Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday

A few things that fill my heart with gratitude...

*Bright explosions in the sky

*Bug repellent

*Calamine and band aids for when we forget about the bug repellent (and the polka dot girl I put to bed each night whose sensitive skin seems to attract the little suckers)

*Days spent at the beach

*Life jackets

*Aloe, although it can't take away a lobster red sunburn, it does soothe

*Photographs and memories

*The public library. My family has been enjoying plenty of summer library programs.

*Ok, I'm even thankful for cockroaches. The kids sure had fun playing with the huge ones the "Bug Guy" Brought in for the last program we attended. They even ate a few bugs. (I am NOT joking!) I, on the other hand, found it conveniently necessary to excuse myself to the restroom right around the time the roaches and tarantulas were being brought out.

*I'm thankful for a new job...which will be starting soon (more on that later).

*Green slime, explosions, goggles and lab coats...yes, VBS is on the way.

*And I'm especially thankful that my family is a refuge for me. (more thoughts on that later too)



What are you thankful for today?

26 comments:

fmll said...

Fantasic list!! I too was a calamine lotion child.. hehe.. you've brought back so many memories!

eph2810 said...

Sounds like that your children are having a blast during the summer.
VBS at your church sounds really interesting - lab-coasts? Intriguing!!!
Agh - bugs - good that we don't have too many mosquitos around here :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Blessings to you and your precious family.

MiPa said...

What an incredible list! Bless you for sharing.

Denise said...

Such an awesome thankful list dear.

Pia said...

roaches??? uh, yikes, i don't like them really. haha! God bless you, heather.

lori said...

I am a "polka dotted" old lady!! Some things never change...and I'm with you...bug repellent! Thank GOD!!

I'm so excited...a new job!!

It sounds like a wonderful summer out there!! That trip to the Black Hills gets better and better with each post!

Have a great one Heather!

Tami Boesiger said...

Thanks for an unusual list that kept me reading, Heather. Keep enjoying your summer and congratulations on the new job.

Darlene said...

Great list of thanks! I understand with the calamine. I have poison oak on my leg..hopefully will dry up soon!

Enjoy the summer...we only have about 4 weeks left and then school will start.

Have a fabulous day!
Blessings,
Darlene

Nise' said...

Great thankful post! It brought back such good memories of summers when my kids were younger! I still remind them to put on sunscreen though!

Kristi said...

That is a great list. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for a restful nights sleep

Gina's Public Diary said...

Mosquitoes always seem to find me the minute I walk out the door. You have a beautiful way with words!

Susan said...

You kids sounds busy, and having a blast this summer!

Can't wait to hear MORE about that new job and your other thoughts...

You keep us hanging♥

The Olson's: said...

Calamine lotion - wow! That brings back memories of pink dots all over my body. Mosquitos loved my blood too! And bug spray - we'll be going to visit my sister & family up north later this summer; they have BIG bugs & biting flies! Bug spray will be my best friend!

Congratulations on the new job - can't wait to hear all about it!
~ Leanne

Tracy said...

Loved reading your list of blessings! I think I would have had to flee at the sight of the cockroaches and tarantulas as well! Congratulations on your new job!

Blessings,
Tracy

Laurie Ann said...

Great list - sounds like great summer fun, and congrats on the new job. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Susanne said...

Great list, Heather! VBS sounds like it's going to be a blast!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic list Heather. I think I would have excused myself at the same time.

I understand this mosquito issue. For some dumb reason they love me too.

Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

southmsmomof4 said...

I know I would have excused myself when the tarantula and huge roaches came out. I got excused (abruptly) from my class (due to lack of participation) when they had these creepy crawlers visit our 8th grade science class :-o YUCK! I am there with ya on your polka dotted little one. My 10 yr old daughter is the same way. Those little blood sucking insects love her too. Thanks for sharing such a great list. Be blessed,
Stacy

Ann said...

A great summer vacation list--especially the bug spray/calamine combo :)

Beth K. Vogt said...

hhhhmm...not sure I could be thankful for cockroaches . . . and I would have escaped to the bathroom too when the spider showed up! Congrats on the new job!Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Peculiar said...

Heather,
I loved your list. Boy, we'd do well to be thankful for those seemingly unimportant things huh? At the right time and places, those seemingly unimportant or small things are all of a sudden REALLY BIG! Your post was fun to read.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing! My daughter was a polkadot kid too with mosquito bites. That was a smooth way of leaving the room with the cockroaches! Good job! HA!. Blessings on your weekend.

Ann Kroeker said...

Inspiring, much as Anne at Holy Experience encourages us to keep a gratitude list.

When you wrote "cockroaches," before I realized it was in reference to an educational bug program, I thought of Corrie ten Boom being urged by Betsy to give thanks for the fleas....

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I discovered this week that my little one has a "hypersensitivity" to mosquito bites! (I have it too, so I'm not surprised.) Twenty four hours after being bitten, she had HUGE red, swollen bites! I'm thankful for benadryl this week! Eased this mommy's worry!

We have VBS coming up soon too. I've done everything from crafts to coordinating the whole things, but I love teaching the music with my Hubby. Our third year teaching together - I love it!

Have a great weekend!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful thankful list!