Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ten Things of Thankful: Short and Sweet Edition

I've been quiet on the blog this week, but I anticipated I'd write a nice long TToT post, albeit in the afternoon on Sunday.  Well, you know what they say about plans.  Tonight, I learned that granddaughter is coming to visit Sunday afternoon.  So, because this is my only chance to write a post, and I don't write all that well after about 8 p.m. ( and it's currently after 11 p.m.!), I'm going to keep this brief.  Heartfelt, but brief.  John suggested:  "I'm thankful for the following words that rhyme:  boat, goat, tote. . ."  I'll be a bit more detailed, but not much. 

The moon.  Hasn't it been beautiful this week?  My shoes. (Check out this post.) Disneyland.  (I really enjoy Disneyland.) Spending my birthday with John and youngest daughter. (I love my family!) Phone calls from all my other children.  ( I love my family!) Puppy sitters. ( I love Drexel, but appreciate occasional time off from puppy-raising duties.)  Being asked to help provide dinner for Elder Quentin L. Cook, one of the modern-day apostles.  (He's here for our stake conference--the first time since the 1970's that our stake has been visited by one of the twelve apostles!)  The chance to dine with Elder Cook.  (He's a kind, personable man--as one might imagine an apostle would be.) The chance to play the piano for the choir tomorrow.  
 

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Thanks for a happy birthday week!

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24 comments:

  1. Kristi beautiful post even though it's past your bedtime(LOL) I would love to link up but can't figure it out, anyway that would be for another time - I am glad you had a wonderful week...Happy Birthday! Isn't it wonderful to be able to have really good, I mean pure heart people in life....makes a huge difference.
    Enjoy your day with your Granddaughter - Marisa

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    1. If you click the blue "add your link" button at the bottom of the post, you'll be taken to the form to add your link. Maybe next week!

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  2. Short, and packed to bursting with sweetness. Love it. Hope you have a completely gorgeous time with your granddaughter :D What a treat :)

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    1. A flat tire changed her plans at the last minute, so unfortunately, I didn't see her today. Hopefully soon!

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  3. Sometimes short and sweet is the way to go! The moon here has been absolutely beautiful all week. Nothing like a fall moon...

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  4. Enjoy your visit with your grand daughter. Yes, the moon has indeed been beautiful.

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    1. Unfortunately, a flat tire cancelled today's visit. Hopefully soon!

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  5. ...probably a little after the fact, no wait! picture this: it's Saturday evening, you've just hit 'Publish'

    Hey! Kristi! good to hear from you! sounds like a very, very good weekend ahead (no, remember, we are still imaging)... wish you and your guest the best of Sunday meals! Good food and company, totally self-reinforcing and such.

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    1. Thanks! The conference was a two-day event, so the dinner actually was on Saturday night. I had a great time on Saturday both at the dinner and at the conference session, and today as well. Oh, you'll like this: Elder Cook even commented, "You've got a friend there" when he saw Drexel with us at church today.

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  6. Great list! Looove the shoes!!!! Hope you enjoyed your granddaughter's visit. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks. My granddaughter didn't come after all--car problems--but I will see her later this month, if not before.

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  7. I have been admiring the moon this week, too. Gorgeous!
    Glad you were able to fit a day at Disney into the schedule.
    And Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks. How could I miss Disneyland, after receiving shoes like that?

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  8. Happy birthday, Kristi! Love the shoes! The moon is so pretty right now! I was noticing it last night when I was out. Hope your dinner went well and you had a good visit!

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    1. Thanks, Dyanne. The visit got postponed--flat tire--but I'll see my granddaughter later this month. The dinner did go well!

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful visit today with your granddaughter - certainly a great reason to not be blogging. Blog about life, never instead of it. And it certainly sounds like you have a full life out there with much to be thankful about!

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    1. Unfortunately, my daughter had car trouble, so the visit got postponed. However, I'll see my granddaughter later this month, and I'm looking forward to that!

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  10. The moon has really been incredible this week!!! I love Disneyland too! Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

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  11. Love your husband's suggestions! Sometimes short and sweet is just what the Doc ordered, ya know?!

    I see in the comments your daughter's visit was postponed, which is a bummer, but that dinner went really well. When I hear "elder" I tend to tense up... not sure why :-)

    While driving around Friday evening, my gf and I thought the moon looked particularly awesome, and Full (yet not, by a hair) so I asked if her phone or app would say if it was a full moon. We found this was taking place: Hunter's Full Moon & Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

    Pretty sweet!

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

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  12. Sometimes short and sweet works just as well as a nice long post. ;)

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  13. Well I totally understand late as it is Tuesday night and I am just making some rounds of the TToT... but hey,,, we did it right?! and I gotta say its just as much fun on TUesday as Sunday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I don't know if I said it when I saw your granddaughters photo... I remember saying how sweet she is but man when I look at your photo I still cant wrap my head around youre a grandma... amazing isn't it?

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    1. Ack I'm glad I have the notifications through the mail and saw this. I missed the Birthday bit too I think... >.< Happy (Belated) Birthday!

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  14. I love your list! It is not always necessary to write long and elaborate. Sometimes it is just the little things that count! The moon is something that leaves me in awe, too. Always.

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