Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Thanks Tank #193

I am thankful for:

Owning 2 cars. We paid off my husband's truck this month and now we do not owe anything on either vehicle. It's a good feeling.

School Projects. Last weekend all three of my boys worked on school projects. It took up a good part of our weekend. I am thankful for the projects because I enjoy seeing my kids' creativity. I am in the middle of working on treats to go with a 20 minute presentation my 9 year old is giving tomorrow. Maybe I'll share a picture of the treats later.

Daisies. I have a few daisy bouquets adorning my house right now. I love them. Daisies are the happiest flower for me.

The love of a child. All of my children love me, I have no doubt about it. One of my sons is going through a phase that is constantly building me up and melting my heart. At bedtime last night he asked my husband if he could have me come back to his room, "just so I can see her beautiful face." He emphatically tells me that he will love me forever. He also says that I need to move with him when he is older. And since Daddy goes with Momma, "I guess he will have to come, too." I can't even explain it all but this stage is a gift and I am enjoying it.

Productivity. This is a busy day. I am ahead of schedule at this moment.

Amazon Prime. I put in an order on Wednesday. I ordered it with free  2 day shipping, just hoping the small item would arrive by midday on Friday. It arrived midday today.

Yoplait Greek yougurt. The small cups with the fruit on the bottom are fantastic. It is a small pleasure- but a tasty one.

Freezer Jam. I made strawberry freezer jam this week. Very tasty. I cannot believe I haven't done that before.

Date night. Tomorrow night, my husband and I are going on an over-due date. I say that because it's been a while. We'll enjoy dinner out and a concert. I am thankful that I made these plans. I am als thankful that I now have a babysitter that I really like.

Family. My family isn't perfect. There are many things that I wish I could change or fix. However, I am extremely thankful for my family. I am thankful for the privilege I enjoyed growing up. I am increasingly  aware that many in the world have very, very little. I have been given, through no merit of my own, an abundance.

Hugs. I've been getting and giving a lot of hugs lately. One of my kids cannot let someone leave the house without a hug- or two- or three. It is cumbersome sometimes. As in, "Thank you but I really have to go now." I realize that this is another stage that will one day pass. I also recognize that the whole family has begun hugging more.

Flexible Teachers. I am thankful that my son's teacher was flexible enough to put his presentation at such a time that I can be at his presentation and still make it to my other son's classroom open house.

This Thanks Tank. I am thankful I made time to write down a few of my thankful thoughts before the day got away from me.  I am thankful for this afternoon. Dinner is prepared. The kitchen is clean. We are headed to piano lessons.

I thank God for all of this and much more.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Thursday Thanks Tank #192

Tonight I am thankful for:

my husband's laugh
spritz cookies
my son's love of rocks
a good workout
getting together with a friend
a good night's sleep
tylenol - I have a few sore muscles
videos of my kids -because I can't be in two places at once
reminders just when I need them
my dad's health
a warm coat on a cold day
having a fire in the fireplace
snail mail that isn't junk mail
my daughter's giggle
the neighborhood we live in
the neighborhood kids that like to play at our house
being able to find the right words at the right time
pain - because sometimes kids have to hurt a little to grow
a colorful water bottle
hugs - I had more than one from each person in my family today. I love their hugs.
quilts made by my family

Be thankful. ~ Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Monday, February 04, 2013


Today was the kind of day where my cheek stayed stayed sticky for hours. My daughter ate a lollipop and then gave me 11 kisses. I just couldn't bear to wash that off.
It was the kind of day where I was impressed by how many different kinds of people there are in Winco. I am amazed at how different people are from each other- and that's just on the outside.
It was kind of night where the look on Penny's face when she was listening to Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory seemed just perfect. It fit my mood and I don't know why.
Today I pulled out my inline skates. I probably won't be able to walk normal tomorrow. I went skating after my hard bodies class at the gym.
Today my husband put a piece of ice down my pants when I was leaning over. He lived. Amazingly, we both laughed. Revenge or not? Hmm...
Today I worried about my parents. I corrected my children. I kissed my husband.
Today I iced cupcakes and managed not to eat one.
Today, I was relieved when the boy in Alabama was reunited with his family.
It was a grocery shopping day that involved visiting 2 stores. I used coupons. I felt good about that.
Today I had a latte at dinner time and then left for the store when the family was eating. I didn't eat a good dinner. But, I feel good about all of the healthy meals I have planned.
Today I washed another load of laundry. I now have 2 loads waiting to be folded.
Today I made time to write an email.
We found an episode of Duck Dynasty that we haven't watched. I wish that show didn't make me smile so very big.
Today I found a Valentine cookie recipe on Pinterest that made me smile.
I had the same look on my face that Penny did in The Big Bang Theory when Phil took a chainsaw to his grandkids' playhouse on Duck Dynasty.
Today I wondered about the future.
I worked on mud-stained pants. There was so much mud on my son's jeans, I'm not sure that they will come clean.
Today I sent a boy home from my house because he seemed to have a fever.
Today, I laughed. I sighed. I searched for parking place a little longer than I should have.
It was just another day.
It was a good day.