Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today has been a good day!

Pumpkin Muffin and I slept very late!  I guess we both needed that!  Then, we went to lunch in our little townie luncheonette!  Yummy! 

While there, Pumpkin was recognized by a town councilwoman as the 'talented girl who wrote the fabulous 100th Parade poem!'  Then, the waitress also bestowed Pumpkin with kudos for her poem as well!  I was beaming with pride, and Pumpkin felt like quite the celebrity again!

Next, we hit Borders with a coupon and got a surprise for the boys and 2 more books for each other. 

The boys read the Artemis Fowl series, and finally Eoin Coelfer has released a new one!  Yay!  We thought it wasn't coming out until Septmber so they will be thrilled!

Here are this weeks Thankfuls!

1.     Iced COFFEE!  Yum.  I make my own using my Keurig.  I use 2 k-cups on the smallest setting, so it makes the cup really strong.  Then, when you add the ice and it melts the coffee still stands up!  Yum!  I do still get an occasional Dunkin Donuts Iced, like yesterday on the way home from the Scout camp.  Ilene, myself and her daughter Peanut all got one.  (decaf for Peanut, of course!)

2.     My daughter tells me everything.  Lately, there has been a few disturbing incidences with a certain girl being inappropriate.  I am glad that Pumpkin and I can talk about these things together.  I believe in giving kids all the information they ask for as well as making clear what the right choices should be for them.  So far, so good.

3.     The family camp visit!  It was great to see my boys mid-week, which helps with making it to Saturday, when they come home!

4.     Ilene!  I couldn't have made that trip without you!  It was really nice to have the time together to chat,too! 

5.     Air conditioning.  Yesterday was 94 and today is 95 degrees so far.  Yikes. 

6.     Bungalow dish.  A yummy family favorite!  It is a quick pasta and meat dish that was a childhood favorite of my mom's, then mine, and now Pumpkin's!   And, thanks to my dad for making it!

7.     Books.  I love my books, and I am so happy my kids do too!  Hammer is reading the Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1 at camp and was almost done with the thousand page book yesterday.  Pumpkin walked in from the store today at 2pm and has not stopped reading since!  LOL  My book is calling to me...

8.     A personal windfall.  A prayer was answered.  Thank you, God.  I am blessed.

Well, that's it for now!  Have a great Thursday and be thankful!

be well,


lv2trnscrb said...

wonderful blessings and things to be thankful for!!


astoriasand said...

You are very well blessed Dawn with kids to be proud of your a brilliant Mum.Hope you are well.Have a wonderful Friday.Enjoy your books all of you.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

coelha said...

I'm glad your prayers were answered, Dawn O:)  Have a great weekend with your family!  Hugs - Julie

justplainbill said...

Dawn, glad your prayers were answered.
Give Pumpkin another hug. I just reread her poem it was great.
Great that you have all the kids reding that is so important as they will find out later,
Have a good weekend. When do the men come home? Bill

chat2missie said...

You have some wonderful things to be thankful for!

pchilcoat1 said...

Great trip memories.... Big Cheez Burger





wildautumn1 said...

I'm all for iced coffee!  Sounds like you had a really nice day!!!

randlprysock said...

What a wonderful day and way to go Hammer reading all the Sherlock Holmes books!!!!  And the poem from Pumpkin... you must be so very proud!!!!

cherry2sweet2eat said...

Very good i have to read my books i lost my enjoyment in it been so stressed just trying to catch up i was just released from the hospital.

eml625 said...

I had #2 also ! It seems to their age maybe....I might email you about this
Be well

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL at #2.  That's great!  Megan is 22 and still tells me everything, and I mean everything.  Sometimes I wish it wasn't so but at least there is open communication.  Puhlease post that bungalow dish.  HUGS Chris

jennorigi said...

so for #1 - you know what else works great?!  

brewing the coffee into ice trays and freeze it for your iced coffee.  that way when the ice melts, it doesn't dilute the coffee.   this works really well with iced teas too!   i like to mix the flavors - like brewing mango tea w a little honey and freezing pomegrante into the ice trays.


toonguykc said...

Glad you're enjoying the Summer and the family.  Keep doing fun stuff before school starts again!


rjsisti said...

Congrats on being selected as one of the Guest Editor's Pick.

Hugs, Rose

We also belong to the same graphic site together.  I recognized your photo since I'm the one to put the album together for everyone.

Have a great day!

browney44 said...

And which book did you get to read?  Something fun and light for summer or a deep dark mystery?


My 2 daughters are very open with each other and me, it is wonderful.  My mother never wanted to hear what was happening in my life, my dad gave me the sex talk.  I've made a big effect to listen when they talk.  Good for you and Pumpkin, sounds like you listen as well as talk to them.  


wwfbison said...

Love the pics, they are terrific as usual!  I am so jealous you guys got to sleep late...I would kill (ok, maybe that is a little dramatic!) to sleep in one day!!!  How wonderful Pumpkin can talk to you about anything ~ that is truly something to be thankful for.  Sounds like she is quite the celebrity about town, how cool for her.
Sounds like you girls had a great day.

swmpgrly said...

love the bottom cat

luddie343 said...

Once again, great "thankful stuff" and coffee in some form always leads lol.  Isn't it great when people see your child as you do, appreciate her like that?  Pumpkin deserves the accolades, hope she stays confident in herself!!  xoxo CATHY

buckoclown said...

Congrats on being selected as a guest editor pick. Love the cat pictures.

lv2trnscrb said...

congrats on being a guest editor's pick!! you know I love your journal!!

tomorrow (or today I guess since you are 3 hours ahead of me and I'm writing this at 10:30 p.m. Friday night) YOUR BOYS COME HOME!! YEA!!!!



erarein63 said...

Sounds like a nice day with Pumpkin.  Makes me miss Hannah!  De ;)

deshelestraci said...

Yeah for Pumpkin!  And yeah for books.  I will update soon on my journal.  Too much is going on right now.  Most of it sad.  Some very wonderful.

tlgf1968 said...

books books books are wonderful =) and, lucky you to be able to see your boys midweek.  yay!

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Hooray for the Little Townie Luncheoneete!  Those are the best kinds of restaurants ... exactly because it's where kids like Pumpkin can get the personal attention they deserve.  Your luncheonette sounds almost like Mayberry USA.

jmoqueen said...

Some great thankfuls there Dawn :o)


helmswondermom said...

I love the Artemis Fowl series.  Have you ever listened to the audio versions?  They are very well done.  I love your thankfuls this week!

helmswondermom said...

Congratulations on being one of Dan's Guest Editor picks last week!  I forgot to say that in my comment earlier.

bgilmore725 said...

Iced coffee... I love it too. I need lots of milk in mine, and it has to be sweet. How do you make yours? bea

jillb5 said...

    I'd like 2 get the Bungalow Dish recipe.  Anything quick & easy 2 prepare is important in our household.