This idea comes from a friend on a home-schooling website:
Let's fight the winter post-holiday doldrums by thinking of 10 little things for which we are thankful!! NO cheating and listing big major things like husband, family, Faith, church.... this particular poll is only for little things we are so often under-appreciated! :)
1. BOOKS - if you know me at all, or read my blog carefully, you already knew this would be at the top.
2. KITCHENAID mixer - I really love that thing!
3. BASKETS - to contain the various piles, stacks, and messes in my house
4. DOUGH SCRAPER - my new favorite kitchen tool. I've raved about this in a previous post so I don't need to elaborate on it here.
5. TICONDEROGA PENCILS - they just make me feel good. Unfortunately, they make our Primary Dog, Danya, feel good, too. She loves to chew them. If there were eight pencils on the floor in various sizes, shapes, colors and brands, and only one was a Ticonderoga, she would choose it above all the others for her chewing pleasure. She would only turn to the others if I had taken the Ticonderoga away from her. I guess I should count myself fortunate that Tasha, our Back-up Auxiliary Dog, is not a pencil-chewer.
6. DVD's - I hate most tv programming and I love owning and renting DVD's that are fun to watch
7. WOOL AND KNITTING NEEDLES - in spite of the fact that I've restarted my latest sweater something like five times, I'm still thankful for the tools and ability to knit.
8. MY BED - it is SO comfortable and it is pure delight to get into it every night.
9. VICKY MORGAN - because she taught me how to wallpaper, and we are working on our bedroom right now (well, Terry is painting the woodwork but eventually I'll be wallpapering it).
10. THE BEAUTIFUL DEPRESSION GLASS BELL THAT I BOUGHT LAST SATURDAY - I didn't know such a thing existed but I came across it at an antique store and it is in the same pattern as some of my Depression Glass dishes and I am so tickled to have found it!
So - what ten things are making you happy this month?
Born in Canada; grew up in Europe; went to college in the United States; got married there, stayed there! and became a citizen in 2004.
I have been married to Terry since 1981 and he makes me laugh almost every day. I have loved being a stay-at-home mom since 1984 to Jessica ('84), Jordan ('86), Allison ('89) and Jacob ('92); and have enjoyed home-schooling since 2000. I have also had the privilege of being a grandmother to Jessica and Steve's sweet Abigail since 2009!