Friday, December 21, 2007

Full Friday

It is Friday and where did the week go? I meant to post yesterday but I didn't get to it. Thursday night was one of the only nights this week that I didn't have a huge agenda. So, I spent the night talking to my husband. He encouraged me to write my Thursday Thanks Tank list but I was very thankful to have the time with him. I filled my Thanks Tank this week (which is why this is a "Full Friday") I just didn't write down a list. So, here it is, my late list...


1. Time with my husband

2. Friends: I mailed my Christmas cards this week. I was reminded of how many wonderful friends we have. I am so thankful for each person on our card list. I was struck by the fact that we sent cards out to 16 different states.

3. Computers: If it weren't for computer technology, I would never be able to stay in touch with our friends and family located in 16 states. I enjoy my computer time and I enjoy my long distance relationships.

4. A clear head: (No jokes, please) I spent Wednesday night and most of Thursday suffering from a terrible sinus headache. I am thankful, oh so very thankful, that the headache went away early Thursday evening. I feel so refreshed this Friday morning because I don't have a headache (and I am putting thoughts together before the kids are awake!)

5. Breaking Free: I may write about this in an upcoming post. So for now, this thankful item may seem kind of ambiguous. I am thankful for the freedom to wipe the slate clean. I am thankful for the ability to declutter and not hold on to things I don't need.

6. Finishing a cup of coffee before the kids wake up: If only I could get up and get going more often. My coffee is much more enjoyable when I don't have to heat it up in the microwave 3 times before I finish it!

7. Kisses from the Kids: Last night was wrestling night at our house. (This happens a lot and it sure will be fun to see Elisabeth in that mix one day.) Seth gets on the floor and wrestles with the boys. The boys LOVE it. Last night I got on the floor and participated. Really, I just jumped in and tickled everyone. The boys forgot I could roll around on the floor (after my pregnancy stint) and they were so thrilled, I was getting spontaneous kisses. I love that! I love surprising my kids.

8. Christmas season: I am thankful for how joyful people are during the Christmas season. I am thankful for the reason we celebrate Christ's birth.

That's it-- that's all I have time for this morning.

I am quite thankful this week and I hope you are, too!


Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for posting. I'm always delighted to get to your blog and find something new to read and thoughts to mull over. Your thanks tank always brings to mind things that I have to be thankful for. And I love it!
Kisses and hugs to your family from the McCoy gang!

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting! I just lurked through yours..sorry! :) I'm really impressed with your "thursday thanks"! I have felt just bogged down the last few weeks, busier than I've been in the last 6 months combined and just disheartened. Then I tried to think of somethings I am thankful for and voila--it worked! Thanks for making me more thankful (especially this time of the year). It's easy to lose sight of what this season is truly about with the hustle and bustle of it all. Hope you have a special Christmas with your cute boys and beautiful little girl! Oh, and I feel bad about the meal. Can I bring something by sometime after Christmas you can stick in your freezer or something? Let me know... Jessica

John & Carrie said...

I am thankful for having several wonderful conversations with you this week!

Pam said...

I'm thankful for you and for being able to read all the ways you are thankful each week. Thanks for joining in this little endeavor this year. You have greatly blessed me more than you'll ever know.

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and all your sweet family, Jane Anne!!

leigh ann said...

I've often wondered how many brain cells I might be killing by remicrowaving my coffee three and four times per cup! Glad to know I'm not the only one. :)