Raindrops on roses?
Whiskers on . . . kittens?
Well, not exactly.
But, in honor of Thanksgiving, here are 10 everyday household items
that I am thankful for, and “why”.
1) Coffee Cup:
Thank you, Coffee Cup, for holding the most valuable, most important, most necessary liquid nutrient of the day.
I love you, Q-tips. I know the experts tell us NOT to clean the insides of our ears (allowing the wax to do the job it is intended to do), but DAMN it feels good when I swirl your fuzzy, cotton tip around (and around and around), collecting all of the WATER and WAX and DIRT (i.e. ear crud). And, there is something very satisfying about discovering all that I have captured on the other end.
What can I say. You help me flip my eggs every morning. I have tried using a spoon (when all of the spatulas were dirty), and the result is a blurred mess of white and yellow. It’s JUST NOT THE SAME. Thank you, Spatula!
4) Sticky Notes:
The perfect sized canvas to write out all of my lists and ideas, and post them around the house. Even though I ignore them (most of the time), I know they are there. And, somehow, that makes me feel as if I have accomplished something. Thank you, Sticky Notes!
5) Paper Clips:
Thank you, Paper Clips. Not only are you good at holding papers together, you can provide hours of entertainment, connecting one (to the other to the other), perfect for those with attention deficit disorders; not to mention, you come in handy when the need arises to gain entry into the locked bedrooms of rebellious teenagers (who shall remain nameless).
Thank you, Corkscrew, for helping me gain access to the (other) most valuable, most important, most necessary liquid nutrient of the day.
7) Channel Changer/Clicker/ TV Remote:
Thank you for indulging my lazy side; allowing me to sit on the couch and (channel) surf for hours of mindless entertainment. And, the only “sharks” I need to worry about are sitting on the couch, next to me, waiting for the perfect opportunity to annihilate the Food Channel, and cruise on over towards the Sports Channel.
SHARKS LIKE SPORTS.
8) Dryer Sheets:
Thank you, Dryer Sheets, for preventing me from “death by electrocution” in my sleep.
Thank you, Tweezers, for helping me pluck those unattractive, unwanted hairs that have no rightful place anywhere on my body. In case of unfortunate circumstances (and I were to fall into a coma), I have a designated “plucker person” to take care of those unsightly . . . whiskers.
And, LAST, but certainly not LEAST –
10) Toilet Paper:
There are a number of reasons why I am thankful for you,Toilet Paper. Actually . . . TWO.