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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So Thankful – Day 8

Today I am thankful for naps.  While I was out running errands today I started not feeling well.  So, I decided I better head home.  I got home and went right to bed.  After a nice nap, I was feeling good enough to get up and play taxi mom.  Hopefully the bug that was messing…
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So Thankful – Day 7

My favorite apple is the Honeycrisp apple.   Did you know it was created in Minnesota’s Agricultural Experimental Station?   They are really only available during the fall around here which makes me sad, but also appreciate them even more.  When I do see them, I snag up a bunch.  If you haven’t tried a…
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So Thankful – Day 6

Today as I am spending my day working as an election judge, I am so completely thankful for our country and our freedom.  So many men and women have fought for us to continue to live free in this great nation.  While we are able to drive our cars and walk into a polling place,…
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So Thankful – Day 5

Today I am thankful for music.  All of us in our family are music lovers.  Myself and all three of our children play the piano.  The boys play the drums both in their band at school and in a drum group called Sheltered Reality.  I sing in our church choir.  Pat played several instruments during…
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So Thankful – Day 4

Today I am thankful for my vehicle.  I’ve never been one to care much for what I am driving.  I like it to look nice, be dependable, and get me where our family needs to go…safely.  It needs to have plenty of room for all our “stuff” and sports gear and that is why for…
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So Thankful – Day 2

Today I am thankful for my husband Pat. Together for 14 years, I can not imagine living one moment without him. He gets me. He puts up with me and my family. He spoils me. He works hard to provide for all of us. And best of all, he makes me laugh, every day.
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So Thankful – Day 3

Our children are my life. Every decision I make relates to them and their needs. They bring me joy every day. Each of their personalities remind me of parts of myself and that makes me smile. Being their mom is what I was meant to do.
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So Thankful – Day 1

In years past, I have dedicated the month of November to things I am thankful for. I felt the need to do it again as I am feeling so incredibly blessed. Today, as our family is traveling north to spend a long weekend with family 8 hours away, I am thankful for in-vehicle DVD players…
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Taken from THE SECRET Ancient widsom dating back thousands of years gave us the truth about gratitude.  Every single religion speaks of giving thanks.  All the sages and saviors of the world demonstrated the use of gratitiude in all their teachings.  The greatest human beings who have ever lived showed us the way with gratitude,…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December