Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Over at Simplicity in the Suburbs, my friend Samara has suggested a blog post of 5 things I'm thankful for right now this week and publish a list here on this personal blog. Well, here goes: 1. I am truly thankful for my job at the library. We've just wrapped up our 6 week storytime session and I have been delighted to make many new little two year old friends! (And their parents/care-givers.) I always say I have the "best seat in the house" as I sit on my chair and read stories, show flannelboard pieces while telling a story, sing songs and dance weekly with a crowd who knows how to spin, clap, bounce and tap like no other. 2. I am thankful for hope and anticipation. We're all watching with wonder how A's belly is expanding with an active inhabitant! I love her already. 3. I am thankful for electronic devices that let me keep in touch near and far with the people I love. This week I have "connected" with ones in NYC, Maine, Texas, Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois. 4. I am thankful for our new possibilities of excitement and adventure as part-time city dwellers. Can I mention here that being a "neighbor" of my sister after all these years of living at least an hour away from each other is a lovely side benefit? 5. I am thankful for the season of autumn. Not only do we get an eyefull of colors, but we get a daily surprise of weather temperatures, treats of apple pie and cider, pumpkins inside and outside of the house, and the ability to burn candles earlier in the evening for that magical glow of coziness. The list could go on and on. So many reasons and blessings I could just about bust open at times. And, psssst - pass it on!


simplicity said...

Yeah! Love your list. Can't wait to see you next weekend!

I bet your storytimes are GREAT! Wish we could see them. I also am eager to see Anne's belly and am excited about the baby on the way!
Her and Jed will be great parents and you and Wes great grandparents.

oatley said...

I am thankful that I can still call you friend even though so many miles have separated us (and our antics) all these 36 years.

I am thankful to live in an era, that although things happening abroad are frightening, we live in a country of such hope and resilence, under the protection of our armed forces (many of my nephews are serving - or have served) to that honor.

I am thankful for such a loving family, that with God's blessing, will someday grow with the addition of happy little feet.

I am thankful that I still have my parents in my life. Even though they are in the twilight of their lives, they are still a major part of my life.

I am thankful to have my husband. He has dodged many bullets, but he is still here and we are able to continue to plan for future years together.

Thank you for reminding me to be thankful and to count my many blessings.

Love, Sandi

The Lindahl News said...

Simplicity, can't wait to see you soon either. Thanks for starting off the list idea. Yours was lovely.

Sandi, your list made my eyes leak...I am so glad for our friendship after ALL these years!