This week I am Thankful For:
... all the food at Thanksgiving. I'm a vegetarian & people always ask if I get enough to eat. OH my gosh - I was so full, I was miserable... just make a bunch of stuff with cheese & I'm one happy trooper. Literally - carbs & cheese is what my Thanksgiving looked like.
... Seeing these girls grow up into little Preteens. I can't believe how big they are getting. I love watching them find their own groove in life.
... a beautiful day for Thanksgiving that let me run my 5k for the "Run Now Gobble Later" 5K. I hadn't run in a few weeks with my knee & it was just a perfect day to burn some calories before the carb feast. Felt good to get some miles under my feet too while breathing in fresh air.
... The internet for finding recipes. I forgot nutmeg to make pumpkin pie, but I had Pumpkin Pie Spice .. .but that changed the recipe & then I had sweetened condensed milk but not evaporated milk. This was becoming too complicated. Needless to say, type in the ingredients into Google & viola - a perfect recipe for delicious pies.
... a great consult with my next bride & groom. Come to find out, their wedding coordinator for the day is one of my favorite ladies! She used to work in our youth ministry at church & I just love her family so much. This is going to be so much fun having her next to me during the big day of this couple. She may spoil me because she is someone who takes charge. I'm going to love that being on someone else instead of me.
... a good head start on Christmas shopping. I actually took advantage of Cyber Monday & got most of Ricky's shopping done too. That's a relief for me.
... seeing ultrasound pictures of a friend's baby on Facebook. I'm so excited for them as they have their 2nd baby.
... a great church service on Sunday. It was about gratitude & a challenge of it was to start writing down things you are grateful for. Keeping a gratitude journal was suggested... & I was like, "HOLLA - I already do Thankful Thursday" ...
This may be the only time in church where I felt like I was doing something right :)
... my sweet husband. My DVD player kept freezing on me while I was working out so he pulled the one off of his TV in the basement & switched them out for me. How precious is that!
... speaking of winter. We are in December. We are only 18 days away from when the time shifts & we start to GAIN a minute of sunlight every day. Hey - I'll take it!
What are you Thankful For this week?