Monday, January 18, 2010

For What Are You Thankful?

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?


  1. Here's my 10 things I'm thankful for:

    1 - we found out yesterday that my Mom does not have cancer. She's still sick, but I'm so thankful its not cancer.

    2 - my husband has a job

    3 - that I have found lots of support as we being the gluten free/casein free diet with one child.

    4 - hand me down clothes we've been given

    5 - to have a girlfriend that has two autistic sons. We can laugh, cry and try to figure out our chidlren together.

    6 - for webcams and skype - helps us stay connect to far away family

    7 - that my 6 yr old loves to crawl in my lap and be read to each night

    8 - to have a washer and dryer. I can't imagine having to do all this laundry how they used to do it.

    9 - to live in a place where I get to experience all the seasons, even though I wish winter was shorter

    10 - Karen Kingsbury books

    Have a great day! I enjoy reading your blog!

  2. Just a few.......
    1 -4) My Red Kitchenaid mixer & 3 recently discovered cookbooks: Whole Grain Baking (crispy chocolate chip cookies), Baking with Julia (cranberry-walnut pumpkin yeast bread), and The Silver Palate (apple cake). Rave reviews all around from the fam.
    5) My sunny-sunny family room with 3 walls of windows (18 in all).
    6) Enough basket making supplies to make a large book basket for grandchild #9 without leaving home.
    7) An electric blanket to use in our 50 degree bedroom. My husband believes that unless there is "frost on the nails", ala Little House on the Prairie", we have nothing to complain about.


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