Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Tonight I needed to get out, I went to Barnes and Noble. While I buy almost all of my books for the Kindle, every once and awhile I like to go to Barnes and Noble. When I go, I don't walk out with a lot of books, but rather a phone full of new pics of books I want to read. Tonight I am thankful for time to gather new photos of books I want to read.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Today I needed gas really bad - was pleasantly surprised to pull into Sam's Club and find the price per gallon to be only $1.55. I filled my tank for under $20, I am thankful for that.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
On Monday, the first graders at Northpoint, one of the K-3 buildings in Spring Lake Park, wrote letters to Blair Walsh as part of a lesson on Empathy. Today he(and several news outlets) visited with the students as a thank you. The focus on teaching the important life skill of empathy is something I am thankful for today.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Powerball hit an all time high. I bought tickets like others and dreamed about what I would do with all of the extra money. I didn't win, but it was nice to dream, I am thankful for that.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Today I was fortunate to be able to work with HS English teachers. I spent the most time with the group that was working on Julius Caesar. It was fun to be able to learn more about JC and help find ways to transform there unit. Working with these talented teachers made me thankful tonight.
Monday, January 11, 2016
I wasn't going to put up any Christmas decorations this year, but then decided to put up a tree and my cards. Tonight I took them down, it was a little sad, but it was time - thankful they are packed up ready for next year.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Last night I went to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and today a Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Going to keep track this year of all the plays I go to this year - so far it is 3 for the year - I am thankful for these opportunities.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Tommy plays hockey for the Virginia Blue Devils. Today they played in Cloquet so I drove up watch him play. It was fun watching that age of kids again, a winning game and finally see Tommy play - for that I am thankful.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
I like watching hockey, a good game of hockey. When the score is far apart and things start to get chippy, there is nothing better then runtime to get the game over before someone gets hurt. In a game with a lot of penalties tonight, I was thankful for runtime.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Today is Epiphany - it signals the end of the holiday season. Some of my favorite holiday memories are sitting and chatting with Auntie Josephine and how she couldn't take down the tree until the Epiphany (even though the needles would be all falling off) For that I am thankful.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Yep, I am the new mayor of the St. Louis Park Rec Center. I use Swarm to keep track of places I go - it makes me smile when it lets me know the time between musicals or how many ice rinks I have been to recently.
Today I achieved a first, becoming the mayor of a place - I am thankful for an app that keeps track of where I go and shares little accomplishments along the way.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Today on Facebook my friend posted this picture:
Sunday, January 3, 2016
I love Silent Night. I have several happy/sentimental memories related to this song. This year Ely had only one mass on Christmas Eve at 4 pm, no 8 pm (my usual mass) so I went Christmas Day when my mom sang. After communion the shut off the lights and we sang Silent Night. It didn't work for me - singing this beautiful song in the middle of the day. Actually made me a little crabby.
Tonight I went to the Sunday night mass at my church and we sang Silent Night at communion. First the church was decorated beautifully - I think I counted over 100 pointsettias on the alter alone. Second it was night and third the cantor had a great voice. All of this made my second chance at Silent Night perfect. And for that I am thankful.
Photo from the Epiphany Facebook page
Saturday, January 2, 2016
While I have used some non-duty days over the holiday break, most have been spent with at least a few hours or more away from home. The last two days I haven't left the house - Ella and I have had quality time together - Snuggling, playing, lap time, etc. She will not be happy come Monday, but for now I am thankful for days with my dog.
Friday, January 1, 2016
A year ago, I finished a complete 365 day project - things that make me smile. I took a year off, but found I missed it. No, I don't like to write, but enjoyed looking back at my day and reflecting on the good.
So today I start again, didn't know what direction it would take although I had some good suggestions (no it will not be a year of Josie), I saw this post:
So today I am thankful for a new beginning of a new 366 day project.