Sunday, March 10, 2019

Look What I Found! Thankfuls!

One of my favorite exercises in my blogging history was participating in the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop, because no matter how bad the week, there was always, ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Er, for which to be thankful. Oh, sometimes you had to dig VERY DEEPLY to find ten things, but they were there if you took the time to look for them.

Confession: not participating in the Ten Things of Thankful for, oh, ages and ages, has resulted in me not doing that weekly tally of thankfuls. Let's see if I can make amends:

1. I entered a little writing contest sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy at our local university. That, in itself, is worthy of its very own Thankful, because I haven't written ANYTHING in nearly a year.

2. So that little writing contest? I won first place in my category.

3. I was not the only entry in my category. I don't know how many there WERE, but there were at least three, and that's good enough for me. You can read my entry here, if you would like....

4. Big Wheel Day, the BEST day of the preschool year, was on Friday. We set up the gym to look like a little town, with a bank, McDonalds, hair salon, grocery store (you get the idea), and the kids ride tricycles or big wheels around a track, stopping at the different centers along the way. I've always said the day I couldn't ride a big wheel would be the day I would retire, so it looks like I'm in for another year:




5. This weekend was Mom's Weekend at my daughter's sorority at the University of Arkansas. We had a lovely brunch at the sorority house and took a cake decorating class during the day, then, since it was Mom's Weekend at my nephew's fraternity as well, we got to spend time with my husband's sister and her husband. We don't see them often enough, and we need to remedy that.



6. My daughter and I tagged along with my nephew and sister-in-law to a party held my my nephew's fraternity at a local bar. So yes, I went to a frat party this weekend! And it was funnnnn!!!



7. When my husband and I got home from Fayetteville this afternoon, and as I carried in a load of stuff from the car which included my puffy coat, my purse, and a large Diet Dr Pepper, I bent over to set the purse on a table, I poured my drink all down my coat and onto the floor (Lewis, one of our kittens, took a hit, too). When I started the clean up process, I found that there was not as much on the floor (or Lewis) as I thought, but that was because I had managed to FILL MY PUFFY COAT POCKET with Diet Dr Pepper. Where's the thankful here, you ask? My coat was machine washable!

8. Daylight Savings Time started today. Some might see that as losing an hour of sleep, but I see it as gaining an hour of daylight and I'm happy. Or I am until tomorrow morning, when it's dark as pitch when my alarm goes off, and I'm tired and cranky from losing an hour of sleep....

9. Today is my husband's birthday. I kind of like him a little and was happy to celebrate it with him.



10. He is older than I am.

Bam!


Ten Things of Thankful

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back, cousin! :-) I have missed reading your upbeat, humor-filled, real-life posts! Congrats again on your win. I read your entry to John and he agreed that it deserved that 1st place!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! It feels good to be back! And tell John thanks as well!

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  2. So many fun and exciting things in your life this past week! Perhaps you might not want a repeat of #7, but alls well that ends well. So glad that your coat is washable! Glad to see you here at TToT again.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, don't want to fill my pockets with anything other than money! Thanks for the welcome back!

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  3. You still got it in da thanks department!!!! And if you have any sort of tips on how to get my ass back to it well feel free to share them! It's really nice to see you back here I have really always enjoyed reading your stuff!

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    1. Well, thank you! I wish I had advice - I'm just hoping this sticks with me! I think I'm going to do the A to Z. Am I crazy?

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  4. Hey! I know you! You're the teacher who dresses as a fire fighter every year and explores abandoned nuclear laboratories in the Midwest with your side-kick!
    Welcome back.

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    1. Thanks, Clark! My sidekick and I need to go on an adventure again soon, don't we?!

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