What better Thursday for a thankful post..
I am thankful for cold noses in armpits at 5 AM, because it reminds me that my Jack misses me and wants me to start my day with him.
I am thankful for fur and whiskers up my nose when I wake up spooning Muffin because she likes to snuggle.
I am thankful for high pitch squeaking that sounds a lot like nails on a chalkboard, because it means my Eli has finally found a use for us. After spending the first part of his life being that typical "aloof" cat, he's finally forgiven me for saving his life with all that medication as a kitten.
(we interrupt this post to comment that I'm still currently laughing from Eli trying to jump onto my shelves of sweater to take a nap. DH was just commenting how he tends to do that and knock the sweaters over, and not 5 minutes later he jumped up there and missed the landing and fell to the floor taking 10 sweaters with him. He's fine, but I've got more work and a very good laugh out of it)
I am thankful for Twee's utter cluelessness and lack of tact and subtly. She may be a little touched mentally, but she is so sweet she makes your teeth ache and you know that when she wants your attention she has no clue that walking over the keyboard or stepping on your tender bits might be a problem, she just wants love - and who can fault her for that?
Yeah, I really have no negative to turn into a positive here.. I adore that Kit adores my husband, I adore that he adores her, and I love that she lets me dress her up in cute clothing and hats because it makes me giggle..
I am thankful for the hairball at the end of the hall because they remind me that my cats are generally healthy at this point in life, and I'm not overly stressed over Fleurp's recurring anemia (even if it is on my radar)
and I didn't step on it.
I'm also thankful for being drooled on because it means that Skippy has worked his way past Muffin, Jack, and Twee and found a way on my chest and is spending part of his day with me. He adores to cuddle and always has.. but he is intimidated by the older bigger kitties a lot of the time so when he does it is special.
and I am thankful for fostering, which led to this blog, which led to this photo..
|Ella in mid jump|
|by Rene and her mad Photoshop skills|
And then we had other discussions which led to..
|I seriously could look at this all day|
So we shall save that one
The paper now awaits me. I know all the Black Friday deals are online, but I so much prefer to look at the paper ads.. The last year I did door busters was the last year they were at 6 AM.. Personally, I think this "Black Thursday" or "Power Weeks" are inane. They say that is what people want, but what they want is to save money, and if they can only do that by giving up their Thanksgiving, that is what they will do. I am very thankful that Maine has blue laws that prevent these stores from opening today. Only ME, MA, and CT still do. I think it is a shame. I wish we could go back to the 6AM openings (heck I'd be so freakin happy if they'd not open till 9AM) but in this country where profit is king and people will do anything to earn another penny out of every dollar, the business who opens at 5 will get those shoppers first, so then someone else opens at 4, and really it is just wrong.
If any store would return to normal hours, I bet a ton of us would go shopping there..
and I am thankful I have a blog where I can talk about this and the financial footing that I don't feel I HAVE to find a store opening at 8pm tonight. I can wait till I wake up on Friday and just go out and enjoy the hustle and the bustle and peace and goodwill.
May this find you thankful for things you weren't even considering, and may you either be full of turkey (or Tofurkey if that is your choice) and pumpkin pie. And if you are not in the US, I still hope you find this day full of wonder and joy.