Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh No She Di'int!

Inspired by other posts seen around the blogosphere.
Things that I SO did not do last week.

  • I did not want to smash my brothers cell phone to pieces during Thanksgiving dinner. That would have SO ruined the holiday. And cell phones are technology and technology is good...right?
  • I most certainly did not sneak candy and drinks into the movie theaters. That is totally wrong. And I did not ask my daughter to sneak hers in as well.
  • I did not completely lose it and break down crying during sacrament meeting as they were sustaining the new Young Women's presidency. Nope. That would be completely and totally humiliating. Especially if everyone knew that some (only some) of that crying was because I wanted to be working with the YW again.
  • I did not think or even mumble under my breath "There's no way in he** I'm paying $3.99 for a small bag of pre-cut apples!" to send to school with Jillian just because our school district has expressly said that all foods must be commercially prepared. I didn't do it. I completely support the district and all of their *cough cough* lovely policies.
  • I did not, then buy uncut apples and oranges and then cut them up myself, in my semi-clean kitchen for my daughters Kindergarten tasting feast.
  • I did not stay up late watching elf (and channel switching to watch Rock of Love Charm School on the commercials) while eating left over turkey slathered in salt and a laffy taffy stick because I'm cycling and need salty and sweet. I would never.
(Oh and the only reason it's a Miley Cyrus picture there at the top was because it was the only one I could find that really represented the "Oh no she di'int!" theme. If anyone has a better picture I could use for future posts email me!)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Place it on it's side and it's a symbol for Infinity

My friend Spasm tagged me for the number 8 tag (at least I THINK this is the tag...I could be wrong) and of course I thought of School House Rock.

And after that walk down memory lane.....

8 things that I'm passionate about
(this was hard because I don't consider myself a really passionate person)
  • my family
  • my religion
  • reading
  • photography
  • laughing
  • honesty
  • beauty in art or nature
  • traveling (though I've not done much of it)
8 Words or Phrases I use often
  • Freak
  • What the...?
  • Oh my he** (I know this is not a good one)
  • Is your room clean
  • No
  • Did you practice your piano?
  • Dude
  • Amen
8 things I want to do before I die
  • visit the Sacred Grove
  • see my children married and happy
  • go to a play on Broadway
  • hang glide (that won't happen)
  • parachute out of an airplane (that won't happen either)
  • climb to the top of Mt. Timpanogos (this one is possible)
  • Apologize to a friend that I hurt years ago
  • pet a dolphin
8 things I want or need
(I don't know that I really NEED anything. I am pretty well blessed in my life)
  • to get the addition built onto our house
  • paint the kitchen
  • a new t.v. that doesn't make buzzing noises
  • a new digital camera
  • a Billy Joel's greatest hits cd
  • season tickets to the symphony
  • season tickets to any Theater Company here in Utah
  • to travel the world and visit my friends
8 things I have learned from the past
  • good communication is the everything
  • giving is good
  • love languages are important and real
  • family is what really matters
  • crying can help, it can hurt too
  • trust is hard to come by
  • you can only give so much of yourself
  • sometimes people don't appreciate what you give
8 Restaurants I love
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Thai Village
  • Mi Ranchito
  • Applebees
  • Arby's
  • Taco Amigo
  • Mimi's Cafe
  • Pizza Hut
8 shows I love to watch
  • Made
  • Clean House (this makes me feel better about the state of my house)
  • Design on a Dime
  • CSI (only the original one though)
  • I love the 70's and 80's on VH1
  • What Not to Wear
  • Reba
  • That 70's Show
So there you have it. Tag, you're it. If you want to be it that is. :)

Holiday Weekend

This was the first Thanksgiving without dad. A tough one. In a way I'm grateful that he died near the Holidays so that we can get some of the "firsts" out of the way. Is that wrong? It's been just over a month since he died. In some ways it seems longer and others shorter. I had a cashier at the supermarket make a comment to me at how fast this month has flown by. That was on the 24th...the one month anniversary of dad's death. I told him he was right, it has just gone by like an autumn wind.

