Every year on my birthday, I sit and write down things that I love, am thankful for, or blessed with. The number correlates to whatever age I am, so today, it's 29. (WOW! I remember when my brothers were 29 and I thought they were SO OLD! Of course, I was 11, so 29 DID seem old!)
Anyway, here's the list: (in no particular order)
Maggie - my only child and my greatest gift ever.
Scott - my best friend
Family - my mother, brothers, etc. I have a very tight-knit family.
God - He gets me through. I'm not an overly religious person - but I have faith and that's all I need to say.
Pets - Zelda, Nemo and Lucy. Even though they drive me crazy, I love the little creatures!
My job - it's the coolest job on the planet! I love where I work, what I do, and all the cool people I get to meet all the time. Scrapbookers rock!
Scrapbooking - see prior post. Ah...to get to scrap again!
Friends - I have some of the greatest people in the world as friends! They are all fun, absolutely hilarious and always there for me. Never a dull day!
My House - even though it's too small and we've spent too much remodeling, it's MY home.
Mazdas - I have two - a 626 and a Tribute. Once I get one of them paid off, I'm buying a RX-8 so I can zoom zoom around the neighborhood. (Of course, we'll have to draw straws because Scott wants a new Mustang)
Message Boards - what did we do before the Internet? Seriously...
E-mail - it's how I keep in contact with everyone.
Getting packages in the mail - I still love that. I swear, that's been on my list since I was 10!
TJ Maxx - I love this store. I could walk through one for hours just looking for trinkets. They always have cool stuff and cheap!
DOTS - Another cheapie store. They carry these funky clothes and they're cheap! (I turned my friend, Barb, onto them too!)
Creativity - it's so fun!
Capri Pants - Oprah says they are out of style (according to my brother) but I say they are awesome! I love wearing capris, cut-offs, floods, cropped, etc. They're not shorts, and they're not pants. Just perfect for a fat girl!
The Fat Girls Guide to Life - By Wendy Shanker. Read prior posts if you're curious about that one!
Hot Topic/Torrid - Very cool store! I love anything 80's, cultured, etc. and these stores are two of my faves. I was in Hot Topic yesterday with my daughter and they said she was the coolest 5-year old to walk the planet. (Of course, she was wearing a Viva La Bam shirt that I bought at Target for $2.00 - that might have helped her coolness! LOL!)
Cold Stone Creamery - My guilty pleasure. Yes, I shouldn't eat it but frankly, I don't care! Some days I'd give my right arm for a Like It size of Birthday cake with Cookie dough and brownie.
Education - I worked hard for it and it's something my mother said nobody can take away from me. She's right.
Fishing - my second favorite hobby. Lets me relax and refocus when I am struggling with the creativity. My dad taught me this one.
Red Hair Dye - Yes the truth is out. I'm not a natural red head. Haven't been since the 7th grade.
Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path - I LOVE this scent. It's like Luv's Baby Soft from when I was a pre-teen. Yummy!
Polyester shirts - I don't iron. Period! Which brings me to...
Downy Wrinkle Releaser - See above.
A Clean House - Allows me to relax and feel better. I always feel much better when the house is clean. It's like crossing something off of my "to do" list.
Orange - Since Scott painted my living room orange, I've fallen in love with the color!
Organized Living/Container Store, etc. - love organizing places. I want to live that type of life! LOL!
Well, there's my list for 29. Off to get a shower and get to work. (Why don't they have a law where you get your birthday off of work????)