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Thankful Thursdays #39: pot roast for Dennis

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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: Day off, day off, day off!  Days off now are unpredictable, sometimes coming three days apart, sometimes eight or ten.  This time it was seven days and YES, thank you, I was ever so ready for it.  We needed some food in our pantry, stat!

Friday:  I spent the day cooking with Teri, who taught me several basic home-style meals to make my husband happy with.  I came home with enough food to feed us for a week!  At dinner, Dennis was like, “Oh, goody, pot roast! We never eat pot roast!”  Poor guy!

Teri fixed us barbecue enchiladas for lunch.

I make funny faces when I'm concentrating.

Guess what we made with these egg noodles?

Homemade chicken noodles baby! I couldn't believe how easy it was.

Saturday:  Had a little free time and was able to get one of my fair entries baked and frozen.  (Teaser alert: it’s a new twist on the pound cake I won third place for last year.)  One down…twenty-nine to go!  Obviously, with only a few weeks to go, that isn’t happening.  I always sign up for more than I can do.  I will just do as many as I can fit in between work and everything else.

Sunday:  A stirring sermon that reminded me why I’m a Christian.  I have been so caught up in the details lately I needed a reminder of what Christ did for me and how much I love Him for that.

Monday:  That I didn’t throw out all my fat clothes when I lost weight!  OK, I’m not thankful for the reason I need them again, but I’m certainly glad to have something that accommodates the junk in my trunk.  There is nothing more depressing than going shopping for bigger clothes.  As for the battle of the bulge issue, I’m thinking too much about other things right now to even care that much, but Dennis and I are making some cool weight loss plans.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday:  Money in the bank.  Most of you can probably relate to living paycheck to paycheck and having overdrafts more times than you’d care to admit.  This is the first week in many that we’ve had some extra breathing room in our budget.  I’m now playing catch up on all the things we’ve been putting off–my raise really was a Godsend.

Wednesday:  OK, so while I may really dislike working second shift, I do really appreciate having the mornings free for doctor appointments.  I have had to take Dad in twice in the last week and my schedule has been perfect for it, because I don’t go in until mid-afternoon.  He had a lump removed from his arm today and it was sent to the lab to see if it was cancerous, so please say a prayer for him!  We really don’t think it is cancer, but prayers can’t hurt, that’s for sure.


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.

5 responses »

  1. Homemade chicken noodles….yum!!! That sounds perfect right now, with it being so cool here in MI. Prayers coming your Dad’s way :)


  2. Yummy! Homemade chicken noodles. That sounds awesome!


  3. I love your Sunday comment, and Monday’s made me LOL only because you said “junk in the trunk.” And because I have a tub of “spare clothes” too which I refuse to label as “fat clothes” and “skinny clothes.” But I think us girls just need to have some wiggle room sometimes! That and some chicken noodle soup.


  4. I NEED to make those noodles!!!! :)


  5. and prayers sent your way…I posted before I finished commenting!



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