Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Toad's Gratitude Journal

The end of a year seems to require list making. I neither make nor keep resolutions, but I do sometimes keep a gratitude journal. This is what is in mine for 2008.

Mrs. T. I am the happiest married man, anywhere, ever. I know what it is to love and be loved. I can't fathom a happier life.

Health. We've tried it both ways in 2008, being ill, and healthy. Health is vastly under rated.

Our families. They add such mirth to our days.

Chuck and Barney. For all their hard work on the kitchen replacement project. It looks lovely.


After,but still during renovation

Google, and each of you. Google for making Blogger available, for free. I hope to get the hang of this sometime soon. And to each of you. I appreciate the time you spend here, and your valuable comments. I trust we'll continue down this road for a while.

The Humane Society. For taking Gus back. Gus was Mrs. T's dog. She adored that dog while, every other sentinent being despised this evil cur. Sadly, Mrs. T became dangerously allergic to him, so he had to go. Health trumps love. As much as I disliked this dog, I cried like a baby when I dropped him off.

Our tailor Kaz. It's good to be the best dressed man at the poorhouse.

Mikey. For saving us from the aftermath of the hurricane.

That I'm a luddite. I am not an early adaptor or even a late adaptor, and may be the last adult in the world without an answering machine, cell phone, IPOD, or GPS. I leave home untethered and live to tell the tale.

Women. Women are about the coolest invention ever. I do not want any more than the one I have, and don't want to appear unseemly or raise the spectre of the green eyed monster, but...

Happy New Year to each and every one of us.



David said...

Gratitude is a great way to end one year and start another. And your new kitchen is really handsome.

Gladys said...

I love that the first thing you listed was your wife. Yes Health is greatly under-rated.

I'm so sorry you had to take the puppy to the Humane Society. I know how hard that is. They become a part of us. Surly or not.

Thank you for coming over to read me and comment. Of course your welcome anytime. Just make sure you wipe your feet. Go outside to fart and help yourself to whatever is in the fridge.

Hey some of my favorite people are men.

Giuseppe said...

Truly you understand whats important in life, friend.

-I'm sure Mrs. T is all you say she is.

-The new kitchen looks great

-I act like I hate my cats, but I cried all day when I put the Captain to sleep.

-I, too, have no Ipod, answering machine or GPS. I do have a cell phone, but I never give out the number and it never rings. Mostly I use it a timer for soft boiled eggs. And I'll one-up you: I still have a rotary dial telephone in my kitchen.

Happy New Year, Toad.

Toad said...

I can't trump rotary. I spent 25+ years as a technology consultant, so a few gizmos migrated in over the years.

Sartre said...

Great entry. Happy new year, Toad.

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