Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful Day 30

On this last day of November, when many men are probably contemplating getting rid of their Movember Staches I am thankful that I completed this exercise.  It has made me more grateful all the things I have and the people in my life.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thankful Day 29

Today I am thankful that I realized before it was too late to open all my mail.  Since the election campaign, I have pretty much junked most of the mail that comes into our house.  Today I went to trash something from Goodyear and just before I tossed it I realized it said something about important information and then realized it was my rebate card for my new tires.  Whew!

Thankful Day 28

Don't know why this didn't post yesterday, but whatevs.

I am thankful for my parents.  They fly out here all the time to watch my kid (a big inconvenience right?) and taught me to appreciate the things I have and to take care of them.  Those things have served me well.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thankful Day 27

I am most thankful for my boss today who noticed the clock was wrong at the client's office and got me out the door in time to pick Willa up from daycare.  We were at a board meeting presenting financial statements and I thought I had a few more minutes.  But I made it in time to get her, get her to the mall for a pretzel and to her hair appointment.....all on time.  Whew!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thankful Day 26

After putting over 1,000 miles on car over the last three weeks and B finally getting home, I am thankful  to be at home and at the office for the next few weeks.  I feel like we have been going non-stop and our routines are still wonky.  Hopefully we get it all straightened out before we head to KS.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thankful Day 25

Today I am thankful for this holiday season that reminds me to be thankful for all that we have.  I am grateful for each day, but I think it is important to remember all the time that we are more fortunate than others.  The picture in this blog post about Black Friday caused me to pause.  Most people I know don't seem to go crazy about Black Friday shopping but you hear stories about the madness.  I am not opposed to the fun and deal getting of BF, but I know that I can live without it.

I have only recently started reading A Place Called Simplicity and it's funny that it is about adoption for a variety of reasons; a) I was searching for simplicity blogs as opposed to minimalism, b) adoption has been on my heart and mind, and c) a pastor here in GF has mentioned this family in his radio ads! While I don't know if adoption is in our future, I do know that many children and families are waiting for each other.  A friend recently returned from their second international adoption and she herself is adopted, so it has been so neat to hear about their journey.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankful Day 24

Today I am thankful for my sister who turned 25 today.  She drove me crazy growing up, but what good sister doesn't?  She has grown up and matured so much that I can't help but be proud of her.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thankful Day 23

I am thankful for a nice morning in Joanns Fabric store with people that were happy to be there not complaining about standing in line.  I had hopes of being there when it opened at 6 but I snoozed until 6:15.  Typically you can stand in line for 4 hours and I was only there 4 hours, so I call it a success.  I only purchased fabric that I knew I would be using shortly and got some supplies to finish another Christmas gift and some things for Willa for the flight.  I was able to resist other fun and fancy things that caught my eye, which my pocketbook and B are thankful for.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Day 22

I am thankful for quiet family time and that we have have everything that we need and then some.  I am thankful for all our family in Kansas and elsewhere and can't wait to see them in December.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful Day 21

Today I am thankful for my nasal spray.  I forgot to take it Monday night and I paid for it on Tuesday as I waited for the morning dose to kick in.  I am 100% improved today and have realized once again how important it is to be consistent when taking medicine.  Ironically, there was an article this week I read about how being consistent is more important than trying to decide if you should take medicine in the morning or at night.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful Day 20

I am thankful for my Bro and future Sister.  Their engagement pictures are so nice and makes me a little excited for their wedding in June.  Not much is better than a good wedding.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful Day 19

I am thankful for fun co-workers who have no qualms about sitting in our sweats with a bottle of wine, popcorn from the movie theatre, watching a cheesy movie while we work out of town.  Oh, we laughed so hard and I needed that.

I am not thankful for hard plastic high heels that lay on my living room floor. Can you say bruised arch?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thankful Day 18

I am thankful for the fun day we had.  Despite the horrible losses of our favorite teams, we had Christmas pictures done today, did some more shopping, and had an early dinner.  We had no plans of doing anything after the mini-session at the studio, so it is very nice to be spontaneous and not have to worry about not having enough "gear" for Willa.  She rocked today, going with the flow.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thankful Day 17

Today I am thankful for good friends and co-workers.  Our Bountiful Baskets location was running late today and it was chilly outside.  Between all of us, the Kiddo stayed warm, basketball games were seen and all baskets were accounted for.  Sometimes it just takes teamwork.

