Thursday, 18 December 2008

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I'm joining in on Thankful Thursday .

1. I'm thankful for cookie recipes. Through blog hopping, family recipes, and new Spanish recipes I have all kinds of recipes I'm dying to trie! (This weekend: sugar cookies (I have powdered sugar now, so the boys can decorate them) and date pinwheel cookies) And now with the care packages from the States we just got, I can actually make them!

2. I'm thankful for that liberating feeling of doing something that scares you, and being successful. For example: driving by myself. I made it (WITHOUT the GPS) from a church member's house to the mall, then back into town, then to the boys' nursery school...and I didn't hit or scratch anything!

3. I'm thankful for Christmas sales! I took a "mental health" day and did some Christmas shopping this morning. I found tricycles on sale buy one get one 70% off! I was trying to figure out how we were going to pay for 2 tricycles for Christmas and God answered my question!!!

4. I'm thankful for potty trained children. I purchased only ONE package of diapers today. (Even though it's still a mad scramble to get the triple locked door open when Bram looks up and says "Mama, I gotta go potty"....but it's still better than changing diapers.)

5. I'm thankful for the sunshine that returned today. It's been chilly, and our little butane heater was doing overtime keeping us warm. We're still adapting to the fact that it's just as cold inside as it is outside. But today the sun is out and it helps warm up our apartment (of course we did go buy another electric heater this morning, just in time :) )


Chatty Kelly said...

Lots to be thankful. We've been baking Christmas cookies too.

Keep Warm, Friend!

Edie said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for. A mental health day? LOL! It's a very good idea. We need to do that here in the States but alas...

I enjoyed reading your list.

Truth4thejourney said...

I am right there with you on the potty trained thing! I remember having 3 in diapers at once and it was a celebration when we started potty training! LOL!

Hope you are staying warm and enjoying those cookies!

Spanish recipes, I'd love to hear one that is unique to try with my kids! We love making cultural things.

My email is:

Thanks for sharing your list!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yummy!
And oh how I remember the thankfulness for not having to buy diapers anymore! Diapers and formula etc... is soooo expensive!
I too am curious about the mental health day!! heehee yup I need one! lol

sailorcross said...

I love your thankful list--especially the potty trained children. I had two in diapers twice, and I remember those days!! And I was thankful when they learned to go "potty".

And tricycles for your boy!! They're going to so excited.

Have fun making all those cookies!!


Mary Moss said...

You've got a great list today. Baking Christmas cookies is one my favorite things about Christmas:-)

Sue J. said...

We'll be doing a cookie a day through Christmas once the girls are done with school. And every year, we treat our neighbors to a plateful!

Such a deal on tricycles! Hardly waiting for the pictures!!

The James Family said...

tricycles for exciting! And congrats on the successful day on your own!

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Mental Health Day: (a term a Salvation Army officer coined during my seminary training)

Definition: taking a day to recover physically, emotionally, spiritually but don't have any "physical" symptoms

What are the symptoms, you say?

Symptoms: your brain is on overload, your emotions are on the edge of explosion, and you are near break down

If you are need of a mental health day, and would like a "note" for work, husbands, or me, I'll write and even sign it "Captain" (rank always makes things seem more important than they really are) :)

Vashti said...

HI thanks for your comment!
It is good to hear from someone who knows how i am feeling. Kelly has also got a package in the mail to me and I cant wait to see what she has sent me!!
Have a Lovely Spanish Christmas.