Thursday, November 27, 2008

A to Z...a Thanksgiving giveaway contest

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I'd like to play a little game, one we played around the Thanksgiving table when I was a kid. At the end of this post I'll name something starting with an "A" that I'm thankful for. If you're the first to comment, tell us something you're thankful for that starts with an "B." Second comment, something starting with a "C." (I'm pretty sure you're smart enough to figure out the remaining 23 steps!)

Feel free to post as many times as you'd like, but don't post twice in a row. Traffic might be low today since it's a holiday. Can we get to "Z" before the day is through? Let's try!

If you cross-post and more than one person uses the same letter, no problem--it's a good day to be extra-thankful.

And to sweeten the deal...whoever completes our alphabet with "Z" will get some yummy peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies in the mail. Remember, no posting twice in a row. I'll plan to come on and post a "Y" comment so that anyone is free to post "Z."

Let's get started!

A: I'm thankful for...
Another sticker on Chickie's potty chart.

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63 comments:

beckiwithani said...

B: I'm thankful for ...
Beth, my wonderful twin sister. :)

Sam said...

C: I'm thankful for Cathy, your mom.

beckiwithani said...

D: Donal, my husband! I wrote about him for the One Minute Writer prompt today.

d said...

I'm Thankful for ZZZZZZZZZs when I can get enough of them! I win the Cookie!

beckiwithani said...

Donal, you can't CHEAT!

d said...

I'm not thankful for my wife Yelling at me for jumping to z.

d said...

I'm Thankful for my wonderful wife for putting up with me and not being too mad at me for playing around with C.Beth's plans today. I guess she won't be my X any time soon!

EliandMe said...

I'm thankful for E... Eli, my beautiful baby boy.

C. Beth said...

Sorry, D, I agree with your gorgeous wife--NO CHEATING--and don't even try to use dyslexia as an excuse for starting at the end.

E, anyone?

C. Beth said...

Oh, we got an E--yay!

By the way, EliandMe, I really love the name Eli.

Sarah said...

F: I'm thankful for family and friends who provide us with good times and help us through the not so good times!
Happy Thanksgiving all of us in the USA (ours is long gone but I wanted to play anyway...)

beckiwithani said...

F: I'm thankful for ...
Firefighters, especially when on a cake.

d said...

I'm thankful for Gummies, especially the sack I got from my Mother-in-law for my B'Day!

d said...

I am thankful for Honolulu..it's such a great word to say Hon..O...Lu...Lu!!!

Anna said...

I: I'm thankful for independence, the kinds that my kids will learn as they get older so I get more freedom! LOL

C. Beth said...

These are great!

Donal, I am thrilled with your enthusiasm. Remember, though, not allowed to do two letters in a row.

I'll do H since Honolulu doesn't count (though it was an excellent choice.)

I'm thankful for H...happiness!

Great I, Anna!

J, anyone?

Kerri said...

J: I'm thankful for Jammies. I plan on spending the whole day in mine today

Heather said...

K: I'm thankful for kids! Mine in particular, I suppose, but really everyone's. Having gone through infertility treatments and with friends who have gone through much more and without success, I will never take my kid for granted (even at 2 am when I haven't been to sleep yet, I promise).

beckiwithani said...

L: I'm thankful for losers at Pinochle, especially when the loser is the opposite team.

d said...

M: I'm thankful for Mates with short Memories as to who won the last game! ...and this one is not over yet!

Cathy said...

I'm glad the Norris family invited me into their family!

Jenners said...

I'm thankful for the bright Oranges of autumn...pumpkins, leaves and mums

Mistress Meeyee said...

I am thankful for parties!!!!I love getting together with friends.

Laura Jayne said...

Q - I am thankful for my Grandmother's Quilt that now covers my legs so I stay warm. I can feel love as it covers me. I miss my grandma, but am comforted by this that she made with her own hands.

Mama to a diva said...

R- I am thankful for Reading books with my little girl.

mevsmysoul said...

S- I am thankful to my SOUL for being with me through thick and thin. Ever Guiding Soul!

Cheers,
Jyoti

Perfect Summer Day

Coastalgranny said...

S- I'm grateful for my Savior and sunshine!

beckiwithani said...

T: I'm thankful for toilet paper. I mean, really, do we express our thanks for toilet paper as much as we should? I don't think so!

d said...

U: I'm thankful for Utility poles because without them we would get our feet tangled in all those wires all the time!

beckiwithani said...

V: m thnkfl fr vwls. Hrd t tlk wtht thm.

d said...

W: What?

C. Beth said...

ncl Bck--H h h h h h h! 'm Lghng!

