Because I am a lover of summer I am thankful that I don’t live any farther north than I do. I cannot believe the temperatures this week! I feel (pray) for the homeless, animals, and folks that have to work outside.
I’m thankful too that I leave for Mexico Monday morning… and of course temperatures will be back in the 60’s.
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!
Where has this week gone?! 🙂 Remember I said I was trying to be more intentional about being in the moment instead of wishing my days away… They are just zooming by now that I’m not thinking about another day instead of the one I’m in.
1 – Good doctors: We were at the hospital late last night with my SIL. She has many problems that have not been properly diagnosed. A different hospital sent her on into St. Louis to really good one. I pray she will get the answers she needs to have better quality of life!
2 – The Credit Union. We got a call on Tuesday from our Credit Union stating that our credit card has been used fraudulently! I am so thankful that they know us well enough to know that this was NOT us.
3 – Texting – It makes it easier to keep in touch with my kids and family when we are unable to actually make a phone call.
4 – Good teachers – Our son is doing very well in Algebra 2 because he has the best teacher in our district this year. Both my girls had her and just can’t say enough about how well she does at explaining things.
5 – The Word – Committing parts of it to memory or just reading it over and over has been the best thing I have ever done. It comes to you just when you need it. At a loved ones sick bed, during a crisis, when you need encouragement, or want to encourage!
1 – for my little George Foreman
2 – for two washing machines (I needed them both this week)
3 – audio books
4 – trusted mechanic
5 – answered prayers
So that I don’t become over whelmed by my to do list I am posting this every other week (as I will post another weekly post every other week).
1 – School is back in session! – It’s been a great start to the school year. Our son is doing wonderful as a Senior! They now have laptops and he is staying on top of his classes very well with it. He has been getting involved. Friday night he worked the concession stand at the football game, he’s been to FFA meetings and taking on some responsibility there. Praying he can keep it all together!
2 – The master bedroom – I know that sounds weird but it is our “sanctuary”. It’s where I can go to get a few minutes peace and quiet. It’s where I can go to rest, to read, to not have any distractions. Everyone knows that when the door is closed you only knock if it is very important.
3 – Audio books – if it weren’t for audio books I don’t think I could keep up with my TBR pile. There are lots of books that I checkout from my local library via my phone.
4 – My Hubby! He was out of town for most of this week. It’s been a long time since we have been separated for any length of time. Made me really appreciate him and miss him terribly!
5 – For God’s plan…no matter what it is I’m sure he has my best interest in mind!
For the most part I have been wishing my weeks away. I can’t wait for this day or for that day. Mostly because I have something I need to get through. It is causing me to miss out on all that I have to be thankful for.
1 – A wonderful Sergeant – We have a really nice recruiter that we are working with. She tries real hard to keep me from getting down in this whole process without giving me false hopes.
2 – My job – even though in this season it seems to be very stressful I am thankful that I work in an office (it’s hot out there) and that it is rewarding most days. My bosses both really appreciate all that I do even though I leave feeling like I have been run over by something really large!
3 – Day trips – My wonderful hubby is also under a lot of stress at work so I am thankful that one day each weekend we have been trying to get away from the farm and all the responsibilities that are here. I know that sounds cowardly but we need to have on day and evening of peace. Nobody needing anything from either of us.
4 – For the gym! It gives us an hour each night to go and
punch I mean workout! And makes you so tired that you fall into bed and sleep without a care in the world!
5 – Our middle daughter – So that I can go to the gym three nights a week she makes dinner for her, her brother, and grandma. She is home Monday through Thursday and she really likes to cook! She’s such a sweet girl!
That’s about all I can muster for now. Praying that the Lord opens my eyes to all the wonderful things around me and that I don’t dwell on the craziness of my days!
I almost forgot it was Thursday! I’ve been so busy today I haven’t even had time to get around to reading my friends posts! Here’s a few quick things that I can think of that I am thankful for today.
1 – Air Condition… Even though I love the warmer weather it’s nice when you come in to a cool house after working out in the heat.
2 – Great bosses… My bosses are really awesome. I was so worried when my former boss retired and I got two new ones in my office. They both are Godly men and care about me as an associate.
3 – Our renters…We have the best renters on the planet! They love our old little farm-house and they are they have a nice little garden going. I look down the road and see their chickens out; it looks almost like a postcard! 🙂
4 – Morning knitting time… If you read my Yarn Along post this week you know that my knitting time is about 30 minutes in the morning sitting in my vehicle waiting to go in to work. It is actually helping me to stay balanced.
