Thursday: I have mad love for my oven. I know not everyone has one, but I don’t know what I’d do without mine. Baking is cathartic for me and life wouldn’t be as wonderful without it.
Friday: I finally received all 30 dozen cupcake orders necessary to get Danielle her money back from the robbery last week. Now I just gotta fill them! Eeps! *Must keep in mind how much I love to bake! :)
Saturday: That this was the only day in five I had to work!
Sunday: Dennis’ oldest friend (as in the friend he’s had the longest) moved to Wichita (they’re both from Abilene) with his family a couple months ago and started coming to church with us. After Dennis, our preacher, and his wife started a personal Bible study with him (unfortunately I work the nights they meet), he started thinking about getting baptized and on Sunday, he confessed Jesus and had his sins washed away! We are so happy to have him as a brother in Christ. Like, this happy: :D :D :D :D :D …times a million.
Monday: You know when your jeans are so tight that you’re afraid to wash them for fear they won’t fit after coming out of the dryer? Maybe you don’t. But I do. In fact, I even went so far as to wash them and hang them to dry to keep them from shrinking. But I didn’t have time for that this time and went ahead and put them in the dryer. And they still fit! And I don’t have a muffin top spilling out any more. So nice to fit into my jeans again, even if they are my “fat jeans.” :)
Tuesday: Today I want to rant about how my entire house smells like skunk because my husband couldn’t tell Jessie had been sprayed by one (seriously?!) during their walk and let her curl up in our bed for hours before I got home. (Seriously?!) But that’s the beauty of this thankful Thursdays feature, it makes me focus on the good stuff. Soooooo, today I’m thankful that I have a dog and a husband and a house, even if they are all really smelly today. ;)
Wednesday: You’d think that with all the books I listen to at work (2-3 per week), I would be thankful for good reads a lot more often. Well, I’ve been listening to The Hunger Games trilogy and this is the first time in at least six months that I’ve been this captivated by a book. (I think only Room and The Host have been on equal ground with this one in the last couple years. I’ve listened to great books like The Help, but this kind of book with an extreme & creative situation really gets me caught up in the characters & story the way a literary novel usually can’t.) Since I listen to so many, it takes a really good book to capture my full attention the way this series has done. It really has made work fly by for the last couple weeks! I’m almost done with the third book, and although I stopped it on a cliffhanger before leaving work tonight, and am dying to know what happens next, I have promised myself not to start listening again until I go back to work because I want to prolong the suspense and make the last book last as long as possible because I’m already sad that it’s over and it’s not even over yet!
Have you read anything great lately?
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