Thursday, July 07, 2011
Thursday Thanks Tank #158
Each Thursday I try to make a list of my thankful thoughts. Sometimes I jot it down on paper, sometimes I share that list here, and other times I just highlight one or two things that I am thankful for. This is my Thursday Thanks Tank.
I spent time off and on today being thankful.
Here are my thankful thoughts:
1. Book Club: Tonight was bittersweet. I went to my last book club here in Oregon. What a fantastic group of women. I love this group! I am thankful for it because it provided me a fun night once a month, without responsibility or obligation. Also, because the women are from all sorts of walks of life and beliefs, it provided me with thought-provoking discussions. (I will really miss this group!)
2. A successful garage sale: I had a garage sale last weekend. It went wonderfully. I sold more stuff than I should have (yep, I've had to apologize to 2 kids for selling something that I didn't ask about selling) and sold some stuff that I can't believe I sold (wow, I am amazed at what people will buy and take... so thankful to get rid of that lawnmower that hasn't run for about 2 years!)
3. MOPS friends: I have been surrounded by a wonderful group of women these last 4 years. I haven't been as involved this past year and still, some of the ladies wanted to go to dinner before I left. It was thoughtful of them and very kind. I love my MOPS friends!
4. Donations: I have been giving stuff to a few people. It makes me want to do it more often. Quality items, given kindly, can really bless others. (It also makes me want to take inventory more often. If I am not using it, can someone else use it?)
5. Starbucks cards: I was cleaning out a junk drawer (oh-how-I-wish I didn't have junk drawers) and I found a Starbucks card with $10 on it. $10!!
6. Friends. Wait, what? Didn't I already say that? Well, yes. But, I am thankful for some friends that watched my kids for me a couple of weekends ago so I could have a weekend away with my husband. It was extra nice. We were in our new-home-to-be (or town-to-be) and it was nice to check things out sans kids.
7. The end of this single parenting chapter. Lord have mercy. I doubt I will sign up for single parenting again! My husband will be here this weekend and we will be headed to our new town this coming week. I am ready to be a family again. I am thankful for the unity we've had while we have been apart. I am even more thankful that we won't be apart any longer.