to.
I'm thankful I've almost made it to my 31st birthday. I wouldn't want to go back to any other year of my life. I've got it pretty good.