Today I am sharing my list for “One Thousand Gifts”, it is where you come up with 1000 things that your are thankful for (gifts in your life). It is to help you better recognize just all the little blessings we have each day that we take for granted.
Ann Voskamp has written a book called just that. She also has a lovely and well written blog “A Holy Experience” if you aren’t reading you are missing it folks. I love reading her blog, many hours have been spent hours there. And she is the most delightful person to listen too. (No, I haven’t met her personally, but I have watched via vblog her series on the book)
One Thousand Gifts
42.Little surprises that hubby brings me home
43.Sharing conversation with hubby over coffee in the AM
46.being able to stay at home
48. surprise visits from my children
49. couponing with my daughter in law
50. ability to learn a new task.
Now that I have my gratitude list done, I will catch you up on the last several days. Somewhere around the middle of the week, my week took on a unexpected turn, instead of having my days all planned and organized I just kinda fell apart. Not in a bad way, I just couldn’t stay focused. I HATE when I do that, because I feel like I am wasting time and the wheels are turning but I’m not getting anywhere.
On Friday, I ended up getting up at 3:00 AM to watch all the “Royal Wedding” hoopla before the main event…so my Friday was spent being a couch potato. Literally, I didn’t get up except for potty breaks, drinks and some lunch. You don’t know how happy I was that the weather was cool and rainy because now I have less guilt about just being lazy. But we all need
days weeks like that right? After spending all day watching BBCAmerica, I spent the rest of the evening looking up and searching out more wedding frills like what did the cake look like, Kate’s evening dress…which by the way I loved it too. I even got hubby hooked and he was looking things up and sharing his finds with me.
In the mid/late 80’s I lived in England for three years, in the Yorkshire Dales about 4 hours from London. While living there , I became quite enambered with the royal family and the British Monarchy. (Doesn’t hurt that I’m a history buff"). The Monarchy fascinated me, and still does. So Friday was a marathon day, just as it was when Diana died.
Needless to say after getting nothing accomplished Wed-Friday, I had to kick things into high gear around here on Saturday. Fortunately hubby was on board, so together we tackled lots of little things that we had been putting off and finished. I LOVE IT when that happens. Plus I got the entire house vacuumed and dusted, changed out seasonal clothes, hubby washed two vehicles, also got in a nice long walk.
Woke up yesterday morning, wasn’t feeling all that great. My back was really giving me fits, think it was all the bending and stooping I had done on Saturday, anyhow, it caused us not to make it to church. Very disappointed we didn’t make it, but I knew I would have difficulty sitting on the hard pews…So I elected to stay home and take a hot bath, of course, hubby didn’t want to waste our day at home so together we tackled sorting through boxes that are still packed from our recent move in December. Can you say glutton for punishment?
The little community where we are living is having a yard sale towards the end of May and we are debating on clearing out some more of our belongings. We really need to, it’s simply amazing me and boggles my mind how much
junk treasures one acquires. Most likely will be sifting through boxes a day at a time, and maybe can come up with some things to sell.
Gonna get going for now, can’t afford another week like last week…so need to start on my Monday. How bout you? What ya got going on today?
|1 John 5:14-15“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” |
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