6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 33

Because I am a fan of Lists and the #33, here is a list of 33 things I am Thankful for... Make it through the list and you may be handsomely rewarded.

Tall Mom is Thankful for:

1. Muscle Man and his amazing skills... The Man can do everything cook, sew, fix the car, flip a house, run a 5K, change a diaper, the list could go on and on..

2. Little Stud #1's imagination and willingness to PLAY.

3. Little Stud #2's soft cheeks and cuddles.

4. My Marathon Medal framed and hanging on the wall, reminds me that even on a bad day you can be proud.

5. Living close to Family and Friends.

6. Wedding pictures and returning every year to where we were married to celebrate.

7. Date Nights, although they are few and far between...after 8 years I still get butterflies.

8. Hummingbirds and Forget-Me-Nots.

9. GREAT gifts from years past, my camera and Garmin come to mind. Thanks Mom and Dad.

10. Hot Showers and Bubble baths.

11. Hunting for the perfect Christmas Tree.

12. My 10 Year High School Reunion. Planning it with an amazing group of people and the friendships that developed. Love you ladies Lynette and Jilly!!

13. The strength of my feet hitting the pavement.

14. Finding the best quote or picture for any occasion.

15. A Best friend who has known and loved me since I was a little Tall Lady and helped me as I became a Tall Mom.

16. Parents who are supportive, kind and great Grandparents.

17. Lots and lots of RACING options in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

18. Memories of walks in the fresh snow, and jumping on the mattress in the living room when the power went out.

19. Long Length pants and Shirts.

20. Reading Marathon stories..

21. Meeting new Bloggy friends, in person Hugs to Amanda, Kerrie and Zoe and online, Welcome new Bloggy Pack members.

22. Facebook updates and photos keep me connected to friends and family.

23. Songs that take me back to Basketball pregame warm-ups and Elementary skating parties.

24. Gonzaga Basketball Season!! And all the amazing people I met while in College (Katie, Kiera, Syd, Bernice, the list goes on and on)

25. Reading Comments from Bloggy friends near and far. I am a little busy today but will make it around to return the Love soon.. LONG WEEKED!!

26. Canadians.. I seriously think people from Canada are AMAZING!! You know who you are..

27. Sending Random Cards to people who least expect it.. (Email me your Address if you want to join the Tall Mom Mailing list tallmomontherun (at) hotmail (dot) com).

28. Christmas lights and decorations.

29. Thanksgiving food and DESSERT!

30. SLEEP... (Although I don't get it much)

31. Coffee and those who love Coffee as much as me (Lacey comes to mind).

32. Planning my 2010 racing schedule and training hard for some KILLER PR's. Knowing that I have the mental and physical power to achieve my goals.

33. Hosting Giveaways for all of YOU!! And trying to win on many other Blogs.

This Thanksgiving 33 is sponsored by GoLite. Since you made it through the list that means that you are truly a Tall Mom READER...so you get a BONUS ENTRY for the Red Travel Tote. Just drop a comment with the words Thankful 33 and the number you most relate to (In the Giveaway post). ADDED BONUS: If you decide to purchase any GoLite products you can get an additional entry into the Giveaway. Just tell me what you bought..



Janice {Run Far} said...

Great list. Happy Thanksgiving.

gba_gf said...

Thankful 33, and #30 made me chuckle.

I'm so glad I found your blog, you're such a talented writer of joy. (I don't know how to say it any better). My favorite #... in life... 33. Isn't that funny? I was always #3 on my sports teams growing up, and once I turned 10 I thought that 33 suited me better.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Genesis said...

i love you #19. Im thankful for that too, even if they are few and far in between!

Thankful 33.

Marlene said...

I love this! Just reading your list made me SMILE.

RunningLaur said...

I think 28 is wonderful to today - I'm really looking forward to setting up our tree with the fiance, it's always such a fun time.

Have a great Thanksgiving! (Thankful 33)

Fran said...

I loved reading your list.

Happy Thanksgiving Mel!

The Jesse said...

thankful 33!

i loved reading your list!

AND #1 is what i'm most relating to today - my husband is amazing and i feel very lucky & blesses to be his wife :)

AND #32 - i'm looking forward to the 2010 races too. especially since I pr'd at my 5k today!!! woohoo!!!

happy thanksgiving!!!

Anonymous said...

Thankful 33. Today, I hope to get some more of #30- sleep! Have a great Thanksgiving!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Love it, Mel! And thanks for theshout out! #21 is my lucky/favorite number, so funny you happened to shout out to me on your number 21~

Happy Turkey day!

Tim F said...

Great list. Thankful 33 - I liked 26 since my wife is Canadian it make me laugh.

Melissa said...

Thankful 33
16...I can totally relate

Kathleen said...

I loooove coffee too!

robinbb said...

Thankful 33...

I enjoyed #3, because that is my favorite part of my munchkins.

Lisa said...

What a great list!

I can relate to many of these, but #27 sticks out the most right now. I love sending people cards or postcards out of the blue! We rely on email so often now it's great to get something more personal in the mail! It also reminds me of the letters my grandmother would send me, and I am so thankful for all of those!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Thankful 33!

Suzy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! You have much to be thankful for.

Laura said...

I love, love love this...and of course and am cuckooo that you love us Canucks. :)


Thankful 33

Definitely #4 - both of my metals are hanging on my wall and they are definitely remind me of how proud I am of something that was so painful and unlike how I planned it to be.

Happy Turkey Day!

Velma said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the comment on facebook!! I hope you are having a great holiday,

Rookie on the Run said...

I relate to so many numbers! The obvious ones are the ones related to kids, family, & running. A less obvious one is #8. I love hummingbirds so much I have one tattooed on my back. :D

Awesome blog... thanks for sharing your joy and for putting a smile on the faces of so many readers (mine included).

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

thankful 33 #13 :0) Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Kerrie said...

I love your list! And thanks for the shout-out. It has been so great meeting bloggy buddies in real life! Looking forward to meeting Amanda on Sunday.

So, obviously, I like Thankfull 33 #21 and then #28. I LOVE Christmas lights and decorations and so far T Junior seems to love them as much as I do, which makes it even better. Whenever he sees a Christmas tree, he screams (yes, screams, which was interesting inside of the Macy's Holiday Lane store), "Kissmus Chee!!!!" over and over and over again, each time more excited than the time before. Last night, we went for a walk after dinner and a couple of people had put up their Christmas lights already. Oh man, he was so stoked!

PS: Yes, we should be FB friends! Looking you up in a minute...

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I most relate to #5 in your Thankful 33 list. Having my birth family close is very important to me. Of course, my hubbs and kids a biggies for my list too. And running is always near the top. It's hard to limit the things I am thankful for. I am also thankful for all the bloggy friends here and this community of people who seem to understand a part of my that my family and friends ae often puzzled by. Thanks for being one of them.
I hope you had a super Thanksgiving!

Alicia said...

Thankful 33
Right now, I'm relating to #11 because we are searching for a great Christmas tree to replace to Charlie Brown tree we've been using for the last 9 years. Loved your list and I'm thankful for you reminding me to be thankful for the little things. Life is sweet, isn't it?!

Megan said...

Thankful 33

I don't know why but it cracks me up that you thanked Canadians.

Happy Thanksgiving

Zoƫ said...

Thankful 33
Great list! I can relate to #22 a lot because Facebook is so amazing. I met my husband on Facebook. :) Very thankful for how it keeps me connected with friends/family far away.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Mel! :)

Anna said...

aw, I love this list! Just got back in town so way behind on reading. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!