Today I am grateful …
For the Commentariat, all my blog readers, and everyone determined to live free;
For Her Royal Highness Princess Ava Prettypaws, ACD, BC, even though she is an awful attention seeker who intrudes on my hermitude;
For the nearly 15 years each that I had with heartdogs Robbie and Jasmine;
That Hillary Clinton isn’t about to become president of the U.S.;
That we can still #speakfreely despite the best efforts of interest groups, academia, the media, and the foolish young Turks of Silicon Valley;
That I was not signed up for whatever charity walk/run occupied the town’s walking path this morning. Somehow, walking in the icy, drenching rain seemed much more pleasant because I didn’t have to do it;
For J, the lovely neighbor who’s bringing me turkey dinner leftovers even though I declined the invitation to spend the holiday with her and her family;
That despite hanging out with great Jewish gun-rights defenders for many years, I am not Jewish and therefore can eat ham today. And ham and Swiss sandwiches tomorrow. And bacon whenever I want;
That the Bloombergians of the world will always lose, no matter how many temporary victories they buy;
That the repo man and his donors gave that vehicle back to that old couple;
That our dogs love us even when the rest of the world goes straight to hell;
That — solely for the sake of TV and Thanksgiving tradition — turkeys can’t fly;
That I am doing reasonably okay despite the best efforts of doctors (thank you, my nurse friends and voice-of-experience friends);
That I have a warm, cozy house that will someday even be finished, thanks in part to you;
That I can be here typing this and you be out there reading it.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Care to post your own gratitude list for today?