I am thankful for electricity. When I woke up this morning, there wasn’t any. I didn’t go wake anyone up; I didn’t know how long it was out or how long it was going to be out. I wasn’t going to go into a 40 minute discussion about why we couldn’t open the fridge or why the TV didn’t work. So I let them all sleep, if we were going to skip school, so be it. Luckily it came on right before 8am and since only Maizie has to be at school early, she was able to make it.
I am thankful for a toilet that flushes without electricity. We lived in a house with a well and what a pain that was. The problem I had was, as soon as I knew it wouldn’t work, I had to go. Luckily today, I was able to go and flush without a problem, woo hoo!
Now the thing I am most thankful for this week…
I am thankful for Alabama Worley. This week she has been with us for four years. She may not be the brightest dog, let’s face it she is just a downright doofus most of the time, but she is ours and we love her. She was days away from being “put down” in western Tennessee when we staked our claim. We drove to Connecticut to pick her up at a rest stop and when we got home is when all Hell broke loose. Stella (just 9 months at the time) was sitting on the floor when Alabama RAN into the house. Stella screamed and then started to cry. Teddy (who was afraid of dogs and is still a tiny bit weary of Alabama to this day) 2 years old, jumped onto the couch and started to cry, LOUDLY. Maizie, who was 3, went up to Alabama grabbed her around the neck and squeezed her as hard as she could, she was making her claim. From that day on, Maizie has been Alabama’s favorite (2nd to me of course).
|Right at home, even looking for food the very first day|
Alabama Worley has eaten countless crayons, Barbie shoes and tiny toys. She has gone through the garbage numerous times and she has ruined the couch with her neighborhood vigilance.
|Mrs Kravitz keeping an eye on the neighborhood...can't trust those squirrels|
The thing she does that really gets on my nerves is that she steals food right off the counter or table and she doesn’t even wait for the room to clear anymore. She will do it while I’m watching her (like I said, not the brightest). She may get on my nerves when EVERY TIME I step backwards I step on her or when I walk in a room and she follows me or when she insists on getting on my lap, but the Kraus house wouldn’t be the same without her. We love you Alabama Worley!!
|I can't even lay on the couch when the kids go to bed by myself|