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Thankful Thursdays #27: our fallen soldiers

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I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving.  Here’s what I am thankful for this week!

Thursday: Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs! We have made three new puppy friends in our area while taking Jessie on her nightly walk and it is such a joy to pet those wriggling happy bodies over the fences.  I think we’re up to 7 dogs on our walk that love us and one that loves to hate us.  I melt for those lovers!  I used to detest dogs, but now they have a magical power over me.  I almost wish I could take them all home, but I’m pretty happy with the stinker we can call our own.

Friday: I’m the treasurer in our home and I made a miscalculation that prepared us for the worst after paying all the bills, but the bottom line was a lot prettier than I had expected once the last check was mailed.  Facing a bigger balance than we have had in several weeks after expecting to live off canned goods was a pleasant surprise!  Thankfully I don’t make the other kind of miscalculation too often.

Saturday: To get the grocery shopping done ON TIME!  Saturday is grocery day but we’ve skipped it for two or three weeks now, which has led us to eat out more often that we should have, which has led us to have less money than we should have.  Thankfully, we had a free day with nothing scheduled so we could use it for errands and chores.  Hahaha, did I just say “thankfully” right before “errands and chores?!”  What is wrong with me? lol

Sunday:  That my Dad’s foot, which has been giving him a lot of trouble, has healed enough that he can walk without the assistance of a walker.  This is good, because the chances of getting him to the doctor other than for his quarterly check-ups is .001%.

Monday: For those who lost their lives fighting for the quality of ours.

And to spend a day with dear, dear friends.

Tuesday: Free tickets to a Wingnuts (Wichita’s baseball team) game!  Wingnuts won 6 to 2 and we had a great time.

Wednesday: Grilled burgers. Amen.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. I love your thankfulness project. It really helps me have an attitude of thankfulness myself when I see you doing it. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. That is the perfect little graphic for your Thanksgiving post this week. Love it. And look at how early you got this post done! Good work, I’m proud. :)

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    • I know! I was uber excited when I got it in an email–I knew right away I had to use it. And girl, I have been doing so good about being on time with these, esp now that I realized I don’t have to include what I’m thankful for on the day I post so I can post it in the morning–so much easier than trying to remember to do it b4 midnight! And you know what else? I have not been late to work ONCE since you helped me with my resolution. Yay!

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  3. Doggies, Memorial Day, food…doesn’t get any better than that :)

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  4. I loved this post Veronica! Glad your financial situation isn’t as bad as you thought – whew!

    I didn’t meal plan at all this week, but thankfully have come up with a couple ideas with what we have – not doing that again this weekend! :D

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  5. I second that Veronica — thanks to all who have served our country!

    (And I’m totally craving a burger now! ;) )

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  6. I loved that Memorial Day slogan. Even those who come back, they suffer permanent mental injuries. War is a horrible thing, but we still need to thank those who fight the war none of us want to.

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