This week, I'm thankful for:
1. Colorful eggs that are fresh for the gathering.
2. Drexel the Guide Dog puppy. He's scheduled to return for his formal training in a couple of weeks. We'll miss him, but we are so excited for him, too.
3. My Kindle, which allows me to check out and read books from the comfort of my own home. My latest finish? The Children of Willesden Lane, based on a true story of a young pianist who fled Austria during WWII and went to London.
4. The internet. I think I have tracked down the person whose letters I found in my attic. I'm just waiting and hoping for an e-mail response.
5. Green eyes, so I can count myself in with the green-eyed group. (Sorry, girls, I can't call myself part of a gang.) Lizzi mentioned she has green eyes, and all of a sudden there was a chorus of "Me, too! Me, too!"
After seeing this photo, I started second-guessing myself. Are my eyes really green? As you can see, the color changes a bit depending on what color I wear, but ColorPicker.com helped me see that they are more green than blue.
6. Rain. We've had just a bit this week, though we desperately need more.
7. Prayer. Once a month, Mormons fast for two meals. Usually the purpose of the fast is individually decided upon. This coming Sunday, however, California Mormons have been collectively asked to fast and pray for rain.
Nothing is too small to merit a prayer. One of my favorite Book of Mormon passages is in the 34th chapter of Alma:
8. (As always), John. In addition to being an all-around great guy, we have a lot of fun together.17 Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;26 But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness.
9. Date night. This week, we went to see the movie, The Saratov Approach. It is a true story of the kidnapping of two Mormon missionaries in Russia in the 1990s. Though it has Mormon missionaries in it, I think it has appeal beyond the LDS community.
When we arrived for the afternoon showing, we noticed a sign in the box office window, informing us that one of the lead actors would be having a Q & A session before the first evening showing. The movie theater workers told us that we were invited to stay after our show for the session. When the actor showed up and announced he would take questions and answers after the evening showing, we thought we might be out of luck. Instead, we (and several others of us who had watched the afternoon show) were told we could chat with the actor in the hallway while the movie played.
I know some of you live by the saying, "Photos or it didn't happen," so here is proof that we met Maclain Nelson:
|Phone photo, but still proof!|
10. A Color Me RAD run tomorrow. John has agreed to run with me--our first 5K together! We should be a colorful sight by the end of the race, as we will be running through showers of colored cornstarch. Sounds like fun, right?
What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment, or link up your own blog post to the blog hop! This is a chatty bunch; you'll enjoy the hop.
Thanks for another week/month/year.
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