Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday. You know what that means. Time to be grateful!

1. I am thankful that every year my brother and his wife host Easter lunch at their house. I enjoy being a guest, since I host Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at my house every year. I really appreciate the simplicity and ease of the Easter holiday.

2. I am thankful that Katie decided to visit colleges during Spring Break after all (even it was a little stressful planning it at the last possible moment).

3. I am so thankful for my new blog design. I am really happy with it and it makes blogging even more fun and exciting. Thanks, too, to those of you who have placed my button on your blogs. How cool is that?!

4. I am grateful that I have been able to enjoy more leisurely mornings this week due to Spring Break. I love sleeping in and the quiet peacefulness of my house before my girls get up (at noon).

5. I am so lucky that I had the pleasant surprise of seeing a Great Blue Heron in the small "pond" (more of an extra large puddle, really) at the top of our street on Tuesday morning! It's not too common to see herons around here and to see this majestic bird wading in our little pond was such a gift. I love when I see little surprises from nature.

How about you? Did you have an opportunity to stop and smell the roses (or gaze at the herons) this week? I hope so!

Image from Google images


Tammy Howard said...

I had a GNO last night. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I got it. Sure was thankful for that.

The sun is shining through my window today, so I sure am thankful for that!

Anita said...

I'm having a busy week, but one bright spot was finding your blog this week. I'm thankful my daughters are bright and involved and both are off to some leadership conferences this weekend.
Enjoy the rest of your restful and peaceful week.

kel said...

We love herons! such pretty birds!

Ms.Emily said...

Olivia loves that huge piggy bank :)

Sounds like your daughter needs one too, lol

What semester is she starting in?


Ms.Emily said...

oh ps your blog layout is super cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Crystal said...

I love nature and birds as well! I just saw a Great Blue Heron flying over my head the other day. I LOVE SPRING!!!! It is is always a good thing to be thankful, thanks for reminding me : )

Small House said...

Thanks for stopping by, I'm enjoying your blog. Our daughters are the same age. 17, Juniors in HS. It all sounds very familiar.

Enjoyed your Thankful Thursday post. Hopefully this weekend I can smell the roses.

Have a great day.

Pam said...

Tammy - It took me a minute to figure out GNO! I always enjoy Girls Night Out. How fun that you had an unexpected one. THAT hardly ever happens for me.

Anita - I'm really enjoying your blog too. Sounds like you have terrific kids.

Ms. Emily - Boy do we ever need a giant piggy bank. We have complete sticker shock over the cost of college. Outrageous! (Katie will be a senior in HS next year. We're just beginning this "fun" journey.)

Kel and Crystal - Aren't herons just so graceful and majestic? I always feel so lucky when I see one.

Sandra - Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you like it. Please stop by any time. And good luck with this whole college search "process". And I do mean PROCESS!

Blonde Duck - Thanks for stopping by. Come again!

FranticMommy said...

Thankful Thursday..what a great idea! There's so much to be thankful for, but i think we sometimes tend to focus on the negative. Good job Pam!

Alex the Girl said...

I'm just thankful to be thankful. And tired.

Pam said...

Mommy - The fact I tend to focus on the negative is the EXACT reason why I started doing Thankful Thursday. It forces me to focus on even the little things that go right each week. I figure if I can get flustered by little things, then maybe if I give it some thought I can be grateful for little things, too.

Alex - Thankful for being thankful. That's pretty good. Hope you get a good night's rest.

Gamma Sharon said...

I am thankful that you are letting me copy you on Thankful Thursdays... This week has been so stressful and busy that I haven't been on the computer very much. So come Thursday I will start my blog and give you the credit! Now, note to self... dont forget! Lol

Pam said...

Sharon - Hope your week settles down a bit and I'll be looking forward to reading your Thankful Thursdays.


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