Though he tried to steal Christmas in Whoville that year, The Grinch couldn't stop all the goodwill and cheer! When the Whos joined their voices and sang through the snow, The Grinch's small heart soon started to grow!
*This post was actually kind of a joke. Tonight I spent the evening with some friends, one of which has four children all under the age of five. They are adorable kids and it was a very entertaining evening but my friend's husband likes giving me a hard time so he said something along the lines about "I suppose your thankful status tonight will be about how you're happy you don't have kids." I couldn't resist putting this as my post!*
I'm thankful for the
kind strangers who stopped to offer their help pushing and pulling my car out of its stuck state after another stranger hit me and my car into the frozen rain and snow mess on the side of the road. (I had Mitch come help me despite all the offers since I was just a hop and a skip away from home. Also, everyone was fine and the cars were fine.)
*This photo was taken this morning when Mitch tried backing out of our driveway that had become a solid sheet of ice the night before when freezing rain made an appearance. We ended up in the grass - I thought for sure we were going to hit our poor little lilac tree. After we were successfully on the street, it was fun to laugh about. Definitely not this couple's best driving day.*
I'm thankful for wonderful co-workers who make my job fun even on the crappy days.
*Not only do my co-workers make me laugh A LOT, I get to be goofy with them and make them laugh as well. This photo was just me trying out a potential napping spot under my desk (which I think will work beautifully once I bring in my pillow!); my cube-mate was awesome enough to take a photo for me!*
During the month of November, many people will write on Facebook something they are thankful for every day until Thanksgiving. I am going to play along there and thought I should post my thanks here as well.
I'm thankful for a husband who rubs my head and neck almost daily to help me with my headaches.
On August 6th, I started a new job (figured I should probably get one after I graduated and all). I sit in a cubicle at a computer and pay bills and file my paperwork from those transactions. Other than being confused a great deal of time, it's starting to be enjoyable.
On September 9th, I became Treasurer of my roller derby team. I have a gigantic mess and have not yet organized things they way I want them. I still have no clue what exactly my duties are or when I'm supposed to be doing them but I think it will be enjoyable once I'm not so confused.
So there you have it - I've been busy being confused.
"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.
My sister and I did a bit of thrifting today. I left the first store with nothing (definitely not a norm for me) and walked around the second store, finding nothing but a pair of shorts (again, finding only one item is definitely not a common occurrence). After paying for my shorts, I turned around and saw this on the shelf right behind me
I'm not sure where it came from because I certainly did not see it during my earlier trip through the store. I definitely would have remembered something like this! I grabbed the candle holder before anyone else could be surprised by its sudden appearance, then promptly started debating whether or not I should buy it. Several ideas danced through my mind as I looked at this beauty so I decided to bite the big $3.50 bullet and bring it home with me. I'm so glad I didn't leave this gem sitting on the shelf; I think I'm going to have a wonderful time with it!
If a post appeared every time I thought about blogging, I would have a lot of memories captured here; unfortunately things don't work that way. I wish I had a good excuse but I don't. All I can say is for the next five months of the year, I hope to turn things around.
And because I don't want a post simply about not posting (I have enough of those!), here is a photo of my dear Crickett. My sweet puppy was napping and started snoring almost as loud as her papa. When I turned around from the computer to look at her, all I could see was her head. It was the cutest sight! I laugh every time I look at this photo!
Wow, haven't done one of these in ages! Looking forward to getting back at it. To celebrate the first day of summer yesterday, I thought I would enter the word "summer" into Ety's search box and find 13 things I loved. Here they are, in no particular order (click on the description to go to the shop):
Whenever I hear this line of Daughtry's "Life After You," I think of my husband:
All that I'm after is a life full of laughter,
Without you God knows what I'd do
We laugh a lot and it's probably my favorite thing about our relationship. I honestly don't think I could find someone with whom I would laugh more. I'm so very lucky for that.
Despite all the laughing, it's hard to find a picture of us doing that together! This gem is from our engagement photo session in 2007. We were told to be serious for the picture right before this one and then we burst out laughing because we both look ridiculous when we try to take straight-faced photos. I'm so glad this moment was caught by the camera.
Thank you, dear husband, for this life full of laughter.
Tomorrow is the first day of summer but I can't stop thinking about Christmas!
It doesn't help that every time I go downstairs into my scrapbooking room I see reminders of my favorite holiday - wrapping paper and decorations that can't be hidden out of sight or new objects that I haven't yet put away into the red and green tubs.
Only five months and four days until I can unleash this Christmas beast!