A Day of Thanks

by Chuck on November 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Well, here we are… a little over 3 weeks after the midterm elections.  I was surprised to realize I’d not posted anything here since September.  How time flies.

I woke up this morning around 4:30, fired up the coffee pot and stepped out in the backyard for a smoke and some last minute star gazing before sunrise.  What a beautiful sight… the sky crystal clear, the air brisk (cold, if you’re from Southern California), Orion beginning to set in the western sky… the moon bright.  Suddenly I was flooded with memories of the meaning of Thanksgiving.  With that in mind, here are a few things I’m thankful for… in no particular order:

  • It’s been 2 years since my wife’s brain surgery, and she’s still with us, alive, kicking and ornery as Hell.
  • My son-in-law returned safely from Afghanistan.  I’m glad he’s back.  Between my wife, daughter and granddaughter, I was surrounded by entirely too much estrogen.
  • Our new business is up and running.  All we need now are customers
  • I’m now 6 years cancer-free after prostate surgery in 2004.
  • My ticker is still in good shape after bypass surgery in 2003.
  • The electorate woke up, smelled the coffee and handed the House back to the Right… if for no other reason than to achieve a reasonable balance of power in DC.  I just hope the GOP is smart enough to realize that this was not an across-the-board approval of them.  If they don’t toe the line and listen to We The People, they’ll be out on their collective asses in 2012, along with Obama and his ilk.
  • Most of my family will be gathering for dinner this afternoon, sharing fun and fellowship.

Well, I’ve rambled on enough today.  I just wanted to jot these things down before they slip my mind.  I hope somebody reads this, and maybe decides to post what they’re thankful for.  I’d love to hear what you all have to say.

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