1. I am thankful that I know my limitations.
Lizzi was here for a whirlwind visit. She didn't even get to see downtown Indy from afar. She only got a glimpse of our chickens for cryin' out loud.
2. I am thankful that even though the time spent together was mostly in the car, we had that time together. It was great to get to see her and chat in person. Conversations are so much better that way.
I have been wanting to write a post all week about a certain rental car I had for all of the driving I did last week. It will be the first post I write after this one. Unfortunately, it won't get published until Tuesday, since I'm subbing on Monday, too.
3. I am thankful the car and I actually made it to and from all the places we needed to go.
The hand-off of the English parcel took place in St. Louis. Lizzi, Dyanne and I all spent the night in a lovely, cheap suite in Cahokia, IL. We had a delicious meal in downtown St. Louis, just down the street from the arch.
4. I am thankful I got to see Dyanne again, and that the hotel reservation went way better than the car rental.
I raced home from St. Louis in order to switch vehicles and get to school pick-up. Once I managed to get all but the two high school boys home and everyone set on what their responsibilities were for the evening, I had just enough time to change clothes, do my hair, and get myself downtown to attend the Colt's game with Bryan and some clients.
5. While the Colts played terribly, I am thankful to have had a nice night out with Bryan.
About a year ago, a mysterious spot (looks like a skin tag) popped up on Turken's neck. At his annual check-up, his pediatrician said she had no idea what it was and suggested we get to a dermatologist. That appointment was this week.
6. I am thankful that it is only an oil gland cyst. While he will need to get it taken off at some point, it's nothing of major concern.
Also on Wednesday was my first time volunteering in a preschool as their Bible Time teacher. The lesson was written out for me, so there was very little prep work. The kids were adorable and cooperative, and the teachers clearly liked their jobs.
7. I am thankful for the opportunity to meet new people and try something new in a setting that is familiar.
When my mom was here a couple of weeks ago, we picked an entire tub of apples. Bushels and bushels of them. I've canned many of them and eaten some each and every day, but we still had plenty in the tub. The apples were getting soft, so eating them straight up wasn't pleasant.
8. I am thankful for the couple of days that we didn't have any games, so I had time to use the last of the apples in the tub to make enough applesauce for two meals.
This afternoon, the boys and I will be picking as many apples as we can. The season is coming to an end, and we may not be able to pick any more this year.
9. I am thankful I have plenty of time to can and bake much of what we pick, but also that it was Johnny Appleseed's birthday this weekend. I'll be taking a bunch of apples into school to share with the kindergarteners.
Forty-four years ago today, my mother-in-law gave birth to my husband.
10. I am thankful for all she did since that day to help Bryan become the marvelous man he is.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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