Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today I Am Thankful...For Lots Of Things :)

We are floating away here in Smalltown, VA.  It has been raining for 3 days straight!  I know that everyone in the south east is probably experiencing something similar, and I am just thankful that we are not more coastal or it could be very scary!  Smalltown, VA has a bit of a flooding problem though, which makes me ever so thankful that my home is in a neighborhood that is high on a hill!  The river has crested, and flooding throughout the day is expected.

Thank goodness for my yellow wellies!  They have definitely come in handy lately :)

(wow...just realized i have LOTS to be thankful for today!)


Now, on to what's what in the land of Seersucker.  Tuesday night I went to my women's wine group and we tasted "Wines of Greece".  All I have to say is YUMMMMMMMMMMM......  I've not really had Greek wines before (that I know of), and I can definitely say that I am a fan!  After wine group some of the girls decided to head downtown for some late night cocktails.  Not a good decision for T.  Not good at all!

Earlier that night, probably 5:00 or so, BFF came over to my house.  She said she had a surprise for us to enjoy before wine group.  AND...she sure did. 

Skinny Girl Margaritas!!! 

I am a fan of the Real Housewives of NYC, of course, and Bethany is a fave.  I've not tried her margaritas before, and the prospect of doing so was tres exciting.  BFF and I proceeded to have three margaritas before wine group.  THREE.  That was probably about two too many.  Oops!

So, fast forward to 2am while I am still out shutting down the bar with friends and TEN.  Bad, bad, bad T.  Yesterday I pretty much felt like death, and was so excited to head home after work to do nothing but relax and recoup.

The weather was frightful (cold and rainy) last night, so TEN and I decided that a nice fire and take out would hit the spot.  He showed up at my house after work with the most beautiful flowers and a tasty bottle of wine :)

Bloggy friend Tudor City Girl often talks about receiving flowers, and how very nice it is.  I've gotten flowers before, of course, but for special occasions.  My birthday, Valentine's Day, etc.  I really don't know that anyone has brought me flowers before....just because.  You know what are right.  It was really, really nice :) 

TEN proclaimed that he had chosen the sunflower and burnt orange motif because he thought it would match my kitchen very well.  Pretty thoughtful huh?  See, here's the thing.  TEN isn't perfect.  Neither am I.  But sometimes I think I forget how great he is.  I don't ever want to forget that.  I don't ever want to quit remembering why I'm the luckiest girl in the world.  Even with our little issues and problems, I'm happier than I have ever been.  And that is really something :)

So, here I am on a Thursday morning....yellow wellies, cuffed jeans, a lavender oxford and my favorite grey J. Crew cardigan keeping me warm and dry, with a really big smile on my face.

I wish it would stop raining.  I wish I didn't have to go to the grocery store tonight.  I wish I was independently wealthy and didn't have to be working today.  I wish a lot of things.  But in all honesty....I am so very thankful for what I have. 



Marian said...

Receiving flowers just out of the blue is the best!! And I love how he put some much consideration into what type/colors to get. Awwww

Jenny DB said...

Didn't watch housewives much but from what i saw i was curious about skinny girl margaritas - how were they? and I liked.. didn't care much for the countess though.

I never have gotten flowers for no reason before joe. even if its just a few reasons, its quite a nice surprise, eh:) after they look like theyre on their last leg, i like to hang them upside down and dry them out.. i'm collecting them now:) they're in a beer pitcher i somehow acquired probably from a far too adventurous tuesday night hehe... and they're accumulating quite nicely!!

happy almost friday:)

Jenny DB said...

meant to say liked bethany..
and even if its just a few roses, not a few reasons:) hehe where is my mind today

MCW said...

Your life sounds so it. Ten is a doll.

Anonymous said...

I love "just because" flowers! And as much as I want and wish I'm thankful for so much -- even when it is easy to forget.