Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday #63

I am tired tonight. My little girl is not feeling well (fever of 101 tonight). It may put a damper on the birthday celebration planned for Saturday. The fever just showed up tonight. I hope she gets better quickly! I have had a wonderful week. My mind is cluttered and my To Do list is long so I am having trouble thinking thankful thoughts. I am thankful for many things. So, here is a list of tonight's happy thoughts:

1. Dates: I have been on 3 dates with my husband since last Thursday. Yes- THREE. That is 3 times as many as in the last year. (But, I have not mentioned that at all- not me!) We used a babysitter for one of the dates and my parents were here for the other two. It has been so refreshing to have some time out together.

2. Rainbows: I saw 2 rainbows today. I simply love rainbows. I also love hearing both of my older boys explain (independently and at different times) what a rainbow means. They are so precious.

3. Games: My boys have been playing Connect Four and Checkers a lot this week. I am thankful to see my boys playing games together. They are enjoying each other's company and not getting overly competitive like they are when they play video games.

4. Baby Monitors: I am going to turn it up loud tonight and rest easy (well, as long as she does, that is).

5. Cupcakes: Cupcake are quite tasty! I am thankful for the cupcake that Elisabeth devoured on her birthday. I really enjoyed watching her enjoy it.

6. Starbucks Gingersnap Lattes: I do not like the name change. I do not like the Ginger "crystals" they put in it. I am thankful that without the fancy name and the ginger crystals, it is my favorite Gingerbread Latte.

7. Hugs: My 7 year-old has been giving me lots of extra hugs lately. He has figured out that I always smile (no matter what craziness is going on in the house) when he hugs me. I love his hugs!

8. Time with my parents: I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am glad they are visiting. I learn from them. I love them. I laugh with them. I am thankful for this time we are spending together.

9. Mentors: I have been thinking about people in my life that have had an influence on me. I have been thinking about "mentor moms" at MOPS and the influence they have (just got an email from a MM I miss). I have been thinking about how I just became a part of a mentor program at my church. I am thankful for the mentoring and being mentor.


Denise said...

Praying for your little girl to feel better, be blessed.

aj said...

I hope Elsie feels better! Poor thing...
I also do not like those ginger crystals. Blah! I always forget to tell them to NOT add them...

Pam said...

I hope your sweetie feels better today.

How fun that you and Seth have gotten some time together. I'm hoping my DP and I can do that next week while my folks are here.

I'm a rainbow lover too. I've been known to chase them down and get pretty soggy in the process at times.

I wondered why I didn't really care for my Gingersnap latte yesterday morning. Now I know . . . : )

Thanks so much for sharing all these, Jane Anne. I haven't been feeling well the past couple days and have been too busy to do much blogging. So, thank you for faithfully posting a Thanks Tank. It always blesses my heart and my day.

He And Me + 3 said...

OH, I hope she is feeling better today. 3 dates and 2 rainbows...I am going to have to say you are the luckiest girl I know right now. Well, minus the sick child. Poor thing! Thanks for putting up the follow me thing. I am following right along!

Beth E. said...

Sure hope your little girl feels better, and that the party is ON!

I tried my first Gingersnap Latte last weekend. Yummmmy! Actually, it was only my second time in a Starbucks. We live in a small town and don't have one anywhere near us! :(

Kimberly said...

loved your thanks tank!!!! you always do such a wonderful job of posting even when busy. you are an inspiration to me!!!!
so sorry to hear that Elsie Jane isn't feeling well.
i'm very happy that you've been able to enjoy some dates with your husband. keith and i have been able to do that recently as well. so very needed!!!
when I order my gingerbread latte' this evening I used the correct name because I didn't know that i wasn't before. i just asked them to put nutmeg on top as well as those funny ginger thingys.
i love that jonathan has figured out what you need to make you happy - that's a smart kid!!!!

ru4real? said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I came from Thankful Thursdays. I'm going to subscribe so I can come back for a visit from time to time.

I'm so sorry to hear about your little being under the weather ... may the Lord touch her little body and restore her to good health.

I'm with you on being thankful for the Gingerbread Latte, but I haven't had one this year and didn't know about the crystals ... I'll TRY to remember to ask them to leave those out ... notice I said TRY!