No trolls here, please!

palmtree.jpgI’m not talking about people that live below the bridge, I’m talking about troll-like behavior. And I do mean that. You know who you are. But it *is* Thanksgiving and I do have a few things to be thankful for, not in any particular order. Lemme see…

  • Having relatives of all degrees, in-laws included, who are able to bury whatever differences they may have in order to get along with each other. There are some horror stories out there that I’m glad I don’t have to live with.
  • Calling from The Bridge.
  • Digital cameras and accidental photos.
  • Snow.
  • Car window scrapers. Wish I’d’ve thunk to bring one up here this weekend!
  • Being at Houghton Lake for Thanksgiving and being able to watch the lake freeze. Except that I doubt we’ll get to see that happen this weekend because, even though it is cold enough to form ice (I think), it is way too windy.
  • Text messages from Africa.
  • Manatees.
  • And mice.
  • Grok grok! What about froggies?
  • Kids that grew up to be eagles, not that I can take any credit for that. Seems to me about the only two “parenting” ideas I had going into it all were that I would not argue about clothing or music. And I didn’t. (Did I?) I suppose my own clothing is probably more objectionable than anything any teenager could come up with. And I generally *liked* their music, although I can remember sometimes saying something like, “you play whatever you want but I *am* just a little tired of Ani.” You have to pick your battles.
  • Thanksgiving Day parades, which are on TV right now, even though I’m not watching them. I used to *love* watching them when I was a little kid! Hey, we didn’t even have a color TV set then.
  • The turkey triage (or whatever it is) show on NPR. 11 AM.
  • LED holiday lights.
  • Not having to deal with airlines or airports this weekend.
  • Oh yeah, how could I forget? Having an oven, washer, and dryer at Houghton Lake. Although I do still miss the old Bucket Brigade plumbing system too.
  • Oh, mi’se’well add football on TV too. The two days I actually enjoy that are Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Note I said “enjoy,” not “watch.”

I dunno what else but maybe I’ll think of something. What’re y’all thankful for today? Click here or on that loverly palm tree up there for a few more loverly pictures. Betchy’all can’t guess who that is in the pic on the right of the palm tree. πŸ˜‰

3 Responses to “No trolls here, please!”

  1. Sam Says:

    Ah, snow! Even on the barberry. Here in ATL it’s windy and off-and-on rainÒ€¦/

  2. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Love that little palm tree! Glad we left it there. I,m thankful for the snow today.. Datura spent the night last night and we took her outside to play for a while. Doug pulled her around the yard on a sled and made a few snow blocks with our handy-dandy snow block maker. Datura had fun smashing them, making snowballs, and eating clean snow. We put honey on a bowl of snow and it tasted good. Now I’m cooing turkey and wishing I was at HL but it has been a good day. Family dinner at Susie’s house Saturday for us. Good health is also something I’m thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Kathy

  3. Webmomster Says:

    Can’t make out the details of the photo to the right of the palm… so I’m not even gonna try to guess.

    Thankful for family, cell phones, penguins posing as Christmas trees singing obnoxiously, e-photoalbums, international dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner, “Bootbiter” holding off his boot-biting for the day, Knucklehead coming more-or-less when called, etc., ad infinitum

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Love to all!!!!