Thanksgiving Day itself was o.k. There have been some issues between me and my younger brother that blossomed last week. I asked mom to ask him if he felt comfortable with me coming over. He said he was fine with it. I wasn't, but I knew that mom wanted me and my family there so I sucked it up and went. Then my brother spent most of time texting. Yes, texting. Even during dinner. I tried to block it out but it made me testy and I made some comments to Ty that I wouldn't have other wise. Those comments made Ty upset and it goes on from there. *sigh* There are times that I'd love to live somewhere far, far away. But that wouldn't solve anything so...

Yesterday I took McKenna out to see Twilight with my friend and her daughter. This theater was totally different from the one that I saw it in first. There was very little laughter. The movie is better the second time around but I had more fun the first time. Oh and the lady sitting next to me this time was a hoot! She would have fit right in at the first viewing. Her daughter was getting mad at her for her comments and giggling.

After Twilight we were invited to go and see Mama Mia! at the dollar theater with our friends and thier mom. It was a BLAST! McKenna and her friend wouldn't even sit by us. We totally sang along with the songs. I hear that they are coming out with the sing along version. I would love to go to that!

And today was the long awaited trip to Salt Lake to see Into the Woods. The Hale Center Theatre did an amazing job! It was great. I love that play. George was a bit bored by it all but they had a few things that he was impressed by. I had to try not to cry as they sang the last few songs. The one especially reminded me of dad. Here is the song No One is Alone, from the Broadway musical, Into the Woods.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Currently Reading

Wednesday I started a new book. I can't even remember where I found out about this book but the premise sounded interesting so I put it on my "to read" list at the local library. I picked it up on Monday and started reading it Wednesday in between baking pies and getting ready for Turkey day. I am about half way through it and I love it. I love it even though I will probably have to go back and read it a second and third time to begin to understand the things that are being offered to me. To glean truths from this book that will help me in my life. It is a work of fiction but what an amazing piece it is. I hope that I will love it through to the end. Right now I can't see how I wouldn't. The book I am reading is (if you haven't already noticed it in my sidebar).
This is about God and relationships. I can only read bits at a time so that I can digest what I have read and then go back and read some more. It's not very thick either. Usually I could sit and read a book this size in a half a day. Not this one though. Like I said I'll have to go back and re-read this. I will probably go out and purchase it so I can continue to come back to it.

It brings to mind another book that I love. Another work of fiction about God. It's very interesting. It is this book.

My favorite part of this book is this....

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all--young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.

Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom."

The other creatures laughed and said, "Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks and you will die quicker than boredom!" But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks.

Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more. And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, "See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!"

And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure." But they cried the more, "Savior!" all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Savior.

I own Illusions. I'll probably pull it off the shelf to read sometime soon. Two books for your reading consideration. Both good and both have truths for you to find if you want.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I am so very thankful for my many, many blessings. May you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving filled with good food, warmth and love. May you be surrounded by those you love and adore. I know that I will be.

I'm off to get my turkey in the oven and my rolls out of the freezer, (yes the freezer. I'm not from the Norman Rockwell era) so that even though dinner isn't at our house I can enjoy what I love most about Thanksgiving. The leftovers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Hang on my little Spider Monkey" or in other words, my post about Twilight the movie

I went last night to see Twilight. I was leery about going to see this movie right now. Not because I didn't want to see it but because I know how I act at movies. And, somehow, I knew that this movie would get a big reaction out of me. And not one that others in the theater would necessarily appreciate.

My review. I laughed until I cried in some parts. Rolled my eyes a lot and I may or may not have even peed in my pants a little tiny bit. But I will neither confirm or deny this.

First lets just say that they got about half of the characters right. The ones that were spot on? Alice (who I loved), Esme (who I loved more), Emmett, Jacob, James, Laurent(he was YUMMY) and Victoria (although her hair should have been more red.) Oh and the kids at the high school they did pretty well. I actually LOVED the kid who played Eric. He was one of the highlights of the show for me.

The ones that were semi there? Edward. Edward is supposed to be very confident and charismatic and you just don't see it in the movie. Well there were a couple of times. For instance when he saves her in Port Angeles was good. But when he's walking through the hall way with her and has to turn and leave. Not smooth. At all. Bella, Bella was alright but she blinked FAR too much and never could seem to remember her lines.

