Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful 21!

Today I am thankful that my dad and brother cut down a big, ugly, dead tree in my back yard.  I was planning to pay someone to come cut it down, but my brother and dad came over today while I was at work and took care of it.  I appreciate saving that extra money!!!  I was nervous about them doing it because this particular tree was surrounded on three sides with a power line, my house, and my deck.  Luckily nobody was injured and nothing got broken!!  Anybody need some firewood?  :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful 20

Today I am thankful that I don't know what it is like to be truly hungry. I'm thankful that I was able to get most of the things for my Christmas baking (except perishables obviously) today. And also that I had the financial ability to get whatever food I wanted. I have gotten pretty bad about going out for lunch instead of bringing my lunch to save money. That is something I am going to try to work on to not be wasteful in my spending.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful 19

Today I am thankful that I had plenty of work to do at the office today. I was kind of afraid that the thanksgiving holiday would slow things down to an excruciating pace, but it actually was quite pleasant.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thankful 18

Today I am thankful that I got to go to dinner with my great great aunt speedy on her 89th birthday. By the time you are 89, you don't really need a lot of things! I got her some hazelnut cookies (those spiral ones that I can't think of the name) and I made her some peanut butter cookies. She always asks me to make her peanut butter cookies, so I thought this would be a good opportunity.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thankful 17

Today I am thankful for relaxing Saturdays with nothing on the schedule!  I got a lot done- all the laundry, raked the front yard, ate dinner/visited my grandma, set up handbells for tomorrow's church service, and started another Christmas present project.  I can't tell you what it is, because it is for someone who reads this blog.  :)  I just hope that they like it because it is taking FOREVER and has resulted in many many MANY glue gun burns.  Ha!  I hope it turns out, but so far I think it looks amazing.  I may have to make one for myself too- but maybe I should go get some regular glue first so I don't have to keep using the glue gun!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thankful 16

Today I am thankful for whoever swept the trail I run on! There has been an over abundance of pine needles on the trail, which was kind of pretty. However, I am pretty clumsy and was always a little scared that I would slip and fall. It does look a little strange now.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful 15

Today I am thankful for my local alpha delta pi alumnae association. We met up for dinner tonight and I always enjoy seeing both old and new friends. It is a group of all different ages, which I appreciate! And today we collected items for the Ronald McDonald house here in our town. Hopefully it will be just the items that they needed!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful 14

Today I'm thankful that I didn't get in trouble over my pumpkin pie balls!  Actually, nobody really cared at all.  Even the director of the agency came down and had one- and she didn't care.  I was pretty nervous about that part.  :)

I'm also thankful that I got a lot of work done today without any major issues!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thankful 24 hour Kroger

Today I am thankful that Kroger is open 24 hours! I have a potluck tomorrow at work and I ran out of candy coating when I was halfway through my pecan pie balls.

I am a little nervous- I tasted one of the pecan pie balls, and it was gross to me. The alcohol is a little more prominent than I thought it would be. There is not very much in there at all but you can smell it. So I want to ask one of my coworkers who I trust tomorrow if she thinks it is too much for work or not. I bought some pecan pie tarts for a backup plan and I can send the pecan pie balls home with some of my coworkers if necessary. I also think that the pecan pie balls are too salty. I'm glad I forgot to put the salt on top... Oh well- we will see how it goes tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thankful. Clothes

Today I am thankful that I have never been in need of clothes. Today I donated two bags of dresses (and a couple of tops) to charity because they no longer fit due to my weight loss. So I am also thankful for that!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful- Veterans

Today I am thankful for our veterans.  I don't actually know too many people in active service now, but I am grateful that we have holidays to remind us to think about others and their sacrifices for our freedom.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful 10

Today I'm thankful that I finally found some chocolate covered pomogranates!  And that I was able to keep myself from eating the whole bag tonight!  :)

I am also thankful that I have coworkers who will bring me ingredients I need for our work Thanksgiving potluck so that I don't have to buy a whole bottle for a small amount!

Friday, November 9, 2012


So apparently this blogger app has been eating my posts and also rearranging them. Oh well- I hope you read them before they got deleted.

Today I am thankful that tonight is Asbury night at the UALR Trojans basketball game and I get free tickets. This will be my first UaLR game to attend, which is kind of sad since that is where I got my masters degree...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful- Voting!

Obviously today is election day.  I am thankful that I live in a country in which all citizens have the right to vote.  I am also thankful for those who fought for the right to vote for women!  I did not vote in the last presidential election.  I don't really feel that who the president is greatly affects my daily life.  I'm not on government assistance, and I don't make millions of dollars.  However, a couple of my coworkers made me feel like a bad American for not voting.  So I looked up the candidates, and did some research.  Today was my first time to vote in a polling place.  I voted in the 2004 election when I was in college- but it was absentee.

I am disappointed in many of my facebook friends because of some really hateful comments.  I believe that we can disagree and still be respectful.  Granted, some of the people running for office may be idiots, and may have said inappopriate things, but I just hate how rude so many people are being.  The whole election process always ends up so negative.  I would much prefer to hear why I should vote for someone, instead of nasty remarks about why I should not vote for someone.

And no matter who wins today, I like this quote that I saw floating around the internet.  If only we could remember this:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful- Razorback Basketball

Today I am thankful that I can watch the Razorback basketball team take on Lemoyne-Owen for free online!  Although my computer is having a hard time streaming the video.... it keeps overheating.  I can't wait until Christmas when I hopefully won't have to use this computer anymore!

I sure love my Razorbacks, especially when I can watch a non-televised game for free!

Woo Pig Sooie! 

I'm pretty sure we're going to win this one.  Hopefully our basketball team will fare better than our football team this year. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thankful- handy brother

Today I am thankful for my handy brother who helps me around my house when he is in town and mows my yard. This weekend he drilled holes and shortened some screws so that I could make this set of jars for my bathroom. This is a Pinterest project- turning spaghetti sauce jars into pretty little jars to hold little things. Mine hold hair items and cotton swabs.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thankful- business trip

Today I am thankful for the business trip that ended today. I am thankful that the trip took me to Fayetteville where I was able to see my brother Kyle and my friend Lyndsey. We had a nice hotel and we had a decent time. Not too bad for a business trip. Too bad the hogs weren't playing while I was there!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful- Card Ministry

Today I am thankful for the card ministry at my church.  We meet once a month on a Friday evening and make cards for various occasions for people in the life of our church.  We also make Christmas cards to sell to raise money for the supplies we need to make the cards during the year.

I have made some great friends, and we always have a fun time chatting while we make the cards and afterwards when we go out to dinner.  I love the creative outlet- even if I do always volunteer for the easy jobs, such as cutting straight lines.  I feel like I am being creative, although I certainly have instruction.

I look forward to our meetings each month!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I hope this works! I just downloaded a blogging app and I am trying to post from my phone. Hopefully I can be better about blogging more consistently since I always have my phone with me.

So here is what I want to do. I've been in kind of a funk lately and I want to be thankful for all the things I do have instead of worrying about what I want but don't have. What better time than the month of November to focus on being thankful? So each day in November, I am going to try to post something that I am thankful for- in no particular order.

Today I am thankful for my new iPhone 5! I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival for the past three weeks! I know that is a very superficial thing... But it makes me happy! And my old phone was wearing out and the home button kept going out, which was very frustrating!

I'm having a fun time playing with my new toy!