I was MIA from the blog over the past few days, as I helped my parents move my grandma into their home, but I'm happy to return for another week of Ten Things of Thankful. This post reflects the change of scenery I had over this past week.
By the time you are reading this, I will have left on a
jet plane (Unlike the song, I do know when I'll be back again. And no
need to check on my house; this is a solo trip for me, so the house is
lived in and looked after while I'm gone.)
It's week 7 of the Ten Things of Thankful, but week one of me being a co-host. To say I'm excited is putting it mildly. I'm so honored to be part of this hop, which not only gives me a chance to reflect on the positive things of the past week, but also gives me a chance to read your list. You will participate, right? If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your list in a comment.
As I was scanning old photos this week, I came across a photo of my great-aunt which immediately reminded me of a photo of me. I'll let you see if you can spot the similarities. Actually, spotting the differences would be more challenging.
Today, I thought I'd share the talk I gave in church on Sunday, but first I have some exciting news: I'm going to co-host the weekly "Ten Things of Thankful" blog hop!
Every weekend, bloggers take a moment to reflect on ten things for which they are thankful and share them with the world on the "Ten Things of Thankful" blog hop. I've been participating in the hop, but now am delighted to also be co-hosting. To add icing to the cake, this week Considerer is spotlighting me in her "TToT: Meet the Co-Hosts" blog post. Click on the link and go explore other pages on Considerer's blog. (Then please return and finish reading my post, if you wish.)
What a blessing we have to live in a land of plenty! Not only that, we live in a location which is conveniently located to shopping. Anything I need can be easily obtained. Of course, the downside is that anything I "need" can be easily obtained.
Joining up again for the 10 Things of Thankful blog hop. Click on the Ten Things of Thankful photo below to go read the other entries, and feel free to write your own post to link up. This is really one of my favorite blog hops!
Last night, when I realized I didn't have a post ready to put on the blog today, I sat down to collect my thoughts. At 10 p.m., all I could come up with was, "Kristi, go to bed." I did not think that would make for a very good blog post, so I just went to bed. I knew that I would be refreshed in the morning and could easily and quickly compose a wonderful post--at least that was the plan.
Every year, Brigham Young University holds Education Week, where thousands of adults and teens from all over the world come to attend classes, hear performances, and generally be inspired. I attend as often as I can, and I will be there this year.
While slow cookers often simmer hearty soups and stews in autumn and winter, they also provide a way to keep the kitchen cool while cooking a summer meal. This BBQ chicken recipe makes a delicious filling for sandwich rolls.
I've started a huge undertaking; I'm scanning my old photos, organizing them, and storing them on an external hard drive. I'm going to keep the hard drive in our fire-proof box. If we ever needed to evacuate our home, I could grab the box and not worry about the photos.
Yesterday morning, despite having the swamp cooler on all night long, we woke up to 81 degree temperatures inside the house. John went outside to inspect and announced that the swamp cooler pump had stopped working. Fortunately, replacing the pump is a quick and simple do-it-yourself project.