Then there's Rosalie. She is pretty but I wouldn't match her with the description of Super Model beautiful. Her attitude though? Spot on. And I adored her baseball playing outfit. Billy (whom I found exceptionally attractive. He could take me for a spin in his wheelchair anytime) and Charlie although did he have a mustache in the book? He reminded me a little bit of the dude that used to be on the Brawny paper towels. The one that they replaced because he looked a little bit too much like a 70's porn star?

Now on to the ones that were out and out um, hard to take. Dr. Cullin. When he came onto the screen I seriously choked on my drink. It wouldn't have been so bad if the make up hadn't been so horrid on him. On most of them! Towards the end of the movie the makeup was MUCH better. Anyhow. How any woman would swoon over Carlisle would be beyond me. My friend pegged him when she said that he looked like an albino Ken doll.

And then finally, finally Jasper! Seriously every time he came on the screen the theater went into hysterics! Hysterics I tell you. My friend Erin had warned me that he looked and acted a bit like this guy
and she was TOTALLY RIGHT! They could be long lost brothers. Even though were both created by other people. I laughed my butt off every time he came on screen. What was up with him?

Okay on to the actual movie stuff.

When Bella comes into science class? Holdy my nose batman! I'm still laughing at Edwards reaction. He totally looks like he's going to barf. And then when she smells her coat? I thought I was going to roll out of my chair. And I was not alone in the theater laughing. I would say that there were about 60% of the people...nix that....Ladies there...I don't know if there was any testosterone in that theater, that were laughing. The other forty percent were at least tittering or maybe they were pissed off that the movie was ruined for them. I don't know.

Onto the sparkliness of it all. My aforementioned friend had warned me that when they show Sparkly Edward that he looks like he's just sweating really badly. My friend Heather who was sitting right next to me made a much more astute observation. Edward in the sun could very well hide in amongst these people....

When Heather said that to me in the theater I went into another fit of laughter. Because it's SO, SO true.

Cut to the scene of Edward and Bella in his bedroom where she says "I'm not afraid of you" and Edwards says "You really shouldn't have said that." then he promptly throws her on his back jumps out of the window onto a tree and says "Hang on my little Spider Monkey!"
WHAT THE..????????????????????????
Hang on my little Spider Monkey? Did they get approval from Stepahnie Meyers to have those words come out of Edwards mouth? Hmmmm. I guess that they did since she had a cameo appearance in the movie sitting at the counter of the diner working on her laptop. I hope she was working on something that will make the sequels less of a joke and more enjoyable to watch.

The fight scene at the end was pretty good. Unfortunately there was more laughter when Carlisle tells Edward that he needs to stop sucking Bella's blood and the face that Edward makes as he tries to pull himself off of her arm.

The parts I did like? I thought the piano music that Edward played was done really well. And I liked the parts where they played music while showing shots of Edward and Bella talking. That way I didn't have to listen to painful dialogue but could enjoy nice shots of them WAY high in a tree. ( Edward would NEVER take Bella up into a tree! )

I'm probably going to take McKenna to see it at a matinee either today or Friday. Just because she wants to see it so badly and after seeing it I think it's okay for her to watch. I will try to contain my laughter although I am making no promises. Especially during the science class scene or whenever Jasper comes onto the screen.

And I may or may not go and buy my some of these to wear. And if you see me and ask me? I will neither confirm or deny this.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Utah Wins!!

Utah beating BYU in the big rivalry football game was probably the one bright spot in my weekend. And I didn't even get to watch it. Well I did get to see Utah score the first two times but other things came up and I was unable to finish the game. *hanging head*

I'm looking forward to December 7th to see what Bowl game that they get though. Maybe I'll get to watch that one.

Friday, November 21, 2008


A couple of options if you didn't get tickets to Twilight or just didn't want to.

So the Twilight movie opened today. I'm going on Wednesday night with a bunch of family members. It should be fun. Brittany did a blog similar to this one. You can go there for more ideas. My list is a short one and they are older movies.

