I love to make lists. And this is my favorite kind to make.
This year, I’m thankful for…
…our new house. It’s such a good fit for us, and it really feels like home. I can’t wait to make holiday memories in this place!
…the boys’ new school. The community has been really welcoming, and both of them are thriving. Couldn’t ask for more.
…Jamie A casually mentioning one time that she uses her whole-house vacuum to clean her hardwood floors. I’d banished ours in the days after moving in here because it does absolutely no good on carpet, but this gave me the idea to find the right attachment for the hardwoods, and oh.my.goodness…amazing.
…ebay, for allowing me to unload some stuff we don’t need around here.
…good blogs to read, especially those that make me laugh or challenge me to do or be more than I am right now.
…Matt’s employment, and my subsequent ability to be home with the boys.
…all of the years I had with my mom. It’s one of those things that if you’re not consciously thankful for what you had, you’ll just get bitter over the loss, and I can’t live that way.
…my newfound love of crafting. Or maybe it’s my newfound confidence in my crafting ability, or the fact that I’m not afraid to abandon something that doesn’t turn out right. Whatever. Es bueno.
…“The Falsies” mascara, for making my eyelashes look like they exist. Not an easy feat.
…our small group, because our discussions are always challenging, faith-building, and encouraging. I love those people.
…friends who are family and family who are friends.
…EBATES! I’ve earned $50+ since joining in October. And I already got my first check for a portion of that!
…my little family, of course. This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning them!
Tell me what you’re thankful for in the comments, and have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I’ll be back with an Advent post
later this next week , and then that’s it until after Thanksgiving.