It’s Thankful Thursday! Here are four things I am immensely grateful for this week.
It’s no secret that I have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I have tried every diet program and wishful thinking strategy out there, but have recently come back to one that I had success with in the past. Weight Watchers helped me lose a good deal of weight at one time, and I am vowing to make the lessons I learn along the way stick this time around. I love the simplicity of the PointsPlus system that allows me to indulge where I see fit. Because no food (or drink!) is off-limits, I never feel deprived.
My Mom’s Fiancé
My mom’s fiancé is the most patient guy I know and also happens to be pretty knowledgeable about stuff I often have questions about. Take this blog, for instance. I often come across code questions or other computer-related stuff and he is my go-to-guy for answers when Google has failed me. Add in the fact that he’s just too damned cool, and we have a winner! I am super appreciative of him!
The Norton Anthologies
As an English Literature major I read an awful lot of the stuff and have learned to appreciate a decent edition, especially of some of the more obscure stuff. There is no better scholarly edition available then the Norton Anthology of English Literature. Yes, it weighs about a ton and the print is unnecessarily small, but the edition is priceless. Wait; I take that back. The print is likely that small to prevent the weight from going up to two tons. Thanks Norton!
The Temperate Arizona Climate
I have spent the entire summer bitching about Arizona’s high temperatures and more recently some higher humidity that comes with the August monsoon season, but overall I complain needlessly. With the scary news of earthquakes in California and the hurricanes threatening New Orleans this summer, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be living in a place where severe weather is rare. Yes, Arizona has its fair share of flooding issues when the rains are heaviest, but overall we live in a relatively safe weather zone. I am thankful to not have the added worry of a scary weather environment on my mind.