Generally I am not a fan of old movies. I have to be in a certain mood to watch them. Otherwise I spend the movie rolling my eyes and thinking how hokey the whole thing is.

The other morning though I stumbled upon a gem that was playing on AMC. Pillow Talk. Seriously this is an adorable movie. Doris Day. What a voice she has. If you haven't seen this movie run to the store and rent it.

When I was younger my mom introduced me to musicals and I fell in love. Although, like I stated above, I do have to be in a certain mood to watch them. My all time favorite musical? The King and I. I love Yule Brenner as the King of Siam. Shall we dance?

I also enjoy Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Those Sobbin' Women? That and the barn raising scene? How could you not love this movie?

Another old movie that I can actually watch anytime is To Kill a Mockingbird. It's up there at the top of my favorite movies list. Gregory Peck as Atticus? I swoon for him in this show. And Scout, Jem and Boo Radley? It's a veritable list of great pet names. Plus any movie that has someone dressing up as a ham for a play. You know that's gold.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Why so Busy?

Here's the reason why I've been crazy busy.

These are some of the things that I've been working on for another boutique that I am doing this Friday and Saturday. It's Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe. You can either click on the name or there is a little link up in the corner at the top of my blog. I have been working my fingers off trying to get stuff ready for this. I knew it was coming but with Dad's death and all I've put things off. I'm sharing my booth with my friend and cousin Heather. Who, right now, doesn't have a blog but we are trying to remedy that. She is selling some of her stock of Gold Canyon Candles and accessories.Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe is also doing a Twilight Giveaway! Go check it out. You do have to show up at the boutique if you win and want to pickup your prize.

If you want a chance to meet my lovely self, I will be there on Saturday from 9:30 to noon helping out with child supervision. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Busy Signal

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep.

I'm sorry but the blogger you have come to read at this time is busy. Try back another time to see if her life has settled down enough to log onto the computer.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Awards and hacking

Thanks to Trying to Stay Calm for sending me flowers and a blog award. My first! What a sweetie.

No I'm not talking about computer hacking. I'm talking about coughing and hacking.

Which is what I have been doing pretty much for the past three days. I'm tired of it. The coughing woke me up and kept me up last night.

I actually got an email from Ty's aunt with some information about Vick's Vapor Rub and coughing. Supposedly if you put it on the soles of your feet and cover your feet with socks it will calm any cough. While in theory this sounds good, I do not know if I can put it into practice.

The thought of having to put that on my feet and then put socks on? I can't stand to have things on my feet when I sleep. Even in the middle of winter you can find at least on of my legs uncovered and unfettered when I sleep. I guess I could try it while I'm awake to see if it works though.

I do need to go and get some more cough drops though. They seem to help a little bit.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Have any of you seen this show? Made on MTV? If you haven't I highly recommend it.

I only wish that they would do a grown up version of it. I would love to be on this show. There are plenty of things that I think would be cool to be "Made" into. Just to name a few....

  • chef that can go on one of those Food Network Challenges
  • singer in the Mo-Tab choir
  • professional water skier
  • speed skater
  • professional Guitar Hero player
  • spokes model
  • wedding planner
  • flight attendant
  • personal shopper
  • Paris Hilton's BFF
Okay that last one, not so much, but I think that the others would be kinda cool. What would you like to be "Made" into?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Birthday Week

So this week is the birthday week of my oldest son. He's a pretty cool kid. He was born with a mild form of Autism. I went through his pictures to try and get one of him each year on his birthday, which is something that I thought that I had. I don't! I feel bad about that but I got ones that were close to his birthday.

As I was going through his scrap books I remembered that the kids had emptied the pages from the books at one time and I didn't have time to put them back in in order so I had a difficult time finding pictures that were close to his birthdays. I need to get him sometime this week and go and take birthday pictures.

Please for you to enjoy. Jona through the years.

