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Thursday, November 26, 2009

All the way around the rambling barn


It’s 12:47 a.m. on Thursday morning. Thanksgiving. I’ve been trying to get to bed since about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. What’s the hold up? My computer.

I really want to rant and rave about how I am so extremely, overly, completely tired of this laptop, but in the spirit of trying to remain thankful I am flipping through a magazine as the computer sloooowwwlllyyyyyy loads, shuts down, opens, etc.

You see, I needed to do one more thing (well, actually more than one, but I was going to settle for one) before I turned in. Now, I don’t know if my computer gets tired at this time of day, if FireFox decides it’s done fooling around with me or if the Internet superhighway is backed up with traffic, but whatever the problem it. happens. about. every. night. Oops, did I just spend the last two paragraphs complaining?

Since the new day has already arrived, I am scheduling this to post in the morning so I can be one of the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving on the actual day. Despite my irritation at this piece of technology, I also want to acknowledge you – my blogging friends – and let you know how much I am grateful to have you in my life.

A few of the other things I am thankful for:

  1. My children
  2. My computer ‘cause something is better than nothing
  3. Stealing from Lin: My washer and dryer
  4. The food that we eat everyday!
  5. My brain, body and everything up, down and in between
  6. The ability to breathe, walk, talk, sing, jump… you get the point
  7. Looking 28 - LOL. (That’s the age someone told me I looked yesterday!)
  8. True friends. Even if/when we argue.
  9. Heating pads
  10. Legal drugs (don’t ask.)
  11. Men … LOL, I couldn’t resist. Well, most of them. No, really. Men.

This list is in no way all inclusive. In fact, I should probably get some sleep so I can think more clearly. But, I am sure you get the point, right?

I’ll break it down just in case: My computer irritated me and I chose not to get irritated, but to think about pleasant things and what I am thankful for. Even if I can’t be serious in the process.

I really hope you enjoy your day and are able to relax. Even if it’s for just 30 minutes or so. Try to shoot for an hour, okay? I’m already thinking about how I can best spend time with my children tomorrow and still get some things done. This, in fact, is not my weekend with them so I should maximize on doing something fun and positive with them because this is the first time I’ve had them all together in about a month when my oldest came home last.

Happy Thanksgiving.



  1. Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving, Petula!

  2. Happy thanksgiving day to you and to your family, Sweet Petula. :)

  3. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Petula! I know what you mean about the computer/Firefox/Something being slow in the evenings, it happens to me all the time too! In my case I think it's because my poor computer is over 5 years old and bogged down with too many family pics! Thanks for sharing your fun Thankful list!

  4. Thanksgiving was good, I hope your was just as good. Today was even better 'cause all I did was enjoy the company of family and friends and my sweet lady friend.

    I love Thanksgiving the most, of all other Holidays.

    God bless everything you and I both are thankful for.


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