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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I am Thankful

Well it is Thanksgiving time around these parts in America so I thought I would write out a little list of stuff that I am thankful for this year.

Of course some of these are more serious than others, but hey this is ME writing this so you already knew that didn’t you?

So in no particular order here is a list of things I am thankful for:

That the six month nightmare at work is over.

That my car is still running after reaching 250,000 miles.

That beer is still readily available to buy and drink.

That I have hope and faith.

That my kids are alive, healthy, and that I haven’t failed them as a father after 11 years.

That this country continues to be resilient after 200 plus years of people trying to tear it apart.

That the small group of people in my life are really awesome people.

That my kids do not like Justin Bieber or his music.

That I am above ground.

That I am still young enough to realize my mistakes and learn from them.

That my sense of adventure is still alive.

That I have my children in my life.

That I have a good job even though sometimes it really stresses me out.

That Tyler Perry has quit making movies. Or least that I know of.

That my small family has accepted me and the hard choices that I have made in life.

That people think I am really awesome.

That football season has been really, really good to me this year.

That I still can afford cable tv because I don’t think I could survive without sports.

That soon our troops in combat will be finally coming home.

That you people are still here to read my non-sense.

That I am capable of loving someone. And telling them that I love them.

That after all I have been through in the last couple of years and my life in general, that I have not let life beat me down and I am happy regardless of what pitch life throws at me.

Well I think that pretty much sums up for me what I am thankful for this year. I am sure that I have forgotten some things and they will come to me after I post this. But that is my list.

So I wish all of you out there a Happy Thanksgiving, be safe, and enjoy your crazy families.

P.S. If you want a really good laugh, click here to go and read about the true history of Thanksgiving that I wrote last year.If you have not read it, it is Classic Oilfield Trash and worthy of reading.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you sir and your family.

  2. Thanks, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving too!:)

  3. Happy US thanksgiving! I think I might watch Home for the Holidays again this weekend.

  4. That's some list, sir. I gave you a shoutout on my post this morning.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. And that is a great list you've posted!

  6. I'm guessing your car isn't an American make?
    I hate to inform you that Tyler Perry is still making movies. In fact, his newest creation will be starring the rich reality star I don't care about- Kim Kardashian. I think it's Kim. The one that married and filed for divorce right away. Well, they are all annoying.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. All great stuff! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Oilfield!

  8. @ Lurker, thank you very much.

    @ GT, no problem.

    @ Yandie, thanks and you should.

    @ Tony, yes 250,000 miles. I will take a picture of the odometer soon.

    @ Joshua, thank you. I will check it out.

    @ Eva, thank you!

    @ Ruth, my car is actually a Pontiac. And that just sucks, I thought Perry had gone away.

    @ Al, thank you.

  9. The Bieber comment made me laugh out loud. Classic. Glad to have you back on Blogger...I missed your humor! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving Oil!
    I am thankful nobody has put you in their car and tried to burn you.(or combust however you oil heads put it) Cheers! Go Lions!

  11. I am thankful no one has tried to burn you in their car, or combust you, however you oil heads put it. Happy Thanksgiving and Go Lions!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! That is a pretty nice list but you forgot Flyers hockey, me, and the invention of youtube! :)

  13. Happy Thanksgiving, OT! It's nice to see you back in these parts. =)

  14. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and I loved your list.........

  15. That's a very meaningful list, OT. I'm glad you have so much to be thankful for.
    250K miles? What kind of car do you drive? That's amazing.

  16. Great list! I think the beer one needs to be on there one more time ;) Have a great Thanksgiving, and glad you are back!

  17. Happy Thanksgiving, OT! It's great to see you back - I was getting worried about you!

  18. Awwww I'mthankful that there are still people that haven't given up and actually appreciate the non-cynical nature of things. I personally have bought the farm (so-to-speak) and decided that I'm going away for every holiday after this one. :) I'm thankful for peace of mind. It's going to be so nice.

  19. @ Barsola, glad you chuckled.

    @ Bushman, just because no one has done it, does not mean that someone doesn't want to do it.

    @ Jewels, I would never put Flyers hockey on that list.

    @ Katsidhe, thank you.

    @ Joanne, thanks.

    @ Robyn, thank you. I have a Pontiac Sunfire.

    @ Becca, thanks and you do the same.

    @ Texa, thank you. And you are right about beer.

    @ Dawn, thank you.

    @ Anna, I know exactly how you feel. I just sometimes want to be alone on holidays.

  20. That is a great and honest list! One bit of trouble though! Not more than 20 minutes ago, I saw a commercial for a new Tyler Perry movie...Say it aint' so!

  21. @ Miley, you are very welcome.

    @ Pat, thank you very much. And that really sucks, I thought we were done with him.

  22. "That football season has been really, really good to me this year."

    ~Oh, echo that! Geaux.

    "That I still can afford cable tv because I don’t think I could survive without sports."

    ~Again, echo that!

    "That after all I have been through in the last couple of years and my life in general, that I have not let life beat me down and I am happy regardless of what pitch life throws at me."

    ~Inspiring for everyone.

    All of those you listed are wonderful reasons to be thankful.

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! *Hugs*


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