Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So Thankful for...

So on facebook and some of my communities I am participating in 30 days of Thankful. It is a way to look at what you are thankful for ~ kinda a glass half full kinda thing. So for the 1st 2 weeks I ran the gammet of the the usual, I am above all thankful for my family, friends and faith. Now I can get to the fun stuff. So in honor of 30 Days of thankful today is all the fun stuff I am thankful for over here across the even bigger pond.

#1) Slingbox

I LOVE TV. I miss TV. I like white noise. I leave it on when I sleep. I don't think it ever goes off, it is my giant 60" night light. AFN or Armed Forces Network (the "free" TV available over here) sucks ass. Really. Some days I just want to watch QVC (because I think it is the funniest thing ever invented! It's like watching people at a mall!) My husband, knowing my need for TV got us a sling box. It is AWESOME. We stream TV from home over the internet and then use our TV as a computer monitor. Just like being at home!
Getting the best of both worlds, now I am not missing any of my stories.
And to top it off, it is coming to the Ipad!!! - Joy of Joys!!!!

I am thankful for my sling

#2) Radiant Heat Floors

They are everywhere here!!!! I LOVE THEM. I live in a perpetual state of cold. My husband and I are engaged in a constant war. The great thermostat war. There are many battles, most I win, and this means that as it is snowing outside, most of the people in my house are sweating profusely in their underwear, except me in a sweater wanting to turn it up. I absolutely LOVE getting out of bed in my fuzzy socks and feeling the heat rise from the radiant heat floors.

#3) Starbucks

Ok I admit it, I try but I am a consumer whore. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Starbucks. I do not eat at fast food. No McDonalds, no Burger King, ok occasionally a Taco Bell, but I do love my Starbucks. I love Chai Lattes, it is like a cup of Christmas every day! I know that my time with you is short as there is no Starbucks in Italy, so I will enjoy you while I can. Thank you for putting a Starbucks in the BX here at Osan.

#4) Fireballs.

I love em, and thanks to my good friends, a call went out when I could not find them here. I was sent (autonomously) a giant 10lb box from the manufacturer! That is love!!!!

There are many other things I am thankful for, like my bff Nikkol who chauffeurs me around everywhere, and the fact that I live in stumbling distance from a huge bar/restaurant area and can have copious glasses of wine and good food from all over the world with friends and then walk home. I am thankful that as we stay in the military longer and longer we run into more and more of the same people and I am thankful that we like these people.

The bottom line is that there are so many things that I could complain about. Living overseas can be a challenge. I could sit here a compile a list of all the things wrong over here, but instead I am choosing to look at all the wonderful things about being here.

What are some of the things you are thankful for?


Anonymous said...

Cool list! I love Starbucks too. Especially this time of year. :)

Gabbina said...

I LOVE Starbucks... and yeah, we don't have it here... :(
But, I can assure you'll love our cappuccino!!

Jodie said...

What an interesting blog you have! You like fireballs?? That is one of those candies I can't ever imagine eating!! LOL!
Thanks for joining It's ALL Good in Mommyhood community on BF!!

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