Thankful Thursday


In the midst of all of life’s uncertainties and frustrations, I truly believe there is always something to be thankful for…

So, once a week, I will be making a list of what is making me smile. I’ll start with 10… But no need to limit if they just keep flowing!

I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for, too! Leave a comment. Or if you write a blog, post what you’re thankful for and share your link in the comment section!  I’d love to visit…


Here’s mine:

  • Bananas.
  • A cleaned out fridge.
  • Homemade baby food – that I made!


  • A new recipe that was delicious last night!  (Jamie Oliver’s Beef Hash – Yum!)
  • A new shower curtain that makes me smile.
  • My desk is finally cleared off and ready for creativity!
  • The little man is army crawling… and fast!


  • Plans with a girlfriend this afternoon… and they include chocolate!
  • Quiet.
  • So many new blog followers – Thank you!  You all make me smile!
  • Little red wagons – and little boys’ obsession with them.


  • A visit last weekend from a good friend.

IMG_0263Gotta love a friend that adores your kid this much!

  • A walk on Tuesday with my mom and the grandkid.
  • Peek-a-boo.
  • A cool week…  I’ve loved it!
  • The hubby got up with Sawyer at 3:30am – and I got to sleep.  Thank the Lord!
  • Lotion that smells so, so good!
  • Music – loving the new Jason Mraz song “Love Someone.”

What’s on your list today?




My husband told me I hit a milestone today, as I handed him a grocery list with a plan for our meals this week.  

A milestone?  What?

“You’re looking at cookbooks again.  Planning meals.  Cooking.  You haven’t done that in over a year!”

…It’s true.  At the beginning of my pregnancy, the morning sickness provided a state of constant nausea.  I couldn’t stand the thought of veggies or meat.  And that mostly continued the rest of the 9 months.  Then, after I had the baby – I still didn’t want veggies, or much meat.  All I wanted was food that was quick to grab and easy to eat while holding the baby with one arm.  Granola bars.  Pop tarts.  Bananas.  Protein shakes.  

Horrible.  I know.

I used to make my own bread, can my own jams and salsas – heck I even made homemade puddings for a while!

It’s been quite the ride…

But yes.  I’ve started returning to my healthier ways.  This week alone, I can’t even comprehend how many veggies I have eaten (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, bok choy, carrots, bell peppers, avocado, sweet potatoes, broccoli!)!  Success!  

And as I write, the hubby is out grocery shopping – a list that consists of mostly produce.  And yes, I guess it is a milestone.

We’ll be making recipes this week out of Jamie Oliver’s “Meals in Minutes” cookbook – and I can’t wait!  (The book was given to me as a Valentine’s gift in February…  And I’m just planning my first attempt!)

Funny what things can become a big deal.  I’m eating veggies.  Planning meals.  Cooking.  (AND the house is clean again.  I’ve started projects around our home.  I’m blogging.)  

It feels good to be “me” again.

Thanks for noticing, Honey!

What milestones are you crossing these days?