Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thankful Thursday 12/17/09
Old friends are one of my greatest treasures. They know my past, including my mistakes, and accept me for who I am. They are the ones who can share my joys, console me in times of crisis, and give me great advice. I am so fortunate for my decades-old friendships.
My friends who live close by have been a great support. We don't have any relatives closer than 4 hours away, so I have been able to rely on local friends to help in times of trouble, and to celebrate holidays and family milestones.
Even though many friends are in different parts of the country, we keep in touch. Sometimes we plan vacations together, or visit each other. Those are special times. Thank goodness for email, and free weekend calling on my cell phone so we can chat and share photos between visits.
I enjoy making new friends, too. The internet has given me some great new cyber-friends. Blogging and emailing are wonderful for someone who works at home like me.
I'm so thankful for my friends.
And now, to get to know you better, I have one of those questionnaires. My answers are on them.
Please post yours in the comments, or on your blog with a link.
What is your salad dressing of choice? Balsamic Vinaigrette. I hate most creamy dressings, except a perfectly made Caesar.
What is your favorite sit down restaurant? La Belle Vie -a great Minneapolis French restaurant that we go to on birthdays or anniversaries.
What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Big Bowl (Asian food) carry-out
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Fresh cherries
What are your pizza toppings of choice: black olives, sausage, and green peppers
Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right.
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Tonsils, ovarian cysts (twice), gall bladder--I'm not sure what other non-vital parts are left!
What is the last heavy item you lifted? The coffee table, to make room for the Christmas tree.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Yes--pre-op drugs
How many televisions are in your house? Two. we had one for years, but when we completed our family room this summer, we broke down and got a second.
What color cell phone do you have? Black.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? NO
Last person you talked to? DH
Last person you hugged? Youngest son before he left for school.
Season? Fall. I love the colors.
Holiday ? Easter. Growing up, this was when we had our family reunion on my Mother's side. I hope to go this year.
Day of the week? Friday--no after school activities for the kids, so no driving.
Missing someone? Parents and sister's family---they'll all be together for Christmas and we can't go. :-(
What are you listening to? News on the radio.
Watching? Looking at my computer, and watching the birds at the bird feeder
Worrying about? My niece.
What's the last movie you saw? UP. We rented it this weekend. I was so surprised by the love story aspect.
Do you smile often? Yes. I have so much to be thankful for.
If you could change your eye color what would it be? More green. My mom's eyes are an amazing green, but mine are hazel.
Do you own a digital camera? Yes. Dh and the boys got it for me for Christmas last year.
What's on your wish list for your birthday? New headphones for my iPod.
Can you do pushups? A few
Can you do a chin up? NO
Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited
Car wreck? Hit by a drunk driver 21 years ago, and a couple fender-benders where I was rear-ended.
Do you have an accent? Midwesterners think I do.
Last time you cried? Saturday night, after talking to my sister about her Christmas plans.
Plans tonight? Drive oldest son to get his H1N1 shot, and to Lacrosse practice--then have dinner.
Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Two magazines for the boys, and a book for my great niece.
Have you ever been given roses? Yes. The last time was on Valentine's day. We went out to lunch, and DH had ordered a sweet little bouquet to greet me when we arrived at the restaurant.
Met someone who changed your life? Yes. DH.
How did you bring in the new year? At home with family playing games until midnight.
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yes
What songs do you sing in the shower? None
Who was the last person you took a picture of? My sons.
Are most of the friends in your life new or old? True friends are people I have known for years.
Do you like pulpy orange juice? Yes
What is something your friends make fun of you for? My fear of heights
Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? This summer.
What were you doing 12 AM last night? Reading and waiting for DH to get home from work.
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Hit the snooze button.
Check out other THANKFUL THURSDAY posts at Rhondi’s blog.