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: More friends with benefits. This time I’m thankful for Steve and Carol, who have chickens and go deer hunting. We buy eggs from them and more recently got a big haul of ground venison and venison sausage from them. For dinner on Thursday, I made more Green Chile & Cream Cheese Burgers with the venison and it was fabulous. I was nervous to try it but I couldn’t tell the difference between it and beef, except it was even better. Any time I can get meat that didn’t suffer in a CAFO so that I can eat, I’m a happy girl.
I've got my green eggs, now all I need is some ham! :)
Friday: The $20 my parents-in-law sent with our anniversary card. We used it to have dinner out at Ghengis Grill, one of our favorite restaurants.
Saturday: My Aunt Ruby came out of her open-heart surgery with flying colors. We visited her on Saturday, and while she was very sore and weak, she was doing very well for having just gone through such a serious surgery.
Photo taken by Ruby’s daughter-in-law, Racine, pre-surgery.
Sunday: For my Fathers. My human father, and my Father in heaven, both of whom I love dearly, and I’m blessed to have their love in return. This is one of my favorite pics of Dad and me (the love oozes forth!):
Monday: Goodwill, baby! I was able to get my mother and myself some much-needed clothing on the cheap and picked up a couple stuffed animals for my itty bitty sweetie for 75 cents each. Jessie (who actually isn’t itty bitty at all, but I don’t care, she’s still my itty bitty) loves stuffed animals, especially if they are used because she loves investigating the new smells with her snout.
Tuesday: For a little ego-deflating. I needed it, because I was starting to get cocky, thinking I was going to ace this upcoming test at work because I have been cramming for it, even going so far as to print out a list of commonly unknown or misunderstood words and study them on my breaks at work. Then I timed myself doing the type of math problems that will be on the test (I made them up) and I totally sucked. I can do the math, but I need to go 50% faster (this is a timed test). The test is on Saturday, so at least I know what I need to focus on every day until then!
I timed myself for eight minutes, the amount of time we will get for the math section, and I was only half done when the timer went off.
I know it looks like a lot of chaos, but these doodles got me 100% correct answers the first time through (I checked them with a calculator). That’s the silver lining!
Wednesday: The library. Without it, I do not think I would love my job as much as I do! I am able to listen to audiobooks while I work, and I can do it for free thanks to the library, where I check them out. Today I picked up The Sentry by Robert Crais, and Divine by Karen Kingsbury.
I just realized I don’t think I’ve ever really described my job so if anyone is interested in the kind of work I do, you can click here to find out.