Thursday, November 24, 2011

Counting My Blessings

  1. I'm healthy, more than I deserve to be.
  2. I'm employed, and make a salary that allows me to pay down my debts, little by little.
  3. I have both my parents, both my siblings, and some ridiculously wonderful nieces & nephews that remind me about joy in life, in case I forget.
  4. I have the privilege of making most of my own life choices, with only a few constraints, and I think I've fashioned a life that suits me well.
  5. I find my work personally satisfying.
  6. I have friends who care and appreciate me for who I am, and a comfortable distance from those people who do otherwise.
  7. I have enough coffee to last me through the long weekend, a fridge full of food (mostly nutritious), and will be making a pumpkin cobbler tonight. And I haven't had to worry about running out of these things for many years.
  8. I have several days before I need to be back at work, with my grading completed.
  9. I don't have everything I want, but I have everything I need.
Happy thanksgiving, everyone. Here's a picture of a fish:


squadratomagico said...

Yay! A fish!

Happy Thanksgiving, Notorious! Your Gratitude List is lovely!

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Love the gratitude list. Want the recipe for pumpkin cobbler... I did a cranberry apple crisp, as well as a pumpkin pie, and Dr. Crazy's brussels sprouts... food is good.

J. Otto Pohl said...

That fish looks like carp which is a tasty Chinese dish when steamed and served with brown sauce. I will probably be eating talapia for lunch today served with both green and red chili sauce. Yesterday I had to substitute goat for turkey and fufu (cassava) for potatoes.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

@ Susan: Done (see today's post).

@ Otto: Ginormous Koi. Which are members of the carp family, I'm pretty sure.