Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Good morning!

One of my new goals lately is to try to focus on what I am thankful for (instead of always complaining).  I also love the feeling of community that comes from the weekly food and fitness plan link-ups on Sundays.  So, I thought I would start another link-up on Thursdays called Thankful Thursdays.

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Too much?  Probably.  If you want to join, grab the button each week, write a post about what you are thankful for, and link-up. 

Today I am thankful for:

- Coffee.  Particularly the blueberry muffin variety.  Seriously, how do people get out of bed without knowing coffee will be waiting for them?

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- Morning hair

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- Safe items to play with in my bathroom cabinets.  Yesterday I was able to put on make-up AND curl my hair while Ina played with my box of nursing pads.

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- The fact that I was asked to lecture at UNC AND that those lectures are over.  I love lecturing there, but I always get so stressed out about it.  

- Cherry tomatoes.  Ina is REALLY thankful for cherry tomatoes.  

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- Family dinner time.  At the table.  Dan and I holding hands to pray and attempting to hold Ina's hands while she tries to eat the peas on her tray.  

- Grilled pork chops.  I used this marinade recipe and served with baked sweet potatoes and a salad.  

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- Flowering plants that come back every year

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- Overgrown brussel sprout plants and the ability to Google, "how to harvest brussel sprouts"

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- Bath time - Ina has started to notice her reflection in the water spout.  So funny.

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- Dr. Suess's Sleep Book

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- One hour of quality husband-wife time last night (<-- thanks to Dr. Suess's Sleep Book).  We just watched TV together, but it is still something that doesn't happen often because as soon as Ina goes to bed so does Momma.

- All of you guys!  Thanks for reading everyday!  Muah!


  1. Racheal-
    Is it coincidence that I wrote about my gratitude journal on the same day that you started Thankful Thursdays? I don't think so!

    Every day, I write ten things for which I am grateful for and *why*. Some are big and powerful, some are silly little things, but I'm grateful! I try to do it first thing in the morning, but if I can't, I do it as early in the day as possible (sometimes during a work break). It's been a great practice! I haven't done them yet today, so I'll start off with my first one today...

    I am so happy and grateful for Facebook because I love getting birthday wishes on my timeline all day long! ;-)

    P.S. Blueberry Muffin coffee?! What, I've got to find that! You know, I think you may have even mentioned that before and I had the same reaction. By the way, we did get our coffee maker to work. All we did was take out the optional water filter. Oddly, that seemed to do the trick!

    I am so glad Ina is thankful for Cherry Tomatoes. She's one smart girl.;-)


  2. I love this idea! Thank you so much for doing this! I have so much to be thankful for and I love being able to share my blessings with others!

  3. I needed this link-up in my life.

    Ina is just TOO cute. She seems like she is at such a fun age.

    And I'm drooling over your dinner... and it's only 7AM! :)

  4. Definitley thankful for coffee...( i want to try the jelly donut one!! ) and family dinner times are the BEST!!

  5. Dude, blueberry muffin coffee exists?! Where have I been? I need to buy this, ASAP.




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