So It’s Thanksgiving 2014, grand meals are being prepared, baked and sauteed. Appetizers, wine and fires are at full blast and families are sharing why they are thankful. In tradition, here is what I’ve been thankful for the past year.
This year i’m thankful for being alive. I’m thankful for the four cardiac catheters that enabled heart surgeons to insert three stents in my chest and sending me home without pain medication. I guess I’m thankful for no one buying any of the books I’ve authored, you saved me from the crush of fame, money and paparazzi. I’m thankful for GERD and heartburn medication, for it helps me sleep. I’m thankful for shoe inserts to help with plantar fasciitis. I’m thankful for cheap eyeglasses, for they help me see. I’m thankful for an incompetent pharmacy system at my hospital, for they keep the blood pumping throughout my veins. I’m thankful for an eight year old computer, for it’s slowness, bugginess helps with my patience.
I’m also thankful for a wonderful boyfriend, who loves me just as I am-a neurotic mess, even enough to propose this year. I’m thankful for his sticking through the wide and varied health issues-from hearing loss, weight issues, colonoscopies and seizures. Standing by my side in the fight against the apartment manager, for indulging my flavored peppers for my failed cooking series.
I’m thankful for the unconditional love of my cats, (the rotten little shits) who have been with me for ten years of vomiting, pooping all over the apartment and meowling at all hours of the night. I’m thankful for my online friends, who have read about my life, read my blog posts, liked status updates and business pages.
Finally, i’m thankful for wine and hard liquor. Without you, life would be more stressful.