Friday, September 25, 2009

TGIF and Nine Other Things I am Grateful For

I have heard it said that a good thing to do when life gets challenging is to count your blessings. So since this past week in many ways qualifies for the definition of "challenging" . . . here goes.

I am grateful that . . .

1. Today is Friday. That means that for two days I get to sleep in past 4:30 a.m.!!

2. Our weather has finally dipped below 100 degrees!! Hooray for that!

3. With cooler weather in the morning I started taking the dog for a brisk walk after seminary and that has proved to be the secret to better behavior all day!! After the walk she is content to lounge around until Michelle gets home at 3.

4. I am going to the temple this afternoon with my sweet husband. And afterwards we will go to Rosa's for Mexican food. The food there is good, but the tomatillo salsa alone is worth the two hour round trip drive.

5. Speaking of my sweet husband, he is also incredibly romantic. He sends me a sweet love note every morning when he gets to work (via email) calls me at lunch time, brings me flowers a couple times a month, treats me to lunch every Wednesday, writes sweet notes for me on sticky paper that he leaves on my computer in the morning, gives me foot massages. And he helps with the dishes!! Am I lucky or what!??!

6. Tomorrow I get to attend a baptism and the Relief Society Broadcast. I love that meeting!! It is always so empowering and enlightening.

7. I am so grateful for friends who do not let me retreat from the world when I start feeling down. Thanks to you all for telephone conversations that make me laugh and thoughts you send that bring comfort.

8. Facebook. Okay, I really only got on to spy on my kids (wanted to see pictures of all those things they are doing while away at college) and now I love it!! Not only can I send them little messages during the day, see who their friends are, keep up with friends from high school, etc., but at 11:30 at night when they are still on FB, I can send a message saying,"Go to bed!"

9. Trials. Yes, I am even grateful for them since they make the blessings we have oh, so much sweeter.

10. We have made it through one more week with everyone healthy, happy, and employed

So what are you feeling grateful for?


Lisa said...

I like your list. I'm jealous that you go to lunch every week with your husband. I also got on facebook to "check up" on my kids. We should be friends. My name is Lisa Appel Pulsipher.

Have a great weekend.

justmeagain said...

What a great list! We have been freezing in Utah. Or at least much colder than it has been. I think I will take that over 100 degree temps though.

Dave and Camille said...

How come you never send me FB messages? ;) I'm glad you're surviving your challenging week!

Meredith said...

thoughtful husbands are so nice :)

Momza said...

It helps to count our blessings doesn't it? Just this week I was reminded that my Heavenly Father loves me and protects me even when I am unaware of His hand in my life. What a wonderful loving Heavenly Father we have!
Hang in there sister. I will hold good thoughts for you.

Shannon said...

We LOVE Rosa's, especially the tomatillos sauce! Other than family it's one of the things we miss the very most about not living in AZ any more. We're heading to Mesa in a couple of weeks for my sister's sealing and I just found out that my parents are treating everyone to Rosa'a for lunch afterwards. Almost can't decide which is more exciting!

Enjoy your sleep, the weekend, and the Broadcast! Everyone in our house is looking forward to the first two and I'm thrilled for the third.

Da Bergs said...

Temple and Mexican food... it doesnt get much better than that!!! What a sweet hubby you have been blessed with!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Great Post. You help me feel grateful for the good in my life every time you post!

NatureGirl said...

I know what you mean about FB. I got on to spy on my kids and my "young women". It took me 4 months to learn how to use the thing...but now I am connected to all kinds of old friends and family...even my grandmother is on!

Maria Lisa said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog. I tried to find you on facebook so we can be "friends," but of the 246 Lori Wagners, I could not find you. Look me up and send a friend request - Lisa Thomas Tanner.