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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I AM THANKFUL FOR…

by Sac Barb

                 THE WIFE
                 WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
                 BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
                 AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

                 THE HUSBAND
                 WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,
                 BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
                 AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.

                 THE TEENAGER
                 WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE
                 IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.

                 THE TAXES I PAY
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED.

                 THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED
                 BY FRIENDS.

                 THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

                 MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE

                 A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,WINDOWS THAT
                 NEED CLEANING,AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.

                 ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE
                 GOVERNMENT.BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM
                 OF SPEECH.

                 THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF
                 THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE
                  OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH
                 TRANSPORTATION.

                 MY HUGE HEATING BILL
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.

                 THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS
                 OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.

                 THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

                 WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END
                 OF THE DAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE
                 OF WORKING HARD.

                 THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
                 IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
                 BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

                 FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL BECAUSE IT
                 MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

                
                 Live well, Laugh often, &
                                
Love with all of your heart!

82 comments:

Tina~in_ut said...

Good Moaning~

Tina~in_ut said...

Barb~ Thanks for the blog~ I'm thankful that the blog posted this morning~ :D

Tina~in_ut said...

J/L~ I can't believe you live in CA!!!!! Why didn't you ever tell me!? omg.....you made me laugh~

Lynn D said...

That was a good reminder Sacbarb! I hope you are feeling well soon. Love ya.

Moaning Tina congrats on first.

Dianne/Denver said...

Morning TINA....I am thankful that you keep this blog running for us every day!! Now I am going to hug you for it. Isn't this a great way to start out your morning. Here is a little smooch on the cheek too!!!

LYNN; HI.....glad to see you. How are you feeling? I hope much better. How are those grandkids doing? Any beach plans on the horizon? I think of you often and send good wishes to you.

BARB: Good blog and I too am thankful for all those items you mentioned. I will try and remind myself about the tight clothes as I pack for my trip :)

SHIRLEY: Sorry I missed you on the blog yesterday. Hi, Good Morning, Top of the Mornin' to you, good afternoon and I am glad you are back. I sure didn't mean to skip over you and I don't want to become a recipient of those glares you can give out.

Dianne/Denver said...

We are going to my nephew's today to look through all the boxes of pictures from my mom and dad's place. He ended up with them so we are having a "family picture day and bbq" to take what any of us want to keep. We postponed leaving on our trip until Monday AM so we could go to this and Louis can finish up on the end of the year classes (and I wanted to see the finale of Survivor).

Hope you all have a good day. What are your plans today, owls?

Dianne/Denver said...

Wonder why when I wake up at this early time (not by choice) everyone else is still sleeping.

WAKE UP SHIRLEY!!!!

Michael said...

good morning ladies...

Tina....simulates smile..

I am thankful that I am so sophisticated...smart... handsome...and was "blessed" with a huge d...heart!!

And I am thankful that you all get to bask in my light each day...

I am thankful for that song from Beauty and the Beast..."Be Our Guest"....you know..where the dishes and the silver sings!! Gawd I love that song...!!

I am also thankful for my Canadian friends.....smiles and waves at Tinka...glares at Shirley...

I am also thankful that Jodi got her beautiful watch!!!

Oh! ..and most of all...I am thankful for being humble...

Maureen said...

Good morning feathered friends!

TINA...I am thankful you got 1st today because it means you are extra pretty...don't wanna see no ugly right off the bat!!

And I'm thankful you keep the bloggy going everyday.

DIANNE...I'm thankful you are up so early and posting! Have you even started packing yet?

MICHAEL...I am thankful for your sense of humor and your humbleness!!

LYNN...I am thankful for you

SACBARB...great blog topic. Reminds us to put things into perspective. I'm thankful you sent it to TINA. I hope you're feeling better.

I'm thankful my computer let me post...it was giving me fits before this!!!

Tina~in_ut said...

Miguelito~ I too am thankful that I'm blessed with a huge DORK!! (that's u, in case you didn't know!) AND I'm SO grateful that you are homely~

Shirley~ I'm grateful that you don't live in Texass.......cuz i just know you'd beat up Miguelito and his homeliness would turn to ugliness~

mo~ I'm thankful that you could post today~ :D

Di~ You really should be getting up early EVERY morning~ :)~

Tina~in_ut said...

oh crap.....you said humble?!! Humble...homely....same thing~

Michael said...

Its that time again!!!

Time for

SONG "O" THE DAY!!

todays selections is the red hot sensation....

