By Jeannie Watt
|I'm grateful for Chili Cheese Fries!|
As the year edges to a close, it’s a time of reflection, and I try to concentration on thankfulness. I have a long list of things I’m hugely grateful for—blessings of family, health and a career I love. But there are smaller things that enrich my life that I am also thankful for, so here is my list of random gratefulness:
I’m grateful for Spanx—finally a foundation garment that doesn’t try to slowly murder you while you wear it.
I’m grateful that low rider jeans are no longer the only choice available and that I can finally tuck my shirt in. Low rider pants also led to more thong sightings than I care to think about, so all I can say is hurray from “sits one inch below natural waistline” jeans.
I’m grateful that the big stiff hair from the 80s hasn’t made a comeback. Ditto for spandex bike shorts.
I’m grateful that I discovered small batch gin—not in large quantities, mind you.
I’m grateful that colorized movies didn’t catch on.
I’m grateful that the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.
I’m grateful that eBay makes it possible to find random stuff to replace things I've lost or broken--like the power cord on my old sewing machine.
I’m grateful for texting so that when I have the choice of two different video/audio cables to hook up my new DVD player, I can ask my son which one I need and get an answer before I leave the store.
I’m just flat out grateful for the internet. Such a resource. I asked my husband the other day how we used to plan trips without it. He said we used to drive and hope we found a motel. Funny how I’ve blocked that from my mind.
I’m grateful for all the many men who serve as inspiration for the heroes in my books.
What are you grateful for? I’m looking forward to hearing your responses and will give away a copy of Crossing Nevada to a randomly chosen respondent..