The Headless Horseman, leftovers, and First World Problems.

I will probably post a full 2009 version of what I am thankful for at some point this week. But here is a tiny list of things I am thankful for this week.

I am so incredibly thankful that my work week is over. Sometimes two-day weeks are worse than full weeks, but this week was actually quite productive. I did a few tasks I had been hoping to get to, I cleaned up some papers in my office, and a sixth grader made me glasses out of paper where one lens is a pumpkin and the other is a turkey. (One of my other sixth graders turned a picture of a pumpkin and a pilgrim into a pilgrim with a jack-o-lantern head. A la The Headless Horseman. Is this something I should be concerned about? Or is it okay to think it was kind of awesome and creative?)

I am thankful for a husband who eats leftovers. I made chili on Sunday and we have had it leftover the past two nights. I don’t know how to live without leftovers. In fact, let me just say that I am thankful for leftovers. I wish every recipe made so much that we could eat on it for a few days. So many things are better the next day. Or cold. Or at room temperature because you took it for lunch and then forgot to put it in the refrigerator.

Tonight I am also thankful for my mom. Yesterday I was irritated about something that was happening at my house with the renovation, and I called my mom and said, “I know these are First World Problems, but I have to vent to someone who won’t judge me and that person is my mom.” And she let me complain. About my First World Problems. That is how you know when someone really loves you. I am pretty sure if I started to tell you all about how my beverage at Starbucks was the wrong temperature, you would stop listening to me. (And I wouldn’t blame you.) But I bet my mom would listen. Also, she would try to help me put things in perspective. Because that’s what moms do. Especially my mom. No, I will not share her.

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