Thursday, October 30, 2014

Evening Edition.....Thankful Thursday ♥



Hello friends! I am back this evening with my Thankful Thursday post. I like this kind of blog post because no matter what is going on there is always something to be thankful for. Even though I post this one day of the week, but if you can't wake up and find something to be thankful and grateful for each day, the fault is within yourself. Open your eyes and realize how many things there are to be grateful for. Here's my list. Hope you enjoy!


For the warm fireplace warming our house. I just got it going and I am thankful that my toes are warming up!

Things calming down with Jackson at school. He's not so happy about the measures we are taking to protect him but that is besides the point. If he is going to be in any school, we will go to any level to make sure he is protected. Plain and Simple.


I am thankful for my wonderful subscribers who come back everyday and share our lives. I get so many emails and comments from other mothers and women who share in the same struggles, happy times, and life situations letting me know I am never alone. I can't tell you how much that means to me....I am so thankful.


I am thankful my mom is doing better from having her wisdom tooth cut out. She called today. I didn't realize she was having the procedure and she called today and I thought she was having a stroke or something. I was ready to call 911 until she started trying to explain why she couldn't talk. Sigh...just thankful its only a tooth.



I am thankful for my bad habit of just tossing the hot fireplace poker into the wood pile is changing. I would seriously use it and toss it right on top of all the wood stacked by the fireplace. Can you say....FIRE HAZARD?  Yea... my dumbass is working hard on hanging it back up.

I am thankful that our youngest kitty cat Cupcake is finally starting to act like a cat. It's no secret that Romeo rules the roost around here but shy little Cupcake is coming into herself more and more....even picking fights! I am just happy she is starting to act like a normal kitty cat instead of a scared kitten.

I am thankful that my oldest son is finally starting to reach out. Its been a difficult relationship but if he wants me to be his mother, he has to allow it. We miss him so much and are thankful that he is trying in his own ways. Hopefully he will get the get the courage up to come be apart of our entire family.

I am thankful for the sleep I have been getting lately. For whatever reason... I have really been sleeping in later than what I want. But that tells me.....my body is needing more rest. So be it.

I am thankful that Eric Frein was captured today. You know the guy living in the woods like he was Rambo or something. He was a danger to that community in every way. So I am glad its over and now he can stand trial for the murders he did. Good Riddance. Enjoy your life in prison.


I am thankful for my son's friend Hunter's parents. They seem completely normal.. get along great with us and its nice to know another family in the neighborhood. If I have to be here, I mise well make some friends. And they are pretty cool! We are actually looking for houses elsewhere but who knows if we will really move or not.


I am thankful that little Brittany Belle went and competed with the cheer team and it was their first time. They placed 6th but it still taught them a lot. They all know now how it works and can do better next time. We are still very proud of them. Brittany say's it was one of the most stressful times of her life ( you know being 13 and all ) but she loved it and I am glad they worked hard enough to get there in the first place. You can find my princess with the little yellow heart under her.

I am thankful that Trina and her husband is coming down for Thanksgiving. We miss seeing our family up north so much that we love it when we can all get together. So she is coming... and who knows which kids are coming but no matter who comes.....we will have a wonderful time.

I am thankful that my husband is trying so hard to get things right around here. Its hard being the head of the family and I know he has a lot on his shoulders. I am thankful for his effort. However, I miss him a lot....as does Jackson.


I am thankful that my sister is growing up in such a different way I did. She is younger, a free thinker, and I am proud of her. The same with our oldest daughter Laura too. I am thankful both those girls are doing well and making us proud.


I am thankful for God listening to my many prayers. I am sure he wishes I would just shut up sometimes but I am thankful for a bigger energy that calms me. I call it God...and I know to take nothing in this life for granted. It could all be over in the blink of an eye. Last night we lost a family member on Scott's side in a terrible hit and run accident. She left 2 children and a very hurt mother. So take nothing for granted. Each moment of the day is precious.. even the bad moments. As long as you are breathing you have a chance to do things better.


I am thankful for the family time we had last night carving pumpkins. We had made it a tradition carving pumpkins together as a family. If you were to go back you will see how much better we have got over the years! It's fun and gave us some great memories hold on to.



I am thankful that the spare bedroom is picked up again. I don't know how a room we don't use gets so messy but it does. I spent a lot of time in there last night cleaning up. It looks so much better which makes me happy!

I am thankful for the stars. So many late nights I let the dog out and wait looking up at those beautiful stars and moon that light up the sky. The beauty in a private quiet moment of star gazing is something everyone should experience.

I am thankful that I have stuck pretty well to my October grocery budget. Right now... I could seriously go to the store but I am waiting a couple more days and dealing with it. I have cupcakes to make tonight or tomorrow and we are having a fun Halloween dinner. I already have everything needed so no need to go shopping. I hate budgets but if we are ever going to actually save money, I have to try to stick to one. My husband doesn't like budgets either so its a challenge for us. The grocery was pretty easy to stick to... but its not so easy in other areas. One step at a time.

For all the great companies who want to work with me. It seriously means a lot. I have been blogging for a long while and I love working with companies who are new to me and also who's products I use and love. Its pretty nice. I always give honest reviews and I try to make them fun and easy to watch. If I love it... I love sharing it!

I am soooo thankful that Brittany Maynard  has changed her mind about ending her life on November 1st. I tried... I really tried to get on board with her right to take her own life. At least while she is still functioning. I kept asking how does she know that November 2, 2014 wouldn't be a wonderful day if she didn't take that pill. Wait. just wait. I support her taking it in the long run. Just wait though. And really it should be up to God when we go. Like or not, he intended us to be here for a certain amount of time. It just broke my heart and I am so thankful she is waiting.


I hope you guys have a wonderful night. I am off to make a quick weeknight dinner. We have a bunch of tv shows that we love coming on tonight so we are going to cozy up to the warm fire and enjoy a night in front of the tv. See ya tomorrow. Feel free to let me know what you are thankful for by linking your blog post or video in the comments. xoxo