"CUBAN PETE"

Verse 1 (Male Solo)

They call me Cuban Pete. I'm the king of the rumba beat.
When I play the maracas I go chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky boom
Yessir I'm Cuban Pete. I'm the craze of my native street.
When I start to dance everything goes chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky boom
The senoritas they sing and they swing with terampero-
It's very nice so full of spice.
And when they dance in they bring a happy ring that era keros-
Singin' a song all the day long.
So if you like the beat take a lesson from Cuban Pete
And I'll teach you to chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom.

Bridge (Female Solo)

He's really a modest guy although he's the hottest guy
In Havana in havana.

Verse 2 (Male Solo)

Si sinorita I know that you would like to chicky-boom-chick
It's very nice so full of spice.
I'll place my hand on your hip and if you will just give me your hand
Then we shall try - just you and I. I-yi-yi!
So if you like the beat take a lesson from Cuban Pete
And I'll teach you chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom

Shake Your Booty Daddy Wow!
See ya!
______________
If you would like to see this classic performed...just follow this link!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJej6kCgxVM

also with Luci and Desi....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwOFoSVfbU

Maureen said...

That made me want to salsa...or eat some salsa...

Maureen said...

I'm thankful for my cousins and spending another Saturday afternoon with them.

Have a great day!

BBL

Tinka said...

Good Morning Tina - First as always ( for yesterday). There were so few people in the nest I think I was lst, 10th, 25th and 50th. I am not bragging because I felt completely alone. A few friends flew in and flew out just as fast. I was sobbing uncontrollably by the end of the evening. LOL

Tinka said...

Just_Lin - I knew you lived in California. I don't know what I was thinking. Tina are you sure it wasn't me you were laughing at and not Just_Lin?

Tinka said...

Good Morning Lynn - It is so nice to see you. I hope this means you are feeling well. I think of you often.

Tinka said...

Michael - Good morning and thanks for the kind words. I sang that whole song and it cheered me up a lot.

Tinka said...

Dianne - I bet you are excited. Before my trips I was excited but also nervous and never knew why. Are you nervous at all?

You asked what are the owls doing today? I am having a "nothing day". Jack, my son-in-law and grandson are working at the farm. Jack doesn't usually work on Saturdays but it's the only day my grandson can work and he likes to make some money. So today it's just me, my "fur babies" and my farms. It should be a nice contented day.

Tinka said...

Good Morning Maureen - I had fun with your blog yesterday. I was keeping it company.

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Tina when I read this I thought of you...

What does nascar stand for: non athletic sport created around rednecks!

With that said I'm thankful Tina has a sence of humor!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Afternoon Tina,Lynn, Dianne,*glares at Michael*, Maureen and Tinka!

My plans for the day are to watch Hell's Kitchen on the computer, eat pizza and watch some hockey tonight.

Tinka said...

SacBarb - I loved your blog today. Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the little things we take for granted.

I am thankful for my husband who spoils me, my friends who feel like family and my "fur babies" who love me no matter what mood I am in.
I am also thankful that even though I can't walk far I can still walk and "putter" around my home.

Tinka said...

I vowed I wouldn't be a blog hog today and already I have done the same thing as yesterday. This must stop. My farms are being neglected. Have a great day all owls everywhere.

Tinka said...

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Tina~in_ut said...

Tinka~ I wasn't laughing at you~ It's the way J/L writes things....I can just hear her and it made me laugh~

Shirl~ I'm grateful you have a sense of humor too~ :)~

Tinka said...

Oh my God I forgot Shirley - How could I have done that? My fellow Canadian and good friend.

It should be a good hockey game tonight. I so hope the Canucks make it to the final play-offs. I will be thinking of when it is on tonight.

Tinka said...

Thanks Tina - I guess I am too sensitive. By the way in my first comment it should have said "except for yesterday". Spellcheck had highlighted the word telling me they didn't think it was the correct word to use. I ignored the highlight and when it posted it deleted the word. I guess you don't mess with "Spellcheck".

Zona said...

'ello 'ello!!

I had my post all typed..and pushed 'publish'..at the same time Adobe and my security system decided to do an update and my poor ol' computer got confused and froze up. Sigh..so the lonnng comment I had just typed is gone.

BARB: I would normally be grrrring at this point..but because of your blog..I am thankful that I have a computer..grrr..thankful that it started back up after freezing..grrr..and thankful that I get a chance to test my memory and try to rewrite what I spent about 15m writing..grrr..I'm also thankful I'm able to grrr.. ;D

TINA: You look especially gorgeous this morning..how do you continue to do that when you get up so early..do you ever have a non gorgeous day? :D

I'm thankful for the text you sent me yesterday that made me laugh so hard I almost fell off the chair..it was perfect! :D

DI: Have a great time at your nephews..I still think you should go earlier..kwim? I'm thankful that you are so patient with my old fadoo ways.. ;)

