Thursday, November 24, 2011

As I am sitting her typing this, my amazing husband is in the kitchen shoving celery and onions into our Ninja chopper. (Have I said we are addicted to infomercials?)

I am super thankful that I have an amazing husband who not only loves to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but looks forward to it each year and we be upset if we didn't host.

But, besides his culinary prowess, I am so Thankful to have such a supportive and loving husband who not only deals with my less than chipper days but is there to support me everyday. Equally important he is there to have fun with and help me not take myself or life too seriously.

I am also Thankful to have wonderful parents and in-laws who have supported me through every aspect of my life. It is really important to have people who not only help you achieve your dreams but are there to help you find a new one if things don't work out the way you had hoped.

I am thankful for our two cats. Even though Anna likes to scratch at the carpet and Finny loves to cough up hairballs on our clothes (like he did this morning) I don't think our little family would be complete without them.

Even though we are off of work today and I am enjoying the time away from the desk, I am still thankful that we both have jobs. In this unstable economy, it is so hard to find employment, especially jobs that you enjoy. And I think we are so blessed to have found great jobs.

I could go on and on for all that I am thankful for the table needs to be set.

I hope you and your family and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of laughter, good food and many blessings.

Dear Heavenly Father,Thank You for this special day, a day to remember Your goodness to us.Thank You for a roof over our heads, and more than enough food to eat. Thank You for the family You have given to us, for family and friends.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekend Recap 11/11-11/13

Had a wonderful weekend! (I consider Friday as part of my weekend.)


- Worked on two great stories for the paper at work
- After I finished the day, I stopped by the Service League Thrift Store in downtown. After doing a story about this place I had to go back. Picked up about five pairs of earrings and a necklace for $5.50. You can't beat that price
- Got a haircut to match my new auburn hair color! Decided to go with a short bob style
- Had dinner with my in-laws
- Continued to play LA Noir. Really enjoy the game because it is more like a choose your own adventure movie rather than an action game

- Made Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for breakfast
- Visited our friends in the City
- Went to Handmade Arcade and picked up a couple pairs of earrings, headband and a poster for our bathroom
- Ate at a great restaurant called Spice Island Tea House and had Singapore Rice Noodles and Jasmine Iced Tea
- Because we are old people, we came home and went straight to bed. I was asleep at 10 p.m. on a Saturday night. I know, sign me up for AARP

- Had brunch with my parents
- Went to Target to pick up a few things and looked at all of the fun Christmas decorations
- Didn't have to do any laundry this Sunday
- Kevin made Walt Disney World's Cheddar Cheese Soup. It was so yummy
- Worked a little bit more on crocheting our Afghan.

Things that I am looking forward to this week:
- I don't have any meetings to cover the week so my evenings will be pretty open.
- Can't wait for my shipment of ELF (Eyes Lips Face) to arrive sometime during the week
- Going shopping to fill our Christmas Shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse
- I really want to go to Bingo on Thursday.
- Going to put my new goal into action of shutting off the computer and my phone at 8 p.m. I hope this will help me sleep better at night and help my mind shut off.

How was your weekend?