This week I am Thankful For:
(the numbers go with my One Thousand Gifts Journal... in other words, ignore them)
512 / Mom OK after back procedure. My momma has had back issues for most of my memory of life growing up. Poor thing. Just having low back pain on & off, I can't imagine it being a life time of misery. But she had a procedure last week where they went in & gave her something to block the nerve in the back, down her leg. Scary stuff really. & she came through it OK. Don't know how effective it really is yet & she still has to go back for the other side to be done - but nothing awful happened this time around.
513 / Cleaned out my car. It's scary what you can find when you let your car go for winter. I actually found some Christmas wrapping paper in there. Seriously.
514 / Driving home around 10pm & there was still LIGHT IN THE SKY!!! The sun is setting so late right now & I love being outside so late & its not totally dark. It all changes here soon - June 21st - that's when the sun starts setting 1 minute earlier every day (NOOOOOOO) so I'm loving every minute of all the light on these summer nights.
515 / No wait at Immediate Care Center. Ricky was in so much pain last Thursday that we thought we were heading to the Emergency room, which you know is ALWAYS a wait. So we drive by a ICC on the way so he said, lets stop there first & see if they can see me. There was no one in the waiting room & we were in & out within 20 minutes. & the doctor was great too. Big thumbs up.
517 / Dad got his dream lawnmower. Having a few acres to cut now, his little lawn mower just wasn't 'cutting it' ... hahaahahah... I'm such a jokester. Anyways - he really did need a new one & his new baby got delivered this week. I think my niece is the happiest about it though. Apparently she is just sitting & watching the grass & willing it to grow faster so she can get on it & play.
519 / New Workout Shirts. Race packet pick up was at Kohl's & when in Rome.... I had to look at some clothes while I was whizzing by to get back to work & saw a whole big rack of the cutest new work out shirts. I ended up buying 4 of them & was proud of myself because I wanted all 8 designs.
|Super cute for $8.99, huh?
520 / Free Starbucks Tea x 2!!! I stopped at Starbucks for my usual Friday stop to get a mango black tea lemonade - found out it was National Ice tea day so got one for free... but then saw I had a free reward already on my phone so I ended up getting the whole thing for free!!! I felt like a Starbucks bandit.
|Green Tea Lemonade for the next day
521 / Color Run with my friends!!!! I can't believe I never did a race recap. I'll have to do that soon. It was just the best & I was so thankful to have friends with me that made the run full of laughter & joy & FUN!
524 / Not too bad weather. There were heat index warnings all weekend long & I was concerned about the 5k & if it was going to be too miserable. It ended up being really pleasant. Especially in the shade. It was nice enough that we sat on the patio after the race at Panera to enjoy the fruits of our labor - literally ;)
527 / New knitting needles. I have a project on a set of needles & I want to start another project for a baby that will be coming soon but I needed the same size needles. So instead of hurrying & finishing the first project, I headed out & got more knitting needles & double pointed needles. They make me happy.
528 / Fun Bridal Shower. I always get nervous going to a shower because you dont know if its going to be weird or who is going to be there or if you'll know anyone. I did know most of the people there & it was just so much fun. You know when you are sweating playing games, it's a good time.
/ Emerson loves her Pappy. We were walking in a crowded hall way & I was with Chasity picking up Emerson from her classroom. Ricky got held behind in the crowd & Emerson just wanted to get out of the hall way to get to the kids slide in the front of the church. She turned around to see where her mommy was & saw Ricky in the crowd. She got so excited, pointed at him & yelled, PAPPY!!!!!!! - it melted my heart. She just loves him.
531 / Blue Apron. We got a free trial of that delivery service that sends all your food for 3 meals to your front door. I was super-duber impressed with everything they sent & have been making the meals this week. I was nervous since Ricky is so funny about food. But he has loved the 2 meals I've made so far. One more left. I'm going to go ahead & pay for next week's since the recipes look delicious & if he likes it & it's teaching me to cook - & it saves me from having to buy stuff at the grocery I'll throw away at the end of the week anyways? Why not. (I'm going to take pictures all next week so I can do a blog post about Blue Apron)
|Spicey Korean Ricecakes
... didn't have a clue what ricecakes were - but they were DELICIOUS!
536 / Fun Nails. I bought this weird green color at Walgreens at my last trip & wasn't sure I liked it - especially because it was more of a matte. I hate matte nail polishes & I hadn't notice that it said 'matte' on the back of the bottle. I'm just not good at applying that kind of polish well. So I put this gold sparkle top coat on it to give it some shine... & I ended up loving the fun look.
So as you can tell, its been a busy week full of good stuff happening in my corner of the world.
How about you? Tell me something good!