Thankful Thursday 2-5-15

February is here already, 2015 is cruising along. I’m feeling a bit scattered at the moment, so while I did start my list early this week so that part is well-developed, I don’t really have a neat opening paragraph. It’s been a rather variable week – from bored to over-busy, from very cold to warm-ish, from by myself to having visitors, from happy to sad, and back again for all of them. I suppose it’s just life, but not all weeks contain such a range (especially in the case of visitors, at least for me.)

To spare you from my ramblings, and my brain from more pummeling, here is the list of things I have found to be thankful for this week:

  • left turn arrows – well, protected cross-traffic turns in general, they are much less nerve-wracking for me than the non-protected sort
  • the calming power of deep breaths

    Bare trees against a bright blue sky

    Winterbare trees, Maine
    12/24/11

  • an extended weekend visit from my parents – so good to see them again after nearly seven months, even if the visit was on short enough notice that I didn’t manage to clean my apartment as much as I may have liked. Thankfully, there were some clean bits left from when I cleaned for the window repairmen and my parents are gracious. 🙂
  • finally finding a workaround for my broken feedreader that helps me keep updated on all the blogs I enjoy. It had been down for a month. Now for the catching up…
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups, especially the miniature ones, as I feel they have a better chocolate-to-peanut-butter ratio (there are currently some set out in a little bowl on the desk of my department’s administrative assistant, though less than there were.)
  • bumping into a high school friend on the internet I’d lost touch with years ago – having gone to high school where I did, my friends wound up scattered far and wide. I am very grateful for those I’ve managed to keep in contact with, but I lost some along the way. It was quite a moment when it clicked in my head who this blogger who’d liked my About page was. 😀

And there are more, I’m sure, but I’m stopping there for now. Here’s to working traffic signals, renewed contact with family and old friends, and tiny chocolate peanut-buttery nuggets of goodness. Have you had any of the above in your week? Or anything else you’re thankful for? Please do share!

[Edit: apparently I forgot to put a title on this post when I published it – so much for proofreading 😛 If you follow me by email, that’s the reason for the funny title on what you received. Corrected now.]

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About Ruth

I am a Missionary Kid (MK) enjoying navigating this life with the unique viewpoint that has given me.
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3 Responses to Thankful Thursday 2-5-15

  1. Very glad to have found you again too! I can’t believe it’s been 11 1/2 years since we last saw each other! Makes me feel old…

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  2. egghill says:

    Reese’s peanut butter cups are my only candy weakness. At least the peanut butter is somewhat healthy! I’m thankful for my vast extended family, especially my prayer partners Wendy and Susanna!

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  3. Susan Gossner says:

    So glad to hear you got to spend time with your folks! We had a good week. I spent some time with my dad in Denver on Wednesday and was able to help him with some stuff. Sarah is at camp this weekend, so Jesse and I are going skiing together. Yes, ups and dowas are the cycle of life. Sometimes it cycles faster than others. Love You!

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