Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful, but ...

I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the "history" I was told in second grade.  But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all.  
~Ellen Orleans


Because I am me, I have to add a “but …” to most everything that I’m thankful for.  Optimistic-Pessimists do that.

I’m thankful for my ex-family but my niece’s wife needs a good punch to the head and my ex-MIL needs to stop being such a fucking martyr.

I’m thankful for my family but my sister needs to get a fucking grip that money isn’t GOD!

I’m thankful that I have a job but why does it have to be so mind numbingly boring?

I’m thankful for my friends but one needs to do something about her alcoholism, one needs to realize I’m never, ever going to sell her fucking food supplement and I wish one didn't have to suffer so much with health problems.

I’m thankful that I’ve started a good exercise program but wonder when I’ll not have to fight with myself to go.

I’m thankful to live in America but the way the country is going to hell in a hand basket needs to change. Soon.

I’m thankful that right now, I still have a home but I wish Bank of America would fall into a sinkhole and proceed directly to HELL!

I’m thankful that my children (especially my daughter) are healthy and seemingly happy. I thankful that Mulder also has a job. I’m thankful that although I don’t have bags of money lying around, I can give a little to others in need.  I’m thankful that I’m healthy. I'm thankful to FASCINATIONS and aagblog.com for choosing me the winner of the $50.00 gift card for donating to SCARLETEEN.  I’m also very thankful that I have readers and followers like YOU.  No buts for these.



Happy We-Stole-Your-Land-and-Killed-Your-People Day!
  ~Thanksgiving toast, from the movie Sweet November

13 blew out from under the bed:

Ron said...

And I am so thankful to have met you, Nitebyrd!

You're an honest, sincere, caring, and compassionate soul. And I'm proud to know you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

X ya bunches, Sis!

P.S. I love the photo!!!!

distracted said...

Ha! You crack me up because we think so much alike.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
xxxoo

Ashly Star said...

Lol. Great post. I like the optimistic-pessimist thing ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

Pallas Renatus said...

Hah, I love the butts (lol).

Jen Fooled Around said...

Great post..

I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving... (not buts here either!)

Akelamalu said...

LOL there's always buts.

Happy Thanksgiving. x

the eternal list said...

ht!

*gobble gobble*

KittyCat said...

I am very thankfull for many things, but your right my thanksgiving was spent, going to the gym, sex, alcohol and more sex.

I would call that a pretty good day.

Anonymous said...

I hope your day was delicious!

BP

BlacknickSculpture said...

Great photo! I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving Nitebyrd.

Ronjazz said...

Thank YOU as well, young lady...:)

Red Shoes said...

I also like butts...

No... wait... that's NOT what you said...

My bad... :oD

~shoes~

Danielle said...

I love this post, it made me laugh. I do the but thing all the time. Not to be mistaken for the "butt" thing! LOL