I Like Gratitude on a Thursday

Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Thursday! I missed posting my gratitude list on Tuesday so I’m going to combine it with this post a bit.

I like Valentine’s candy! And I’m quite grateful for chocolate.  Although my heart might take me back to the candy dish a few too many times. It’s dark chocolate (my favorite) so that makes a couple extra pieces okay, right?

A better sight than chocolates? A gorgeous sunrise on a Tuesday morning after too many gloomy gray days. 

Stepped out on a cold, still slightly wet porch in my fuzzy socks to snap the quick (and sorry, blurry) photo above. How about a second try a bit later with shoes on my feet?

So grateful for some sun and a bit warmer weather after days of clouds, cold, ice, snow, and rain. 

I like the shadows the sun makes in the yard. Of course, now it’s not so much white as brown from all the mud.  Inside now for dinner. Still not the week to come to dinner unless you’re feeling a bit adventurous.

Tonight: Fish Tacos with Pineapple jalapeno Sauce.

Turns out I like the idea of such a thing a lot better than the taste of fish tacos. I did like the sauce on my cabbage salad/fish topping though.  Still cleared out some fish from the freezer and the sauce from the pantry.

Grateful for getting a bit of inspiration to try a little better with dinner ideas after reading my blogging friend, Carol’s menu planning post. My husband and G even agreed to try the fish tacos.

J remained skeptical so I made him fish sticks. That worked out since I didn’t care for the tacos so I had fish sticks as well.

Another week of not a lot of photos so I’m just going to end this post with my belated gratitude list.

Gratitude List

  1. A husband willing and able to take the deck partially apart to retrieve my dropped car key
  2. The joy my job brings me. Favorite from Monday: asked a kid to do something and he looked at me and said “Not today.” I had nothing for a response to that one but a smile.
  3. My daily medicines being simply a vitamin and a cup of green tea
  4. Time to relax and watch a movie
  5. Knowing when to take time to relax and watch a movie
  6. Music
  7. Conversations with my sons
  8. Sons with critical thinking skills
  9. My silly little phone game I play everyday (Pocket Camp Animal Crossing)
  10. Spring inching closer each day no matter what the weather
  11. Not having big plans for Valentine’s Day (and not worrying that we don’t)

Stopping this post here to go spend some time with the little gray cat. Be sure to go check out the I Like Thursday posts over at Not Afraid Of Color.

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10 thoughts on “I Like Gratitude on a Thursday

    1. Jean Post author

      My heart should be super healthy in that case 😉 Trying to eat out of the freezer/pantry is causing a bit of adventure. Hope your Thursday is going well so far.

  1. lapaylor

    I especially like #4,5 7 and 8
    fish… love/hate
    love, good for me and when it doesn’t taste “fishy” it’s good. Hate, when fish tastes strong fishy. Ironic I know. The worst day of the week was salmon croquette dinner night when I was a child. Oily fishy bony mackerel night was next worst. Apparently my parents didn’t share my strong sense of smell. And they grew up poor in the depression so any food was good to them. I’m more spoiled for choice. Thanks for the smile, reading your response to “not today”

    1. Jean Post author

      I like most fish but NOT salmon. The one food my dad forced me to eat once was salmon patties. And no. Oh, no to tuna as well. Most other fish including shrimp I do really enjoy though. Fried fish is my favorite…fish & chips. Hope you’re having a great Valentine’s Day so far.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’m finding it really helps to take the time to write it down each week. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

  2. Deanna

    Mmmm, I like candy also, and am also grateful for chocolate.

    I love having conversations with my girls as well. Both of us have kids heading to college this Fall – eek!

    I’m so glad to read that you love your job. You’ve been doing that for quite a few years now 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I like candy a little too much. Chocolate included. Seriously thinking I’m going to attempt a sugar-free March. I do love my job. Even miss it sometimes on days I don’t work. My long-term plan is to work there full-time at some point. Just haven’t decided on that point, definitely want to be available to J through his freshman year of high school.


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