So, I realize I’ve been an absentee blogger of late and I think a good way to return is with a Thankful Thursday post, but it is clearly Friday so we’ll adjust. I’ve seen that this is a common theme among many bloggers and it always makes me very happy. So to summarize some of my recent adventures here is my thank you friday post, think of it as a cross between a tgif (because yay it’s friday) and a thankful Thursday. So read on and I might make you happy too…
I’m thankful for what seems like a million things right now, most recently for trains, buses, apples, and adventures. Although I LOVE living in New York City and all that it has to offer, I found myself having one of the best days and it all started with a Metro North Rail Road train ride to Poughkeepsie. The train and the bus that followed led to pregnant cows, a 3-day old calf, goats trying to eat my jacket, teeny tiny towns, antique-ing, apple picking and wine-tasting.
I am very thankful for my shiny new iPhone 4s, my super cute case and of course Siri. I bought the cutest iPhone case I could find. Normally, I opt for some dull black case, something super practical, and often nowhere near cute. So the new case makes me smile every time I see it. Siri also kind of rocks. I haven’t exactly found a practical use for her just yet (I don’t exactly have to schedule so many appointments that I can’t do them myself efficiently) but she makes me laugh. So far I pretty much just ask her questions about her and more often then not she refuses to respond and at least once she’s asked me if we can please just get back to work. The phone itself is also a super fast step up from my old 3gs.
I’m super thankful for cherry pie. I absolutely love cherry pie, a love that was passed to me from my father. And let’s just say neither one of us has particularly high end tastes, I seem to prefer the canned cherry pie stuff poured into a pre-made pie crust over most cherry pies I’ve tried over the years. BUT I pushed forward and opted to try the beautiful cherry pie at Hill Country Chicken (you might recall me blogging about Hill Country Barbeque? Well, the names sound similar ’cause the mastermind behind them is the very same) and to my great surprise, it was absolutely delicious. My face hurt from smiling so much as I ate it. And even now, weeks later, I am still yearning for another bite.
Oh I’m thankful for a husband who has taste buds more akin to a 5 year old than my own and yet made the effort to find a restaurant that had an A and offered both sushi and General Tso’s Chicken.
Finally and most importantly I am thankful for lungs, specifically my dad’s new lung. And while I’m at it I’m thankful for the donor and the donor family and the surgeons and the transplant coordinator that never gave up on my dad and for my mom who is the most amazing woman I’ll ever know and for airplanes and for cannulas and for oxygen concentrators and tanks and wheel chairs (and I’m super thankful my dad doesn’t need those last few anymore) and I’m thankful for super awesome ICU staff and I’m thankful for kind strangers and waiting rooms and hand sanitizer and the helicoptor pilots and neck pillows… you get the idea. My dad is alive and breathing on his own and it is more than amazing.