I usually love writing my Thankful Thursday post each week. Taking a moment to reflect on all the things in my life to be thankful for not only helps me get into a better mood, but it can also help put life into perspective.
Sitting here typing tonight (it’s Wednesday) though, I am struggling. It’s been a hard couple days sleep-wise around here, and the bed is calling me. (Seriously, I just heard it again…)
When my husband sat down on the couch, I asked him to give me a topic to write about for Thankful Thursday. Here is what he came up with:
Write about how you’re thankful for $5 videos at Target (Can you tell what I bought at Dear Targettoday?)
Disney World and how your excited about vacation? (I actually did that one already.)
How about writing about aunts who are willing to babysit so we can have date night? (Thank you Aunt C. for babysitting tomorrow!)
Oh, what about your eye exam today?
I have to say, at first I just listened to his ideas and thought things like, “Really? Can you see a whole post on the $5 Batman video?”
But then I realized, the post wasn’t in his list of ideas. The post was in the fact that he was trying to help.
Sometimes I don’t give him enough credit. It’s easy to see the multitude of empty glasses left around the house, the dirty clothes that are left next to the bed even thought the hamper is just 2 feet away, the phone that was left off the charger all night… But those are just little things.
I am blessed to have someone who bakes the world’s best brownies, plays princesses with our daughter, makes chocolate chip pancakes on the weekends, and who tries to help me write a post.
And for that I am thankful.
My husband with a craft he and Peanut did together
Now it’s your turn everyone! What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment or link it up below!
When we were looking at house designs, there was one thing I knew I wanted: a big country kitchen. I envisioned beautiful oak cabinets, a big window to let in plenty of sunlight, and a place to show off the china that had previously been hidden away out of sight.
This is what I got:
Each day as I watch the setting sun paint the sky brilliant golds and pink through the kitchen windows, I smile.
I love the daisy details on the yellow curtains…I have the same design on the cabinet knobs and on the hanging ceiling lights.
I love my garden window. See the crystals hanging from the curtain rod? They cast beautiful rainbows through the kitchen every evening.
I love the openness, being able to talk to people sitting in the living room while I cook, having plenty of room for Hot Wheel races on the laminate flooring.
And I love being able to see my china each day.
I’m thankful for the soft yellow walls that make the room seem cheery each day, the extra space for family pictures on top of the cabinets, and the laughter that often fills the room.
What room in your house are you most thankful for?
Leave a comment or link up your own T.T. post this week!
There are so many things I am thankful for this time of year… Being able to spend the holidays with family is one of them. I am glad that our children have the opportunity to get to know both sets of grandparents, and that they will have memories of the holidays spent with them.
For today’s Thankful Thursday post, however, I am asking the kids what they are thankful for this Christmas.
Peanut: I am thankful for Lallaloopsy dolls with moving legs and their school bus and the Littlest Pet Shop hospital. Oh, and the mommy and baby panda bear and monkeys. (Score one for Mommy; I got the school bus and dolls at the consignment shop. Santa gets credit for the LPS stuff.)
Monkey: I’m thankful for opening up presents.
Me: Any special presents?
Monkey: My Lightning McQueen Tractor Tipping! (Score one for Daddy for finding that one! So glad we took credit for it… After all, Santa got credit for theBatcave that caused all the drama….)
What presents were a big hit at your house?
This week’s T.T. post was inspired by Mama Kat’s prompt: Score! What gift is your child most excited about receiving this year?
Got a T.T. post of your own, or another THANKFUL post? Link up with us! I’d love it if you told your readers you linked up here, too!
Thank you for helping me to make the Christmas wishes of my children come true. My son loves the Disney movie Cars. Unfortunately, it is hard to find the cars from the original movie; most stores carry the characters from the second movie, which he doesn’t like. (After all, the cars get hurt in that movie…)
I was able to find a few of the original characters at Toys R Us (Yeah!), but Doc Hudson (the one he really wanted) was no where to be found. Other online sites wanted 30 dollars or more for it…and then I turned to Ebay. $12 later and Doc Hudson was being wrapped to be placed under the tree.
And then there was Wendy Waters, a no longer made figure from Fisher Price’s Rescue Heroes series… My kids have been watching videos of Rescue Heroes lately. My son has Billy Blazes, a fire fighter from the show. My daughter asked for Wendy, the other fire fighter, but alas, she was no where to be found.
I figured it would pass, that she really only wanted it because her little brother has a few of the figures.
And then her little brother asked for it for her in his letter to Santa. A letter where most kids list all the toys THEY want for Christmas, and he asks Santa to bring his sister Wendy Waters.
Such a sweet gesture, and I wanted to be sure Santa could deliver. And for less than 7 dollars (and no shipping cost), Wendy will be arriving before Christmas, along with the Dalmatian puppy from the cartoon series (got to love a bonus).
Thank you, again, Ebay, for helping this mom make a couple Christmas wishes come true.
It’s Thankful Thursday time. You know the drill!
Leave a comment below telling us what you are thankful for this week. Or, if you have your own THANKFUL post, link it up with us — I’d love it if you let people know you linked up with There’s Just One Mommy.