5 – 27 years of marriage… Tomorrow hubby and I will be married 27 years. We have been together for 31. We both feel that God brought us together and we have always worked hard, together, on all issues that arise. We are definitely soul mates. We have not big celebration plans this weekend as it will be very hot and the chances of rain are too great to head out on the bike or anything like that.
Hope you find something in your week to be thankful for!
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Just had to find a few scriptures on thankfulness to remind myself that God wants us to be thankful. In. ALL. things. So here is another short list.
1 – Even though we had a tire go bad on the baler…I’m thankful for my frugal hubby who found two for the price of one with free shipping! He’s so awesome!
2 – We were going to the movie Sunday afternoon. Trying to squeeze one more thing into our weekend… The theater was having technical difficulties so they were closed. Thankful that we could go home, grill, and just chill!
3 – Even though I love these warmer days I am thankful that I can come into a cool home. The AC is wonderful! See, I like the
warm hot weather but I don’t like it if I have to WORK in it.
4 – Time spent with my dad. I went to see him on his birthday this week. I didn’t get to stay a very long time but I enjoyed the time just talking with him.
5 – Winter vacation plans. We are working on setting up a trip to Playa del Carmen Mexico with both my sisters and their husbands! We went with one sister last winter and now the baby sister is thinking she might be able to go this year! I am so excited. I hope this works out!
What are you thankful for this week?
There are so many things to be thankful for but when I sit down to put them into words I draw a blank. So I am just going to type whatever comes to mind.
Beautiful weather because I’ve been waiting for so long! 🙂
Pool ready to use now that it is hot!
Peaceful home…’nough said!
Wonderful job that I don’t mind getting up early to go to.
Two weekends away because that won’t happen again. Just sayin’
A riding mower for the acres and acres that I have to cut. But I LOVE being outside doing it… NOT complaining.
Counting my blessings this week!
::overtime. my hubby has had quite a bit of overtime this past week. Storms moved through and he got called to work. I worry when he is gone but the extra money on his check is wonderful!
::rain…the hayfields really needed rain. There hasn’t been much undergrowth just all stems. That doesn’t make for good hay. But we should see some growth soon.
::Schools out for the SUMMER! Unfortunately I remember that old ROCK song from the 80’s. I have made lists of things that our son is to do each day. My goal is to make our weekends less work and more fun!
::A day off in the middle of the week! I’ve been so busy and stressed at work that I just had to take a day off! My boss was out of town at a meeting and I grabbed the opportunity to be out of the office too!
::Son got good scores on his ACT. Not scholarship good but better than we expected
::I kept my suburban in exchange for a toy! We a got a great deal and this is so much fun!
Some weeks I am just thankful it’s Thursday! More thankful that the week is almost over. 🙂
…Rain. We are really short on rain fall this year. We got a little bit this week and we will take all we can get.
…Nice long conversations with my hubby. I so enjoy just laying in bed at night and talking… long into the night.
…A new boss (well, six months new) who is one of the nicest guys you could ever want to meet. He’s a Christian so talking about my faith is not awkward. I say things that can’t be said in most office environments or without the need to feel like I am trying to win you over to the Lord. As was the way it was with my old boss. He too was a great person, just in a different way.
…the school year being almost over. There are only two more days left of school, Friday and Monday (crazy I know). I can then get to work an hour earlier and get home earlier because I don’t have to take our son to school.
…that hot bath after a hard workout. It helps to keep my muscles from being too sore.
I hope there is something in your week that you are thankful for. Be sure to stop and think about all that you each day. I will brighten your day! 🙂
Anther day that I get to come here and share some thankfulness. I’ve really enjoyed blogging
almost every single day this week!
…Mother’s day surprises – A nice dinner and movie, bubble bath and beautiful cards!
…Weather beyond compare – I think we had better be thinking about getting the pool set up. It’s going to be hot real soon. Rain did move in last night but we really need it…
…Loving husband – you know with any woman a man cannot win when it comes to her weight. It’s a very touchy subject to say the least. My husband tries to redirect my thoughts to the fact that my body is changing through my workouts and that weight doesn’t mean a thing! Isn’t he a doll?!
…Successful day working the cattle. There weren’t any major incidents.
…for a day off work in the middle of the week. Even if it was to work at home.
As the weekend approaches I hope you all are having a great week! Take a few minutes and think about all the “little” things you have to be thankful for. I’m sure you will come up with some.