Gobble, Gobble

Posted By on November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I know not many people will be reading posts today, but you know what? It isn’t Thanksgiving in Canada and I know plenty of Canadians that will be DYING to read something from me today! (Not really. I’ve had wine so I have an inflated ego.)

Anyway, I’m feeling really good. It could be the wine, it could also be that I just watched that Biggest Loser reunion special. Or it could be that I am really feeling good, better, loving life. So I wanted to just get all verklempt and remind myself that even when things seem down and horrible, I do have a lot to be thankful for.

Amy mentioned how growing up, Thanksgiving was her least favorite holiday. Mine too. I mean, no presents. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really come to appreciate it. When I lived away from home for 10 years, I very rarely got to spend Thanksgiving with blood relatives. Instead I spent it with friends who were family, friends who I still consider family because through all those years we were all there for each other, transplanted orphans who made the holidays work, even though none of us were with relatives.

And for some reason, this year I’m feeling very thankful. I’m ENJOYING the holidays and this time of year. I’m happy. (Again, could be the wine.) (I haven’t had that much, I swear!)

Anyway, I wanted to list a few things I’m thankful this holiday season:

  • I’m thankful for this blog and all of you. Seriously. Every single person who reads this blog, I am thankful that you do. You don’t really understand blogging and the community until you’re in it. It has been one of the best things I have ever done in my life. You’re there when I have to write something that is very hard for me and you give me nothing but support. Not only do I have an outlet, I have friends, some of the best friends a girl could ask for, people who are there when I need them and know exactly when to send an inappropriate ecard to brighten my day. I love you all!
  • My mom. I don’t think my mom hears that enough. I hope she knows how much I appreciate her and am thankful I got handed her the day they were handing out moms. I couldn’t ask for a bigger champion. She will tell me I can do anything, ANYTHING, and be there every step of the way as I set out to do it. It’s amazing to have someone like that. I hope you all do.
  • I am thankful for my condo. I know I don’t clean it enough and I still haven’t unpacked and still have furniture to buy, but I love every single thing about it – the washer and dryer, the dishwasher, that it is ALL NEW and ALL MINE. I can’t wait to decorate it for Christmas. (People, I’ve never been this person. EVER.)
  • I am thankful for my cats. As annoying as they are (seriously, how can you puke THAT MUCH), they love me unconditionally and they provide good blog fodder. And they let me stick labels to them.
  • I am thankful for Bacon. I think we all are. Even my Jewish friends. Challah!
  • I am thankful for having a furnace. An honest to goodness furnace that I CAN CONTROL! After years of living either in California or with radiators controlled by someone else, I am so glad that when I’m cold, I can TURN ON THE HEAT! I swear, it is the little things.
  • Wine. It is the font of wisdom.
  • My friends. All of you. The ones inside the computer box and the ones I can reach out and touch and can clink glasses of wine with. I’m really feeling like I have a great group of people here in Chicago.
  • My DVR. I’m always thankful for my DVR and it’s ability to record lots and lots or reality television.
  • The Real Housewives series. Seriously, could all those bitches be any more crazy? And fabulous to watch?
  • My family. Of course. Even though they can be crazy, I still love them because blood is thicker than water. And they’ll always pick you up at the airport.
  • Wine. Did I mention I was thankful for wine?

That was sappier than I imagined it should be, but it’s heartfelt. (Again, blame the wine.) I just really am happy. Life isn’t perfect and it sucks balls sometimes, but you know what? My life is pretty great. And I hope you all take time out to remember what you’re thankful for today.

Except you Canadians. Because you just stole our holiday and made it earlier than ours so you could be smug about it. (I kid! I love Canadians!)

Have a wonderful and safe holiday everyone! May your plates be full of delicious food and your glass always be full of booze so your family is tolerable!

Gobble gobble!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


18 Responses to “Gobble, Gobble”

  1. Jacki says:

    I’m glad you didn’t leave the Housewives off the list, I was worried for a moment…you know I love that show.

  2. Ree says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    .-= Ree´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving =-.

  3. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!
    .-= Jen on the Edge´s last blog ..What do you think? =-.

  4. Jaime says:

    Ha ha. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is great!
    .-= Jaime´s last blog ..Thank You For Blogging Award 2009 =-.

  5. Angella says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    I’m pretty thankful for you too, you know.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..The First Cut Is The Deepest =-.

  6. I am reading on thanksgiving!
    .-= operation pink herring´s last blog ..The New Moon movie verdict, 3am edition =-.

  7. ballerinatoes says:

    Haven’t been commenting near enough, but still read every post and am thankful for your wit and sarcasm. 😉 The cats’ “barf” post still cracks me up when I think about it. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving Kristabella!

  8. pgoodness says:

    I’m enjoying the holidays this year too. Maybe it’s the crappy year it’s been, maybe it was my cancer thing, maybe I’m about to seriously lose it…either way, I’m enjoying.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    .-= pgoodness´s last blog ..Thankful leaves =-.

  9. Mahnee says:

    I sure got lucky when the stork was handing out beautiful baby girls!!!!!! I love you more than life itself!!!

  10. Yv- says:

    Happy Turkey Day!
    .-= Yv-´s last blog ..The Drought =-.

  11. silverblue says:

    How did Canadians make Thanksgiving easier? As an Australian who’s never experienced the holiday, I need to know!

  12. Corey says:

    I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

    I still can’t get over the whole radiator thing. I never knew that you could not control them until I read Metalia’s post about how it all works. I’ve only ever had central heat and air or lived in a country that’s temperature was so perfect year round that you needed neither.

    Also, how did we live before DVR? SO thankful for that.

  13. Scarlet says:

    I’m reading! Although it’s after midnight now. I think it counts as Thanksgiving since I’m still up.
    .-= Scarlet´s last blog ..Remember The Time =-.

  14. Eileen says:

    Canadian checking in. We whoop your ass on Thanksgiving. HA
    .-= Eileen´s last blog ..Thankful- and a gift for someone you really don’t like much =-.

  15. slynnro says:

    I’m thankful that I have someone to send the tale of my mom’s insanity to.
    .-= slynnro´s last blog ..Thanksgiving and Black Friday in Pictures! =-.

  16. I feel you on the blogging community thankfuls.
    .-= iamstillbroken´s last blog ..Cuddling in the Cutlass =-.

  17. TUWABVB says:

    I love this post. And I’m thankful for you blog – thanks for making me laugh on a regular basis!
    .-= TUWABVB´s last blog ..Catch Up and Happy Thanksgiving =-.

  18. tracey says:

    Good list. I know the one about the wine. All too well…
    .-= tracey´s last blog ..Hope =-.