Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful...

5:30 AM...T rolls out of bed, sending the earth into violent, rolling upheaval. Waterbeds are not something I am thankful for, while experiencing sea sickness so early in the morning. Sounds of thanksgiving dinner prep slip through the crack in the door on the soft light from the kitchen. I am thankful for T, food, good smells....and warm spots on the bed.

6:15 AM...Two heads pear over the edge of the bed, whispering malicious thoughts about stealing snuggles. Cole professes that we should snuggle with him, because he is hottest. Brief moments of hilarity ensue. I am thankful for my boys, snuggles, the innocence of children...and that hotness is obviously hereditary.

6:24 AM...I walk into the kitchen in my Justice League pajama pants and get my morning kiss. I am thankful for doctors, scientist, nurses, laborers, farmers and anyone who played a part in the creation of the medication that eliminates my poison oak. I am thankful for kisses as well...and toothpaste.

6:27 AM...Pappaw arrives back at the house with Hardee's biscuits and gravy. I almost cry, its as beautiful as the sunrise. My finger traces all the lines on the container seeking out every bit of goodness. I am thankful for the ladies at Hardee's and their hours of sweet labor...and Pappaw for having such great ideas. I am also thankful for sun rises and smiles.

6:39 AM...Handy Manny's hammer remembers he is a hammer and not a screwdriver. It is a beautiful moment of self actualization...until Logan interrupts with "Why does Macy get her own parade?" Macy is in his class at school. I am thankful for hammers, screwdrivers, beautiful moments, cartoons, parades...and sometimes intelligence.

7:05 AM...I am in the shower and it is hot. Can't take hot showers with poison oak, it will make it spread. I sigh. I am thankful for clean hot water, locks on the door, Old Spice soap, toilet paper...and mirrors, sometimes.

7:38 AM...The Gateway hums to life, acquires the wireless signal and for a few moments I check out my friends in the blogosphere, before the day really gets out of control when the rest of the family gets here. I am thankful for computers, Internet, blogger, family, holidays...and you.

Obviously, its going to be a thank-full day, so I won't chronicle every moment. Thank you to all my friends who touch my life each day with your words and comments. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!

46 comments:

buffalodick said...

Happy T-day to you!

Mama Zen said...

This is just beautiful!

"Why does Macy get her own parade" is priceless.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

I'm thankful that you have brought us this great post! Have a Happy and Wonderful Thanksgiving. Hardees? I'm so jealous of biscuits and gravy...

otin said...

Ahh, you had me at biscuits and gravy!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Your writing and friendship mean a lot to a lot of people. For this, we are all very thankful!!

smiles4u said...

Sounds perfectly wonderful. Have a wonderful day being surrounded by those you love. I am thankful that I found your blog and am blessed by your words every day. Blessings to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving!

Maggie May said...

5.30 is too early to be thankful about anything!!!!!!
Happy Thanks Giving!

Nuts in May

Leah said...

Wonderful, funny, and poignant! Have a really good day with your loved ones, full of blessings--

Rain said...

That was nice to read. Enjoy your holiday!
:)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am thankful to be home. I am thankful for wi-fi. I am thankful for all my bloggy friends. Enjoy your family and have a wonderful day!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

And thank YOU for the beautiful post. And I agree that those leftover sandwiches can be the best. Especially with family and a good movie or board game.

Have a wonderful day, Brian!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I absolutely love this post, Brian! Thank you for making us a part of your wonderful morning routines this morning.

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Protege said...

And thank you - for your lovely poetic words each day, that disclose so frankly what an unique person you are.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your lovely wife, kids and extended family.
xo
Zuzana

Daniel said...

Back at you big guy. Feel better, and do stay away from mirrors for awhile.

Monkey Man said...

Nice capsule of a Thanksgiving morning's activities. I, too and thankful for all those who helped get the poison oak medicine. I love biscuits and gravy. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Tall Kay said...

It's the small things in life we take for granted that we sometimes forget to be thank-full for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for all our blessings!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

That Macy! Why DOES she get her own parade? Too cute. Happy Day. I am grateful to have found you!

rxBambi said...

