So many things to be thankful for

Just a few of things I’m thinking of this Thanksgiving

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a mere 4 days away?  How quickly time flies!  Weren’t we just complaining about how hot it was this summer?

I am thankful for so many things this November, though.  I thought I’d list a few for you…

  1. I am thankful that the election is O-V-E-R.  Whatever your political persuasion, after endless weeks of bad TV ads and random, automated calls from politicians at 8:45pm, I’m grateful we can discuss new important topics like extra-marital affairs by government higher-ups responsible for our national security.
  2. I am thankful that I am NOT cooking the Thanksgiving turkey (so is my family).  The thought of reaching into a whole, goosepimply, cold, dead bird to remove its bag of innards is enough to send me right over the edge.
  3. I am thankful that Costco is now open for business.  I love that I can walk in for a North Face jacket AND a 20-pound box of granola bars in the same store.  They sell diamonds, too.  However, I put the husband on notice that I do NOT want a Costco diamond this Christmas.  (He was relieved)
  4. I am thankful that Costco is very close to JCrew (obviously).
  5. I am thankful that the YMCA is doing their annual “Turkey Ride” spin class so that I can pre-burn some calories.  It’s like Sophie’s Choice to have to decide between pumpkin and apple pie and I just refuse to do it.  I’ll take a slice of each, thank you very much.
  6. I am thankful that I think that I may have a photo to use for a Christmas card already.  This is HUGE, people.  If it actually is printed and mailed, it will be a miracle.
  7. *I am thankful for the 3 half-days of school prior to a long holiday weekend after approximately 10 FULL days of school since the end of August.  *insert sarcasm and a pinch of irritability here.
  8. I am thankful that there are no looming ominous weather forecasts for Thanksgiving.  I think that we have had our fair share for the rest of this year, at least.
  9. I am thankful that my kids are (once again) playing on a half-dozen basketball teams with games all over this blessed county.
  10. I am thankful that I get to sit at their games with fun girlfriends and chat….I mean, watch.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  May your day be filled with family, fun and lots of yummy food!

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  1. Shelley Mincer says:

    Great article and I like your new picture! Just need to re-center it or something as your head is cut off at the top….

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