Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 9 of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for skills. In particular, these skills which have been very handy recently:

* baking (garlic rolls, cinnamon bread)
* sewing (photos to come soon!)
* making up a (successful) recipe (mmm, soup)
* a rudimentary knowledge of tools and mechanics
* driving in the rain
* navigation when lost in unfamiliar city

These are the sorts of things that make everyday life so much easier. They make up for the fact that I am terrible at:

* balancing checkbooks (which is not to say I'm bad with money, I'm just bad at the checkbook thing)
* keeping track of paperwork
* filing
* lefts and rights (no, no, your OTHER right!)
* making scrambled eggs (it's true!)
* making small talk (I totally suck at this)
* putting away my shoes

I have about four pairs of shoes all over the house. My shoes are also in a jumble at the bottom of my closet (to be fair, they are also neatly placed in a shoe rack on my closet door, but I don't have any room for shoe racks on the floor... so, jumble of overflow shoes).

However, I can step over those shoes and make a mean loaf of cinnamon bread, and that is something to be thankful for indeed.


Rachel Cotterill said...

Please can I borrow some of your navigation skills? I can trade you bucket-loads of filing & paperwork ability! ;)

Stefanie said...

Excellent things to be thankful for. And hopefully Terri is good at the things you aren't. :)

Tammie said...

my husband leaves his shoes everywhere but hes awesome in the kitchen and hes pretty good about finding his way around unfamiliar cities too, so i guess it all evens out. especially because i cant navigate to save my life.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

I have the same lefts and rights problem as you but also lack navigation skills so me in a new city equals: LOST, CONFUSED, and FREAKING OUT! LOL

I am loving this little post of yours btw!

Lara Starr said...

I always have to think twice about lefts and rights - the wedding ring helps (sometimes)

And even though I don't eat them, I'm told I make awesome scrambled eggs