"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #27

It's not the holidays or Thanksgiving or anything, but for some reason (maybe because of the hormones) I've been feeling especially nostalgic and thankful, which is why I'm writing this TT about:

13 Things I'm Thankful For

1. Life. I love life. I'm lucky. I've had a great time so far and I've done everything I have wanted to and in the right order. Now I'm working on fulfilling another life-long dream (to be revealed at a later date) that I am so excited about! It has a little something to do with another couple things I'm thankful for: my mom and a cup of tea. Life is good.

2. Lipgloss. Not a day without it. Beauty in a tube.

3. Being able to stay at home. I was watching the noon news a couple weeks ago, longingly, thinking of how I missed news and covering trials and big stories, and the rush. Then a second later, I look down and Poops takes a step toward me. A step I'd have surely missed if I were stuck in that stuffy, noisy old newsroom!

4. Living in Florida. I love it here. The beach is beautiful. Occasionally when you drive across the causeway, you can see dolphins swimming alongside of it. I always look for the dolphins. Although rainy season is about to start and those afternoon lightning storms and downpours are a killer.

5. My mom, dad and sister. They're some of my favorite people in the whole world. We're all a little bit crazy and I love it! That's what makes us a family, right?

6. Moving back to Florida! I spent a lot of time away but always knew I'd have to move back when I settled down. Your turn, Aunt Anna Mary! (my sister).

7. A yard. Next week we will have a pretty yard! We've done so much to our house on the inside (turned out to be a bit of an 80's fixer-upper) but now it's time for some grass! I will be able to take Poops outside to play and sit outside and have coffee and not have to see ant hills, dead grass patches and weeds!

8. Klondike Bars.

9. Flowers. I just bought the most beautiful bouquet with orange roses and they opened up and were spectacular! Oh, I so can't wait to start a garden that by the way, I will vow not to kill.

10. Nesting. I'm running around like a madwoman obsessively putting finishing touches on our living room, bathroom, and office. Hanging pictures, putting up curtains, cleaning out closets. Seems a little early for nesting, but I guess if I get things done now, I can relax later.

11. That second trimester second wind. It is here! Sweet!

12. My babies. I'm about to be a mother of two. Holy Crap! What a ride this is.

13. Saving the best for last: my husband. A lot of people do not believe in soulmates or "the one." I do. I believe we were made to fit together. I knew it 11 years ago when I met him and I know it now. He makes our family perfect.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new growing member of your family. We have 3 and it is a wild ride. Have fun nesting!!

Shelley said...

Great TT...and I love that lip gloss and Klondike bars made the list. Here's an idea for next week's TT...13 things you would do for a Klondike bar! *giggles*

I crack myself up! My TT is up...come on over...say hey!

Christina said...

Such a sweet T13! Congrats on your pregnancy and I'm glad you're enjoying the beginning of your 2nd trimester!! I'm a fellow Floridian and I think it's great that the beach is within an hour's drive of where I live!

Anna Mary said...

Mother of 2!! Holy crap!!!!!! When you say it that way it sounds so real. Not that the fact that you are pregnant doesn't.. :)

Sparky Duck said...

Plenty of great things to be thankful for on that list. Your Florida tidbits make me very jealous. I would have taken your job, yup, yup.

Pen said...

I believe in soulmate & "the one" because I have found mine! I also knew it when I met my DH. Later this month will be the 13th anniversary of our first date! Sigh -- i love that man!

Happy TTing!

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

I, too, love lipgloss.

Congrats on the pregnancy and I hope it goes smoothly

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I get the soul mate thing. I met the Tour Manager when we were young. Never dated him, but as I got older, I had this niggling feeling that I'd already met the man I was going to marry. Sure enough, I had.

Hope the second trimester goes well; take care of yourself! And watch Poops take those steps! It won't be long before those little lurches add up to him tearing around the house like a wildman.

Savor that part, too. It rocks.

Crimson Wife said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! The 2nd time around is MUCH easier, thank goodness :-)