Since it's Thanksgiving, I don't think this list needs much of an introduction. So without futher adieu....
5. LASIK eye surgery
This is the best thing I ever did for myself!! (It was a few years ago, but I never cease to be amazed and thankful for it.) To be a slave to contacts had become more than annoying. I was sick and tired of having to dig them out of my eyeballs EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT!
No watching TV and falling asleep. No impromptu naps. No riding in the boat without constantly putting in eye drops every time we stopped for a moment.
And I only forgot to pack my contact solution ONE TIME! Trust me, after soaking your contacts in water overnight (just so they won't dry out to the hardness of petrified wood) and then putting them back in.....you'd never make that mistake again.
If you've been considering it, I highly recommend it! It was so quick and DID NOT HURT! It was kind of a weird feeling, but it was over in a flash. AMAZING technology.
4. Paula Deen
Yum. Yum. Yum. Who doesn't love them some Paula Deen? She's the aunt everyone wishes they had. (Except her yummy sons would be your cousins....which in most states would knock them out of the running for being your lover. I'm not naming the states...you know who we you are.)
Who doesn't love taking perfectly boring healthy vegetables, rolling them in some type of carbohydrate crack and then frying them to a golden crisp in butter lard bacon grease baking them in the oven?
And to make things better, when I signed my mom (the Queen) up for Facebook, Paula Deen popped up as a classmate. After a little Googling investigative genius, I discovered her maiden name. My mom was all like, "Paula Hiers!?! I didn't realize Paula Hiers was Paula Deen?! I knew Paula Hiers! We were friends!!"
*insert me picturing myself going to Paula's house with my mom for their weekend reunion of BFF's complete with all the fried chicken, biscuits, and banana pudding the princess we can eat.*
So we dig out her yearbooks and sure enough...there's Paula....along with her signature in my mom's yearbook. Sah-Weet!! (Like Fried Pumpkin Layer Cake with Cream Cheese and Orange Frosting )
And I will be even more thankful when DirecTV partners with Tivo again (I hear is rumored to be happening soon) so I can get rid of that awful DVR developed by the satellite morons.
Don't get me wrong....any DVR is better than nothing. But once you go Tivo, you never go back. (Unless forced to do so by greedy satellite people who think they can make their own box and cut Tivo out of the pie.) *Did someone say pie? Licking lips...*
2. Guitar Hero
God bless the makers of Guitar Hero for saving me from a life of Kidz Bop and changing my little "Wiggles Heads" to "Metal Heads."
I can finally listen to music that does NOT make me want to rummage through
I love that Guitar Hero has turned my sons into Bon Jovi fans. How cool is that?
My kids know all the words Living on a Prayer, Eye of the Tiger, Rock You Like a Hurricane, and Sweet Home Alabama. (Though thanks to our friend "Mr. Mayfield Ice Cream Man" they now insert "ROLL TIDE! ROLL!" into the song.)
1. The Royal Family
I am most thankful for the Prince, the heirs to the throne, Kings, Queens, and the court of Royal Jesters.
Family members: please insert yourselves where ever fitting.
Whaaa? I didn't call you a court jester!!
I called you a royal jester!
It is much different.
Not the butt of jokes AT ALL!
*winks to blog readers*