MICHAEL: I'm sure I'll be be-boppin around here all day to that song..Chick chicky BOOM indeed! I'm thankful that I can actually send you a Hit once in a while instead of a Miss..I'm also thankful you don't bake more often..AND that those dolls are put away.. :D

MO: I know you're cousins are thankful for you a hundred times over..and I am too.. :)

LYNN: HI!! I'm thankful you are posting more and feeling better..I missed you.. :)

TINKA: I hope you are having nice weather so you can sit on your beautiful deck today. I'm thankful you are my cyber mom..and that you understand me so well.. :)

SHIRLEY: Don't you like NASCAR? Not even Kevin Harvick? I'm another owl that is thankful for you sense of humor! :)

I'm also thankful for this wonderful computer that is now going to let me post this comment..I hope..

Zona said...

I am also thankful that copy and paste worked..it took 3 times to publish..

I really shouldn't be pushing my luck by trying again..but here goes..

Zona said...

Yay!!

This took 3 times too.. ;)

Just_Lin said...

Tina Wipe that smile off your face. LOL

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb Thanks for the blog today. It's a very good reminder to be thankful for those everyday things that we sometimes take for granted. I hope your feeling a lot better today.

Just_Lin said...

LynnD How are you feeling? I hope things are getting much better for you.

Tina~in_ut said...

....wiping......~

Just_Lin said...

Dianne Have you figured out what you're packing, yet? I thought I knew (more or less) what I was packing for my trip this Monday but I just looked at the 10 day forecast and now I have to revise my plan. Looks like I'll be over-packing once again. What else is new?

Tinka said...

Good Morning Zona - I am thankful that your lovely comment finally posted. I am also thankful that you are such a kind loving cyber daughter and you have the patience to listen to my long tales each morning.

Just_Lin said...

Michael I'm thankful for your vivid imagination and writing skills. As for your big d..., measuring may not be your strong suit.

Just_Lin said...

MO LOL @ not wanting to see ugly right off the bat! That's how I feel when I first see myself in the mirror in the morning.

Just_Lin said...

Tinka It's okay. Sometimes I lose track of where I am, too.

Just_Lin said...

Shirley Yum, pizza! Maybe that's what I should do for dinner tonight. I'm going to be thinking about it all day, now. Thanks a lot, Shirley. ***frowns***

Just_Lin said...

Zona I'm thankful you have an A/C and a pool pump. :)

Just_Lin said...

Tina2 On second though, you look much better with your smile. Please put it back on. :)

Just_Lin said...

That should be "thought" but I don't want to delete.

Just_Lin said...

Gotta get moving. I need to pack the cat up for boarding. bbl

Michael said...

yoo hoo J/L!!!!

adjusts sock...

and where are YOU going!!??

and Dianna Navratilova!!

R U flying into Houston or Galveston? Driving down? I want details....are you overnighting in Galveston?? What cruise and does it leave on Sunday?

Michael said...

Did Shirley say that she is going to watch someone hockey tonight!?

OH! ...I'm sorry...that comment said "watch SOME hockey"...

well thats different...

Tinka said...

Just_Lin - How does your cat feel about being in a kennel? I have never tried it because I always think Teddy will be very unhappy away from his home. We board the dogs but leave the cat home and have someone check on him each day.

Tinka said...

Michael - You have a naughty mind.

Tinka said...

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sacBarb said...

Happy Saturday Owls.

I have been really cranky and feeling sorry for myself lately because I hate being sick, then I got this from a friend and I realized I have more things to be grateful for than to be cranky about, so I thought it would make a good blog.

Tina, thanks for posting this your lovliness.

Waving a wing to all the Owls. I am going to go back to bed. BBL

Just_Lin said...

Tinka. I work for a veterinary clinic so I board her at our cat hospital. They take good care of her there. She is very old so I feel better having her there so people can give her medical assistance if need be or, frankly, put her down if she suddenly starts failing. I don't want her to suffer. I'm not leaving until Monday morning but took her in today so I can concentrate on other things I need to do. She gets a lot of attention there as they love old kitties.

Just_Lin said...

Michael. LOL @ adjusting your sock. when my husband was still alive, we used to like to see plays in the city and afterward when we went to get on the freeway to come home, we would pass a particular leather bar. I noticed there seemed to be plenty of false advertising among the patrons. LOL

Tina~in_ut said...

Audrey dear....why did you understand what Miguelito said and I didn't?~ hmmmmmm? I'm thinking you DON'T need the moaning lessons~ ijs~ :D

Just_Lin said...

Tina Maybe you didn't get it because you live in Utah....ijs.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb Sorry you are still sick. I hate being sick, too. Just think how lucky we are to have nice, cozy beds to recover in. That's something to be thankful for, for sure.

