The Return of Thankful Thursday

12 Jan

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I haven’t done a Thankful Thursday post in awhile and after the week I’ve had, I think I should make a point of looking at my life and the plethora of things I have to be thankful for.

I’m thankful for…

1.) Living in a gorgeous place that is having unseasonably warm weather and the means with which to enjoy it (evidence in the picture above). In this vein, I think a fun adventure this weekend might be just what the doctor ordered. I’ll have to see what I can come up with that doesn’t cost too much (perhaps a picnic lunch at the winery we are members), but if you have any suggestions let me know! 🙂

2.) Excellent Kindle books that take my mind somewhere else. I’m currently reading Under the Never Sky, a sci-fi young adult book written by an up and coming author who just happens to be great friends with my friend Bret. So far I’m really enjoying it as it has some Hunger Games aspects, but it is definitely different and has it’s own feel.

3.) Our Vegas trip which I am SO looking forward too! I know that it was a lot of money for the flight, hotel and tickets to see Garth and Brad, plus more money once we get there, but I think The Hubs and I need this getaway. So we’re going to take it and ENJOY it! And at this point (a couple of weeks out), I’m not even that worried about the flight, which I know is likely to be bumpy (a sacrifice EVERYONE makes to fly to Sin City!)

4.) Trash TV that also takes my mind somewhere else. Can we say The Bachelor anyone?? I love that Ben is from Sonoma so we get to see places that I could conceivably visit in like less than an hour! Next week is in San Francisco, so I’m excited to see where they explore!  I’m not so excited about some of his choices so far (ugh on Courtney and Blakely – I do NOT think they are cute AT ALL!), but I’m really like Kaci and Nicki so far.  🙂 I liked Jaime at the beginning too, but it seems like she’s a bit awkward, so I’m not counting on her making it that far anymore!

5.) Friends and Family both online and in real life. Encouraging words are always much appreciated especially when I’m in a downer mood and know I’m not fun to be around (virtually or otherwise). Empathy is not one of my strong suits, as I’m not one to know the right thing to say at the right time, but I SO SO appreciate in those who do have it. It’s one of my ongoing personal endeavors to try to emulate those I see with this trait, although I know that some of  it just comes inherently to these people! 🙂 

What are you thankful for today?

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4 Responses to “The Return of Thankful Thursday”

  1. Shayla @ The Good Life January 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Wine tasting will cure any woes of the week – I most definitely vote for that!!! What winery members are you of? The link didn’t work…

    So jealous you are going to Vegas!!! Hubby and I having been wanting to go there just the two of us in forever – I can’t wait for us to make that happen soon. And oh yes, The Bachelor, love love that they were in Sonoma and saw them have dinner at The Girl and The Fig – love it! I too am definitely not loving Blakely and Courtney – what’s so great about them??!! Ugh! I was rooting for Jamie too but noticed also that she had some awkwardness to her. And love Kaci and Nicki – those are my top 2 also.

    Hmmm from what I’ve received from you, you have amazing empathy and can write your feelings so very well. You’re such a beautiful writer and you’ve made me feel much better with the right thing to say in more ways than one 🙂 xo

    • Jen January 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Thanks for the awesome comment! We’re members of Rutherford Hill winery. We love it there. I’ll fix the link so you can see the pretty pictures! 🙂

  2. Kristina January 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    courtney and blakely are awful! julie and i like kaci too! they are adorbs! rooting for her! oo and sooo jealous you are going to vegas for all that fun! the bumpy ride sucksss but will be worth it! 🙂

  3. Tonya January 13, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    I’m watching The Bachelor as well although I ask myself why. I know some of those girls have to be “planted” by the producers to up the drama. I’m also thankful for living in a location with such good weather. Yay Cali!

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