Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 30 Giving Thanks

As the day comes to an end so does the month. It is so hard to believe that another 30 days has passed and life just continues onto the next month and year and so on. Truth be told there are so many things that I am thankful for and blessed with. I serve an amazing God and I AM SO UNDESERVING!!!! Thank you Father for all things! I am thankful for my friends, the ones that I know here online and the ones that I know in "real life". Some of you have been friends for many years and some less than one. I love you each. You each are so very special to me. Thank you for being my friend! So my friends, what are you thankful for?

Blessings to you all!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 29 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my health! I am so blessed!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 28 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for our church!


Day 27 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my cooking talent. Hubby and I hosted a little brunch for his family this morning. I fixed my famous Ole Farm Breakfast Casserole and it was a hit. There were 11 of us. Several were missing but we still enjoyed the food and fellowship!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 26 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for great bargains that allow me to buy a few extra things that are wanted/needed! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 25 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for this wonderful holiday that I get to spend with family and friends to celebrate my freedoms and give thanks! I hope each and every one of you have a blessed Thanksgiivng!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 24 Giving Thanks

Today as I checked my hubby's paystub I was reminded of how blessed we are that he still has a good job with good pay and benefits! Thank you Lord! Blessings!

Day 23 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my freedom to go to the grocery store and purchase what I need, when I need it! Blessings!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 22 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my new washer and dryer! Yippee! It was delivered today and now I need to learn how to use it! LOL

Here is the washer : http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances-Laundry-Clothing-Care-Washers-Front-Load-Washers/LG-Electronics/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xt5Zbv6hZ21j/R-202017156/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

We also got the pedestals with the washer and dryer. I won't post a link to the dryer but it is the matching one.

I feel so blessed!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a short few days away! We are having Thanksgiving at my Mom and Daddy's this year. John will have to work. It is our first thanksgiving apart and that makes me sad . It makes me even more sad that he will miss the boys and the boys will miss him on this special day.

My Mom's brother and sister-in-law are in from North Carolina and her niece and nephew-in-law will arrive Wednesday from South Carolina. All of those as well as her sister that lives a piece down the road will join us. I am not are of my bother and sister-in-laws plans. They usually have lunch with her family. There will be a table or two full nonetheless!

As far as the menu goes we usually have the typical smoked pecan turkey, a spiral sliced ham, brown and serve rolls, cranberry sauce (courtesy of Ocean Spray), Mom's delicious chicken and dressing made with cornbread, giblet gravy, hm creamed corn, home canned green beans, potato salad, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato pie and some type of cake....usually homemade honey apple cake.

This year I am going to make the green beans, creamed corn and apple cake. Maybe the sweet potato casserole......we shall see! We usually eat around noon. We usually go back home after the meal and let the boys nap while we watch some football. Then back to mom's for supper!

The boys are spending the night with her and Daddy this year and I am going Black Friday shopping like usual. John has to go into work early this year since Alabama plays at home and he will be traveling through there.

I am almost done Christmas shopping and have discovered once again that I have went a teensy bit overboard! More so with the boys. Some things I am putting up until their March birthday though. We need some pillows, a quilt and sheets for our new bedroom suite (arriving next week). So I will probably hit Kohl's for that. Booster seats are BOGO at KMART, so I'll be going there too and Target has their Wii Fit bundle for $67 and since Santa is bringing that as our family gift I need him to bring that to me! :)

So what is Thanksgiving looking like at your house? Are you cooking? eating out? Going shopping? Watching football?

Whatever you are doing here's to you and yours! Thanksgiving Blessings!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 20 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for a house full of food! (And the knowledge to cook it! LOL)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 19 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for hot water and warm homes!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 18 Giving Thanks

I am thankful for my husband. He is a hardworker and great provider. I am so thankful he is home everynight!!! I love him so!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for wonderful teachers at my sons' school. Mason busted his nose and had some other minor injuries while I was away at the doctor's office. They called me and handled it and i am so grateful. I am thankful for a great ENT to help me get well yet once again! I am thankful to go with my daddy to the urologist and the great news of NO cancer!!!! Thank you Lord! I am thankful that I ordered my new washer and dryer today and paid for it in full!

