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Thankful Thursdays #30

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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: 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.

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