Living large in Fatopia.

This Thursday, I’m thankful for many things. I’m not even going to set a limit to the number of things I’m going to list or the way the list will turn out. I’m just going to say a little prayer and write what God leads me to. And here we go.


Things I’m thankful for:

johnny_automatic_Praying_hands1. The fact that God is always watching over my family and friends, blessing, and protecting us, and that He has a plan that He works to in His time, and all we have to do is trust in Him to lead the way. If I didn’t get to believe there was someone else in charge of all of this I’d truly go nuts. Thanks for always having my back, Big Guy!



12161418072. Rubber bands. I have not seen my sister-in-law smile or heard her laugh as much as she did the other day when she was making bracelets with DS. Who would have thought little rubber bands could bring so much happiness to a grown woman? I know spending time with her nephew had something to do with it too, but when Mr. Fatchick came home with another bracelet kit and gave it to her, she had a ‘possum eatin’ grin on her face like I haven’t seen in years. So thank you for little rubber bands and the fact no one thought of popping each other with them… yet.


My laptop pic3. Working from home. I don’t talk on this blog much about what it is that I do for a living, but I edit and proofread book manuscripts from home (don’t judge my editing skills by my writing skills, please, lol). My doctor recently had to play around with my medications again, making me pretty tired all the time. Add that to the narcolepsy I already have, and it’s a really good thing I work from home. It’s also a good thing that I don’t live alone, or I’d end up face down in the floor a lot of the time. Just what I’d need for Christmas pictures… carpet burns on my face.


12171421334. Big brothers. My brother and I don’t always see eye to eye. In fact, we usually mix like oil and water. I’m talking to the point my parents came home to find me standing on the porch and him standing at the foot of the steps with us both drawn down on each other with shotguns when we were teenagers. But every once in a while he does something really cool that makes all the other stuff worth it.

Last night, my brother brought in a “fat chick size” (his exact words) pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups coming in at 2 – 8 oz. cups in the package. Yeah, I agree… fat chick size. Now I’m just looking for the golf ball size m&ms, and I’ll be all set.


rg1024_Antique_Television5.Digital music channels on TV. My parents went out Christmas shopping yesterday. While they were gone, DS found the “old music channel” on the satellite. He listened to it for what I understand to be a pretty good while before they got home while I was asleep. He then got them to keep listening to it, which they did all afternoon and evening. And it’s true, music soothes the savage beast. Yesterday was one of the most laid back days we’ve had around here in a long time.  Really cool and much appreciated.

It leaves me with a question though. If their music was classic rock when I was a kid and the music I grew up to is classic rock now, what’s their’s called now… Ancient boulder?


What are you thankful for? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you!


Comments on: "#ThankfulThursday for 12/18/2014" (7)

  1. Being a place of thanks and gratitude is the ultimate expression of the joy of God in each of us. I smile as I read your blog but the Reese cup, that just made my mouth water. That is my all-time favorite treat. I call it the unspoken and forgotten food group. Thank you for reminding me that to always see all the good that is all around us everyday. Peacefully


    • Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I was just telling my family that I try to do one every Thursday because it reminds me to stop, take a minute, and count my blessings. I post it in public so that I have some accountability to try to do it every week. Otherwise, I’d just let it fade away like so many other things in life.

      whispering… And I thought the four main food groups were sugar, grease, chocolate, and potatoes, LOL! (Okay, the laughing isn’t a whisper anymore.)

      Have a blessed week and a Merry Christmas 🙂


      • You got it. Thanks for the amazing life. I was in a bit of a wobble today so I’m taking a moment to do a bit of meditation. I recently start blogging myself. It has been wonderful. Check me out sometime.
        By the way I wish I had a Reese cup to enjoy after this quiet time. 😄😃😂


        • If I could, I’d send you one of mine. Sometimes, a bit of chocolate with a dab of peanut butter makes the world just a little easier to deal with. It’s also cheaper than Xanax, LOL!

          I’m reading your latest post now. I really like the way you have your blog set up. With the way I work, I don’t have much time to surf around the net, but I try to keep up with my friends even if I don’t always comment on their posts. I’ll be following you now too 🙂

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  2. I always love when I read one of your blog posts… your wit and charm always, and I mean always puts a smile on my face! Your stories are colorful, descriptions vivid and well, you just make me happy 🙂 Thanks Crystal. I am thankful to be getting to know you through your blog!

    ☀ Memee


    • I’m really glad to make you smile. I know how hard it can be to find anything in the world to smile about some days, so if I can give someone just that one smile when they need it, well, my work here is done. And it’s great to be getting to know you through your blog too. I try to visit as often as I can, but my work doesn’t leave much time for reading for pleasure 😦 That’s something I plan to work in in the new year.

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