August 04, 2011

Thankful Thursday & Beth's Top 10

Life is quite good these days, so I was thinking it might be a good time to bring back Thankful Thursdays...something I had going for a while but let fall by the wayside.


...the job that "fell out of the sky" to land in my daughter's lap.
She has a job and I didn't have to nag.
And it's doing what she loves.

...the DJ that said "yes" to working the car show Saturday.
I was getting pretty discouraged by all the "nos"
and unreturned phone calls.

...the sign shop that is making the dash plaques for the
car show.  They saved me when the man I
originally hired bailed on me this week.

...Tim's new attitude.  He has two more days of work before
his vacation starts, but he's been getting home in time for
supper, getting things done around the house, and sitting
with me to watch some television before he goes to bed.
It's amazing!

...cooler temperatures.  For the first time in, well, I don't
remember how long, it isn't too hot to spend time outdoors.

...rain!  We've had plenty of it lately.  Mostly we've had
gully washers, but yesterday was a wonderful easy all-day rain.

...the possibility that our church family may have found
a home.  We looked at a property last night...a 100+ year
old church on three lots (less than a mile from our house).
The building would need some work, but is not in too
bad of shape and since we're in our current lease for close
to another year we'd have time to get the work done.
The asking price is unbelievable.  We will take it to
the congregation on Saturday for their opinion.

...fresh veggies from our garden.  M-mmmm!
Other gardens, too....I'm feeling a run to a roadside stand
coming on.  I've got a hankerin' for Chambersburg peaches
and homegrown cantaloupe. fish pond.  I love sitting by it on the swing and watching
the fishies do their thing and listening to the sound of the water.
The fishies, by the way, are thriving and growing quickly.

...the gym owner's willingness to let me make payments so
I can participate in the 12-week program.  I really need this
and want to do it.  I'm going to make the most of it.

...each and every one of you!

Have a blessed Thursday, my friends, and don't forget to
take time to be thankful for all your blessings big and small!



Dear, sweet Beth is feeling swamped and overwhelmed these days with things at work and things at home (keep her in your prayers) and so has given us, she says, an uninspired assignment today....the ten things we'd take with us to a deserted island...assuming we had time to pack.  The only catch power sources, batteries, boats, airplanes, phones, etc.  She's really making us think!  Here's my list:
  1. Water.  Fresh water could be a real problem on an island.
  2. Food.  I'd get really cranky if I had to live on coconuts.
  3. Toilet paper. Self-explanatory.
  4. Sun-screen.  I'd boil in my own skin without it.
  5. Extra clothing.
  6. A fishing pole....for food and something to do.
  7. A gun....for signaling, hunting, and protection.
  8. Matches or lighters.
  9. Camping equipment...tent, sleeping bag, mosquito netting, cooking utensils and a big utility knife.
  10. Books....which would include a journal and a supply of pens.


Michelle said...

Congratulations to your daughter on getting a job she enjoys.

Yeah, for the cooler temps.
I am anxiously awaiting lower temps here.
We could use some rain to cool things off.

When we lived in the mountains I used to love sitting on our swing listening to the water of the creek.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Stacy Lynn said...

Michelle...Welcome and thanks for visiting me! A creek would be awesome to sit near. My grandparents had one near their home and I loved it. You have a great day, too! :)

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Great list and we have a couple of things in common.Come visit if you wish.
Great your daughter got her job!
Peace...Naila Moon

Beth Zimmerman said...

I liked both your lists but especially the gratefulness one. I was going to make this a thankfulness list but I was really struggling to find 10 things. Not that they aren't there. They are. But I'm just struggling to recognize them. Nuff said. Thanks for joining me. Congrats on Megan's job. Looking forward to hearing more!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Are you telling Tim, "I'm loving these moments with you?" Brad and I do that, it's corny, but we feel valued.

Toilet paper, ugh, I would have to bring tampons. Hadn't thought that bathroomy way when I read Beth's list!

Stacy Lynn said...

Naila...I always enjoy a visit to your blog. I'll be by. :)

Beth...that's understandable with all the pressure you're under these days and I do think God understands we struggle, it's just important that we don't give up trying. Sending love, hugs and prayers your way. :)

Ellen...I am making a HUGE point of expressing my delight. :) could I have forgotten those???? Perhaps I could lump them and the TP together under paper products so it'd be just one thing, like the camping equipment?


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