This week I am Thankful For:
(The numbers match my One Thousand Gifts Journal ... in other words, ignore them)
461 / Sitting in my rocking chair watching it down pour rain. I love sitting & watching rain. It's just soothing to me. The sounds. The smells. As much as I hate gloomy skies, I don't mind sitting & enjoying a storm roll through.
463 / Peanut Butter. That's simple enough, right? I love PB on apples, throw it on toast, on crackers. It's just an easy grab & go food. & for a vegetarian, I love how filling it can be.
464 / Sweating working out. While we had the AC off, I was sweating extra doses while working out but I was thankful for it because it reminded me that I am able to work my body hard to stay in good shape & better health.
465 / My Vacuum. With my long hair, my husband's long hair & 3 dogs, we can keep a vacuum cleaner on its toes. I can't imagine what my carpet floors would look like without using it daily.
467 / Caught up at work. Month end & I am 100% caught up. ... just in time to start a new month & be swamped again :)
470 / My Saturday appointment rescheduled. It actually worked out great because she moved it earlier in the day & it made it better for me with my Nashville gang coming in.
472 / Rain missed us. Speaking of moving the engagement session, we had a good 3 hours & literally as soon as we got in the car & I drove out of the parking lot - DOWNPOUR. We would have been drenched to the bone if we were caught in it. Good timing was on our side.
474 / Harvey did so well with the boys. Even with William constantly grabbing him, petting him, squeezing him, Harvey just let it all go. We had Sydney with Isaac growing up & Bruno always was partial to Luke so I love that William loves Harvey.
475 / Outside playing with the boys. We had such a fun time Saturday night just playing with the boys in the drive way. Pulled out frisbees & whiffle balls & just fun yard toys. I played some road hockey with Isaac & just loved playing outside like I was a kid again.
476 / Mom & dad having a cookout. I always appreciate when people make time & open up their house for us. The grands love Yaya & Papaw. I mean, one has horses & the other just wants to hug them constantly - what's not to love.
477 / Great day at Hubers. It was so much fun just hanging out at the orchard & winery & the little kid area they have? Seeing William just SHAKE with joy & excitement - the cutest thing I saw all weekend long.
479 / Iced Coffee. After a long day in the sun playing & walking & on the move, iced coffee never tasted so good... & was never needed as badly as that day.
480 / Luke loving our house. He was standing in the kitchen just staring at our cross wall & I asked him what he was thinking. He looked right at me & said, 'I love Pappy's house'... that's what you want your grandkids to say. You want them happy to come to your house.
481 / Sharing Beauty & the Beast. I got to put on the movie & have it for our movie night viewing. Of course, the boys said, "EWWW" & they didn't like it, but the whole movie, I saw little boys sitting on a couch totally enthused with it. & I get it - if they had a choice of Super hero movies with Pappy or Disney movies with me - I know who wins that battle. But I was glad they got to see the movie with me. (& yes, I was secretly glad to watch it again for the 582nd time myself)
482 / Julie modeled for me for my Etsy knits. It was nice to just put it on her & click away instead of me having to set up my tripod & do all the work. I need models ready & willing to help me out every time. She made my knitted things look extra cute too!
483 / Watching Ricky & Luke together. I love Ricky with all his grand sons but to see him & Luke together, its just really neat. Luke is so much like Ricky, its scary. I never tire of sitting back & watching them interact with each other.
484 / Getting to see my nieces. Just finished up 5th grade & heading into official middle school. My heart hurts a little at that. I love they still are kids at heart & think boys are yucky.
487 / McAlister's Lunch. I love they have their pecanberry salad back out for the summer. The roasted nuts they have on it is enough to want this salad. It's delicious.
488 / My new Starbucks mug surprise. Julie had to go to Seattle for a business trip & she bought me home this surprise. A mug with the original Starbucks logo. Apparently the original shop in Seattle is the only place you can get this in. I love it! & I didn't know that Starbucks opened in 1971. Along with Disney... along with ME! :) Good things happened in 1971.
So what good things have happened in your life this week?