Friday, November 22, 2013

30 Days of Thanks #3

The air finally has a bit of fall chrisp-ness it's tarting to feel more like Thanksgiving.  And I've got plenty to be thankful for, that's a song from the movie Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, circa 1940 something.  Some days it really is the little things that I over look so without further procrastination...

15  Chewing - I didn't realize how much I miss being able to chew until I couldn't. I got braces about a month ago and after not being able to put my teeth together for about 48 hours let alone eat solid food, I have a new appreciation for chewing.

16  My Friend Jackie -  Today is her birthday perfect time honor her. Jackie has become a second mom to me, she can read my heart and know what I need - sometimes before I know what that is.

17  Extended Family - I'm thankful for my extended family everyday but today is my niece's birthday so  it seem like the perfect time to add then to my list. With out my extended family who would I call to walk me through craft dilemmas, tell how to fix the hole in my tub and remember that annoying Uncle called me as a kid?

18  Fair Weather - we weren't hit by any of the bad storms or tornadoes that came through the mid west.

19  My Compainion Animal - yep I'm his human, he's happy to see me when I come home, he likes to just hang out with me and he doesn't talk back.

20  Mental Health Day -  Ok so I went shopping for nothing in particular, got a fru-fru coffee with no one complaining or asking for things.  Yep a day to restore my mental health.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

30 Days of Thanks # 2

Here it is the end of the second week in November. I can't believe it! I usually rush through November in just to get to the day after Thanksgiving not for sales but for Christmas music and movies and deco...Oh My! This year I'm slowing down a little and remembering the Thanks part of November. Of course a post every day would be too much to commit to so I'm doing a weekly post of the things I'm thankful for...

8  Medical Professionals - Honey's step-dad's health crisis has made me especially thankful for their dedication, knowledge and compassion it made a very difficult time a little easier for the family.

9  Our little family being under the same roof snug in their beds. Sissy will be moving into the college dorm next semester even though she won't be far way she won't be home either.

10  Our church family - who have supported us in some very hard times, cried with us and laughed with us.

11  Veterans - those who serve on active duty, guard and reserve, past and present. They make sacrifices most people will never understand for the freedom of others. Thank You.

12   School Programs - Bean had his first band concert along with the class program. It was amazing to hear the kids play together after just a few months of practice. After the band played the students came on stage to sing and Bean had a solo.

13  Friends - some are just around the corner, some a phone call or text away but I'm thankful for the love and laughter they all have brought in to my life.

14  Fall leave - the beautiful colors and the unmistakable crunch.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

30 Days of Thanks

I really wanted to participate in the 30 Days of Thanks but I'd have to be consistent. One thing every day for 30 days! Not going to happen. My next idea was to do a week of Thanks in review type post. That started out great! Five posts total. I can do that! Then I got to thinking of all the things I'm thankful for. It started out simple enough…

1  My Honey - for all that he does for our family, he knows when I need him to "fix it" and when I just need him to listen, he puts up with my off key singing and helps the kids with their music. Just to name a few, if I try to put into words everything I'm thankful to Honey for I'll be a sentimental blubbering mess.
2  My Kiddos - Shhh don't tell them but I do kind of like them. They are my sunshine, my smiles, they are my heart.
3  My Dad - for all his support, letting us invade his house when we are in town and help making fruitcakes.

Then Honey's step-dad had a health crisis and it has me thinking about the everyday things I take for granted…

4  A reliable car to travel to be with Honey's family during this very difficult time.
5  Honey's career that allows him to take time off to be with his family.
6  Having the financial means to travel at a moments notice.
7  Our health.

Many, many more every day things are coming to mind that I don't give a second thought to. I'll save some of those for next week.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Flowers

I love surprises! More volunteer flowers just showed up in my garden! Year 3!

The last time I planted flowers was 2010!