Grateful on a Thursday

Missed this post last week. There’s a draft of it written but it didn’t ever make it to the push publish button. Busy times but I’m still grateful.

Consider this a combined list….

Outside in Nature

  1. Beautiful flowers to welcome spring and summer, both the ones I bought and the surprise yellow ones 
  2. The mighty oak tree which serves as a home to all kinds of lovely birds and gives us shade in the summer. 
  3. The wonderful variety of birds I see each day: house finches, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, nuthatches, and even those annoying grackles
  4. Gorgeous sunny spring days and thunderstorms (so I don’t have to remember to water my flowers)
  5. A big chaotic backyard

Just This Morning

    1. My non-morning person son who woke up cheerful! And shared the fun video posted above with me.
    2. My husband who does the laundry when I get sidetracked and completely focused only on all things graduation
    3. Feeling like an adult while eating this for breakfast. Forgot I liked Raisin Bran! 
    4. A quiet house that no longer smells of onion (see yesterday’s post) with windows open.
    5. A few minutes to write a post on my gratitude (Another name for a few minutes might be procrastination….)

And A Few Random Items (Some Carried Over From My Unpublished Post)

  1. The lovely scent of these candles. The one on the left, a gift for teacher appreciation. So let’s add in here being appreciated as a substitute teacher! And the one on the right, a birthday gift from J, saved it until summer as it’s a beach type scent. 
  2. Finding candy with *blue* wrappers that was not disgusting and on sale! 
  3. My messy kitchen table with life in progress
  4. Making new friends in the course of planning an ending to our kids’ high school days
  5. Old friends who text you important papers containing graduation information (because they are still kids….what paper? I gave it to you! Um, no…you did not. SIGH)
  6. Technology! I’m not always a fan of the cell phones but they do provide a nice quick communication tool.
  7. Knowing myself well enough to not get too upset over failed eating plans. Realizing a super stressful 2 weeks before graduation may not have been the ideal time to try completely changing my eating habits.


What things are you grateful for today?

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15 thoughts on “Grateful on a Thursday

  1. Roseanne

    Good Morning! Gratitude is always welcome whether we forget to post or not. God knows what is in your heart. So many glorious things blooming now – isn’t it just amazing. I had to giggle over your adult Raisin Bran breakfast – I eat that too. And having a DH that helps is just the best ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see more blooms and have a bit of time to add a few more flowers around here. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Sally

    Chocolate Kisses are good no matter what color they’re wrapped in. 🙂 I’ve been enjoying the birds, too. Trying to learn birdcalls to identify birds because so many of them I never can see through the backyard trees.

    Fun likes this week!

    1. Jean Post author

      These are actually cookies and creme kisses and they are quite addicting (had to open a bag to make sure they tasted okay). Oh, trying to figure out the bird calls is fun. I’m not very good at that one though I do have the Robin, Cardinal, and Woodpeckers down somewhat. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

  3. Colette

    Awesome likes. I find I have learned to be grateful, even though I was sitting waiting for road construction for almost 30 minutes the other day. Within 500 feet of my driveway. Brave woman beginning a diet during graduation season.

    1. Jean Post author

      Well, the beginning of a diet ended quickly during graduation season. Not my brightest idea. That would be frustrating to sit in the road construction and be so close to home. Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

  4. Diann Bottrell

    Your flowers are so pretty! I’m thankful for all the blooming things right now, too. Hope your graduation plans go smoothly, and you have a wonderful celebration!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I keep noticing so many pretty blooms around the city, some I’ve never seen before. Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

  5. Rosemary Dickinson

    I wish my husband would help around the house! Haha! I doubt that will ever happen! Such pretty flowers! This time of year makes you so thankful for nature. Hope graduation goes well and isn’t too stressful for you!

  6. lapaylor

    your pictures are just wonderful. I like raisin bran til I bite down on a hard raisin lol. Your list of gratefulness is always a reminder for us all to slow down and appreciate

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! It takes a bit of effort to slow down and appreciate especially when life is busy and flying by but I find it does help. Hope your week is going great so far!

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