Saturday, 10 November 2012

Grateful Days 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Day 6

I am grateful for the ability to drive. I couldn't imagine life without being able to just go where I want (too a limit) and the freedom that it brings. Being able to visit friends and family that are far away. Its wonderful!

Day 7

In the same vain as day 6... I am grateful for the invention of all modes of transportation. A plane brought my wonderful friend Erika from Austria home for a few days so we can talk and catch up and laugh and cry and bitch. A boat allowed me to see Alaska (my most breathtaking trip).  and a train took me around Europe on an adventure. 

Day 8

I am grateful for finding my birth family. Not just the mother but an entire other family. I have mixed emotions about them and am trying to keep my distance a bit from them now but I looked for my birth family for 10 years. From the day I turned 18 I put my name on a search list with the Government and it was a long waiting list a 10 year list to be exact. When my name came up I was in a good place in my life and it couldnt have been better timing. I met my birth mother, father (not together) 2 full birth sisters, 2 1/2 birth sisters, 1 1/2 birth brother and a grandmother and cousins, aunts and an uncle. It was the adopted kid jackpot of birth searches. 

Day 9

I am grateful for the 80's. It's MY generation. I am a child of the 80's along with Charlie Sheen, Drew Barrymore and my personal fave Matthew Broderick (Ferris Forever!!). It was the age of being bratty and overindulgent and weird. I loved Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, The Spoons, Depeche Mode and The Cure. I crimped my hair and it could withstand the greatest of wind storms. The whole attitude  of the 80's lives in me and makes me so NEAT!

Day 10

I am grateful to have a home. When I was small my dad moved us every few years to a new house (twice to the same house) Usually better than the one before but for a kid this instability was horrible. A new school every few years and new friends - I couldn't get too attached because i knew we would move again. So I turned to food as something that I could control since my environment around me was out of my control. I followed my dad's pattern in my adult years and moved alot myself. But after Simon was born we bought our 1st house when i was pregnant with Michael we outgrew our 750 sq ft home and moved once more - 1.5 hours outside of the city that I grew up in and to our new home that will be remembered by my children as the house that they grew up in. It will be the home that I will raise my family in. I have finally found a home not just a house and I am grateful.


  1. I am also grateful to have grown up in the 80's! We had totally had awesome music and clothes! And I could totally rock some big hair!

  2. I think about that a lot amazing we can travel the world now by plane, train, ship, and cyberspace, phone, Skype et. I have family around the world. Not long ago it was horse and buggy. :) And I'm thankful for my home today, too. :)

  3. 80's best times ever. Thanks for the quick memories. How did we ever make it without a cell and the Internet?

  4. I love seeing you blog!

    I'm just amazed about this other side of the family! Wow.

    I too, love the 80's. I just had my 30th(yes, 30th) class reunion and I was dancing my ass off to the 80's!

    Enjoyed reading.


  5. Ohhhh.....I'm still laughing my ass off about the clown....but then again, clowns are funny huh!!!! lmao

  6. I love #10...that is perfect and you are the 80's which is why we get along so well!


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