Thankful Day 16

I am late on this because I was so thankful to be home yesterday.  The drive back was better than the drive there.  Last night I made some dinner, mindlessly surfed the web, cut some fabric, web-cammed with the Parentals, and read the bedtime story.  It was so nice to be back in my own bed and having my pillow.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Day 15

Today I am thankful for fruit.  Sadly, this week I have only had some blackberries and an orange.  Eating away from home is hard, especially when everything is practically fried around here.  My body is revolting.  Can't wait to get home and back in routine.

An update to my Cashy post last night.  He passed away just about the time I was posting.  An Angel that won't have to suffer anymore.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful Day 14

I am thankful for health.  There is so many friends and family fighting such awful diseases and illness and I am just so grateful that B, Willa, and I have immune systems that are working effectively.

A friend of mine is friends with a family whose little boy is fighting cancer for the 3rd time.  The little guy is 4 and a fighter.  His parents are doing their very best to help their little guy and it just breaks my heart and humbles me each day.  They have such strength and honesty and just seem to be rockin' people.

So if you can, take a little time to add Cashy to your prayers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thankful Day 13

I am thankful for friendly people when I am in a different town.  My bartenders were nice and chatted with me for quite a while at dinner.  One even has a daughter named Willa.  The first time I have ever met another Willa mom.  That makes 4 Willa's that I am aware of in Montana.  3 were born in Great Falls and the other here.

I got quite a bit done at my clients today so hopefully my boss is pleased when he gets here tomorrow.

Go Cats!  Baskeball season has started.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thankful Day 12- coming when I have better wifi

Today I was thankful all wildlife and cars decided to stay in their lanes on the road.  After driving 7 hours in less than ideal conditions I was very glad to get to where I was going.  So I am working solo for the next couple of days.  I work by myself quite a bit but I have never been out of town by myself.  Wish me luck in eating lunch and dinner in a small town with very little takeout.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful Day 11

Today I am thankful for fun shopping. That might be a little shallow, but I had fun today getting some Christmas shopping done. I teeter between practical and fun gifts, but I always want to get something they will like.

Plus, I was totally excited to discover that our Hallmark store is carrying Vera Bradley's.  Sadly, I drew a boy in the gift exchange & I don't think he will truly appreciate one. :-)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful Day 10

Today I am thankful that B is back home.  He left the balmy beaches of Hawaii and returned to 10 degree weather & lots of snow. One could almost feel sorry for him.  Willa and I are very glad to have him back.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Day 9

Today I am thankful for snow plows and new tires. With 16 inches of snow in 24 hours you have to be amazed that hardly anything in town shuts down.

The snow was so pretty last night when the wind stopped blowing. But it is pretty cold out & supposed to be colder tomorrow. Stay warm folks, Brutus is brutal.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Day 8

On this cold, snowy day I am thankful for our home and the money that keeps it warm.  I know many people in this world are not as fortunate to have a warm place to sleep tonight. I am grateful that I have never had to worry about that.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thankful Day 7

Today I am thankful for a clean house & the lady that helps keep it that way. It is well worth the dollars to have someone else clean my floors and motivate us to keep everything maintained for two weeks. Some people are better at things than others & I am certainly able to admit my shortcomings.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful Day 6

Today I am for those people that remind about things when I am scatter-brained & forgetful. We are in the trenches at work & plugging away on several engagements. Its easyto lose track of time & things.

I am also thankful the elections will be coming to a close. Maybe there will be less hate & bitterness & propaganda around. I am guessing the USPS will not be as thankful.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful Day 5

I am thankful for video Kinect & Skype. Without them we would not be able to group chat with my great friends all around the country or webcam with B & our FAM.  Thank goodness for technology that keeps us connected t the ones we love.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thankful day 4

I am thankful for lazy Sundays, even when there are things I should be doing.  Willa and I have been watching movies, playing with our new play dough extruder and listening to her sing songs.  I have a lit if things I have to get done & a few more that I should get done and we are slowing making it down the list.  But it is so fun just hanging out with her and that she can occupy herself long enough for us to get our chores done.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thankful Day 3

Today I am thankful for the Kansas State Wildcats. I have so many great memories watching all the teams with my family and great friends.  Today we continue our quest to 9-0 when the football team plays OK State.  Go Cats!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful Day 2

I am thankful for B; my smart, strong, witty husband, who also keeps me on my toes with loop holes and quickness.  There are a lot of differences in us but a lot of similarities too.  I remember an aunt asked what it was I liked about him while we were dating.  I responded that he was the exact opposite of me and she didn't understand.  We share the same views on the big things, but the little day to day things are what keep laughing, bickering and shaking our heads at each other.  Life would be boring otherwise.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful Day 1

I am thankful for the sweet, sassy, smart, funny little girl that calls me Mom. She keeps me on my toes and astounds me everyday without fail.