Two Teens And Their Mama: Sharing Some Gratitude Part Five

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sharing Some Gratitude Part Five


How can it be the end of September already?  It's time to share some gratitude!



--I'm grateful for this kid.  His first quarter of community college went great, he passed his electrical ASE certification, and got a promotion at work.  Not to mention, he's sweet and funny and takes all my outfit pictures for me.  Yesterday he offered to chauffeur me around while I ran errands.  Who says teenagers aren't useful?


--I'm grateful for September.  It's my favorite month of the year.  The weather is perfect, pumpkins are for sale, fall is in the air, and Nestle's Pumpkin Spice Chips are in the stores. They are so good - I may or may not have a few bags in my pantry, waiting for me to eat them!  I got married in September because I love it so much.


--I'm grateful to be participating in #100HappyDays on Instagram.  It goes hand in hand with my gratitude journal, and I feel less anxious when I focus on the positive.  It's been thirteen days since I started and I haven't missed one day yet.  Follow me on Instagram to see my daily pictures.

--I'm grateful that we have a new back deck.  Our house is sixteen years old, and due to its Western exposure, our deck takes a lot of abuse from the sun and rain. It was past time for a replacement.  I'm happy (and grateful) to report that it's almost done!  One more topcoat this weekend and we can move the furniture back and start enjoying it again.  Here it is mid makeover.


--I'm grateful for Abby, our seven year old lab.  She's my constant companion during the day while everyone else is at work and school.  Once my hubby gets home though, she only has eyes for him.  Oh well, we'll always have Mondays!



I hope you find what you are grateful for.  Have a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

  1. What a nice post! It's good to remember to be grateful. There are usually more reasons than we think. I love September too. I got married in September for my first marriage, but went with May for my second. I be you can't wait to use your deck again! We have a balcony that faces west and I love watching the sunsets from it.

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    1. With my anxiety, I tend to look to the negative. Focusing on the positive has been so good for me.

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  2. That's so sweet of your son to take your outfit pictures! Your deck looks great and I'm sure you'll enjoy being out there this fall!

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    1. He's the only one with enough patience!

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  3. I always like to see gratitude and appreciation directed towards teenagers. They always get such a bad rap! I have a 16 and 25 year old sons - they do drive me nuts sometimes, but I do enjoy the heck out of them.

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    1. Me too - the good days far outweigh the bad.

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  4. I wondered who has been taking your fashion photos!! I was married in September as well! I hope you are having good weather to finish the deck this weekend - and give sweet Abby a pat from me!! I just want to rub the top of her head in the photo. I don't have an instagram account yet, but thinking about it...

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    1. I'm loving the Instagram account because it's so easy and fun. Add "wedding" to our list of things in common!

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  5. Aw! Abby! What a cutie.
    I'm thankful for September, and for October starting. October is so very special in New England.. and probably everywhere else too!

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    1. Isn't she a cutie! She's the sweetest dog. If only she didn't shed so much :)!

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  6. It's refreshing seeing a young person successfully following their passion in an unconventional way. College does not mean success and happiness. Good for you and your hubby for supporting your sons passions! He will be successful and happy...just look at that content face! The hardest part is helping our kids identify their passions.

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