My car broke down again {Thankful Thursday}

Car broke down again

I drive a 1999 Chevy Suburban.  I got it because it seats 8 and still has cargo room.  Even without the cargo room, I would have gotten it because there just aren’t many vehicles that can carry a family of 8 all at once.  I was resigned to becoming That Car, but Suburbans are ubiquitous around here.  My husband drives a 2003 Saturn.  Both cars are teenagers and have 150-200k miles on them.  They have both served this family very well.

Teenager is very old for a car or truck.  Old means Continue reading “My car broke down again {Thankful Thursday}”

Thankful Thursday {An Abundance of Berries}

Abundance of berries

It’s Thursday again, which means it is time to count our blessings.  Today I am especially thankful for the great abundance of black raspberries that surround our property.  We live in the middle of our rural town on 3/4 of an acre (that is a whole other post for another week), and a good 75% or more of the perimeter is bordered by black raspberry canes.  So far I have picked a total of 12 quarts, plus two that my mother came over and picked.  We’re not done yet, and I have neglected picking for a couple of days now.  Overload has set in.

There are so many raspberries that I cannot possibly Continue reading “Thankful Thursday {An Abundance of Berries}”

Thankful Thursday {My kids are “starving”}

Thankful Thursday My Children are Starving

Welcome to the first of my Thankful Thursday series. Each week I post something for which I am thankful. Gratitude is an incredibly important aspect of living a happy and fulfilling life. It is key to success. Pollyanna was right — there is always something for which you can be thankful. Lest we forget that, every Thursday I share a post about something for which I am especially thankful.

Peanut Butter, Mmm….

Recently, A, who is barely 5 years old, asked me for a scoop of peanut butter for snack. She went and fetched a fresh jar of Continue reading “Thankful Thursday {My kids are “starving”}”