Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today, I have so much to be thankful for...
  • the grace of God
  • my loving, supportive family and friends
  • Grandad logging another year on Earth with us...I hope his goal is 70 more
  • being gainfully employed
  • clean water available whenever I want it
  • never having to experience true, debilitating hunger
  • a roof over my head, shoes on my feet, and a car to get me around
  • just enough money to take care of my needs and a few wants every now and then
  • Monday morning prayer group
  • my little $99 sewing machine...she's seen me through a lot of projects
  • exactly one week left until schoolyear 2010-2011 is over...I've enjoyed this year so much, but it's time for a break
  • healthy babies to celebrate in a big way this week...Mr. Will turned one yesterday, and Miss Elizabeth turned one today. Time sure flies. Happy birthday, little ones! You are so loved.
  • the safe arrival of healthy, handsome Colton Douglas Goodwin on May 13th...he's perfect in every way! I can't believe Sara K and Dusty have TWO kids...
  • LA and Randolph's first anniversary this week...I hope it's the first of 100 more for those two lovebirds!
  • Teacher Friend Sheila's birthday today, and the fact that, this time next year, she'll be a mama to a long-long-awaited little boy :)
  • the coaches and counselors showing the "Always Changing, Always Growing" video to the 5th graders tomorrow so the teachers don't have to...I don't know if a teacher/student relationship can recover from a viewing of such a video. Holy moly. I don't envy them!
  • a successful Honors Club end-of-the-year party today...I'm glad the 40 (!) pizzas ended up being just enough for our extra large club :)
  • Relay for Life first go-around, and I'm excited to see what it's all about!
  • the premiere of "The Bachelorette" next Monday...holy moly, I'm excited
  • a hot wedding date with Neeley this weekend...glad to spend some time with her before she moves to Texas
  • some delightful new recipes to add to my "to make" list: Cheesy Pesto Pasta Bake, Shrimp Sauce (be still, my heart...true love), and Coca-Cola Cake (one of my faves)
  • the weekend right around the corner
  • Marcel the friend Kate sent it to me this week, and I've watched it 600 times so far...precious...hysterical...



  1. i just so love these! how true it is we take for granted and should be thankful all the time when it comes to clean water, a home, clothes and food!! so so true!!

  2. J,
    You are so funny! I do agree with you on the film and the 5th grader thing.
    Have a super weekend.

  3. Suz, I make myself stop every now and then and think about all the little things I take for granted. It's amazing how long the list gets!

    Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely weekend!


  4. Annesta, watching those kids come back from "The Viewing" {insert dramatic music here} today, I was even more thankful I don't have to show the video. Some of them were stunned into silence :)

    I hope your weekend is just wonderful! Thanks for stopping by.



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