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Thankful Thursdays #51: a precious soul is saved

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?

*If you haven’t entered my giveaway for the $50 Amazon gift certificate, you can click here to do so.  It ends tonight!  Also, today is the last day to sign up for the cookie swap, and you can click here for that.  I have over 60 participants right now but the more, the merrier! :)


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.

8 responses »

  1. I’m always on the lookout for some good books! I’m going to check those out! I just wish I had more time to read. SO nice that you are able to read/listen while working. Multitasking at it’s best! Now wouldn’t it be awesome if you could find a way to bake…


  2. I am lucky that I can read at work when I have the time, which is often. I haven’t bought a book since getting my kindle and getting free e-books. The last book I read which was a very intense and thought provoking book was “Please stop laughing at me” by Jodee Blanco. It’s a book about bullying and how it affects people’s lives at the time and in the future. It was such a touching story. I just had to buy the 2nd e-book!! Then I went and actually bought THE book to send it to Derek. It’s a book that really makes you think about things, like inviting that outcast to the next social event, etc. Things along those lines. It’s for teens to elderly….something in it for everyone kind of book :)
    Hope the skunky smell is soon gone…been there and it’s not fun.
    That’s great about Dennis’ friend! :)


  3. I loved the Hunger Games too!! And my recent great book was the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society–you probably already saw me rave about that on my blog though. =)
    And yay for Dennis’s friend! What a beautiful thing.


  4. When I read your posts it makes me wish I was more like you. I need to stop and think more about the positive things in my life. I’m one of those people who always think about the bad things. I gotta wake up and start being more positive :)


    • This made me smile because I’m NOT always a thankful person, I often have to force myself to be. I naturally tend to be more of a complainer and more of a half-glass empty kind of person. But I know anyone can change if they want to, and so this is part of my process of changing because I do want to. You can too, but it does take time!


  5. My Italian Smörgåsbord (Aka Barbara)

    I can really understand your love for your oven. totally adore mine and it’s only a old thing that we were considering to throw away some time ago. right now I am amazed at how many things even a old, not so sophisticated, oven can do. good luck with the cupcakes!


  6. Pingback: Thankful Thursday #100: A Cookies Giveaway! « Veronica's Cornucopia

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