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Thankful Thursdays #32: I’m not any fatter

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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: I didn’t have to cook dinner!  Maybe my enthusiasm seems strange, since I’m a food blogger and therefore should love to cook, but honestly cooking isn’t really my thing.  I love to bake, but I’d rather eat a meal cooked by someone else any day.  Anyway, some friends had us over for dinner, and I was also thankful for the time we had with them as well.  I never remember my camera when we visit Ben and Ashley, so I have no pics of the wonderful taco dinner, which included homemade tortillas and a smorgasbord of fillings, including pork, shrimp , cilantro lime rice, and everything else you can imagine.  MUST REMEMBER CAMERA NEXT TIME.

Friday: the internets. We got a DVD from Netflix that we’ve already seen, but thankfully we were able to watch Dr. Who online with “instant play.”  The more I watch the latest season, the more the new doctor reminds me of a fairer version of my cousin, Tyson.  I know that has nothing to do with being thankful, but it’s wigging me out. Maybe you’d have to know my cousin and watch the show regularly to see it?

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Saturday: a husband who is willing to go grocery shopping with me.  Although I do it faster alone, it’s not nearly as fun without him coming up with new ways to annoy me.  His favorite thing to do is to grab random, horrible food items and ask for them like he’s three years old.  For instance, if there was something called cotton candy cereal, he would pick it up, then smile and hold it up and bounce around, saying, “Cotton Candy Cereal!”

Sunday: The current Sunday School teacher for the preschool/elementary class is out of town, so I had an opportunity to teach the twins for the first time in over 6 months.  I didn’t realize how much I missed them!

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Monday:  1) For our wonderful Declaration of Independence and the freedoms it gives us as Americans.  2) For Katie, Den’s co-worker, who invited us to her 4th of July gathering, thus sparing us from a depressing holiday spent at home without fireworks since we are too cheap to purchase them ourselves. 3)  For the people at said party, who were so friendly and made me feel at ease despite not knowing a soul there.  Many were foodies, and that helped because we could all relate to the love of food!  4) That we haven’t had war on American soil in over a hundred years.  The party we joined was in Derby, where more fireworks are allowed, and boy it was crazy!  The steady stream of explosions and the heavy haze of smoke made me feel like I was in a war zone, and very thankful that I never have been.  It also made consider and all the more thankful for our soldiers who risk their lives for the sake of others.

Tuesday: Puppy antics.  We’ve been taking care of Ben and Ashley’s chickens while they’re away camping and although another friend is taking care of the dogs (there are five of them), we always end up staying to play with and pet them.  The golden lab is about a year old and has a ridiculous amount of energy.  Today he nabbed a squash Dennis picked and rolled around with it, chomping on and playing with it like it was the most delightful thing he’d ever encountered.  At one point, he was rolling on his back while holding it up in the air with his paws.  The joy of a puppy is a beautiful thing.

Wednesday: I’m not any fatter! I got my rear in gear and went to my first Weight Watchers meeting in three weeks, knowing that after all the stress-dieting I’d done (i.e. eating everything I possibly could to calm my nerves–emotional eating is my downfall), I was going to see a big gain.  But I weighed exactly the same.  Granted, the last time I weighed in I had a 3-pound gain due to the heavy clothes I was wearing and the later time of day I went, so weighing the same in the morning before eating, and while wearing shorts, definitely means I’ve got more padding now.  But still.  Technically, I weigh the same as I did at my last meeting. :)  I’ll take it as a victory and move on, counting my points and working toward my goal like a good girl.

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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.

16 responses »

  1. Congrats on no weight gain! I love this series, of posts, such a good reminder to think about the positive things throughout the week. I also love when other people cook for me, always feels like a treat!

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  2. Grocery shopping with guys… I try turning my in as a recyclable bottle every now and again. “No, we have to look at the special offers first! Maybe there is something cool and someone else gets the last item!” Or, “Hey, someone threw all this weed in our cart!” – “No, honey, that’s vegetables.” – “You’re sure? I bet they’re trying to trick us.”

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  3. Yeah for no weight gain! I laughed at the title of your post!
    Your husband is funny at the grocery store! I try to avoid taking my kids for the same reason. :)

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  4. I love your Thankful Thursdays posts–and the thought of your hubby jumping up and down about that cereal has me giggling. I love getting insight into your marriage–it seems like you guys have such a fun relationship. =)

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  5. Dennis in the grocery store is funny!! I can just picture it :) I love watching puppies too. Roxy is still young at 1 1/2 and has plenty of energy. She is a pest to her big Sis all the time…lol!

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  6. Veronica, Stick a piece of tape on your front door that says ” Bring Camera ” This way you have to read it every time you go outside your home :) Dennis is so silly! I could just see him doing that in the store….Lol…….

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  7. You and I would be the bestest of friends because I like to cook and you like to bake! Although I do have to say my strawberry rhubarb pie I made turned out really good – I deemed it insulin worthy!

    Glad you had fun over the weekend, even when you didn’t know anyone – yep, food can be the best topic of discussion!

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  8. Yup, a man in the grocery store…. hahahaha! Your tacos sound so good.. you need that camera next time!!!

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  9. I love your thankful posts. They put me in a positive mood every time.

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  10. Woot woot! NOT gaining weight is always a good thing. Maybe you’ve been intuitive eating more than stress-eating and you didn’t realize it? Hmm.

    The twins are so adorable!

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  11. Dennis Miller

    Cotton Candy Cereal! That’s a great idea!

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  12. Cotton Candy cereal is certainly a reason to be thankful. :-)

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