Happy Birthday Week Jona! (By the way, he is now officially taller than his dad)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Untapped Market

There is a HUGE untapped market out there for Thanksgiving music. Some one needs to hop on that money train and get some cha-ching. I won't even ask for royalties for the idea. I'll just be grateful not to have to listen to Christmas Carols (which I LOVE btw...just not for two whole months) every time I walk in to a retail store from now until December 26th.

I mean if Adam Sandler can come up with a Hanukkah song then there's got to be others out there with the creativity and ambition to write and sing songs of Thanksgiving. Dontcha think?

On another note, I feel like I'm breathing much like this character from Malcom in the Middle.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Homeward Bound and Small Enough

These two songs touched my heart today. The first one made me think of my dad and the second I needed because I was missing him.

Homeward Bound

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red.
When the summer’s ceased its gleaming,
When the corn is past its prime,
When adventure’s lost its meaning,
I’ll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

If you find it’s me you're missing, if you’re hoping I’ll return.
To your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning, and in the road I’ll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end.
And the path I’ll be retracing when I’m homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing,
I’ll be homeward bound again.

-Music and Lyrics by Marta Keen

Small Enough

Oh great God
Be small enough
To hear me now
There were times when I was crying
From the dark of Daniel's den
I had asked you once or twice
If you would part the sea again
Tonight I do not need a
Fiery pillar in the sky
Just want to know you're gonna
Hold me if I start to cry

Oh great God
Be small enough to hear me now
Oh great God
Be close enough to feel you now
(Oh great god be close to me)
There have been moments when I could not face
Goliath on my own
And how could I forget we marched
Around our share of Jerichos
But I will not be setting out
A fleece for you tonight
Just wanna know that everything will be alright
Oh great god be close enough to feel me now

All praise and all the honor be
To the god of ancient mysteries
Whose every sign and wonder
Turn the pages of our history
But tonight my heart is heavy
And I cannot keep from whispering this prayer
Are you there?

And I know you could leave writing
On the wall that's just for me
Or send wisdom while I'm sleeping
Like in Solomon's sweet dreams
But I don't need the strength of Sampson
Or a chariot in the end
Just wanna know that you still know how many
Hairs are on my head
Oh great God (Are you small enough)
Be small enough to hear
Me now

Lyrics by Nichole Nordeman Sung by Mindy Gledhill

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yard Work

We are heading over to Mom's house in a little bit to do the big Fall yard clean up. We started doing this last year because Mom and Dad have a huge yard and they couldn't do it all on their own.

It's even more important now for us to keep this up. There is no way mom can do this all on her own. She has scoliosis and it is hard for her to be on her feet for long periods of time. So hopefully many hands will make light work. Tomorrow it's supposed to snow again. Hopefully her yard will be ready for the winter by the end of the day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

UTAH - 13 TCU - 10

GO UTES!!!!!!

My Utah Utes pulled another one out of the hat at the last minute tonight. Earlier tonight feet were stamped and a small hissy fit thrown here at our home when I realized, too late, that we do not have the correct channel on our t.v. for me to watch the game. TCU had already scored their first field goal so I headed out the door to see if it would magically show up on my mom's t.v. because she has dish and I have cable. Tears were shed when the realization came that I would not be able to watch the game. I even tried watching on my computer but they wanted $14.95 for that privilidge so I opted out of that.

It probably was a good thing that it wasn't on because mom needed my input on some insurance and she wasn't feeling well so I ran to the store to get a scrip filled and some cough drops for her. Because of that I missed the first half and most of the first part of the third quarter. When I got home I turned on the radio sat down on the couch and listened to the play by play.

I really wasn't sure they could pull this one off but they did! They did! I only wish my family would have been awake so I could have celebrated properly by jumping up and down and screaming at the top of my lungs. I guess I'll have to save that for the Utah BYU game on November 22nd!

"Mean Mom"

Today did not start off well.

Actually it started off pretty well with family scripture time at 4:50 a.m. The kids went back to bed and I actually got started on the house work that needed to be done.

At 7:40 a.m the kitchen was clean, dishes done, the downstairs was picked up and I had done a load of laundry. Jona was almost ready to head off to school and the other three were awake and working on their rooms.

