Thankful Thursday #13

Even though I am struggling with GERD I am so thankful that overall I have great health.  Together my husband and I workout 4 to 5 nights a week and try to eat healthy.  More so now with acid reflux.

A young lady of 42 came in my office this week and told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. There is no family history so it wasn’t anything she had really ever considered.  Please keep this lady in your prayers.


Thankful Thursday #12

Getting our oldest daughter back in our lives has been so wonderful! Not only did we get her but we’ve come to realize what a nice man she has. Then there are the two wonderful boys. Yes some day soon I will be able to say I am a “grandma”! I am thankful for these new relationships that have come to us! I enjoy them so much!

Thankful Thursday #11

It’s been a long time since I have been posting regularly here.  I miss it very much and I feel guilty for being away so long.  Then I start to convince myself that I don’t have anything positive to say so I stay away longer than I should.  It was just a decision I made to jump back in and I am so glad I did.  I want to start posting about my journey with gastroesophageal reflux disease.  Jump starting my workout schedule/plan is also something I would like to share.  I’m so thankful to be back among friends yet again.  I feel like l say (do) this every few months.  Thank you for sticking with me!

Thankful Thursday #10

It never fails!  Things going along wonderfully when suddenly the washing machine goes out!  This is happening every 2 -3 years!  They just don’t make them like they used to.  I had a Maytag that lasted 15 years.  When that one wore out I bought another; from there it was all down hill.  Every 2-3 years.  We repair them several times before we decide we have spent enough on it.  I am thankful today for the “backup” washing machine that is hooked up in the garage for washing farm clothes.  This old Roper was purchased at an appliance repair shop several years ago.  Again, they don’t make them like they used to.


Thankful Thursday #9

I probably do not say it enough… how thankful I am for my husband.  This past year has been a growing time for us.  Even though we have been married for almost 30 years it’s amazing what an empty nest can do.  We enjoy each others company, we do things together, we talk, and I know I can always count on him.

We are in a wonderful season of our lives and we are living each day to the fullest!

Thankful Thursday #6

As I sit here in the dimly lit livingroom I think back to the time when our table was full.  It seems like only yesterday but then it seems like ages ago at the same time.  I miss those days and then I am happy that the “work” of raising the family is done.  How strange it feels to have conflicting emotions.

I say this to say that I am thankful for the memories that I have.  There were many great times and there were many hard times but I will cling to all those memories as time goes by and we continue to make new memories.

Thankful Thursday #3

For my family! After two years of our oldest not speaking to us we have finally got it all worked out.  We spent two hours at her home discussing our issues.  Her boyfriend was very nice and composed. In the end he made the statement that we have a relationship to work on. This momma is so happy to hear him talk like that! Thank you to all my friends for keeping this situation in your prayers.

Thankful Thursday #1

It’s been a long time since I posted a Thankful Thursday post.  When there is so much to be thankful for I could actually post it every day!

This week I am si thankful that we have a wood burning furnace. The weather has been so cold and wet that our electricity bill would be out of control or I would be frozen to the couch!

It was wisdom that my hubby used when we built our home nearly 20 years ago. Now we should more wisdom when it comes to having enough wood for the season.  We have been out cutting down dead trees as we need it this year.


Over the years I always posted daily a list of things I am thankful for throughout the month of November. It’s not that I’m not thankful anymore but I am most thankful right now for each day and the people in those days.

Making my way back into blog land is not going to be stressful and take away the spontaneity of every day life.

Hope you all are having a great week!

Sunday Salon – A Month of Gratitude

Time: 7:12

Scene: It’s a bright sunny morning.  My downstairs family room is bright and where I am sitting in the sunlight it is nice and cozy.  Very crisp outside this morning.

 Today’s Plan: my main goal today is to get our bags completely packed and ready for our Mexico trip. We leave very early Wednesday morning.  Other than that I need to plan ahead meals for grandma and make sure “daycare” hasn’t forgot that this is the week I need them.

Drinking: Coffee with Pumpkin spice creamer

Listening to: nothing, enjoying my nice quiet morning.


The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card




November 25 – because that is where we get some really great deals so we can go more than once a year.

November 26 – Youtube because I have learned so much about knitting by watching videos there!

30 Days of Giving Thanks – 13 to 20 Catching up!

Catching up from being out of town and no time to blog!

13 – Family – Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving and it was good to see nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews!  Can’t believe we are Great Aunts and Uncles!

14 – Coat!  I’m really cold natures!  It gets worse the older I get.

15 – My stand up desk.  After riding in the car for all those hours I am glad I can stand at work

16 –  Plenty of food.  I have never known hunger!

17 – Grandmother – I know I sometimes complain about her but she is who made me who I am today!  She’s the BEST!

18 – Smartphones – they keep us connected!

19 – My Kiddos!  I know they aren’t little Kids anymore but I am so thankful for my 3 wonderful young adults.  No matter what might be going on in our life!

20 – My Faith!