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Thankful Thursday | back to the library!

This week, I’m thankful:

that we got to go to the library like old times

A library shelf full of cookbooks.

Sonia and Zoe and I stopped in at the library and actually browsed the shelves!

Yay for normal things that we used to take for granted, right? 

that Sonia and Zoe are able to see friends

I keep thinking about the contrast between this year and last; I’m so happy they can see friends regularly now.

They have a couple of friends who are in a higher-risk category, but they’re all getting shots now too, so all is well on the socializing front.

that Sonia likes her new job

She’s just been doing training so far, but she’s having fun and she’s doing well on all the tests they’ve given her.

She says you can basically sum up the training as, “Be a nice person.” Ha. 

that Lisey is doing well at her lumberyard job

In male-dominated workplaces, Lisey often distinguishes herself by taking the initiative to clean and organize. For whatever reason, it seems like the guys either don’t see the messes or don’t care.

But Lisey sees them and she wants to clean them up and then the managers are always amazed.

And she really likes to fix things up, so when she saw that these safety lines were wearing thin at work, she asked if she could paint them.

A faded yellow painted line on the floor.

She sent me these before and after pictures and I was very impressed, especially considering that she had to do this with spray paint.

Freshly painted yellow floor line at a lumberyard.

for air-conditioning

Do you notice that I have now switched from being thankful for the weather to being thankful for air-conditioning??

You can expect this to continue throughout the summer.

I figure you can always either be thankful for the weather, or thankful for whatever is protecting you from the weather! 

that my bridesmaid dress arrived

sage green bridesmaid dress hanging in a doorway.

The company we ordered from is running pretty behind (probably due to the pandemic, like a bazillion other things right now), and I was starting to feel a little sweaty at the thought that it might not arrive in time.

But whew! I have it in hand.

that I have time to get my dress altered

My body is exactly three different dress sizes, according to the measurement chart from the dress company. So, I knew my dress was not going to fit perfectly on arrival.

I ordered what I knew would fit my waist (a larger size), and I’ll have the bodice altered to be smaller. It’s always easier to alter something to be smaller rather than bigger.

I don’t usually have a lot of body image struggles, but I gotta be honest: when I was measuring for this dress, I did have a fleeting thought that something is wrong with my proportions.

Like, how do my hip, waist, and bust measurements not overlap in any sizes??

Anyway. I’m going to just choose to be thankful that I have a fitting today for alterations.

that I found a pair of shoes that will work

When I’m shopping for formal shoes, I often get discouraged because I have a super high arch, thick ankles, and a very, very wide toe base.

A foot that doesn't fit in a formal shoe.

Here’s how this usually goes for me.

You can imagine that this combo of features is particularly terrible for women’s formal shoes, especially because so many of them have ankle straps designed for daintier ankles.

Anyway, I managed to find a pair of low-heeled shoes that I think are going to do the trick without killing my feet.

And I can be thankful for feet that are functional and healthy, even if they don’t work well for formal footwear.

What are you thankful for this week?

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Elizabeth H

Friday 28th of May 2021

I, too, am SO thankful for air conditioning.

I am thankful that our state is now completely open.

I am thankful for friends - they keep me sane and functioning LOL.

I am thankful for our family. I don't think it would be possible to love them more.

I am thankful for all those who have given their all to keep our country free. So many people have given so much over all the many years of this country and I can just barely imagine how painful this must have been to so many. I am grateful.


Friday 28th of May 2021

Grateful for... * Medication for my moods. Antidepressant is not for everyone, but it changed my life since I started them * Being able to (finally) stick to a diet and exercice regimen and starting to see results on the scale * My amazing kids and husband, that fill my world with love * A paid-off mortgage at 40 * My boss. She's very nice, friendly. Its' a nice change for me!

PurpleCow Digital

Friday 28th of May 2021

I am thankful of this week simply because of the good health of my family especially of my parents that 65years old and not yet vaccinated, though we have a little worried but the lord is so great. I choose to be thankful no matter how hard the situation right now because of the covid, still fighting with my small business of marketing that help us financially.


Thursday 27th of May 2021

I am thankful too for air conditioning. I have health conditions that don't do well with hot and/or humid weather. Although our weather is cooling off for the Memorial Day weekend and I love it. I am thankful for my employer. I am thankful for my family.


Thursday 27th of May 2021

I thank God for the completion of another lap around the sun. The 39th anniversary of my 29th birthday.


Friday 28th of May 2021

Ha! I love it! Happy birthday!

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