Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thankful first Thursday in 2014!

I can't remember the last time I've been this excited to see a new year roll in. I was more than happy to close the door on 2013 and welcome 2014. I have a feeling this is going to be a fabulous year!

Today I am thankful for...
  • the good Lord and what He has in store for me this year
  • my family and friends
  • my health, and the health of my loved ones
  • a roof over my head, clean running water, food in my fridge, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, a dependable car, central heat, the doodads and gadgets that make my life easier
  • the fact that I didn't give myself a hernia pushing my car out of its spot on Christmas morning, and kind neighbors who took time away from their loved ones to come out in the COLD and help jump off my car 
  • the people who used to push ol' Mitzy whenever she would stop working...I didn't realize until having to push Frank on Christmas morning how ridiculously heavy a car is...Uncle Billy, Aunt Dianne, Katie, Sam, and dear, sweet Mikee (who got to push Mitzy at least 1000 times in Auburn)...I feel your pain now...I should've bought yall supper or a pony or a rainbow or something
  • the fact that that a dead battery is the first issue I've had with my car since I bought it nearly 3 years ago
  • enough money to take care of my needs and some changes in how I've decided to spend the money I have
  • my job, job security, my sweet coworkers, and the 27 sweeties that I'm looking forward to spending the day with on Monday
  • thoughtful Christmas gifts from my students and their families
  • a job that provides me with much-needed, much-appreciated (paid!) breaks during the year
  • a work day tomorrow
  • my essential oils and the opportunity to put them to the test...praying that they get rid of the little bit of sinus trouble I've got going on
  • realizing that I'm going to be able to survive just fine without my satellite radio and cable...I'm excited to break up with Charter...AFTER the National Championship game, of course ;)
  • my Auburn Tigers going to their second National Championship game in 3 years...can't wait to see them in action again!
  • New Year's resolutions that I'm actually going to be able to keep
  • my resolution to get rid of one item every day this year...I want to live a simpler life with less STUFF, and I figured this is a manageable way to do it
  • the beautiful view from my windows
  • plans for a DIY dining room table...still a work in progress but I think it may turn out to be exactly what I've been looking for
  • good lotion, because winter and my skin hate each other
  • fun mail
  • tasty new recipes, particularly this one...I never would've imagined that split pea soup would be something that I would look forward to, but this one is amazing
  • answered and unanswered prayers
  • my simple little life, which will hopefully be made even simpler here soon
  • peace and contentment
  • laughter
  • a brand new year with 364 more days to enjoy

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