Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Thanks a hundred times over for the sweet words of encouragement left on my post last night. I was having a nice little pity party and invited yall to it...lucky you! Today was a much, much better day.

Today I am thankful for...
  • the grace of the good Lord, and the serious attitude adjustment He gave me today...much-needed
  • my family and friends, and their health and happiness
  • my job
  • my students and coworkers, and the challenges and joys they bring me
  • my health
  • the weekend, roaring into focus as we speak
  • getting to participate in a March of Dimes "March for Babies" this weekend...such a great cause!
  • a weekend to be spent with a dear, precious friend
  • my new tennis shoes...they (almost) make running easy!*
  • feeling less and less like this when our (now) "jalking" club meets
  • Frank...such a full-efficient little fella that I've only had to fill up twice a month...absolute bliss
  • XM radio...Frank came with a 3-month trial, and I'm sopping up every second of my free satellite radio
  • getting to see my mama at the truck stop today...she was so gracious to meet me halfway so I didn't have to make the hour-long journey
  • the tray of roasted broccoli I made tonight...I think roasting is one of the most beautiful things you can do to a vegetable
  • Suzy's new recipe of the week...sounds PERFECT for a party!
  • Ashley's Thankful Thursday post...I love hearing about what other people are thankful for
  • 20-something days left in the schoolyear (if you don't count the DC trip, the whole last week of school, etc)
  • Paul McDonald's run on American Idol...even though he bid it adieu tonight (sad!), he did an amazing job and got tons of publicity. I've been a fan since we were in college, so I feel like I've been there since the beginning. Can't wait to see where this experience takes him!
  • Jason Aldean on American Idol tonight...I have a crush of the largest variety on this fella...goodness, goodness, gracious me

*What do you call those shoes you wear on your feet to exercise? I've always called them tennis shoes, although I'm not a tennis player. Everybody I know calls them tennis shoes. I'm just now realizing that "tennis shoes" (actually pronounced "tenny shoes") may be a southern thing. Your thoughts? Enlighten me. I need to know these things.



  1. aren't they called sneakers? i always called them tennis shoes, but i think i've heard others say sneakers?
    and why cant you seem to make anything fattening and unhealthy? i see all these yummo things you make and how you have the audacity (sorry, i lost spelling LONG ago) to use VEGETABLES! where on earth is the large amounts of butter, lo, sugar?
    my face is itchy. i am sad tomorrow is my last day of spring break...
    hope you have a good friday! :) thanks so much for your awesome words of encouragement on the big move coming up....

  2. Suz, they'll always be tennis ("tenny") shoes to me. Glad to see you're in my camp!

    I'm trying to get more vegetables in my life, hence the healthy recipes. Once this phase passes (when, not if), I'm sure I'll post some fat-fest recipes :)

    Still praying about yall's move...

    Thanks for reading, friend!



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