Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...

  • the good Lord
  • answered prayers and unanswered prayers
  • my handsome B, who wants to spend time with me even when I'm under the weather
  • my darling family and friends
  • a roof over my head, food in my fridge, clean running water, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, a cozy bed, a place to go to get out of the cold
  • payday today...woohoo!
  • sunshine, even though the temperature hasn't quite gotten the message
  • vitamins, Mucinex, Airborne, my Neti pot, and Breathe Right strips
  • my sinuses, even though they're currently not pulling their weight...makes me appreciate all those times when they actually do
  • my job, my sweet little schoolbabies, my fun coworkers, and our lovely building
  • a nice little dinner date with Sash tonight
  • a wide-open weekend just around the corner
  • fun lessons and new ideas to teach my students
  • my camera, although I'm sure it's feeling quite neglected these days
  • emails and phone calls from sweet friends
  • finding something other than junk mail in my mailbox...I love fun snail mail!
  • my XM radio
  • blue skies after all the rain we've had lately
  • the start of a brand new month tomorrow
  • happy news today
  • getting to hold sweet Baby Cole this afternoon
  • laughter
  • contentment
  • the pretty daffodils I saw Teri carrying this morning...they always make me think of Mama and springtime


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday, Sunday-style

An inexcusable amount of time has passed since my last post. I won't even try to catch up in words. Instead, for your viewing pleasure, here ya go.

{Bub gave me a beautiful, precious sister-in-law.}

{Most of the members of the Johnston clan came to celebrate the first Johnston grandkid nuptials.}

{This handsome fella made a girlfriend out of me.}

{Bub and O brought sweet baby Molly home.}

{This happened.}

{We made it to Auburn for one of the 3 wins this season. Still love them Tigers.}

{We gave thanks.}

{I bought a new dress and got to wear a pretty corsage and got to show off my pretty parents.}

{B spent 5 days in the hospital slaying a blood clot. I spent 3 nights with him, the last of which was a very stressful, completely sleepless one in the ICU. The nurses fell in love with him and made him a crown.}

{We Christmased.}

{We celebrated the end of one year and the start of another.}

Life is good. Busy, and often less than perfect, but always good.

Today I am thankful for...
  • the good Lord and second (and 5 billionth) chances
  • my sweet, handsome B
  • my goofy, supportive, lovely family and friends
  • all of B's family members, on both sides, who make me feel welcome and loved and like I'm part of the gang
  • my job, my ridiculously sweet 27 schoolbabies, coworkers that light up my days, and our wonderful building
  • a roof over my head, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, clean running water, food in my fridge, enough money to cover my needs, a warm and cozy bed
  • my newly-implemented budget...while it has cut out nearly all of my fun money, it's for the greater good (or so I keep telling myself!)
  • our upcoming school trip to D.C.
  • vitamins and Mucinex-D
  • Downton Abbey
  • good, long phone conversations this week that helped me stay connected to my people
  • a fun day out on the town with the parents last Saturday...they make me happy
  • our FriendshipFest Lite in Montgomery last Sunday...I love my friends!
  • green smoothies
  • a potential new home in the works...crossing my fingers but trying to be content with what I have while I have it!
  • a nice warm-up this's becoming clearer to me every winter that seriously cold weather ain't my thang (I enjoy a good, cozy fire, scarves, hot chocolate, and all that jazz, but I'm never sad to see the 50s return.)
  • 8-hours-of-sleep kinda nights
  • lotion
  • laughter
  • contentment
  • learning something new each and every day

Happy new week, yall!