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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Gobble Gobble Gobble

1. My Parents: Even though I roll my eyes at them whenever they try to give me advice, I truly value their support, their "covered with cheese" jokes, their warped sense of humor, and their unconditional love. Oh yeah, and they buy me nice gifts too. I like that.

2. My "Other" Parents (aka The In-Laws): Even though it has been close to 3 years since my husband has passed away, I continue to grow closer and closer to my in-laws. So much so, that I no longer think of them as my in-laws, but rather as my second set of parents. They truly are the strongest people I know on Earth, having played the cancer game, not once, but twice. So far the score is 1-1, which leads me to item #3....

3. M.D. Anderson: One of the most respected cancer centers in the world. The place that lengthened the life of my husband. The place that knocked cancer out of the ball park for my "other mom." The place the "cured" two other good friends (Taylor no longer has Hodgkins and Randy no longer has Leukemia.) And the place the helps many more people today, such as Debutaunt, a fellow H-Town blogger, a single mom, fighting Leukemia. As much as I despise making the drive out to Houston's Medical Center to go here, if it wasn't for this place, the lives of my friends and family would be much shorter.

4. My friends: They hold me when I cry, and they spit their drinks out with me when they laugh. They sing louder than I do while driving in the car, and they shut their mouths when they know that I want the spotlight. They buy me tequila when I need a drink, and they hold my hair when I'm puking. They bring me chicken soup when I'm sick, and they buy me ice cream just because. My non-Texan friends take me on vacation with them on the days that I can't stand living in Texas, and my Texan friends eat BBQ and watch the rodeo with me on the days when I think that Texas ain't so bad after all. I would do anything for these people.

5. My health: Enough said.

6. My wealth: I am, by no means, rich. But my house was not blown away by Hurricane Rita, it was not flooded by Hurricane Katrina, or washed away by some Tsunami. I have too much clothes in my closet, and plenty of food in my pantry and belly. (WAY too much food in my belly.) In fact, the only thing that I don't have enough of, is purses. But I'm working on that one as I type.

7. My cat: She's such a ghetto cat. But I love her and she loves me. She greets me at the door when I come home and cuddles next to me when I'm asleep at night. She makes my life, home alone, not as lonely. Plus, she likes to scratch boys that come over to my house. That always makes me laugh.

8. My DJ: Last, but definitely not least. I continue to learn from his death and appreciate my time, here on Earth.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

posted by The Merry Widow at 10:37 PM |


Commented by Anonymous debutaunt:

I'm thankful for peeps like you. Who make me smile when I'm down, who keep me connected to the rest of the world. Human and funny and just plain kickass.

And when I buy you a rita, you can spit it out when we laugh so hard we snort. Although tequila is hard on the nostrils. Happy belated turkey day to you, Ms. Awesome!

November 25, 2005 6:49 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Nilla:

Awesome post. That's what THANKSgiving is all about!

November 25, 2005 10:23 AM 
Commented by Blogger mrtl:

Happy Thanksgiving, MW!

November 25, 2005 6:05 PM 
Commented by Blogger SoozieQ:

Great post. You're a very inspiring person.

November 25, 2005 6:32 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl:

hope you had a nice Turkey Day MW.
I'm thankful for YOU!

November 26, 2005 12:33 AM 
Commented by Blogger Pissy Britches:

Happy Thanksgiving you HAB!

November 26, 2005 3:36 PM 
Commented by Blogger Charlotte in Pa:

Happy Thanksgiving, MW! I hope that you had a great holiday. Just wanted you to know that I'm still reading...

November 26, 2005 9:50 PM 
Commented by Anonymous Guy #3:

Merry Christmas, since it's now well after the official day of thanks. It is nice to know that you're thankful for things. I didn't see you mention booze though. You should be thankful for booze. Without it, the period immediately following the holidays might not be as awkward. And we need the awkwardness.

November 27, 2005 2:58 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Jade:

Great things to be thankful for... it sounds like you had a good thanksgiving.

Maybe next time I'm in town then ;).

November 27, 2005 5:50 PM 
Commented by Blogger David:

great post MW, and that is why we keep coming back for more. Love from the mountains of California.

sppoky my word verification is mwdjl???

November 27, 2005 9:05 PM 
Commented by Blogger Jessie:

Totall Sappy BUT - I am thankful for people like you who set an amazing example for the rest of us!

November 27, 2005 9:17 PM 
Commented by Blogger Nessa:

you always make me sniffle a bit - hope you had a lovely holiday!

November 28, 2005 11:25 AM 
Commented by Blogger little sister:

Thank YOU for a great post, MW! Very heartwarming...you've been through a lot in your time and are still grateful. That's amazing :)

Are you gonna post a pic of the purse when you get it? hehehe

November 29, 2005 5:28 AM 
Commented by Blogger Random and Odd:

Please don't ever stop blogging MW. I don't know what I would do without my once every few months crys when you mention DJ.

Shaun gives good hugs if you wanna come stay with us. He does this cool thing with ... oh wait. I better shut up. You're already after my man.

*sigh* I'll go run the bath.

November 29, 2005 3:03 PM 
Commented by Blogger Shaun:

I think Kristine's TRYING to get rid of me now!!!

Nice post, MW!

December 01, 2005 1:16 AM 
Commented by Blogger mrtl:

Hey, MW! You got a shout out at Go Fug Yourself!

December 01, 2005 6:11 PM 

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