Thursday, April 16, 2009
I find that most my list today are people.....
Abraxas Kennels and their groomers. Who else would put up with a neurotic, crazy 120lb golden retriever who cries and whimpers at the sound of a little pop and can take out small children with a single wag of his tail? We get him shaved to keep his coat from shedding (he lives indoors), and she once commented that grooming him was "like shaving a sheet in the wind." I am thankful for their patience, their professionalism and their kindness towards my furry, four-legged children.
The secretaries at West Jordan High school attendance office. When I called today to excuse Tuffy's absences due to illness, they were kind enough to make sure I understood that a doctor's note was going to be required. Hmmm, I wonder WHY? I am thankful for their diligence in making sure that my son's attendance or lack thereof is properly accounted for.
The drive through crew at my local Wendy's. I've been there twice this week. Both times for the Tuffster I might add, and both times I might have accidentally either squealed Molly's tires or otherwise made a fool of myself in the drive up lane. It's very hard to pull off "cool" in the 'stang when you can't really even drive it properly. But I am thankful to those non-english speaking, visor capped, professionals who kept straight faces whilst processing my order and who, I am sure, did NOT bust up laughing as soon as I drove off.
Instant Messaging at work. When I spend much of my time working off site, it is difficult to maintain proper working relationships. And by that, I mean proper levels of harrassment on a regular on-going basis. But thankfully, with IM, it doesn't matter where I am at, I can provide my daily dose of sexual harassment to the necessary co-workers. Even if their status is marked busy, they often are there tap tapping away at their keyboards and my very important message will pop up to them. It's a necessary part of the working and creative process and I am so thankful that it is available. IM is also good for keeping in the gossip loop. Which as you know, is the most important part of any working environment.
My YW who weren't offended when I said I wouldn't share popcorn. You see, I have an issue with all kinds of hands reaching into the popcorn bowl or bag. Ick. So rather than share, I just made everyone their own bowl. I am so thankful that no one complained or was offended. While I love the girls, I won't share popcorn. They are always so kind to me and my weird little thingies.
Brad at Wasatch Running Center. Dude spent a good deal of time with me tonight properly fitting me for a good running shoe. It was time for a new pair, and I wanted them for Saturday. Of course, he was kind enough to inform me that they really recomment two weeks to get the shoes in order for a big run, but hey, I haven't followed any rules regarding this upcoming race so why should I start now? Guess we'll see how it goes, but I was very thankful for his time and attention. Dude rocks and they now have a life long client in me.
So what or whom are you thankful for today?