I want to do the whole "Things I am Thankful For" thing that everyone is doing on Facebook and Twitter. BUT I know if I do it that way, I will totes forget a day and then be all "oh I'm thankful for my lack of memory" or something clever that won't be clever, and people will laugh at me and say they're laughing with me... (but I know you're not!)

Anyways. So here I've just decided to make a list of 30 things I am thankful for. Even if it's cheating.

  1. My family, obvs. 
  2. My DG sisters. I know that I can always call them up and be like "you won't believe what this bitch did!" or skype while drinking our bottle of wine over whoever just got engaged. 
  3. My daddy. I know I said family already, but I'm thankful for my daddy twice. He knows I hate asking for money, so sometimes he just gives it to me. He always says it's a loan, but never makes me pay it back. He knows how to trick me into doing what I know deep down I have to do and how to help me feel better even when we both know I'm in a tight spot.
  4. My friends who weren't in DG, y'all are awesome too. 
  5. The University of Georgia. I learned so much OUTSIDE of the classroom. I gained so much, and I will NEVER ever forget it. 
  6. The beach. There's something calming about sleeping with the window open and hearing the crash of waves on the sand - I love it. 
  7. Rainy days. Y'ALL. I love rainy days. I don't love having to go to work on rainy days. I love rainy Sundays more than any other rainy day of the week. I love to lay in the bed with the windows open and listen to it storm. Maybe I really just have a thing for moving water.
  8. The lake! The lake is hands down my favorite place to get day drunk. It's totally safer than the ocean for day drinking, and it's so laid back. I love the lake. 
  9. Sunny, hotter than seven hell days where I have to work. There's NOTHING better than working a game where it's a zillion degrees to come home and jump in a swimming pool that is freezing. Okay, the water is probably like 68 degrees. But that's cold as all get out, y'all.
  10. Pools. I guess I need to be thankful for those too, because then I wouldn't like hot hot hot days. I have a thing for bodies of water, not sorry about it. 
  11. The holidays. The big ones. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. I love LOVE having nothing to do but eat tooo much food, watch either a football game or a baseball game, and spend quality time with my family. 
    1. I love that the babies are still young enough to be SO excited about Santa that we have to fight to get them to sleep past 5am and that we all get to camp out on the floor in one of the upstairs rooms. 
  12. Summertime. Even though my job is super summer intensive, something about the heat & the sunshine will always feel like freedom. It feels less like you have to worry about work the next day - even though you still do. It feels like it's totally legit to go on vacation for three days - it's Memorial day weekend! Whatever!
  13. Those cheesy claymation Christmas movies. I will never ever outgrow those ridiculous movies.
  14. College football. Do I really need to explain that?
  15. Every. Single. Morning. I am blessed to be able to wake up every morning. Every single day is a gift - so I always try to do whatever I can to make it a good one.
  16. The end of the day. Try as I might, sometimes the day defeats me - it happens to the best of us. So I'm glad I can come home, take a hot shower, get in bed and watch Friends reruns. 
  18. The simplicity of travel. I'm glad that it's easy to drive or fly just about anywhere in the country - living far from home & being in this long distance thing have made me so so thankful for the [relative] ease of modern day travel. 
  19. Having a job, for the next like... three weeks.. and the prospect of having one with the BRAVES in January. I would die, y'all, just absolutely die.
  20. Finding my NYE dress! Thanks LC!
  21. Cable TV/Internet - it's a blessing and a curse - but today I'm counting it as a blessing. 
  22. PUPPIES. Oh my gosh, puppies. And the way puppies smell and the little squeaky sounds they make before they master barking. How they're ALWAYS excited to see you, even if you wake up from a nap. Also how they'll always be puppies even when they're 15 years old, blind, deaf, and sleep almost the entire day. 
  23. Glitter. Isn't it weird how just a little sparkle can instantly make your day better? Sometimes I just want everything I own to have glitter on it, but I guess that might be weird since I'm knockin' on the door of being 24. (WHAT. I can't. I just can't.)
  24. Music. Baby, you a song you make me wanna roll my windows down and cruiiiiseee.
  25. Always, always, being able to go home. 
  26. Kraft Mac & Cheese. Without that, I'd probably starve to death. It's my go-to. In fact, I'm probably going to make some when I'm done with this. 
  27. Cheap, cheap wine that is surprisingly delicious. It's always a great surprise for broke girls like me. 
  28. TiVo. Where would we be without TiVo? Or google for that matter. 
  29. Quick phone calls that turn into two hours of laughter and plans for the future. OH AND SKYPE EVEN MORE SO. 
  30. My KitchenAid stand mixer! 

SO there you have it. 30 things I'm thankful for. I'm sorry if you don't feel like they're meaningful or whatever, but I like to keep them in mind - especially when I'm having a bad day. I like to say a little thanks to the Man upstairs for these things. I'm human, y'all, I will always want things I don't have. Like right now? I want a house, with hardwood floors throughout, a fenced in yard for my puppy, a big tree for a swing, and a swimming pool. I realize that I can't have that now, it definitely doesn't keep me from pinning all of the things it will have. I want to get married, I think I want babies, but right now? I'm really happy with what I have and where I am in my life. I feel like I'm discovering a lot about myself and it's awesome.

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