Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday (a little early)

First off I have a confession. In case you didn’t pick up on it, I am posting this on Wednesday night instead of Thursday morning. I have training all day Thursday so I had to post this early. Please forgive me for breaking the rules. I want to thank Kelly for adding me to Sonya’s list of participants. Please join us at Sonya's blog for Thankful Thursday. So without further ado, let me get to my list for the week:

1. I am thankful for my family who support me when I need it. They are also doing a bang up job at getting all the plants organized at home which means that I have my evenings free again. I am not sure what to do with myself. Can someone pass me the remote and the popcorn?

2. I am thankful for my father who taught me how to cook. Now my mother also taught me to cook but she taught me recipes like; burnt liver and onions, overdone chicken, and salmonella salad. If you never heard of salmonella salad let me give you the recipe; You cut up raw chicken on a wooden cutting board and while you are overcooking the chicken, you simply cut up the salad on the same cutting board. It’s as simple as that. Anywhoo, dad taught me how to fry fish, cook pot roast and make Cole slaw and many other things. I am making Cole slaw today for lunch because we are having a dinner to raise money for the Heart Association.

3. I am thankful for a the stomach ache I had this morning. The stomach ache didn’t last very long but it was a reminder not to over indulge when I eat something good. I went grocery shopping yesterday and they had the best looking cherries. They weren’t red or purple like most of them are, they were yellow and pink. (yes they were ripe) They tasted so good that I washed them and left them on the counter by the sink. Every time I passed them last night, I had one or two. Before I knew it, half of them were gone. Hence the stomach ache this morning.

4. I am thankful for having a little cash in my pocket. Last weekend I took an item that had been hanging in my shed with me to the flea market. It was a fish scale that I really didn’t need. It was a rather expensive one so I tried to sell it at for less than half price. Everyone at the flea market turned up their noses when they saw how much I was asking. So Monday I put it on Craigslist for the same price. Within two hours it was sold. I love Craigslist.

5. I am thankful for living in Charleston. Charleston is nicknamed the Holy City because it has more churches per square mile than anywhere else. So you really have no excuse for not finding a place to worship. We go to the church or our choosing because it is uplifting and it has a great children’s program. On the way there, we must pass 50 or so churches. This past Saturday at the Farmers Market I took these two photos from the same spot. If you look closely you can see a third church in the photo. Which one do you like?

Have a great day,


Leslie said...

I love Craigslist too! We bought a freezer for $50 and a weight bench with weights for free!

Remember, cherries in moderation!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Goreous church photos and you know what? I feel the same way you do about church. So uplifting and makes me feel peaceful!

Deb said...

Personally, I love the pic with the sun behind the steeple. It just seems to whisper peace..and that's God...Peace.
Also, love's a wonder any of us made it to adulthood!!! :o)
Have a wonderful day and get some rest this evening!

Truth4thejourney said...

What an interesting list.

I wonder what the stats are regarding how many people in your town go to church verses other towns? Do all of those church buildings make an impact.

Hope your training goes well. Mr. linky bombed on me today so I had to put in a help ticket. Turns out they needed to move me over to their new server (WWW2). It's up and running now, though. :)

Sonya Lee

Susan D said...

Great list. Love the silhouette picture. Blessings, SusanD

BTW, I took your suggestion. :)

Carmen said...

Oh, those cherries are the best! My girlfriend in Lynden,WA had some growing in her yard. YUM! Great list!

Chatty Kelly said...

I didn't get you linked up until later, but Sonya explained why. There was NO Mr Linky this morning. But now you're there. :-)

Great list.

sara said...

I am just going to have to break down and try craigslist out.

and I love the picture with the sun behind the steeple....beautiful!

Terri Tiffany said...

You have been busy! I took a few pictures of churches when I was there as I love them. I also love the metal gates best too!

Dental said...

Never too early to be thankful, Greg!

The Dental Maven said...

Hey? Where'd my avatar go on my comment above??

Kim said...

We're a fan of Craigslist too. Bought several things to bring with us when we moved. And helped our daughter score a really nice patio table and chairs.

Craigslist is even here in Argentina now! But almost all the sellers are in Buenos Aires (9 hours away) so we haven't bought anything here yet.

Hope you raised lots of money with the dinner!

2Thinks said...

I also am a big fan of Craigslist. I go there first, bought my Malibu off of there for about $2000 less than I woulda got it anywhere else and it had almost no mileage on it.

I also love steeples and wish these were in view at our local farmer's market. Would be that much more icing on the cake going there on Saturdays.

Great list!

Lea said...

Great steeples! Gee whiz, anymore around here, they build churches that look just like gymns?
Happy TT on Friday. lol

Lori said...

: ) I always get a smile when I visit. I'm thankful for thankful Thursday.

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