Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Blessings

Today I thought I’d count my blessings. It’s been too long.

1. We have the financial means to meet our needs, obligations, and wants while still donating to charity.

2. I am relatively healthy outside of a sprained ankle (from walking the treadmill!).

3. Both my parents are alive and in my life.

4. My folks love my husband and vice versa.

5. My husband and I still enjoy one another’s company after twenty-two years together.

6. Our pets are healthy and happy; my fish even had babies I hope to raise to adulthood.

7. Well, one cat needs medication but it’s inexpensive and doing the trick when I can get it in her.

8. I own a reliable car and have no car payments.

9. We live in a safe, comfortable neighborhood.

10. My husband asked for a stress test that saved his life.

11. The triple bypass surgery went well and he’s recovered nicely.

12. My husband is in the best health since his Air Force days.

13. I wrote this at a clinic waiting for blood to be drawn but it’s a rare event for a simple health checkup.

May you have reason to give thanks today!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Albums I Own

Out of curiosity, I looked on my iPod to see how many female vocalists are listed. You see, I have a guilty preference for male voices. However, I found thirteen female artists with no problem. Just for the fun of it, here are the woman fronted groups and the albums I own in no particular order:

Flyleaf - Flyleaf

Otep - House of Secrets

Madonna - The Immaculate Collection

The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers

Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement

Etta James - The Best of Etta James

Cyndi Lauper - Twelve Deadly Cyns

Jem - Finally Woken

Rasputina - Transylvanian Regurgitations

Garbage - Bleed Like Me / Version 2.0 (I like them so well I bought two titles)

Ace of Base - The Sign

Anna Nalick - Wreck of the Day

Ego Likeness - The Lowest Place on Earth


Connie Francis - Christmas Cheer