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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday - Edition 41

It's a rainy Thursday here today thanks to Hurricane Michael.  We are supposed to get 3-6 inches today in our area.  That's our normal total average rainfall for the whole month of October - in one day.

But the good news is that after the rain clears out tonight, tomorrow and the rest of the weekend will be cool (high in the 60s) and sunny!

Here are just a few of the things I'm thankful for this week...

1. My best friend's son just got offered a paid summer internship with an excellent company!

2. A brilliant red cardinal flying past on grey and cloudy day.

3. My Keurig which faithfully delivers fresh, hot coffee to me every morning and sometimes in the afternoon too.

4. My 20-year-old washing machine which is cleaning a load of dirty clothes for me right now and the 20-year-old dryer that will be drying them.

5.  Carpool got switched around this week which means that I didn't have to drive a car full of kids to school in the pouring rain AND I don't have to drive next week either! 

6. Because I didn't drive car pool this morning and the weather is gross, I decided to stay in today and do my normal Thursday errands tomorrow.  A nice cozy day at home is always good for the soul.

7. Once I get the laundry done and dinner prepped, I'll be eating bonbons and watching This Is Us.  Well, technically I'll be eating leftovers for lunch and watching This Is Us but still.

8. Beautiful weekend weather means that Dan and Peter will be able to go on their Boy Scout camping trip and Sarah and I will be able to do some fun girly things.

9. I'm sure you've seen it already, but this meme made my day when it saw it.  Dan laughed at it too but the kids just rolled their eyes.


Billie Jo said...

I love your cozy day, Beth.
And yes.
20-year-old washers and dryers are the BEST!
I had those fancy schmancy ones.
Hated them.
The electric stuff kept going out.
I went back to a regular "turn the knob" no frills washer and dryer.
Best decision ever.
Wish I would have kept my original ones!
Have a good weekend. : )

Mari said...

I'm with you on the still running appliances. Now I'll sound old, but they don't make them like they used to!!
I thought your comic was funny!

Ernie said...

I have been dealing with some frustrations way too regularly and it is making me nuts (my desktop died, guy said he would get me a new one by Thursday but didn't install it actually until the following Wed night, stuck with airline tickets after trip to visit Lad cancelled for season ending injury, tennis team chasing my tail nonsense, my kids' bathroom shower still not done - been 6 weeks, and guy assured me it would be 3 days) . . . OK, I know that is not what the point of the exercise is. Thankful this week that it is Coach's last weekend out of town for about a month (he has been gone 3 weekends and working every day in between), thankful that Ed is making progress on college applications, thankful for several good nights of sleep consecutively, thankful that I have lost a few pounds, AND thankful for discovering healthy gluten free snacks that aren't hard to make (which I think are responsible for helping me shed some LBs). Sharing recipe in at upcoming blog post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The humpty dumpty comic is hilarious! 20-year-old appliances? That is unheard of; you're very fortunate.
I just caught up with This is us over the weekend....gosh, it's a heart-tugging show. I love it!