C. Beth said...

D--I guess it is a useful word...?

beckiwithani said...

I'm thankful for Xerox. Oh Xerox, you let me down so often with your paper jams and your out-of-toner messages and your replace-staple-cartridge messages and your resetting-network messages ... but my job would be much harder without you.

C. Beth said...

I'm thankful for...
YOU, whoever you are, reading this. Thanks for giving me an audience for my blog!

Ready...set...WIN!

beckiwithani said...

I'm thankful for the letter "Zed." When Donal sings the ABCs, he says "Zed" instead of Z at the end. It always makes me smile.

d said...

Z: I'm thankful for Zyzzyvas. Where would we be without them?

J Trout said...

X I'm thankful for my time spent as an X ray tech for Dr. Kerry. :) J

d said...

Just in case you need to know what a Zyzzyva is..


zyz⋅zy⋅va

Pronunciation [ziz-uh-vuh]noun

any of various South American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants.

C. Beth said...

Well, looks like Becki won, by a matter of seconds.

Which means Donal's not very thankful for her right now.

Or maybe he is...after all, I bet she'll share the cookies! Becki, I'll get them to you soon!

Thanks everyone for playing! This was fun! Anyone coming into the game late? Feel free to post whatever random thankful comments you'd like.

Have a beautiful, thankful, delicious day!

--C. Beth

C. Beth said...

D--was that your word verification word?

d said...

I

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AM

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GOING

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Comment

d said...

MORE

d said...

THAN

d said...

TWO

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TIMES

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LOL

d said...

Thanks for the fun morning Beth!

C. Beth said...

Ha ha ha, Donal! Thanks to you I have far more comments than I've ever had on a post on this blog before. I'm all about the numbers. ;)

mevsmysoul said...

Beth, it was real fun :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

cheers,
Jyoti

Perfect Summer Day

The Archduchess said...

I don't ever comment... But I lurk and secretly read everything here.

I'm thankful for:
Absolutely everything in the world,
Bear hugs,
Comfortable blankets on lazy days,
Double-dipping chips in the salsa when no one is looking,
Elephant rides at RenFest, even though they are really short and really expensive,
Family, even when it gets tough,
Gumball machines because they're so fun even though I never eat the gum,
Hippies I see in the streets and who tell me "peace out" whenever I walk in front of them,
I - I couldn't write in the first person without it,
Juicy oranges, the kind that you can eat slices and slices of on hot summer days,
Kiwi fruits, because I haven't had one in a really long time and you can pretend to have funny green eyes with half a kiwi fruit,
funny Lawn ornaments, especially the 2000lbs concrete gorilla in my neighbor's yard,
good Memories,
Numb fingers wrapped around a mug of hot chocolate,
Othold, my cactus,
People in general,
Questing knights who sweep me off my feet,
Roundabouts, otherwise I'd never get to where I'm going because I keep missing exits on the highway,
Sleep, I can't get enough of it,
Turkey, even when there's a lot of it to eat,
Underpants, you can't ever be too thankful for them,
Very Yummy chocolate chip cookies my brother and sister baked for me,
Wagner, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Shostakovich for their music,
X^2 - Chi-squared tests, how could I statisticize anything without them?
Y chromosomes and their owners, sometimes they're annoying, but you can't live without 'em!
Zip codes, they get my letters places even when I misspell the city.

And this blog, because reading it makes me happy!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

bamamama said...

Am thankful for this Big wonderful idea! Counting on my DEar Family to Get HilarIous as we Joke around with this thanKfuL gaMe. NOw it is Peaceful and Quiet, with eveRyone reSTing Until the cook's Voice Welcomes us to an eXtravagant meal!
"Yummy" we shout and Zoom to the table!

Lyndsay said...

So, you are through the alphabet and I'm just going to mess it all up by telling you what I am thankful for ... not associated with any particular letter.

I am thankful for you and the fact that somehow, over the past two years we've developed a great friendship through this crazy thing called the internet!

Happy Thanksgiving!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

better late than never . . .

i'm thankful i communicated with my daughter through FACEBOOK; by chance. we shared pix, music, vids and laffs quite unexpectedly, btw. and then . . . i wasn't alone anymore.

C. Beth said...

Archduchess--what a great, entertaining list! Thank you!

Bamamama--Love yours--though I'll sheepishly admit it took me a few seconds to figure out why you were capitalizing so many "random" letters! :)

Lyndsay--Oh, I am so thankful to you too! I really appreciate you writing that.

brare-eyed sun--Everyone tells me I should really do Facebook--I just can't handle one more Internet addiction. :)