For this week’s Writers’ Workshop, there were a couple of Thanksgiving themed prompts since it is Thanksgiving in the States this week. Canadian Thanksgiving was last month but I figure that there is no expiration date on being thankful. As a matter of fact, it’s something we should remember to do all year round.
So here we go!
-Name a colour you are thankful for.
I think that I have to go with green here. Nothing gaudy; a nice deep dark green. I’m not sure how we’re supposed to be thankful for a colour but it’s my favourite and I have the eyesight to be able to see it……… so, yeah, I’m grateful.
-Something your spouse does that you are thankful for
Well, I don’t have a spouse but I have a pretty decent ex-husband who is there for our kids and almost always willing to help me out when I need a bit of muscle for something. I guess that I’m pretty lucky in that respect.
-Something that your kids do that you are thankful for.
I’ve raised my kids to understand that every member of a household needs to do their part in keeping that household running. This means that my kids do their chores with little prompting or grumbling. Since I have a full time job outside of the home, this makes my life so much better. It really makes me appreciate having teens who are old enough to contribute like that.
-A food you are thankful for.
Frankly, I’m grateful that I can afford to keep us pretty well-fed when so many families struggle so I guess that I’m thankful for all food. Specific food though? Hmmmm….. chocolate is pretty high on my list. Oh, and bacon! Bacon makes everything better!
-What recent good news are you thankful for?
Nothing monumentally good or bad has happened recently but I did chat with my sister-in-law the other day and we’ve made plans to see each other this weekend. Since it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, I’d call this good news that I’m very glad to hear.
-Name a drink you are thankful for.
In the non-alcoholic category, that would be tea with Diet Coke a close second. Booze? I do love a good glass (or two or three) of wine.
-Name a restaurant you are thankful for.
Right now, that would be McDonalds. They gave The Boy a job this summer (which he still has) which has (mostly) gotten his grubby hands out of my wallet.
-Talk about an animal you are thankful for.
Aardvarks! No, no, just kidding, lol! The real answer would be my cat. She is so attached to us that she’s practically a dog. She adores the kids and lands on their laps the second they sit down. She’s just a little thing but is hard to move once she settles in.
I love my Olay facial lotion. I don’t use it so much in the hot weather since I’m usually sweaty anyway but, as soon as the cooler weather hits, I use it every day religiously. If good old Oil of Olay was good enough for my grandmother, it’s good enough for me.
-Name a cleaning product you are thankful for.
A cleaning product? Seriously? Sorry, I can’t be thankful for anything that has to do with chores.
-What social media platform are you thankful for?
Hmmm….. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Facebook these days and haven’t been on Pinterest much. I have to say that I probably spend most of my time on Instagram these days and use Twitter to stay up to date with my favourite TV shows so I guess it’s a tie between those two for my gratefulness lately.
-Tell us why you are thankful for the last person who texted you.
As I write this, the last person who texted me was one of my co-workers. I have a good job but not what you would call an exciting career. It is my co-workers who make hauling my ass out of bed in the morning worthwhile. We work together like a well-oiled machine AND we genuinely like each other. That’s a hard combination to find.
-Name a candy you are thankful for.
I love Rockets! When they went on sale after Halloween, I went and bought myself a big-ass bag of them which I’m still enjoying. For those of you in the States, you call them Smarties; our Smarties are more like M&M’s.
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-Name an app on your phone that you are thankful for.
Referring to my answer above, I probably use Instagram and Twitter the most.
-What are you looking forward to that you are thankful for?
I’m looking forward to spending time with family at Christmas. The Christmas lights, good food and good company light up those short winter days.