I is for Inspiration and Ideas as sweet
I've been enjoying the A to Z Challenge; having structure and the ability to write and schedule the posts ahead of time has actually made blogging seem less daunting. (Of course, going with an alphabet book theme also keeps my posts very short!)
We'll count that as my first thankful for the week. Here are the others:
2. I filled up my gas tank and paid less than $3.00 a gallon! I thought the days of 2 dollar gas were behind us again, but I was happily wrong.
3. On another financial front, I'm happy for my oldest daughter, who not only has received acceptance letters from several law schools, but has also received offers of scholarships! While education is one of the few things I find debt-worthy, I am happy that she might be able to finish her schooling without such a huge loan to repay.
4. Even though I seem to have set my internal alarm clock for 3 a.m., I have been able to mentally hit "snooze" and go back to sleep. I operate much better on a full night's sleep.
5. Like the dropping gas prices, our temperatures have also gone back down this week. We even had a freeze warning last night! The longer we can avoid the inevitable triple-digits, the better.
6. We also had a few raindrops. Yes, we need many, many more, but I am thankful for each one.
7. The baseball season has started. We enjoy watching our local high-A baseball team play, and we enjoy the between-innings entertainment. I'm not sure I can adequately explain the newest tradition, and I forgot to get a photo of it. Picture three mascot-like astronauts: John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and Pete Knight. The astronauts race from the outfield to the dugout. Silly fun! John Glenn won, by the way.
8. Willow is just about ready to return to Guide Dogs for the Blind for her formal training. I will miss her, but I am excited for her. She is returning for a breeder evaluation; if GDB doesn't need her as a breeder, she will then begin her training as a guide dog.
9. Tuesday night, I had a nice time at Relief Society. We discussed Family Home Evening. One hundred years ago, the church leaders asked us to set aside one evening each week to spend time with our families. At Relief Society, we talked about tips to make our Family Home Evenings more successful. We also watched the video clip, "Consistency is the Key," found on that above link. It made us chuckle, and helped us feel better about our own efforts.
10. John is a man of many talents. This week he refinished his work table. It looks so much better and, more importantly, the now-smooth surface means he no longer needs to put papers under his papers in order to write.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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