Thankful: Days 6-10

Day 6: Starbucks fall and holiday drinks.

Does your heart do a little pitter patter when the fall drinks finally arrive?  Mine does.  Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my standby favorite.  But this year Starbucks upped the anted with Salted Caramel Mochas.  Oh. My. Word.  They are uhmazing and so worth some extra runs up and down the soccer field on Monday nights.

Day 7: A thoughtful husband.

The school week got the better of me.  As Monday morning approached I was not ready to go back.  I was overwhelmed and up to my eyes in grading.  I had a full on melt down.  Crumple up and ugly cry because there is nothing else to do.  When I got home from school on Monday afternoon, Marshall told me to call in sick to soccer and go to the bathroom.  People magazine.  A bottle of wine.  And the bath tub.  So that's exactly what I did.  Sometimes we all need to be taken care of when we cant take care of ourselves.

Day 8: Voting.

I am so thankful to have the right to vote.  I desperately wanted to vote in the 2004 election and even lead a mock election at our high school.  After turning 18 in 2005, I haven't missed an election from local politics to school levies to the presidential election in 2008.  I think it is my duty as an American to be informed on all the candidates and their platforms and to vote whenever the opportunity presents itself.  We are so fortunate to have the right to vote as Americans and as women.  This was a right fought for and earned.

Day 9: Cinnamon pinecones.

I am a sucker.  Every single year I buy a bag.  I stand in the entry to the grocery store and just smell the amazing cinnamon air.  I must have memories attached to cinnamon.  It is my go to smell and those pinecones always get me in the holiday spirit.

Day 10: Travel.

So thankful for the opportunity to travel.  We have taken some big trips: New Orleans, Dallas, and Europe and smaller trips like Seattle, Sun Valley, McCall and Baker City.  Regardless of where we go, we love to travel.  This weekend we get to go visit our two best friends in Seattle.  It is so nice to be able to pick up and go, to finally have weekends off and to not stress about a trip financially.

1 comment:

Mom said...

WOW - glad I decided to check your blog! Lot's of good stuff you shared. Kudos to Marshall - you do have a LOT to be thankful for. Our family really has been blessed. Love you sweetie!