Then the phone rang. I picked it up and looked at the caller ID. It was our dentist. Crap. I had forgotten that George had an appointment to get two cavities filled this morning. The appointment was at 7:30 a.m.

Answering the phone the receptionist says "Hi this is the receptionist from the Dentist's office..." I stutter and say. We can be over there in a few minutes is that still o.k.? I was told that it would be. At this point I tell George to hurry up and get dressed while I dash for my bedroom to get out of my p.j.'s because no matter how cute my white tee and blue scrub bottoms are, I don't think that they would appreciate me showing up like that at the dentists. And I KNOW that Stacey and Clinton would hunt me down and humiliate me if I decided to try it.

Jona has informed me that he needs lunch money and is patiently waiting for me to pull pants, a shirt and shoes and socks on. I rush to my purse whilst yelling at George to hurry faster. Grabbing my wallet I remember I have no checks. I do have checks but they are downstairs in the jumble of my office. Thankfully I have $1.75 in cash so that my oldest won't starve at school.

I have given Jillian clothes to put on her body and McKenna instructions to help her get ready for school. "Whose in charge?" Jillian asks. She is informed that McKenna is. As I head out the door I'm thinking things will be fine. That's when I realize that the cars windows are frosted over and I'm going to have to scrape everyone of them down in order to see. (And there are many windows on a station wagon. Yes station wagon.)

I start the car in hopes that having it going will help with the frost even though I know it is futile. I scrape as fast as I can and jump in the car. George is already in the car, teeth brushed and waiting. He is also answering my cell phone. It's McKenna, the informer.

She is telling me that Jilli is refusing to cooperate. That she is refusing to put on the clothes that I have given her and is putting on shorts instead. Something snaps and I turn in to "Mean Mom".

Now "Mean Mom" used to come out far more often than she does now. My oldest son has autism and does not deal well with anger or shouting at all. I believe that he was given to me to help me in this respect. Unfortunately I have not fully conquered "Mean Mom", she still lurks in the dark corners of my soul and at stressful times or times of extreme fatigue she shows her ugly face. It looks a lot like Sully on Monsters Inc. when he is in the scare room and Boo is watching.

I'm sad to say that "Mean Mom" jumped out of that car and was in the girls' bedroom so fast that she almost knocked herself out on the front door when it wouldn't open. Jillian then got a "talking to" (a nice way of saying that I screamed at her) and her hiney smacked (something that again I have tried to conquer but still struggle with...judge if you must). I stood there as she cried and took her shorts off so she could put on her pants.

I'm not proud of this morning. I hate that I am not graceful and loving under stress or fatigue. And I hate that my kids are usually the ones who take the brunt of "Mean Mom".

I am grateful to them, however, for their uncondtiona love and their child like examples. I am constantly amazed that they still love me and forgive me even minutes after having to face "Mean Mom". They will come and give me hugs and kisses and tell me that it's o.k. when I tell them I am sorry. I just need to look to them to see how I am supposed to be towards others when it comes to forgiveness and love. "And a little child shall lead them", well me anyway.

Are you listening "Mean Mom"?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Counting My Blessings

Thanks to Motherboard and her bucket filler for the day I have something that I can blog about. So from the randomness that is my brain.... I'll do 37 for each year of my life.

I am thankful for
  1. Leftovers
  2. thrift stores
  3. a working furnace
  4. running water
  5. indoor plumbing
  6. an amazing and supportive husband
  7. a wonderful and loving extended family
  8. friends who care
  9. clearance items
  10. this blog and all the other blogs that I read
  11. cell phones
  12. the internet
  13. my religion
  14. freedom
  15. choices
  16. cameras
  17. snow
  18. flowers
  19. rain
  20. mountains
  21. music
  22. PF Changs lettuce wraps
  23. salt
  24. sight
  25. sounds
  26. talents
  27. children
  28. grass
  29. fresh corn
  30. a lovely bed to sleep in
  31. television
  32. movies
  33. colors
  34. the smell of rain
  35. rainbows
  36. laughter
  37. Jesus Christ
So there they are. I have many, many blessings. I could keep on going but I'm sticking with the 37 that I said at the first of the post.