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Thankful Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  So here we go with my first Thankful Thursday.

1) Chili — I was missing the Midwest fall.  I was missing the apple cider, bonfires, and chili.  I wanted to feel a bit of home (California doesn’t quite feel like home yet).  So I made chili and it was glorious.  Sunnyvale even graced me with cooler temps (low 60s) to enjoy my spicy chili and cornbread.

2) My grandma — Every time I send her a card, she sends a thank you note back.  Even with her bad arthritis, she takes the time to write me a note back.  Don’t tell her, but for Christmas I made her a huge stack of homemade cards to use.

3) J for accepting my crazy random thoughts — Lately every time we watch a show, I must nitpick about something.  Usually that something has something to do with the law.  Last week we were watching the episode of The West Wing (S3) where Donna finds out she isn’t American anymore.  This led to me asking a ton of questions about citizenship jus soli (by soil).  I had to go on to Wikipedia to find some detailed answers.  The entire time J encouraged my crazy behavior until I had answers.  The result: we both think the writers failed to fully explain the circumstances and that even if her town isn’t in America anymore, those residents before the transfer would retain citizenship.  Yeah I know, crazy.

4) Thanksgiving — I’m almost a week away from flying back to Indiana and spending time with family and friends.  Thanksgiving gives me the opportunity to spend some time there, but more importantly to be with my boys.  I miss them terribly.

5) The recent elections — Whether or not I voted for the current people in office, I am thankful to be able to vote and voice my opinion.

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Life

 

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Thanks on Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  This week’s thankfulness…

Medical emergency addition.  After my medical issues last week, I have some thanks specific to those events.

1) Paramedics — I had to travel to the hospital in an ambulance and it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.  Thankfully my two paramedics were very calming and efficient.

2) Nurses — Every nurse that I dealt with was just awesome.  They each had the right mix of efficiency and caring to keep me calm and collected for most of my stay.

3) My doctor — While I didn’t see my doctor during the ER visit, he did perform my surgical procedure last Thursday.  And I must say that I love how he handled it.  I’ve heard some horror OB stories.  And I’ve even had some bad OBs (in the past), but my current is great.

4) Random OB nurse at outpatient procedure center –The center is very efficient and pretty straight forward, but I loved my prep nurse.  She actually took the time to talk to me about how I was feeling (not just the physical) and what was going to happen.  I don’t remember her name, but she should be commended for her work.

5) Friends and family — Throughout all this ordeal, I have had great support of friends and family.  It’s been so great to hear other stories.  I’m not alone in this situation.  Thank you for being there.  And hopefully my next medical situation will be a happy one.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Life

 

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Thanks on Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  This week’s thankfulness…

1) Books — I am always amazed how a book can transport me from my stressful life into another fascinating (and sometimes scary) world.  I completely lost myself in books.  I love that feeling.  Although, I am always a little sad when a book ends.

2) Good health — So far this California climate agrees with me.  Aside from a few allergy sniffles, I haven’t been sick at all.

3) Summer with the boys — Even though they can be downright crazy some days, I’m loving every day with the boys this summer.  We’ve had some great adventures and have a few more planned.

4) Donuts —  The donut place across the street fries their donuts in palm oil.  They are the best donuts I’ve ever had.  And they’re huge.  And they’re very reasonably priced.  Yummy!

5) Great America’s The Magic Hat magicians — On our first trip to GA, N and I had the chance to be the finale for the magic show.  I think N really loved being in the spotlight and “disappearing” his mom.  We’re really loving that amusement park.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Life

 

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Thanks on Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  This week’s thankfulness…

1) Cupertino, CA — For having fireworks so we didn’t have to fight our way up to the city to see some fireworks.  We sat in a nice park enjoying the beautiful weather.  The best part was we returned home in 30 minutes.

2) California weather — While the midwest and my hometown has been experiencing 100+ degree weather, we’ve had temperatures hovering in the low 70s.  It’s just gorgeous around here…

3) J’s motivation — The other day he moved all of the other boxes hanging out in the office into the closet.  We can now walk into the office without fear of dying from box injuries.  I love it!

4) Sunnyvale Library — The boys are loving having a great library close to the house.  We visit weekly.  And last week they finally noticed that they could get movies.  We stocked up.

5) Half Price Books — While it’s all the way in Fremont (~20 minutes away), we have one.  And they are hosting a summer reading program for kids.  The boys read over 300 minutes in June and received their $5 gift cards.  They were so excited to actually earn some money to then spend on books. Thank you for giving kids the motivation and rewards for reading.

 

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Life

 

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Thanks on Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  This week’s thankfulness…

1) Almond Cappunccinos — I routinely go to the Bean Scene Cafe about 1 1/2 blocks from the apartment.  And because of the temps, I usually order an iced mocha.  Only today I ordered a hot almond cappuccino and it was delicious!  I think I found my new fave drink.

2) My new iPad — J bought me an iPad!  And I’ve already downloaded my apps and few books.  I’ve even read one already (Anna Dressed in Blood).  And today I took it to the coffeehouse instead of my MacBook Air (not that the computer isn’t light).  Loving the small size!

3) Stargate Atlantis — J got me hooked on Stargate SGU and now we’ve moved onto Atlantis.  I really really like this series.  It’s basically our daily tv watching,  a few episodes before bed.  I don’t know what we’re going to do when we finish the series.  Oh yeah, we have Stargate Universe and 100s more tvs shows on the Apple TV.

4) Target — I finally found a cheap summer dress.  Thank you clearance racks at Target.

5) Rain — It rained this week for the first time since we’ve moved.  Everyone I met was complaining about how it was so miserable and cold (65 degrees!).  I loved the little bit of rain while i read on my balcony.  Now we wait for a month for another rainstorm.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Life

 

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Thankful Thursday

I found this wonderful meme idea on Ruby Bastille.  I thought it would be a great way to share my life with my readers.  So here we go with my first Thankful Thursday.

1) Complex Pool — Our new home has a wonderful complex swimming pool that I use almost daily.  It’s heated year round so I can swim any time.  I love it.  And it’s helping with my attempt at daily workouts.

2) My bike — J bought me a bike two weekends ago.  It has widened my scope of the neighborhood.  Now I love jumping on my bike and pedaling to the library or bank or grocery store or just around.  This has allowed us to get by with just one car.  Less bills!  and more exercise for me!

3) Our Apple TV — I love being able to power up the TV and watch just about anything we have (which is a lot).  Right now I’m trying to finish Chuck.

4) Sunshine —  We used to live in the Midwest, where clouds cover the sky most days.  We have now moved to the town of Sunnyvale.  That’s right, Sunnyvale.  This sunshine is just glorious.

5) Sunglasses — Because of #4, I bought prescription sunglasses before we moved to California.  Thank goodness I did.  I never leave the house without these on.  Plus the extra coating helps protect my eyes.  Good things all around.

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Life

 

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