Today I am connecting with the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop to celebrate all the things I am feeling especially thankful for this week. Why wait until November for the 30 days of thankfulness to focus on gratitude, right?
I am thankful for…
We are all celebrating around here. Labor Day weekend is here! No school on Monday? Wooty-woot! No work on Monday? Heck, yeah! Good times around here—to just relax and hang out as a fam. Love!
This is a regular occurrence around here. Jamming out in the kitchen with the kids to certain songs which may or may not include Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Fire Burning by Sean Kingston and anything by TobyMac. Said dancing also is accompanied by (fabulous) singing and/or highly over-dramatized lip-synching. Emma laughs slash mocks my awesome dance moves. She’s just jealous.
So far, so good for Jacob at his classes this week. He is happy. He is taking initiative. He is becoming. There are no words that could adequately capture the extent of my gratitude.
The Hubs had sinus surgery last Friday and his recovery has been so speedy and he has experienced so little pain. That hasn’t stopped him from being incredibly needy, however, and voicing many requests that have begun oh-so-kindly with the words, “Sweetie, can you get me…” Oh, don’t worry, I have obliged him plenty. I am just so glad he is doing well!
…the sounds of my house.
Emma snoozing away on the couch. Lubie tweeting happily in his cage. Jacob tapping away on the computer keyboard. Jiffy snoring. Hubby snoring. Wait, there seems to be a lot of snoring…But when there is not snoring, there is singing and laughter and lots of it.
Lately we’ve had a string of car repairs on both vehicles,which brings much frustration and financial pain. I should say here that Hubby drives a 1995 Toyota Camry with 260,000 miles on it—that is no typo. Honestly, we are grateful that it still runs at all. I have totally considered trying to hit Toyota up to do some sort of promo for them about the endurance of their vehicles, in the hopes that they would give us a new car as a reward. Whaddya think?? I don’t know… But anyway, for this week, all is well in the car department and I am grateful. Hollaaa!
…my crock pot.
I know it probably seems silly, but I am thankful for the ease and convenience this has offered me this week! With all the activities of the fall kicking off here in the last couple of weeks, I rely on my trusty crock pot to make dinner time easier. And it does.
The support and prayers of my closest girlfriends this week…and always…has been amazing. The assurance of knowing that at any time I can text or call them and they will be there, with humor, honesty, encouragement and prayers for me, is such a comfort.
This is my super fun dance fitness class I take at my gym. I went this morning, and it makes me sweat—and probably stink—like a deodorant-less teenage boy, but it is a blast! The great thing about it though, is that I feel like I have just gone out dancing for an hour instead of working out. I just love that! And the mental health benefits are also a plus. Highly recommend.
…phone convos with Mama.
I love my mama. She is the absolute best, and even though it would appear to most people who know my family that my daddy is the glue, Mama is. She is the glue and backbone and without her, our family would be, well, unglued. Loved being able to have such a great chat with her this week.
What are you thankful for this week?
“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~Henry Ward Beecher