Thankful Thursday 10-11-18

In my corner of the world, it seems Fall has finally arrived. A bit behind more northerly parts of the country, but I like warm weather so I’m not complaining. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve gotten quite a bit of rain this week – enough for flooding in some places, though nothing like what the Carolinas have just been through and Florida is currently dealing with after Hurricane Michael – and a cold front moved in behind the most recent batch of rain. It’s not truly cold yet, but definitely cooler than it has been.

Small white-shelled snail on wet concrete


This week, I am thankful:

  • For simple joys, like: the amusement of attempting to take a picture of my reflection in a shiny gold plastic spoon, messing with roly-poly bugs, a snail after the rain, laughter in many forms and for many reasons.
  • For a boss who is good at communicating, which (among other things), means that events like the large conference this weekend go much more smoothly than they might otherwise.
  • That, even though I don’t like the darkness that comes with all-day rain, it does smell good and is good for the flowers and the ducks and the water table.
  • For delicious homemade smoothies. This summer I started making frozen fruit smoothies and it became a regular weekend thing. My favorite combination so far is equal parts frozen pineapple and mandarin oranges, with a smaller portion of strawberries, blended with plain Greek yogurt and just enough water to get it to blend smoothly. Cool, tangy, creamy, scrumptiousness with lots of vitamins and fiber and up to 14 grams of protein, depending on the yogurt brand. I just had one last night, though I did wrap up in a blanket to drink it. It’s about to be hot peppermint tea time instead.
  • For good-morning hugs.
  • For a new-to-me bookshelf and the beginnings of progress organizing the books that have been stacked around my room for months. ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s more work to be done there, though…

We had beautiful sunshine today, which I enjoyed after the rain. So I guess that’s another good point to rain: it makes you appreciate the sunshine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also got some very pretty sunset pictures on the way home from a late evening at work. Now the laundry needs moved from washer to dryer and the mundanities of life go on. I am thankful that they do.


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I am a Missionary Kid (MK) enjoying navigating this life with the unique viewpoint that has given me.
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7 Responses to Thankful Thursday 10-11-18

  1. Finally fall weather here in Maryland. I’m ready for it! We had so much rain in September our poor bunny rabbit suffered rain rot. He’s doing better, thank the Lord! But now I sure hope fur can grow back on his under side before colder weather hits!


  2. Aunt Susan says:

    Not ready for fall or winter ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Summer is too short here. But seasons do go on and we have a very long list of things to take care of before winter hit. Love you!


  3. Iโ€™m thankful for a weatherproof house and a fireplace during this spring storm thatโ€™s bringing us air fresh off Antarctica! Also thankful that we donโ€™t generally have hurricanes in this neck of the woods.

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  4. Debbie VanDoren says:

    Fun to read, Ruth!

    My smoothies are less interesting, but the ingredients are always available at Dโ€™Lites so I wish I would remember and take the time to make myself one every day…plain olโ€™ water with a very large handful of spinach and a cup or so of frozen strawberries!




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