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 16 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for the rain! Praise the Lord!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 15 Giving Thanks

I am thanful that today is my last day at the home market (job) until May. It will be nice to have some "down time"!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14 Giving Thanks

Today I thankful for a warm home and a crockpot filled to the brim simmering with hot Chicken tortilla soup!

Day 13 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for salt water and a netti pot!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 12 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful, just to be. I am thankful that I can write and journal my thoughts and feelings and that I can just be me!

There is so much going on as of late.

I am thankful for my job but glad the end (of the season) is near....like next week.
Thankful to get our cable upgraded, get our back porch (deck) built finally (after 8 years). So thankful to have insurance (dental) and have yet another crown done (the permanent will be cemented Dec. 2). Thankful I have someone coming next week to put down our new flooring (that was donated to us), paint the boys bath, hang Mason's door and install a new kitchen faucet. I am thankful to have a clean house and laundry caught up once again. Thankful to order a new washer and dryer and have it delivered next week as well as the rest of the boys bedroom furniture delivered next week. The week of Thanksgiving our new bedroom suit will arrive. most of the things have been a to-do list for a few years! Thankful to get to mark off somethings!

We also have out of town company arriving the 20th and I am so thankful to have them to visit with us once again!

I am thankful for my favorite drinks; warm cider, hot java and cold ice water! What a combo, eh?! I am thankful for a wonderful husband who took off from work today to drive my Daddy to see his oldest grandson play his last high school football game tonight (as they lost in overtime but still made it to round 2 of the state playoffs).

Thankful for wonderful parents who God bless their hearts are enduring some struggles (with their health) and use some prayers right now. My Daddy had blood work today to check for cancer. He is still having some break through pains with the Trigeminal Neuralgia and is on high doses (300mg) of Lyrica a day. Mom is still on the predisone, ultram and immunosupressant daily. She is in constant pain from her muscles. Thankful for my brother who just had his 3rd surgery since the first part of October.

Most of all I am thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ! Without Him I am NOTHING!!! Thank you Lord for all of my blessings!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 11 Giving Thanks

I am thankful for my Daddy, not just because he is my Daddy but because he is a Veteran. I love him so very much. He is a Veteran of the Army. I am thankful for all of those that have served and that do serve for our freedom yesterday, today and tomorrow. Thank you Lord for these precious men and women!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 10 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for my sweet children and their complete innocence! I love those little boys so very much!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 9 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for a day off from work...............

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 8 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for fresh fruit and veggies and the access I have to them! It is wonderful NOT to have to buy everything at the grocery store! I am also thankful for a great local grocery store that is locally owned and operated in out little town.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 7 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for the mundane things. Watching "Frosty" with my boys and hubby. Baking a cake in my warm kitchen with modern day appliances and hugs and kisses from sweet little arms and lips!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 6 Giving Thanks

Today I so thankful, for many things.

I am thankful for little things like Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale and grilled peanut butter and honey sandwiches (not eaten/drank together).

I am thankful for my parents, my brother and sil and nephews, great friends (especially Monica and Elaina-seeing them today was a bright spot in my day!), my husband and my children. I am so thankful my husband works so hard for us to provide. I am so thankful for the boys. As we were strolling the isles of Wal-Mart today they broke out in Silent Night and Jingle Bells and then mixed it together. How I love this stage of life! Boy, did we get the stares! LOL!

I am thankful for provisions to buy nice things that I have wanted for many years but were never in the position to have. (We bought a new bedroom suit today). I have had my bedroom suit since I was 16 years old. That would make it 18 years old. We got a king size and I am so thrilled! The furniture place was having a liquidation sale. The suit is all wood and is the headboard, rails, wrap around footboard, 2 nightstands, chest, dresser, mirror and we got Sealy posterpedic pillowtop mattresses to boot! They told us their price and we told them that was out of our league, he said $xxxx and I told him that was out of our league too. He said what can you do? I told him and he went and asked the store manager and he said YES!!!! We got a $7000.00 bedroom suit and mattresses for less than half price!!! I could not believe my eyes/ears! Thank you Jesus! We are so blessed! And the best part is it is paid for. No credit involved!!!!

We are so grateful to the Lord for so many blessings in our life!

