Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday, relief at last


Well its almost Thursday and I have so much to be thankful for it isn't funny. For the last 5 months we have been struggling trying to get our mortgage redone while the interest rates were so low. There has been one snag after another but finally we got it done.

So the first thing I am thankful for is some financial relief. Its about time but I am truly thankful.

I am also thankful that many other things are falling into place in my life. I am getting some projects behind me. I have been burdened down with so many things that it feels good to get some breathing room.

I am thankful that we have some cooler weather on the way. They are calling for highs in the 70's this weekend.

I am thankful that my chickens are all laying now. We only have three hens but we are getting three farm fresh eggs every day.

I am thankful that my youngest got a good report card. I think it is going to be a good school year.

Have a great Thankful Thursday
Greg

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday, Little things



Wow where did this week go? I got up this morning and didn't even think about it being Thursday already. But when I turned on my computer, I opened my blog and realized; I'm late, I'm late....for a very important date. It can't be Thursday already can it? Anyway let me get going since I have to leave for work soon.

I am thankful that I got up early for some reason this morning. I must have subchoncioushly known that it was Thursday and that I needed to do my post. However it is 430 am and I can barely spell my name at this hour much less subconsciously. Hey I did it. I must be waking up.

I am thankful that we finally got our home loan to go through. After struggling with a certain bank of America for over 4 months, we switched banks and got done in 30 days. Now it is on to bigger and better things.

I am thankful for out hottub because my shoulder has really been hurting me and the hottub gives me some temporary relief.

I am thankful for our cats which keep us all amused. However we lost Mr. T last week so we are all a little sad at the moment. He ventured out in the street and was hit by a car. Even our other cats seem to know he isn't here. He will be dearly missed by all of us. I miss the little games he used to play. He would wake us up around 3 am to go outside by hitting the window blinds in our room. But when I would get up to open the door he would hide under the couch and make me hunt for him to let him out. He was a special cat.



I am really thankful for this cooler weather. It is a welcome relief from the summer heat.

Well that's about it for the day. 5 simple little things that I am thankful for. In all things give thanks. I know you have something to be thankful for too so please join me in saying thanks.

Have a great day,
Greg

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday, 33 reasons to be thankful


I could come up with a personal list of things that I am thankful for but with the events of yesterday in Chile, they all seem so small. I watched some of the rescue and it took my breath away. This Thursday I just want to say Thank you God for returning these men to their families. I loved what one of the miners said when he reached the top: He said that God and the devil were both down there with him and he had a choice to make. Then he held up his bible and said Thank you God.

Have a great day,
Greg

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thankful Thursday, Fall edition.


Well I had a funny post all ready and then I realized that it was time for Thankful Thursday. So you will have to wait a few days for that post. So here we go again with the top 5 things I am thankful for this week. Well they may not always be the top 5 but they are the first 5 that popped into my brain.

I am thankful that we are starting to get some cooler weather. Although I don’t mind hot days and I prefer them to cold, I do like spring and fall. And even though fall precedes winter it is my favorite because of the lack of pollen. I still suffer from hay fever so spring can be miserable for me.

I am thankful that my family caught fish last weekend. It is always nice to have fresh fish and even nicer when they are free and you know where they came from.

I am thankful that my garden is still doing well even in the cooler weather. I have a bunch of peppers ready for picking. I have some really hot ones and some sweet ones too. Last Friday my wife made chili with some of my peppers and it was awesome. I have the recipe if anyone wants it.

I am thankful that I have the sense to avoid dangerous situations. The other day, late in the evening, just about dark this young man was driving his four wheeler down the road with no headlights on. And it was camouflaged to boot so it was just about impossible to see. I almost pulled out in front of him and I was driving a pickup truck. I know who would have lost in that accident.

I am thankful for the awesome mornings we have been having lately. This morning I saw a great horned owl on my drive to work and then there was that awesome sliver of moon just before dawn. With clear skies like that, winter isn’t far off but I am still thankful.

Have a great day and please join me in being thankful.

Greg