Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

This Thursday I am thankful for:

Election day being over. No more commercials. No more endless prerecorded two minute messages. And a well earned win in New Mexico for the good guys and for my extremely hardworking friend.

Homemade soup and fresh egg salad sandwiches.

Midday conversations with one of my best gal pals just because we both just need to vent and chat and hear each other laugh.

Post Halloween clearance - who doesn't want a big pink spider for $1.64?

Thursday night gymnastics. I thought it would be 45 minutes each week where I would run to Target or read my Kindle or turn my brain off of "kid things". Instead I have found myself sitting on the floor in a loud gym at the YMCA being highly entertained by trampolines, balance beams and tumbling. I am particularly thankful for the thumbs up that is sent my way every time Addie learns a new trick. Afreakingdorable.
A fresh skein of soft yarn wrapped around my knitting needles - two nights of knitting and only one mistake so far.

Finding two new bottles of relatively cheap red wine to enjoy - Rave Zinfandel and The Velvet Devil Merlot. No one ever accuses me of having a discerning palate when it comes to wine - case in point, I was quaffing several glasses of wine this summer that one of my dearest friend was pouring for me. After draining another glass I gushed about how good it was and commented that it had to be at least a $30 bottle. He looked at me and flatly said "Try about $65". Whooops. The aforementioned bottles were $8.99 and $12.99 and tasted plenty fancy to me.

A neighborhood that embraces Trick-or-Treat with a potluck dinner, fire pits in driveways, haunted garages and tons of cute costumes.

Getting loving hugs and kisses not just from Miss Addie, but getting smothered in them this week by Ry, accompanied with squeals of Aunt Jess Aunt Jess Aunt Jess!

The soft purr of my fuzzball cat.
Reality checks that occur with out harsh words or anger.
Mrs. Meyers Geranium hand soap and lotion - so sweet and girly smelling.

Soft curls and flouncy dresses on her first official picture day.


Christie said... freaking cute. I swear I had a dress just like that growing up!

LMK said...

Aww, she looks like a little princess for picture day!

I can't wait until Taryn can take gymnastics. Around here, she can start at 18 months, but then the parent has to be in the class too and I'm not feeling that at the moment!

Mich said...

I bet that gymnastics class is entertaining! Maybe I need to look into that stuff.