Weather: 25 degrees, partly cloudy over fresh snow
What I’m listening to: Thanksgiving, George Winston
I’m thankful for my dishwasher. It’s been broken for a couple of weeks and I miss it, the way it saves me tons of time in the kitchen every day. I even miss the annoying way our puppy, Fisher, would come running each time I’d open the dishwasher and try to lick the plates or steal a wooden spoon and use it as a chew toy. However, in the meantime, the absence of a dishwasher has helped me be thankful for other things like hot water – hot water to hand-wash my dishes and to warm my hands on cold, snowy days while I stand at the kitchen window and scrub.
Another thing for which I’m thankful is electricity. A couple of days ago, we had a bit of a blizzard with heavy winds and snow, coating everything with at least a foot of fresh, powdery stuff. Then, the power went out over the entire Kenai Peninsula. There wasn’t anywhere within a two hour drive either direction that had power for several hours. The family and I had a fun afternoon at the movies planned, which quickly dissipated into a cheese & crackers lunch hunkered down at home.