Hold on while I grab a spoon. Not a teaspoon. A tablespoon. I was never overly fond of Post cereals. (except for Alpha-Bits) I’m more a General Mills/Kellogg’s girl. Saturday mornings. Cereal and cartoons. Like bread and butter. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
So it’s Saturday morning. No cartoons and I’m going Quaker Oats. Today and most days. Add frozen blueberries, sliced banana, cinnamon, sprinkle a little wheat germ. Damn! Where did I go? What happened to my Trix?! My classic standby. From my somewhat young adulthood. The nightmare causing cereal whose formula (like most) has been altered ( chemically, of course lol) over the years. Ah….the long gone days of Crispy Critters….
Truth be told I left those words up there this morning ‘cuz I had to get my car to the shop for an oil change at 8 am. Yes, I got up in time to write before I had to leave but you know, time just got away from me. In case you came back…here’s the rest of the post.
It’s 6:28 pm. Saturday night. Have some time before I call into the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Call Drive Time Show. You can click the link for the info – how to call in, etc. Yes, yes I am into the Wakefield Doctrine. It’s the coolest thing since sliced bread. But we’re about cereal today people. Cereal.
But then, maybe not… see, I’m trying again to get into writing again by participating in this HUGE blog hop started by a clarklike female over in England. You may have heard of her? Lizzi Rogers. I agree. She is awesome. It’s called the Ten Things of Thankful or TToT for short. Let’s get to it.
Numero 1. The fact that I can do this any damned way I please. Like if I wanted to start my list backwards – work 10 to 1 I can. Or, if I want to use archaic symbols from ancient wherever, to represent each thankful. I can.
To assign a number to a thankful thing causes me stress. Tonight, anyway.
Lessee…, I dig these Wakfield Doctrine Video Encounters. Seems Friday night is the “party night”, you know the “social”. Folks meeting and getting to know each other. I was bummed last night because my laptop was not cooperating audio wise. Turns out I missed a whole bunch of people and, and! a real time tour of a Target Store in, what? Minnesota? Yeah, heard that was Jak.
I really wanted to stick around and hear from Beth Teliho. I’ve read some of her comments over at Lizzi’s place (go there!) and she’s great! She’s got a way with words that one.
Since this is the 5th paragraph, I can legally claim it constitutes number 5 on the 10 things thankful list.
Number 6. This is gonna sound weird but I’m thankful that, despite seeing that yes, life sure did go to hell in a handbasket (remind me to research the origins of this saying) I can sit here now (very grateful) in a small room (temporary lodging) and know that I can make it better. Simply because I fucking insist on it.
And you know what? I can end this list now. But I won’t. I think I need to dig down a little deeper and look a little harder and restate a few things. Why don’t we round out the list with these little gems:
7) I’m thankful I have a job. In a stable place. That I obtained employment when it was needed most. That’s huge.
8) In keeping with that thought. I’m thankful for myself (go figure!). That I have the clarklike quality to believe in the impossible.
9) Thankful I have a growing circle of friends. I’m not very good at or graceful in ( my old age) developing friendships but it is a thing I look forward to.
10) That I still retain enough of my most excellent Catholic school education for the first 8 years to know that you don’t end a sentence with a preposition!
OK guys. Gonna go now. But I’m working my way back, ‘ cuz you know, now…I’m wide awake.
Thank you Katie and Katy.