It’s that time again, for 10 Things of Thankful! Here’s what I’m thankful for at the moment:
~ I cannot believe I forgot to mention my new vacuum cleaner on last week’s thankful list.
Let me tell you the whole story. When Byron and I got married, we both had vacuum cleaners. Just standard bagless uprights. We kept both of them and mostly used mine because it worked best…until it didn’t. Then we used his, which worked fine…until it didn’t. We cleaned them out and changed belts and all that stuff. They would work okay. Until last month, at which time neither of them worked, at all. They made noise and would suck up a little dirt and then spit it back out. Now, we have three dogs and one cat. We live out in the woods, so a LOT of dirt and grass are tracked in. There are anywhere from one to five people tracking stuff in on a regular basis, and often several more. I need a vacuum cleaner, and I need a good one! So, for Mother’s Day/my birthday, I requested and received a new vacuum cleaner, and I got the most wonderful one in the world. I LOVE to vacuum, it’s probably my favorite house chore. This one is a canister with floor attachments, which is exactly what I wanted. I can vacuum the carpet, the hard floors, the blinds, the deer heads (yes, I vacuum them, they get really dusty!). I love it. It’s quite ridiculous how much I love it. So much that I have now devoted an entire paragraph to it.
I AM VERY VERY THANKFUL FOR MY NEW VACUUM CLEANER!
~ Byron and I have discovered that we make a great gardening team. He knows so much about plants, planting, etc. and as for me, well, I am learning. We work well together and have a blast.
~ This afternoon, Elayna and I went to the flea market. I wanted another jasmine bush. I ended up with one jasmine and two heather bushes, all for $10! I am thankful for the flea market. We also got boiled peanuts to snack on, and some fresh corn on the cob which I cooked for dinner.
~ The heather bushes were replacements. I had two beautiful bushes at the end of the front steps and the dogs decided to pee on them every time they went out. So, they died. (I assured my niece, Heather, that it was nothing personal.) So now the new heather bushes were planted in my (new-to-me) concrete planters to make them pee-pee-proof.
~ A while back my Mom gave me this cute little decorative rock for my garden. I posted a picture of it on Instagram, and a fellow owl-loving friend of mine asked me if I had all three – the hear-no-evil and see-no-evil as well as the speak-no-evil. I didn’t even know there were three! So it took me checking a few stores but I finally found the other two and now have the whole set in my rock garden.
~ Tonight the kids and I watched Frozen in 3D on TV at home. It was my first time seeing Frozen, and the first time watching a 3D movie on our TV. When we got this TV I didn’t expect to really ever use the 3D feature, but I have to say this movie was AWESOME in 3D. The snowflakes looked like you could reach out and touch them. The girls have seen the movie several times but still thoroughly enjoyed the 3D experience! And the movie is great, too.
~ We have a lot of little green tree frogs that hang around our house in the evenings. The other night, one snuck inside and our cat went on the attack. But my husband saved the day; he captured the frog and put him outside. I’m thankful that he has that soft side.
~ I’m very thankful for this long weekend, and for the meaning behind it.
~ I’m thankful that Summer Break is almost here!
~ I’m thankful that summer WEATHER is already here – it was 91 today! And I love it! On Friday afternoon, I was out and about wearing jeans and cowboy boots and I was absolutely roasting. No more of that until winter! It’s flip flops from here on out.
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