My Thanks to the Academy for…

It’s been a long day.

It’s been a long week.

And when I start feeling tired and a wee cranky, I think I’ve got to be the stupidest person around.

I’ve got so many things and people to thank in my life.

So following Stasha’s lead for this Monday’s Listicle: a list of 10 thanks.

10.  Thanks to my husband for not going out and buying ice cream when I beg him — after hours.

9.     Thanks to my husband for proceeding against all better judgement and getting me ice cream when I beg him — after hours — risking my wrath when I am mad that I ate the ice cream that he dared to buy.

8.     Thanks to my daughter for buying me Tangled for my birthday present.

7.      Thanks to the Madison Community Theater Summer Camp I will have moments of clear thought between 9 and noon next week.

6.      Thanks to whomever invented air conditioning.

5.       Thanks to God for just reminding me that I left the sprinkler going in the garden. That saved us paying for another 8 hours of water.  (And me being very angry with myself in the morning.)

4.        Thanks to whomever first dipped a salted, fried tortilla chip into salsa.

3.        Thanks to Bill Bowerman and Nike for inventing the Waffle sole. As opposed to the waffling soul.


2.        Thanks to the person who invented the bell and strobe light aimed at my right pupil to notify me that my fuel tank is .4 miles to empty.

1.          Thanks to my husband for choosing to come home every day from work. Instead of driving 12o mph in the opposite direction.


Whom or what would you like to thank?

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12 responses to “My Thanks to the Academy for…”

  1. Kerstin says:

    Wonderful list!
    There really are so many things to be thankful for, right? Glad you reminded me of a few, it’s so easy to get caught up in the every day madness 😉
    Kerstin recently posted..I did the Fifty Shades

    • Jamie Miles says:

      You are so right Kerstin. I do try and find the little things to give thanks for…for life is nothing but little moments all strung together, right?

  2. Wayne says:

    A fabulous list. I laughed a few times with it. Well done and a nice perspective on your perception of the world.
    Wayne recently posted..Monday Listicles

  3. ellie says:

    Ah, but does he drive 120 in your direction WITH the ice cream?

    And as for AC, I’ve been known this summer, to drive fairly quick with the AC blowing on the one grocery bag that contains ice cream. As if that will save it…
    ellie recently posted..Listicles is a Real Word

  4. Robbie says:

    #10 made my choke on my coke! enjoyed your list and theater camp sounds fun.
    Robbie recently posted..Thanks

  5. Stasha says:

    Ok this is all kinds of fun and brilliant. But the last one really had me giggle and think I should kiss my husband really hard tonight. And AC seems to be very popular. Up where we are heaters are more the craze. Come on up 🙂
    Stasha recently posted..Monday Listicles

  6. Haha!! I love the ice cream ones…which by the way, look very delicious!!! Also, chips and salsa are one of my MOST FAVORITE things to eat…I think I’m really hungry right now 😉
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..The Color Run!!

  7. Jackie says:

    I was worried at first when you didn’t include the ice cream with #1, but #2 redeemed yourself! There’s never too high an obstacle for ice cream…at least for me.
    Jackie recently posted..A little bit of thanks goes a long way

  8. Bridget says:

    Whomever decided chips dipped in salsa was a great snack should be on my list too:)
    Bridget recently posted..Boys Being Boys

  9. Ado says:

    I *love* Tangled (it’s the only princess movie I do love) and of course, waffling around! (-:
    A great list.
    Ado recently posted..10 Things I’m Thankful For

  10. Diane says:

    Hmmmmm yes to number 4! Really enjoyed reading your list!
    Diane recently posted..Giving Thanks!#Monday Listicles

  11. Missy says:

    Numbers 9 & 10 were speakin’ right to me! And to #6, I just have to say, AMEN!
    Missy recently posted..Neigh, I Say



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