Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...

  • the grace the good Lord extends to me every second of every day...sometimes I think I take up more than my fair share :)
  • my family and friends
  • my health, and the health of my loved ones
  • a roof over my head, food in my fridge, clean running water available whenever I want it, clothes in my closet, shoes on my feet, a paid-off car that gets awesome gas mileage, a comfortable bed to crawl into at night, my shower, my dishwasher, my washer & dryer
  • my job and the fact that I get a summer break...a blessing indeed!
  • summer break
  • reminders that life is good...really good...even if it very often doesn't look the way I planned it
  • a safe trip to and from Tunica earlier this week, some great quality time with my mama, and a really great plan set in place by her hopeful
  • getting to spend this evening welcoming WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans returning from an Honor Flight...this will have a post of its own because it certainly deserves it!
  • a fun playdate this afternoon with sweet Sheila and her darling little man Luke...does it count as a playdate if you don't supply a child of your own? I'll ponder this. Anyway, thanks for inviting me, Sheila!
  • a good conversation with Sasha this afternoon
  • the opportunity to meet my new teaching partner tomorrow...exciting!
  • summer break
  • calamine lotion...I have all of a sudden become irresistible to the 'skeeters, and they're literally eating me alive when I go outside. Advice? Solutions? Commiseration? Please help before they chew my legs off.
  • sunscreen...seeing as how I'm the whitest white girl on the planet, this is a necessity 
  • really fun plans to look forward to over the next couple of weeks...summertime just got way busy!
  • pretty sunsets
  • the smell of rain right before and after it falls
  • funny emails from Kate...according to this one, if I quit tugging at my girdle so much, I'll find Prince Charming! Whew. Glad I got that all figured out!
  • peace and contentment
  • sweet blog friends who know just how to make me feel loved
  • Pinterest
  • summer break
  • getting measured for my bridesmaid's dress this is SO stinkin' cute and I can't wait for it to come in!
  • being included in Bubba & Olivia's wedding planning the way I have been
  • my precious little coming soon
  • summer break

HAPPY WEEKEND, yall! Get out there and do something with it!


  1. Put dryer sheets in your pockets when you go outside! That will keep the mosquitos away :) It's way better than using bug spray and it works really well...all of us in our lab use them when we go camping :)


  2. Okay. Amanda has my curiosity piqued. Do dryer sheets in your pockets really work?! Any brand/scent?? I need details!

  3. Manda Panda, you've gotten my attention! I don't love to spray chemicals all over myself, so I am SO down for the dryer sheets :) I will try it and let you know how it works. Thanks for the input, and thanks for stopping by, friend!


  4. Lauren, I'm gonna try it and I'll holla at ya to let you know how it worked. This may have just turned the tide of my whole summer :)

    Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I'm also going to try the dryer sheets because the 'skeeters are really bad here too! Last night I had so many big welts I lost count!
    I loved the 1930's advise to single funny.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Annesta, let me know if you have success with the dryer sheets. I'm going to try it tonight! I've also stopped counting the bites on my legs...don't know if I can count that high ;)

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, as well. Thanks for stopping by, sweet friend!



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