I’m going to need to revise my “five items I’m thankful for” list. For one thing, as alert reader Carol from NYC pointed out, I forgot hot water. I love hot water! (People who hate blogs hate blogs because of these lists, don’t they? And I feel their pain. Lists like this are why I didn’t want to start a blog and yet here I am making just such a list. Oh well. Could be worse. Could be poetry.) Anyhoo, I’m modifying my list of “items” into:
Five Things I’m Thankful For
- Water (for drinkin’).
- Hot Water. How could I forget this one? As if to bludgeon me for my carelessness, fate knocked out my hot water heater after I wrote the original list. A crisis ensued and a major disaster was narrowly averted thanks to some help from my friend Mike.
- A warm bed to sleep in. (#5 does not happen without #4.)
- Sleep. I love sleep. I seem to need more of it than most people yet I also seem to get less. I literally cannot remember the last time I went to bed and slept through the whole night. It had to be more than ten years ago. I usually wake up between two and five times a night for various reasons.
So bread gets knocked off the list along with a bunch of other stuff and, needless to say, future revisions are possible…