Pin-Up Girls and Giving Thanks

This time of year we all give thanks

For blessings small and big,

I’m thankful for my family,

Good food and my work  gig.

But things don’t always get the love,

I feel that they deserved,

Those things that keep me happy

On those days I come unnerved.

So instead of taking out my angst

By working out too much,

I’m once again presenting you

With rhyming crap and such.


I’m thankful plain Greek yogurt has

a presence in my fridge,


As even if it costs too much,

Abstaining’s sacrilege.

I’m thankful for the job I have,

Although some days it sucks,

Writing this and fixing that

For other lazy…people.

I’m thankful for my pots and pans,

although I rarely “cook.”


But chickpeas, rice and veggies here

is all it really took.

I’m thankful for my morning tea,

that helps to get things moving,


(Although no one will say it,

a good movement’s mood improving.)

I’m thankful grocery clerks nearby,

All know me by my face.

As apparently I stop there

More than any other place.

I’m thankful that somebody makes

a frozen pizza right,


Along with pumpkin and tahini oats,

(I could eat this every night.)


And I might. Don’t judge.


I’m thankful for the bloggers that

I’ve met throughout the years,

We shared some food, some thoughts, some jokes

and also shared some tears.

Cancer’s probably touched us all

the breadth of it  is sad,


But this calendar will donate funds,

in memory of Deb’s dad.

I pretend to smoke asparagus

and look like a cartoon,


but was thankful for the chance to help

and hope you order soon!

(Seriously. Go check out her post and all the Blogger Babes—they are fabulous, especially Smoothie Girl herself.)

I’m also glad I took time,

To try and be amusing.

Instead of fighting mental wars,

I sometimes end up losing.

But I’m also thankful there are days

When honesty means more.

You all help me face the struggles that

I normally ignore.

(That’s as sappy as I’ll ever be,

let’s end this thing with more of “me.”)

All in all…

I’m thankful that I have the chance

To blog here any day.

Cause even if I’m full of shit,

You read it anyway.

And for that, I am truly thankful.

What are you thankful for?


14 responses to “Pin-Up Girls and Giving Thanks

  1. Whoa. Little tears are trying to get out of my eye sockets. You are so sweet. And you are so talented. Thank you Abby. I love your poetry. I always have.

    I’m grateful for soooo many things: having a warm bed to sleep in. A wonderful hubby who puts up with more BS than any human being should. For having had as many wonderful years with both my Mom and Dad. For still having my bro, aunt and others across the miles. For my dear sweet fur children. Even when they eat each others’ barf and burp in my face. For having a body that functions so well even though I curse it for not being ‘better looking.’ For having started blogging and meeting all of my amazing blogging friends- you included. Thank you- You enrich my life like you have no idea.

  2. I’m thankful for knowing, and continuing to know, so many wonderful people. every person I meet takes my breath away in different ways.

    You’re so not full of shit. You’re the least shitless person I know. Accept it. You can just never be full of shit, okay? 🙂

  3. This poem made me laugh and then I saw the calendar and I am so impressed. You girls all look so amazing! I just may have to get a copy of it. A good cause and some amazing ladies. I agree with Sophia, you are definitely not full of shit at all. You are honest and so fun to read. I am thankful to know you!
    I am also thankfulfir my lttle Texas family, because as much as I feel down about living here, I know that I have a place, and it isn’t a bad one at all!

  4. I’m thankfull…
    I was potty trained, it comes in quite handy.
    for Joel McHale
    I have friends through my blog
    I’m not fugly
    avocados never seem to go out of season
    have three Trader Joes less than a mile away from my apartment
    My huge heating bill because it means I am warm
    The clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat

  5. did i really spell “thankfull” ??? ok, freudian slip

  6. What a great poem, lady! You are so witty and talented. And I LOVE your photo in the calendar. And I hope this doesn’t go to spam…

  7. This is awesome Abs 🙂 Who knew you were a rhyming mastermind? Haha! Keep this up, and Eminem himself is going to be after you for a feature or something.

    It’s weird watching the States go through Thanksgiving right now, because I celebrated mine over a month ago! What am I thankful for? The fact that I’m able to connect to so many awesome people who live so far away from me. You, along with other bloggers, have seriously impacted my life in a way that I don’t think I could live without.

  8. Love the idea of a Blogger Babe calendar! You all look fabulous and I love your asparagus cigarette.

  9. I’m thankful for this poem, because it’s doing it’s part to keep me awake this morning. Can’t wait to check out the calendar!

  10. What a great post. I’m thankful that you helped me start my day with a smile. And it helps me remember to be thankful. I have so much and am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband, supportive family and two legs that get me just about anywhere.

    The calendar is so great for a number of reasons. And you look very ’20s flapper cool with your outfit and asparagus cig.

  11. Kath (Eating for Living)

    I loved this little poem. Thank you for posting it, Abby! (I’m on my way to bed, so don’t expect any creativity from my words tonight, but I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed it.)

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