Just_Lin said...

That kind of made it sound like I am sick, too, and I'm not. I am worried about it, though, as I notice my grandkids doing a lot of sneezing and coughing. They say it is allergies and I sure hope so. I do NOT want to be sick on this trip.

Just_Lin said...

Michael I guess I forgot to answer your question. I'm going to southern California. I have a hot date for the first 5 days then staying for another 5 days with my mom.

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Just Lin tell your mom that Shirley from Nova Scotia says "Hi!" and give her a hug from me, please!

Dianne I hope you have a wonderful cruise! Where will you be cruising to?

Michael said...

Shirley....

I don't think Dianne knows where she is going...they just turn her and aim her and she proceeds..

but from Galveston I think Cozumel is a safe bet....and Playa de la Coochie Choochita....then they'll prolly stop in Guadalarico....

Wouldn't it be awful if the ship sank....but they could make a raft and Dianne could use her brassiere for a sail and they would prolly get back to Galveston ahead of schedule!!!

Tina~in_ut said...

omg.....yes...Cozumel.......I think I just pee'd my pants~ excuse me~

Tina~in_ut said...

Miguelito~ I think I'll go to church tonight to pray for the repose of ur soul~ ijs~

Tinka said...

Tina - Just maybe I not as innocent as I look but please don't tell anyone.

I pray for all the souls on this blog. I think we all need the prayers : Yes even you and Michael. When we get to heaven we must be able to carry on this blog. It would be sad if some poor souls were missing.

Tinka said...

Just_Lin - For your kitty I think you have the ideal situation. For mine who likes his particular spot in each room of his house I think he would be miserable. If I put him in a crate to take him to the Vet he gets very angry. I read once that a dog loves his people more than anything but a cat loves his home. I don't think that's true of all cats but with mine I think it might be.

Maureen said...

OMFG...TINKA...what do you mean you're not as innocent as you look...

First I find out there in no Santa, no Easter Bunny, no Prince Charming and now this...

I can't take much more.

Must fan myself and lay down now...

Tinka said...

SacBarb - I hope you feel completely well soon. I miss you.

Tinka said...

Maureen - Maybe I spoke too soon because I have no idea what Michael is talking about - adjusting his socks. Someone explain please, by e-mail if necessary.

Tina~in_ut said...

Tinka~ I was going to answer ur question....but I think I'll go to church instead~ :D

Maureen said...

TINKA...in the old days men wore garters below their knees to hold up their socks. Now that is obsolete so socks fall and get rumpled, hence the need to adjust...

that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!!!

Maureen said...

How appropros...talk about sock adjustment and get a 69!!

Irony isn't wasted on me!

Tinka said...

Thanks Maureen and you know there is no such thing as co-incidence. You were meant to land on 69.

Tinka said...

Tina - Say a prayer for me. Maybe I will wake up tomorrow and be able to go on a long hike. You will have performed a miracle with your prayers. Then we will make you a saint. Oh no, you can't be alive and be a saint. Pray for me anyway.

Maureen said...

ST. TINA of BLOGSPOT...patron saint of owls and cricuts!!!!

Tinka said...

Good one Maureen - We have our own saint. Maybe we will become famous.

Tinka said...

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Maureen said...

TINKA...I think it would be infamous!

Tinka said...

Maureen - You could be right.

Just_Lin said...

Tinka Most cats are like Teddy, only comfortable in their own home. This last kitty of mine is different, though, and is totally relaxed and content at the cat hospital. They give her a large kennel with climbing posts and many different beds. At her age, she mostly sleeps, anyway.

Tinka said...

Just_Lin - I wish Teddy would be happy in a kennel. I know they treat my dogs really well there. I also wish I could take Teddy to the farm. I am just so afraid if he got out of the cabin I would never see him again. We are really in the woods when we go to the farm. It's 54 acres of trees and the trout farm is in the middle. Very peaceful but I don't let my "fur babies" off the leash. They would start chasing bunny rabbits or the feral cats that live there and I think they would be lost in the woods.

Tinka said...

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Tinka said...

It's time for sleep and I am so thankful for my nice warm cozy bed. I feel blessed.

Tinka said...

Sac Barb - Thank you for giving us a day when we all think about what we are thankful for. It is fitting that we are six months from your Thanksgiving Day. This can be our half way Thanksgiving Day
I am so thankful for my friends. This poem says it better than I could.

The Power of Friends

Everyone knows of the power of friends,
The terrific result, when everything blends.
When people have friends, they don’t stand alone;
Friends always help, when you face the unknown.
Friends give you courage to face problems untold,
So the love of a friend can help make you bold.
They can help you to live a much richer life,
So your every day living will be less filled with strife.
Thanks for being my friend!