Thankfuls – Maiden Voyage

I’d like to do something new around here.  Maybe you’ll like it.  Maybe you’ll think it’s drivel (I’ve been dying to use that word, lately – thank you Sherlock!).

It’s happening either way.

Every Saturday, I’d like to post a list of things I’m thankful for. They will be serious things, totally inane things, and everything in between. Sometimes, there will be pictures.  Or not. I’m borrowing the idea from my sweet friend, Monica, over at Elevate Ideas. She does a weekly “Thanksday” post that always delights me.  And informs me. And, maybe best of all, helps me get to know her better.

I want us to get to know each other better in this space, too.

Don’t you like the sound of that?

I’ll share with you. You share with me.  We’ll learn some things about each other, gain new tips and tricks, pick up great encouragement and ideas, and laugh along the way.

Doesn’t that just sound like So Much Fun?

Alrighty then… let’s get to it.

For the inaugural Thankfuls List, I give you:

1. This picture that Sweetgirl brought home from Kindy-garten last week? It sums her up perfectly. She makes me smile. glitter_garden_missindeedy

2.  Even before this “get healthy” endeavor began, I had this longstanding habit of putting 2 or 3 tablespoons of Hint Water into my plain old water.  It has no artificial anything and no sweetener – just essence.  It comes in all sorts of flavors, but this is my favorite, hands down.  It makes chugalugging the water that much more palatable. True story.


3.  It feels like the whole “Nespresso” wave is taking the world by storm.  I’m still over here, though, enjoying my Keurig, and loving the mug that a sweet friend gave to me recently. It soothes my still-raw spirit whenever I reach into my cupboard for my old favorite and remember how I recently karate-chopped it to death. Indeed it does.


4. My sister-in-love, The Italian, turned us all onto this Omega-3 supplement that is DA BOMB, I tell you! We have tried so many and they just taste funky as all get out.  This one? Delish.  Sweetboy literally asks me every morning when he can have it again.  Every. Single. Morning.  And if I was a swearing kind of girl, I’d swear it’s improved my mood and helped even out my sleeping patterns.  But hey, I don’t swear. Much.


5. And last, but certainly not the least, is the “Frozen” CD.  While Sweetman might tell you he’s going to pull the last remaining 26 strands of hair he has on his head, if he has to hear it one more time, secretly? I think he likes it too.  And there is nothing, nothing, I tell you, like hearing your 5 and 10 year olds belt out songs in unison that make them giggle and smile and sound like a choir of angels. Well, the first 18 times, for sure!

And that’s what I’ve got for you this weekend.

What are you thankful for this week?

8 thoughts on “Thankfuls – Maiden Voyage

  1. Well, bless you, my friend for making it happen. I likey. Love your thankful list but I’m with Monica on this one. I’ve love, love, LOVE my Keurig and have no idea what Hint water is. Looking forward to sharing coffee and Hint water with you someday.

  2. My Keurig is near the top of the list, but one of my most thankful moments is when God led me to a small bookstore, in a small town way up in the Pennsylvania mountains. Love bookstores, I’m crazy nuts when I go there, and they have a kitty cat who roams the store. I asked for a particular book by a Christian author, the owner showed me the section, but wanted to point out Lysa Terkeryst’s books, also. Well, the rest is history, I found P31 and OBS and lots of great girlfriends. My life has forever changed. Thank you all!

  3. Lady, today I am super thankful for girl scout leaders who asked me to sell 47 boxes of cookies and not 470. Sometimes, it’s the small things.

    Imma check out that Omega and the water flavor thing. Great idea!

  4. I am thankful for Keens. I bought my first pair of Keen sandals on ebay a couple of years ago, and now I have several pairs for summer, winter and working out. They’re great for my back and my feet don’t hurt so bad now. 😀

    I’m thankful for hummus. Hummus and raw veggies are my go-to snack food now that I’m really being serious about this diet thing.

    I’m thankful for my hubby. He has saw me at my best when he we were dating, and he’s seen me at my worst the last 31 1/2 years of marriage and STILL keeps me around. Gotta be love. ❤

    I'm thankful for all my sweet sisters at P31. They bring so much joy.

    PS: ❤ ❤ ❤ the glitter garden!!!

  5. Oh my I’m so excited you’re doing this!! LOVE learning more about you. 🙂 I could not live without my Keurig either, and I have never heard of Hint water!!! Definitely going to check that out. We, too, have an addiction to the Frozen soundtrack…so much so, my girl is singing “Let It Go” in the talent show with some friends. I give it one week before I toss it out the window. Can’t wait to read these each week!!

    • Awwww I love this idea!! I may just have to borrow it and join the both of you! Man, I’ve been missing out on so many posts lately. Time to catch up. For reals!

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