November is the time to count our many blessings – name them one by one.

Last year I had a blessing for each day of November and kept track of them here. I want to do it again, but I realize I may not get to post everyday, so keeping a list might be more doable for me this year. I want to look at each day and name at least one blessing from that day. Something that happened or affected me on that day and not just in general. It can be so easy to igore those little blessings in our day, but sometimes it is the little blessings that can make the biggest impact.

November 5 – Football and Pinterest and Magazines

Today we spent a good chunk of our day watching football.  We cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes and they won!  I also watched the Bemidji State Beavers win over St. Cloud State.  My nephew is the Offensive Coordinator at Bemidji State in Minnesota and I try to tune in to their game every week via the internet.  St. Cloud was going to be a tough game today, especially after the Beaver’s horrible loss last week, but they played tough today and got the W-I-N!  Woo Hoo!  I’m sure my nephew will have a much easier week because of it!

While we were watching the games and afterwards, I spent some time catching up on my favorite magazines that had been piling up on our coffee table.  I was able to get through 4 of them!  I love magazines because I can skim and read only the information/articles that interest me.  I love all the pictures and recipes in my food magazines and ideas that I get from articles that I read. 

I even spent a little time perusing PINTEREST.  If you haven’t checked out PINTEREST, you definitely should.  It is a virtual bulletin board where anytime you find something online that you like, you just “PIN” it.  You can set up different “bulletin boards” based on categories like recipes, Christmas, Crafts, or whatever you are in to.  It is definitely a time-waster, but oh so fun!  I have found soooo many neat things on Pinterest. 

So, that was my afternoon.  All spent in the comfort of our home, with my family close by.  A splendid Saturday afternoon with all the people and things that bring me joy!  Who could ask for more?

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