Ten Things of Thankful: 2015 Edition

At midnight, one year fluidly poured into another just like that first and second and last drop of champagne.

Before the whisperings — the chimera in my brain — wander too far to recover, I’ll participate in the Ten Things of Thankful.

I’m not very good at this gratitude thing; it feels all scratchy like a wooly sweater that I can’t wait to take off.

HOWEVER, I’m willing to step out of my comfort zone for just a second – read quick before it’s gone forever, ‘cos I’m way better at whining about ten things than anything else.

I’m thankful for…

1…my son’s miraculous recovery from a hellish and freaky tragedy that left him without three feet of intestines (TMI?)

2…the fact that he didn’t need a colostomy bag!! (TMI again?)

3…my tugboat man being home for the holidays

4…being married to the nicest and most patient human EVER

5…living near the ocean

5…sunshine, rain, and snow

6…winning at Scrabble not one, but two times!



10…the promise of a fresh new year

Angel Boy at ten months with his favorite toy, 

 Ten Things of Thankful hosts: A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) WallAmycake and the Dude,  ConsideringsFinding NineeGetting LiteralI Want BacksiesThe Meaning of MeRewritten,  Thankful MeThe Wakefield Doctrine




23 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful: 2015 Edition

  1. Not TMI, but heavens, it sounds terrifying! Glad he’s OK.
    Living near the ocean would be wonderful. We’re a full 10 hours from the nearest shore, so we don’t see it often.
    Glad your husband could be home to celebrate the holidays with you.
    Thanks for joining in with us. Hopefully you’ll find that it gets easier finding those thankfuls the more you do it. 🙂


  2. Oh my gosh – that’s so scary about your son! I’m glad he’s okay and doesn’t need the bag (not TMI, I’d be thankful for that all over the place)! Happy 2015 – here’s to winning at Scrabble and to animals and a great guy!


  3. “At midnight, one year fluidly poured into another just like that first and second and last drop of champagne.” – a beautiful sentence!
    Glad your son is OK – I don’t think there’s any such thing as TMI if it’s something you want to share.
    I am always happy to celebrate a win at Scrabble (or anything similar). Hooray for you!
    I think expressing gratitude is an uncomfortable thing for many people. Doing it is a great exercise, though, and I know doing it and linking up with the TToT gang has seen me through a pretty rough stretch of life.
    Have a happy new year and a great week ahead!


  4. Ooooh I’m excited to see you joining in, even if it’s just for a brief moment. I love your list – you have a lot to be thankful for, and we have a lot in common, as we know. I hope to see you again here this year!

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  5. Holy moly! How many feet of intestine can you live without and not have to have an ostomy bag?! So glad it’s more than three feet! There’s no such thing as TMI with me; I wrote about my colonoscopy AND my hemorrhoidectomy!
    My son carried around a screwdriver set for months when he was three and I was pregnant with my daughter. It was a half moon shape, and if you pushed on one side of the top of it, it would swing around and expose screwdriver heads that were stored inside the half moon. It was bright orange and my son had no idea it had screwdriver heads inside until he had it in his hand at one of my ob/gyn appointments, and my doctor took it from him to admire it and flipped it open….

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    • Oh, I’ve so got to read about your experiences! Not that I’m happy about them, but I’m very interested in this topic. He actually had 2 feet of ascending small intestine removed and about 8 inches of ascending colon removed and that’s better than descending if you get the whole picture of it. I just combined the two…I think you can get away with almost 3 feet of resection IF it’s the right location. He also had his appendix removed and lots of other little parts that were damaged. I love that your son carried around a screwdriver set-what is it with boys? They are so adorable!


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