I love the snuggling with the boys. My baby (15 today remember) came in a snuggled with me this morning. Luckily it was a good 3 minutes after I had snuggled with hubby.. hahaha. So I am thankful for locks on the doors.
(ps - hot water wont make it spread, I already told you that)

rxBambi said...

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

An Open Heart said...

I forgot one on my list:
I am Thankful for "WaystationOne"!

Have a blessed day.


S

lakeviewer said...

How can anyone be this observant all the time? You forgot to be thankful for the gift you have writing this and other stories. We are thankful to have met you and for sharing in your discoveries.

Have a great day.

AngelMay said...

Happy Day to you, Brian!

Ms Hen said...

Happiest ThanksGiving not just today but every day.. (hugs) to you and your love ones..

Betty Ann .. ms hen :)

Hilary said...

Such a lovely show of gratitude. You have such a beautiful way with words.

Macy must be even hotter than Cole. :)

Have a wonderful time with your beautiful family.

The Things We Carried said...

Happy Thankgiving, Brian. It is all the simple things that make life beautiful, isn't it?!

McGillicutty said...

Have seen your comments around...how did I only get to see your blog now???? Love it... man you people get up early on holidays!!!!

Baino said...

I hope you had a wonderful day and at least your poison oak problem seems to have abated for the holidays! I'm thankful to have you and all the other blogpals in my life as well I am all the richer for it.

Ronda Laveen said...

Congrats on your "hottness," JLA pjs and I'm with Logan, what's so special about Macy that she gets her own parade. Happy Famiy Day!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Dang, Brian.....I am just not that thankful if I'm up that early. ;)
Add a few hours and I can ditto your post without the poison oak. I'm glad you're feeling better.
I did wake up early and make our son breakfast. It was the least I could do since he is working today.
Happy Thankful Day!
Smiles!!

...mmm... said...

Well, Brian, i hope you do. Sounds like you are off to a loving family start. Fantastic!! That was cute about Macy having her 'own' parade!

anyway, just wanted to pop in today to say how much i enjoy your blog, more so just yor writing in general. You make blogging just that bit more fun and interactive. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Goofball said...

oh my gosh your day starts way too early

I am thankfull mine starts later ;)

Betsy said...

Loved, loved, loved this! :)

thankful for kisses and toothpaste...ha-ha...and not necessarily in that order!

TechnoBabe said...

Yay, the poison oak is better and you can have a morning Thanksgiving kiss with T!! Sounds like your morning got off to a great start, I know your Thanksgiving day was awesome at your loving family house.

Wings said...

Great piece, Brian. I am thankful for Blogger, too, and all the friends I have made because of it. Including you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, T, Cole & Logan!

Beth said...

You know, you could have chronicled each moment of the day and I would have gladly read them all. I love that you have such a good life and that you appreciate the moments you have. Thanks for helping me to take notice.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Brian. I feel blessed to have made your acquaintance and am most grateful that you share your remarkable gift with words with us!

Bubbie said...

So far, two good thankful Thanksgivings. . .Didn't understand the jello against the wall or crumpled wet person part! Loved your 55 as usual - just hate when I'm not evolved or smart enough to understand every line! You can't buy your kids love.

Vodka Logic said...

Thankful for kisses and toothpaste..as are all married couples. xx

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a wonderful way to express your thoughtfulness. Your biscuits and gravy sound way better than the donuts and muffins we had.

Candie Bracci said...

Great post!Hope you had an happy Thanksgiving!:)

tori said...

love how you are appreciating all the little things! I haven't had bisquits and gravy in forever...maybe tomorrow before I start my post thanksgiving diet.

Pat said...

It was nice "peeking" into your world for a little bit! I didn't see you in the shower, honest! My glasses steamed up! LOL!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I did!

Larry said...

Thankfull for finding and reading you. I'd love to write poetry as you do.


Buggie Land

Jaime said...

hope you and your family had a happy thanksgiving.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've been cooking for the past few days and MIA, so I'm just catching up on my reading. This might just be my most favorite Thanksgiving post yet. Well done. It sounds like a fab day.

jj

lettuce said...

what a great post
(5.30 though. eek)

Just catching up here Brian, I'm so sorry to hear about your poison oak

but glad it seems to be getting better...

Meeko Fabulous said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! And yes, there is much to be thankful for. :)