Wallace (my dog)

We have had Wallace our little poodle for over 14 years, he is definitely showing his age and I just got to thinking today how lucky I am to have had such a loving pet for so long.  Sheri talked me into getting him 1 year after we were married, when she found out she wasn’t allergic to poodles.  He has been spoiled rotten ever since, but he has always shown us love.  If we were feeling sick, he cuddled up right next to us, he has slept in our bed since day 1 and has shown nothing but affection.  I am truly grateful for a dog I never ever….ever thought I would let myself get… a little lap dog… poodle…

Wallace (my dog)

We have had Wallace our little poodle for over 14 years, he is definitely showing his age and I just got to thinking today how lucky I am to have had such a loving pet for so long.  Sheri talked me into getting him 1 year after we were married, when she found out she wasn’t allergic to poodles.  He has been spoiled rotten ever since, but he has always shown us love.  If we were feeling sick, he cuddled up right next to us, he has slept in our bed since day 1 and has shown nothing but affection.  I am truly grateful for a dog I never ever….ever thought I would let myself get… a little lap dog… poodle…

Small problems

I realized yesterday, that during a “bad day” with kids, mental state, stress, paperwork for loan, finding land, etc… all of these problems are incredibly small in comparison to what so many people go through on a daily basis.  I am thankful for my life and the reminders that my “problems” would be others’ dreams… it is good to have a gut check and realize just how good your life is, stress still exists, but be grateful for your stresses, they are how we grow as individuals.  So I am thankful for that reminder yesterday.

Hobbies

I am very grateful I have time to do the things I love! Hiking, Racquetball, crocheting, and gardening are my top hobbies! Not the best at them, but it sure is fun!!

Football and friends

I have had a fantasy football league since undergraduate school (quite a while ago), and it is always a great time of year when we get together for the fantasy football league with friends old and new to meet up, have a few drinks, laugh (a lot), and push all worries aside.  I am grateful for the chance to do that this past weekend and for all the friends that I have kept through the years, even if we don’t talk very often, we can pick right up and give each other hell over a few cold ones 🙂nfl-replacement-refs-meme-touchdown-celtics

Fresh Cut Flowers

I am grateful for Flowers!! There is nothing better than seeing an arrangement of fresh flowers in the house. I love them in the garden, but bringing them in makes my house feel like a home. They instantly put a smile on my face.

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Farmers & Farmers’ Markets

I am very thankful I live in a state that is able to provide home grown, fresh produce. Going to farmers markets is one of my favorite things to do. We are going strawberry picking this weekend at a farm and I couldn’t be more excited. I am very grateful for all farmers and the produce they grow- buying local is such a great way to support one another.Fruits-and-Veggies