Friday, October 23, 2015

31 Days of Thankfulness: October 22nd 2015

Today I am thankful for auctions.  Today we unloaded SO MUCH STUFF to be sold at auction this weekend.  Between cleaning out a room at Joe's grandfather's house, and my constant purging at our house, old toys we were given but didn't need, stuff we have had out to several flea markets and hasn't sold, stuff Joe fervently cleared from his work room, and other miscellaneous things we found in the basement, we had TWO box trailer loads of junk to get rid of.  I love yard sales, and they can make you some serious cash, but sometimes it is nice to just unload your crap and have someone else deal with it and send you a check.  So today I am thankful for the sweetness that is an auction!

31 Days of Thankfulness: October 21st 2015

Today I am thankful for washers and dryers.  I feel like ever since I had Howard, I am constantly in the laundry room.  I did not realize when I got pregnant, the vast amount of laundry a small person can create.  I cannot even imagine how long I would have to spend washing and drying clothes if I had to do it all by hand.  And sometimes, baby laundry is totally disgusting.  Also, whoever invented programmable washers with a delay feature is a genius!  This one feature has made all the difference in my ability to get the laundry done, and stay caught up on it.  So today I am so thankful for the technological advancement of clothes washers and dryers.

31 Days of Thankfulness: October 20th 2015

Today I am thankful for my ability to listen.  I'm not sure if I have an imaginary sign above my head, or I just have an empathetic face, but I attract talkers.  I have always worked with the public, but even so, everyone always seems to want to give me all their life details.  They tell me about their husband who just passed, their kids, their grand kids, the test results they are eagerly awaiting, or the doctor's appointment they have on Tuesday.  I always listen, I'm not always interested, but I make them feel as though I am.  I have always thought that listening was the polite thing to do, but maybe it's a gift, because there are plenty of people in the world who are not good at it.  So today, I am thankful for being a listener, and I suppose I am thankful for the talkers too, for without them I would have nothing to listen to.