What blessings are you thankful for today?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 5 Giving Thanks

Today, I am thankful for being healthy enough to work. Although surgery is on the horizon (January). With my Daddy sick and my Mom not doing as well as most. I am blessed to be able to step up for them. I have to stay off my feet as much as possible and no lifting over 20 pounds.

I am thankful for fresh fruits and veggies to bring home from our market too. I brought home fresh red potaotes, Golden Delicious apples. Rome apples, fresh green tomatoes and sweet potatoes too. I fried some of the green tomates (unbreaded) in a skillet with a Vidilla onion, butter, salt and pepper! So yummy!!!

What are you thankful for today?


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 4 Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for cooler weather, warm drinks and heartwarming words of sweet friends (thank you all for your comments).


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rough Days and Unofficial Giving Thanks Challenge

It all started last Wednesday. Hubby was sick with a bad sinus infection and went to the doctor. He was given a z pack and Flonase. Little John started with a horendous cough. I started giveing him prescription cough medicine at night to help him sleep better.

Thursday things seemed better. Hubby went to work. The boys at school and I had some shopping and housework to do. When I picked the boys up, Mason seemed down and out. He had been in trouble at school. We talked about it and he seemed better. After supper he said his tummy hurt. We had been weaning him off his reflux meds, so I decided to go ahead and give them to him that night. He seemed better and off to bed we all went.

Friday morning he erupted from his bed and headed to the potty. He dry heaved and then threw up some "fluid". I stayed home from work with him and sent John on to school fully dressed as a firefighter for their halloween celebration. Since a little girl had strep in their class the week before I took him to the peds office. NO strep! The doc thought he was fine, so we stopped at the school on the way home and let him join his classmates for their party. Then home we went. The rest of the day was good and well, normal.

Saturday, Big John had to work. The boys and I worked in the house and caught up laundry. Saturday evening we went to a few family members homes and trick or treated. Then we came home ordered pizza and wings and picked out a movie for the night (ELF). Things were good!

Sunday morning hubby was much more sick and had been up most of the night. Little John had the cough and we all decided to stay home. My sinus infection was worse as well. Late that evening we decided to go to my brother and sil's, my parents and my father-in-laws just for a few minutes each (while staying outside-not spreading germs in their homes). While at my bro and sil's the boys played with their new kitties and chased them around and around in the pinestraw. By the time we got to my fil's, Mason had swelling around his eyes. When we got home he was broke out head to foot. We figure either the pinestraw or kittie cats. Allergy meds and eyedrops administered to Mason.

Monday Mason was better, hubby was worse. much worse after work. That afternoon John's sister called to let us know that his Dad was at the hospital for the third time in less than a week. John headed over there after work. He was admitted with chest pains and his blood was low.......once again.

Tuesday the boys were much better, I was some better and hubby was worse, yet still. I went to the dentist while hubby headed tot he hospital to be with his Dad. While at the dentist my phone rang it was my Mom calling about my Dad. He has trigeminal neuralgia. He started having the attacks again. Two bad ones. I came home immediately after the first crown was cemented. Our friend who owns the pharmacy got his meds ready and Mom picked them up. He got started on them and the attacks subsided......for then. Mike (my brother) and I worked the market, taking turns.

Wednesday, John's Dad was released from the hospital, only to have to go next week to toher doctors and have more tests are a larger hospital in Birmingham. Daddy's meds were increased to 300mg a day (he takes Lyrica) and John (hubby) back to the doctor for the sinus infection. He was given a cough med and Avelox. I worked until 5pm at the home market after delivering a load of apples and picking up supplies at Sam's Club for the market. Daddy has had a couple of attacks today too. Hopefully the meds being raised will help. He is very lightheaded and dizzy (side effects of the meds).

We are thankful. Thankful things are no worse and that my Mom is in remission from the inflammatory myopathy (the type she has is polymycitis). Trying to takeone day at a time and live for HIM!!!

Today I am unofficially joining the giving thanks challenge for 30 days. I saw this somewhere but do not wish to link up.

Going back to day one Monday the 1st, I am thankful for medicines to treat my children when they are sick.

Tuesday the 2nd, I am thankful for having a great friend who is a pharmacist.

Today the 3rd, I am thankful my Dad is some better.

What are you thankful for today?