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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful
my nephew is home from college. Until Friday night, we hadn't seen him since Christmas.

2) I'm thankful Casinodad's friend survived a motorcycle accident when someone pulled out in front of him last week. He broke his leg & had some major damage to his heel, requiring a long surgery on Monday & more to come...but, the most important thing is that he is alive.

3) I'm thankful for cookbooks that include imitation recipes of famous restaurants. Last week, I made a homemade version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana (my favorite of their soups!) Other things I've made, or hope to make, include Shoney's Chicken Fried Steak, Japanese Steakhouse sauces, Auntie Ann's Pretzels, & so much more!

4) I'm thankful for toddlers who fall asleep on Mama's shoulder! The Saint is growing so fast, so I embrace these moments as often as I can.

I'm thankful for my upcoming weekend w/ some very dear friends. This will be our 7th year. The six of us rent a cabin or house for the weekend, do some shopping, go to Mass, eat, & laugh until we cry! I am the only one who is not a grandmother, but that doesn't bother us one bit. I've learned so much from them & look forward to this weekend trip each year.


Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

Loved that last one. Many of Jeff's friends from high school are becoming grandparents now. By contrast we have very young children. It is always fun to compare how those lives are different and how they are the same!

Nancy said...

Prayers of thanksgiving going up for the motorcycle victim!!!

Colleen said...

Oh, motorcycles make me nervous! Glad he will be alright.
I love those kind of recipes too. Some of them work well and some do not. Fun to try!
Loved snugging with my children and now I get to snuggle with grandchildren!
Have fun on your weekend!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

YUMMY sounding recipes!
SWEET moments with your darling son.
And, OHHHHHHHH how I wish I had gotten the package in the mail in time for your weekend. You'll see why when you get it! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL TIME WITH FRIENDS!