Sunday, September 20, 2020

Because RBG Would Still Want Me To Be Thankful

I always have the best of intentions to write my Ten Things of Thankful every week, but you know what they say about the road to Hell....

There's so much sadness, it seems. Remember me, your Pollyanna, glass-half-full, look for the silver lining, bloggy friend? She is I am sad. Worried. Fearful. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death was just about the last straw.

But where would we be if RBG had felt sorry for herself instead of fighting? I can tell you that, for one, I would have a credit card that said "Mrs. David Dillon" on it instead of my own name, because that's what my mother had when I was growing up. I also wouldn't have been able to sign a lease on the apartments I lived in during my single years (SO many apartments...). Or bought a car myself. Or consented to my own medical treatment.

So, by golly, I'm going to give you Ten Things of Thankful, because RBG would have wanted it that way (if she knew about TToT, that is).

1. I've lost just over 25 pounds over the past three months. Not going to say it's been easy, but it's totally been worth it. I feel (and look) much better than I have for a few years!

2. New jeans. A size smaller.

3. Open windows thanks to cooler weather.

4. The Chiefs won in overtime today. Mahomes brought it, as usual.

5. My nugs at school greet me every morning when I walk in the room by shouting "Dillon!" (truthfully, they shout "Diwwon" and it's freaking adorable) and running to hug me. It's a terrific way to start the day.

6. Almost flannel shirt weather.

7. Roasted vegetables.

8. Six Sentence Stories. I need to participate every week, because I truly enjoy it, but see above. I did write one this week, though. You can read it here, and I would be so pleased if you did.

9. I got a delightful surprise for my birthday - a darling book from my cousin and co-host of Ten Things of Thankful, Kristi. I'm going to read it to my preschoolers for THEIR birthdays!

10. Oh, yeah, I had a birthday earlier this month. I am proud to say I am now 60 but still act like I'm 11.

Find your thankfuls. Do it for RBG. Do it for yourself. Just do it.

p.s. If anyone can tell me how to add a caption to a photo in the new Blogger (that I hate, hate, HAAAAATE), let me know please and thank you

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  1. Happy birthday... great list, roasted vegetables, yum. Congrats losing the weight, and yes RBG was a carry on type of gal...on Friday when she died was 3 full weeks that mom is gone so I was not in a good place, to begin with, a sort of doomed day so when I heard of her passing I cried as if it was my own moms death. What a bitch of a year but as always we look for those silver linings...beautiful thankfuls!

  2. What a great summation on RBG!
    Congratulations on #1. I need to start working toward losing some weight too. It doesn't seem to take much straying off course for the pounds to go on.
    I can just picture all those littles rushing to greet you and making your day.
    There is something to be said about growing older and acting younger. 😀
    I hope you have a great week.

  3. Happy birthday! I'm glad that RBG could help you get through this week's TToT list. She must not have known about the TToT, because I'm sure she would have joined us otherwise, right? :-)
    Yesterday, I could have used your "always ready with the camera in case you fall into the lake" skills, as I managed to fall down in my own backyard. If only you had been there to document it! (I'm fine, and I think it probably looked funny.)

  4. Happy Birthday 🎂! Happy to see you!

  5. HB, yo, HB

    ...en exuberant, maybe a touch over-tired from a long car ride to the beach... but, yeah, I can accept 11 (years old)


    good Six this week

  6. After you insert your photo, click on it and you'll get a pop up insert with a bunch of options... alignment, size, and... the underlined A. If you hover over that underlined A, you'll see it says "toggle caption"
    Toggle away, and behold the beauty of the lost caption!
    Which I liked perfectly well where it was, but I'm old (older than you! Happy Birthday!) and nobody asked me.

    1. THANK YOU! Why do they have to change things that ain't broke?