Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Gratitude Challenge

If I spent more time, I'd likely have a longer - or at least more articulately presented - list. But I began this during an impossibly busy week, so sincerely prepared, in alphebetical order, I am grateful for ...

A.
Apples - braeburn are my favorite
Apples & cheese: a top-10 snack
Audiobooks
Africa
Art

B.
British mystery fiction
Brussel sprouts
Books
Baths

C.
I'm lucky to have C, my daughter
Conceptual art
Crafts
Computers
Coffee

D.
Dogs, dogs, dogs
Dupattas
Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves)

E.
Eastman Kodak
ebay
Ebates
Epson
Electricity
& most-of-all Echts

F.
Friends
Fuji pro cameras - hope they'll bring them back
Fulbright
Frank & Ford families

G.
Graphic design
Grover (Sesame Street)
Is it okay to say Gin?

H.
Humor
Health
Home
Hardwear
Hamachi

I.
India
Internet - the fun & interesting stuff only (according to me :-)
Ikura
Ice (though I didn't appreciate it the first 40 years of my life)
i-pod/pad/phhh

J.
Jello, especially when feeling poorly
also Justice, Judaism, Junk Yards & Jokes

K.
kiva (http://www.kiva.org/)
Kiefer

L.
Long underwear
Lip gloss
... oh, yah. Love.

M.
My favorite letter. I like my name. I really hope my children like theirs
Mystery fiction
Mushrooms

N.
Son, N, another blessing
Numbers
NPR
Netflix
... sample size?

O.
Oranges
Okra
Origomi

P.
Peace ... whenever possible
Public Radio
Podcasts
Pillows
Persimmons - the Asian type
Pummelos
PVC
& Portraits 4 People, but that's pompous Promotion, eh?

Q.
Quiet?
Questions?

R.
Reality
Roses
Rochester NY

S.
S-man, sweet, second son
Sons - in general
Sister (only recently acquired)
Statistics
Saturday & Sunday
Santiniketan
Shyamal
ShyamaliDi
SAS & SPSS
& S (my beloved spouse)

T.
Tools!
Tea-tree oil - useful so often
Teaching

U.
(The) Usual Suspects - a good movie
Universities
USA
USIEF

V.
Vinyl (current fav graphic media)
Veterans
Vegetarians, too

W.
Water, all sorts (but sipping favorite: the bubble sort)
Washing machine

X.
? Stuff you cross out ?
Chi-squared??

Y.
(The) Yes Men
Yogurt

Z.
Zaletels - I am so, so lucky to them in my life.

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