I have always been a romantic.  I love flowers and kisses and surprises and the whole gooshy works.  I believe in the fairy tale and being swept off my feet.  But, I also know the real life.  Cooking, cleaning, parenting, running to kids activities, jobs, bills, etc.  So, when a little romance can squeak into…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 33. Laughing with girlfriends til you cry 34. Surprised by Patrick’s solo in show choir and his vocal talent 35. Reagan coming out of her shell and playing great basketball 36. Reagan’s beaming smile after scoring basket 37. One-on-one…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp at Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 26. Enjoying extra time at home with Pat and kids due to snow days 27. Hearing great things about our school and teachers 28. Compliments – received and given 29. Quick, easy and delicious supper 30. Laughing 31.…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

I have been following Ann Voskamp on Twitter and reading her blog for some time.  Last year I used her Page-A-Day calendar based on her book for my daily encouragement.  Her book, ONE THOUSAND GIFTS has been on my to-read list for at least a year.  (I know you are thinking, why haven’t you read…
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So Thankful – Day 22 – Thanksgiving

November 22 Spending the day with family, remembering all our blessings, being thankful for the food before us and grateful for not having to cook or clean up after it has made this a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the many employees of Cracker Barrel who work very hard on Thanksgiving to provide such wonderful…
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So Thankful – Days 19, 20, and 21

November 19 Today while out running errands I came across two new candies….m&m white chocolate peppermint and Dove Promises peppermint bark. Um..yeah. I haven’t tried them yet, but I am pretty sure I’m going to love them. So, today I am thankful for candy/sweets. Sometimes they are just the thing you need to cheer you…
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So Thankful – Days 17 and 18

November 17 This morning as I leave my house early to watch our daughter play basketball and my husband leaves to coach our son’s basketball team, I was reminded of something I saw on Wednesday afternoon.  As Bennett and I were shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Wednesday, a father and his 3 children were…
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So Thankful – Days 14, 15, and 16

Spending my week working has really gotten me behind at home and my blogging has had to take a back seat.  So, here I am, playing catchup again. November 14 Today I am thankful for one on one time with Bennett.  We finally found time to have our date for his birthday.  Even if it…
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So Thankful – Days 10 -13

I’ve been out of town and have had a busy schedule, so today I am playing catch-up. Nov. 10 Today I am thankful for my extended family. My mom and her sisters still gather for a Christmas celebration every year. The 5 sisters, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all come together to celebrate. It is…
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So Thankful – Day 9

Read the best books first, otherwise you’ll find you do not have time. – Henry David Thoreau I love books.  I love to read.  I take a book or my Kindle with me everywhere I go in case I have an opportunity to read for even just a few minutes.  I am thankful for all…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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