1.31.2009

Because We Spend Too Much Time Complaining

Very Mary is grateful for being glasses-free. a warm house. a good job with good benefits. a funny daughter. a Very David. playful kitties. wonderful friends. blogging. woolen clogs. comfort food. bald baby birds. craftiness. thrift shopping. etsy. the internet. ancillary space. America. curly hair. trying new things. a reliable vehicle. the postal service. fiery redheads. to-do lists. sweet tea. portable space heaters. cable television. calculators. rubber cement. tempurpedic mattresses. uncontrollable fits of laughter. the FDA. modern amenities. natural wonders. crossword puzzles. self-awareness. green eyes. the past. power tools. hardwood floors. literature. indoor plumbing. plastic. old stuff. ephemera. pulp fiction. miniature things. sudoku. being an only child. soldiers. tissues. fabric. dry erase boards. spa weekends. jeans that fit right. color combos. the wee wrinkles around eyes. sunshine in the middle of winter. Logan, Ohio. frogs. angel food cake. coffee shops. greasy spoon diners. email. goo gone. blank canvases. summer rain. handwriting analysis. music. loose change. fireworks. bean sprouts. pita bread. volunteerism. opportunity. a fresh new journal. graduation ceremonies. deep pockets. marching ants. old men in suspenders. cleft chins. drums. berry picking. naps. more naps. old jewelry. palmistry. dressing up for a swanky event. natural selection. hope. old-fashioned names. a balanced checkbook. Brawley, California. bakeries. cute shoes. jump roping. giving. bald men. moose and mousse. interior design. the smell of pumpkin pie. quiet time. washers & dryers. easy to follow directions. rabbits. tacos. yogurt-covered raisins. underwear. crunching ice. organization. paper. hyphenated last names. alphabetical order. silly string. sunsets. sleeping in. dancing alone in the living room. Fridays. grace under pressure. kittens some more. lazy days. zinc lozenges. crayons. sunglasses. victory. board games. chapstik. ledger paper. repurposing. Christmas. bubble wrap. grosgrain ribbon. digital cameras. GPS. aged couples holding hands. all-nighters. charisma. shortbread cookies. aprons. ping pong. vintage sewing patterns. giggling children. good hair days. comfy pillows. waldorf salad. threadbare quilts. earth-integrated homes. feeling energetic. old jars. just because. and I Love You's. And you?

20 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Family, friends, fabric, and a sewage free basement.



Oh, and internet. (duh)

Kay aka dkswife said...

Mis esposo, perro, madre, hermanos, Dio, trabajar, coche, comer, y mucho otros <3

Divaeva said...

life. love. laughter.
...and this weekend football!
Go Steelers!

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Deirdre said...

the little things that just work out

smalltownmom said...

Indoor plumbing!

CherryTreeLane said...

you.

jen b said...

airplanes, friends that love me no matter what, true love, robins egg blue, painted toenails, strawberries, polaroid cameras, anthropologie catalogs, iced vanilla lattes, dreams that come true, sushi,ponytails and you.

Magpie said...

You. No doubt about it.

Vanessa said...

what a great post to read! i'm thankful for my husband, health, our jobs, etsy, coffee... i could go on and on... but what a fun post to read!

e.beck.artist said...

new babies, old books, slippers, puppies, twizzlers, digital photo frames, orange, dictionaries, diet coke, beaches, boots, keys, games, juicy markers, edamame, new beginnings, old friends, iphone, blue toenail polish, cookies, christmas, birthdays, road trips, sweatshirts, national parks, laughter, cameras .... thanks, very mary

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Maddie said...

Sexy husband. Great shoes.wonderful kids.fun friend. health.happiness. warm dogs and cold sloppy kisses

I am blessed

Maddie

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Blogging, bloggers like you, almost all of the things on your list (not an only child), a Hubby who will squeeze his XLT frame into Monkey's new pop up tent, and the way Monkey laughs and says, Oh, wow, Daddy!" when he does.

And I was going to ask, "old men in suspenders?" Then I got a flash memory of my Grampa. Thanks for that too.

Lisa Sharp said...

I thinking I may make a blog post about this because it would be a long comment and it's always good to look at the good things in our lives. :)

Plus I'm trying to learn to live a more eastern lifestyle and such.

Sherry Goodloe said...

see my latest post, paragraph #6 - I'm grateful for YOU!

The Mommy said...

I couldn't possibly answer that question in a reasonably-sized comment, so I'll blog it instead. Thank you for this joyful motivation!

Jilly said...

comments on my blog, and fantastic lists of good things. I shall have to compose my own when I get a moment.

Merc said...

I am thankful for: my Kellogg's fabric prize from Very Mary!! I got it in the mail today, thanks! It's really a big piece, I can make lots with it. :) Carrie

maggiegracecreates said...

MINE IS POST 2/2/09 - LOVE YOU