Somehow, this seems a very fitting day to stop and reflect on the blessings of the week. So does the next day. Ahem.
The first item on my list for the ten things of thankful this week has to be the warm welcome I received from so many who participate in this link up. Wow, thank you! I’m hoping to be better about visiting everyone this week. And, yes, it an addictive one (in a good way!) because here I am back for the second week.
And the rest in official ten item list form which will technically mean I’m doing 11 things of thankful but I’ve never been too great at the math stuff:
- I figured out how to make the button show up in my post! That’s a huge one for a non-techy person such as myself.
- Family get-togethers. My nephew held a family get-together over Labor Day weekend for my side of the family and it was so nice to see those who could manage to get there. It’s hard to get a large family together for non-occasions and it was very needed one.
- Friends willing to go the extra mile and do more than their fair share. The mom of one of G’s friends has been available to give G and his friend a ride home every day the past few weeks (when they haven’t walked) and helped me out tremendously by giving G a ride home on Wednesday so he wouldn’t have to walk or try to catch the bus with his band hat and shoes in tow.
- Summer flowers lingering into the fall.
- The smell of the honeysuckle growing wild down the road. One night, as we arrived home, the amazing scent filled the air. Then, the wind blew and the scent of someone’s bonfire filled the air. The scents of late summer and fall all at once soothing our senses.
- Beautiful sunrises and sunsets I was able to view. I also opted to not take any pictures and just enjoy them.
- The flexibility of my job. It is so nice to work at an understanding place where I can work it out to leave early when my kids are home sick.
- I’m HUGELY thankful that G never ended up with the full on stomach flu making the rounds in these parts. AND that none of us got it (so far, fingers crossed, knock on wood, and all the other things…).
- Hy-Vee cookies. Some day they’ll quit having them on sale with a gas discount and I’ll no longer have any justification to buy them. I could make cookies myself but these are such a great time saver (and yummy as well).
- Comedians who make me laugh! I’ve been trying to catch Ellen this week when I have had the chance. And watching this clip of her and Jimmy Fallon was just what I needed in the middle of a week that was a bit emotionally rough at times (note: language in one of the songs):
Those are my ten for the week! I’m turning the computer back over to J (he’s building something in Minecraft) and heading out the door for a little retail therapy.
Hopefully, your blessings numbered way more than ten last week!