I've been thinking lately about the things I have that my grandmothers could only imagine, and how I'm thankful for them. In honor of that thought, here's a list:
1. My breadmaker. And you thought I was going to say my computer or my cell phone, didn't you? Ha.
2. Computer and cell phone. Ok, now I did.
3. Facebook. Yeah, that falls under computer, but seriously, what was the computer before we had facebook? I was contacted this week by a guy I thought I'd never heard of, until he posted our eight-grade yearbook class picture and reminded me that we called our teacher "Stoneface." I bet that never happened to my grandmother! One thing led to another, and half my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes are tagging people in those photos, trying to remember names and whatnot. Then I heard from my very first childhood friend, and my daughter Leah asked, "The one with the long-haired doll and the band-aid box full of plastic animals?" (Remember Long-haired Chrissy? You pulled her pony tail and it got long, then pressed a button on her stomach and it got short again. Yeah, Cathy had one. She also had this beautiful Irish-looking doll named Bernadette. And a dog named Kimmy and a cat named Pepper. How come I can remember all this and I can't get my kids names right?)
Back to my list.
4. Central air conditioning in my house and my car.
5. Fast postal service. We've gotten two letters from Elijah in Switzerland. In my grandmother's day, it would have taken months to get one. Halfway around the world for 98 cents? That's a bargain.
I'm sure there are others, but I'm going to go admire my new wood floor, installed with the help of an electric chop saw and hydraulic flooring stapler.
Be thankful ~