Friday, November 23, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Week 3

Saturday, November 17 - Today, I am thankful for my neighbor who came over to ask if she could clean up my dead hostas while she was cleaning up hers.... yum, YEAH!!  How nice was that??  After spending the day working at a vendor/craft show I was flat out pooped and that made my day! :)

Sunday, November 18 - I am thankful for Art Modell, who brought football back to Baltimore.  After such a tragedy when the Colts moved to Indy in the middle of the night in March of 1984, Baltimore went without football for 12 years!!  Lucky for us, Art Modell moved the Cleveland Brown's to Baltimore in 1996 and the team was re-named the Baltimore Ravens.  Unfortunately Mr. Modell passed away this year, but Baltimore will always be grateful!  GO RAVENS!!!

Monday, November 19 - I am thankful for my friends.  I am so lucky that I still have old friends from high school and college and new friends that I have met throughout the years after.  I seriously love each & every one of my friends and know how blessed I am!!! :)

Tuesday, November 20 - I am thankful that God choose the right person to be my mom!!  Among many things, she is my best friend, my biggest supporter and cheerleader, she is patient, caring, understanding, and of course fun!  I love my mom!
A picture of me & my mom during our NYC trip in December 2010.
Wednesday, November 21 - And of course I am thankful for my dad!!  My dad has always been there for me and I love spending time with him.  He is very supportive and loves sharing his life's wisdom.  We are alike in so many ways and always have fun together.  I love being Daddy's little girl!
My parents, summer of 2008. <3
Thursday, November 22 - Today, on Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my family!  Although I do not have a large family and we are spread all over the U.S., I have an awesome family & am grateful for each of them!!

Friday, November 23 - I am thankful for all the retail store associates who were very pleasant to all us crazy shoppers during Black Friday!  Especially in the middle of the night!  Thanks for being so nice & friendly!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Week 2

Week 2...

Saturday, November 10 -  I am thankful I found Thirty-One!  Not only do I have a TON of awesome totes, bags, purses, etc. but I have met a fantastic group of people - which is even better!!  These ladies are inspirational, hard-working, creative, and supportive.  My team is awesome!
Our April meeting.
August 2012 - National Conference in Atlanta, GA - so much fun!

Sunday, November 11 - I am thankful for my freedom!!  My friend Wendi said it best: "I am thankful for all of those in the military, past, present & future, for risking their lives, their health & the sacrifice they make for each & every one of us."

Monday, November 12 - I am thankful for my home. I love my house!

Tuesday, November 13 - I'm thankful to be part of a book club.  I love meeting with my friends every other month, catching up, and reading good books!!  This month we read "Bitter is the new Black" by Jen Lancaster.  I loved it!

Wednesday, November 14 - I'm thankful that when my air conditioner stopped working this summer, my furnace did not.  So glad I can get heat through the winter and have time to save some $$ to replace my 30+ year old system!  BRRRRR!!!

Thursday, November 15 -  I'm thankful for Facebook - sounds silly, but I can keep in touch with my friends and stay up to date with their lives with our busy schedules.  Just one status update lets everyone know how you're doing, what's new, and of course I can share my cute pics of Shelby!!

Friday, November 16 - I am thankful for Canine Meadows... and so is Shelby. :) It is an off-leash dog park where Shelby can run wherever she wants, smell everything, eat grass and make some new friends!  It's only a 15 minute car-ride away.

Friday, November 9, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Week 1

The goal is to consciously engage in (at least) one moment of thankfulness every day this month. That's it!  The thing for which you give thanks can be big or small--it doesn't matter, because even 30 small gratitudes will add up to something awesome by month's end. What you're thankful for can be anything at all--as long as you're consciously thankful for it. That's the key.
Thursday, November 1 - I am thankful Sandy changed courses and calmed down once she hit land-fall in Maryland.  I am devastated for those in NY & NJ, but thankful my friends and family are safe!

Friday, November 2 - I am thankful for my creative side that I got from my mom, local-celebrity-artist ;)  I am definitely not an "artist," but have a hint of creativity & enjoy being crafty.

Saturday, November 3 - I am grateful that a tap room opened in YoPa!  I love the Holy Hound Taproom! And I love pumpkin beer with sugar & cinnamon rim... yum yum!

Sunday, November 4 - I am thankful Daylight Savings Time ended - fall back!  One extra hour of sleep!  Stinks it's going to get dark earlier - but today I am thankful for an extra hour of sleep!

Monday, November 5 - I am thankful for Shelby :)  I am so lucky she came into my life!  Tonight I took her to get a mani/pedi, bought some Milk Bones, dog food and a new toy with her PetSmart birthday coupon!

Tuesday, November 6 - Today I am thankful for the right to vote, my freedom, and being an American!  And the end of political commercials!!!

Wednesday, November 7 -  Yesterday my friend told me I was one of the smartest people she knows.  WOW!  I'm sure that's hardly the case, but makes me thankful for all the educational opportunities I have had.
Thursday, November 8 - I am thankful for the people I work with.  I am so lucky that they are all so fantastic!!
One of our many fun events - Oriole's game 2011 :)
Friday, November 9 - I am thankful for my job!  Not only do I work with fantastic people but I like what I do.  I realize how fortunate I am to have a job in today's economy and work with great people!