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Monday, May 4, 2015

today i'm thankful for...


It's been a long time since I did a gratitude post, and something about this time of year made me want to recognize a few things that have been making me very happy lately.  What are you thankful for today? 
 
the first community garden work day of the season
 
receiving help in planting all my seeds
 
little baby kicks and hiccups
 
inspiration received from rediscovering Today's Letters archives
 
the arrival of my favorite part of Spring (finally)
 
a pedicure and lunch date with a good friend
 
drinks and desserts (outside!) with other good friends
 
the random lady who told me how good pregnancy looked on me
 
talking with my mom on her birthday
 
sunshine and open windows
 
seeing the baby's nursery come together
 
my husband who makes me a cup of tea and walks the dogs every morning

Monday, February 16, 2015

today i'm thankful for

(It's been forever since I've done one of these posts, and today seemed like a great day to be grateful.  Photo of Lake Michigan from Lake Park.)

a weekend to rest and rejuvenate

a friend who calls to remind us she can do our taxes for free

Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth

a coffee/tea/smoothie date with old coworkers

 feeling little baby kicks all day every day

the newly purchased humidifier that makes sleeping much more enjoyable

lots of help with starting our baby registry

tulips

a great, simple, impromptu Valentine's Day date with Paul

time to read

new pajama pants that actually fit!

a greater sense of peace after deciding to put away my scale for the rest of my pregnancy


Thursday, October 23, 2014

today i'm thankful for



I haven't done a gratitude post in a while, and today seemed like a good day to do a "today I'm thankful for" post.  Hope you have lots of things to be thankful for today.

sunshine and autumn colors
 
ending each day cuddling on the couch with my pups
 
new coworkers who already treat me life family
 
a successful canning workshop
 
discovering Doctor Who - and loving it
 
a small break from feeling crummy for a few weeks
 
inspiring work meetings
 
homemade vegan banana cake
 
affordable acupuncture
 
the woman who gave me $.25 for my parking meter when I realized I had no change
 
a husband who takes public transportation so I can use our car
 
seeing my art featured on a cool poster
 


Monday, August 18, 2014

today i'm thankful for


cribbage dates with my love
 
a porch garden update
 
peace found while gardening
 
a donut from Cranky Al's
 
watching the pups play with their new toys
 
the first caprese salad of the summer
 
brioche bread and a red velvet macaron from Rocket Baby
 
meeting new year-long volunteers in Milwaukee
 
my first Irish fest!
 
having a whole weekend to hang out with my hubby and catch up on "me time"


Monday, August 11, 2014

today i'm thankful for


the view from the top of Holy Hill

a weekend without any work

spending time with my husband and father in law

surviving my first three hour roller derby practice

actually enjoying walking the dogs around the neighborhood

afternoon naps

watching the beagle boys hanging out with their Grandpa

Irish, Mexican, Italian, and Fish Fry - all in one weekend

having time to curl up with a good book

homemade vanilla ice cream
picking the first cherry tomatoes

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

today i'm thankful for: summer edition




not ever needing my winter coat
 
taking my time outside because the weather is so beautiful
 
harvesting vegetables from the garden
 
porch sitting
 
long walks with the pups
 
so much light and sunshine
 
shorts, tank tops, and flip flops
 
sleeping with the windows open
 
green leaves and flowers everywhere you look
 
being able to park anywhere because there's no snow/ice mounds blocking the street
 
fireflies
 
concerts in the park
 
csa boxes and so much fresh produce
 
farmers' markets
 
riding my bike
 
tan lines
 
the feeling of warm sunshine on my face
 
what else do you feel thankful about in summer?


Monday, July 21, 2014

today i'm thankful for


800 miles driven safely between Milwaukee and St. Louis

a great first week at my new job

three ginormous cucumbers from my mom's garden: ready for the juicer!
watching my dad make friends with sting rays

walking around the St. Louis zoo with Paul and my dad

a nice home cooked salmon dinner

conversations with my parents about marriage

spending a Sunday morning with my sister

forgiveness

the enthusiastic reception of my new blog design

the joy our pups bring to our lives

Monday, July 14, 2014

today i'm thankful for

I'm celebrating the second blogiversary of Finding Joy in All Things this week.  I'm hosting a giveaway and you can enter by leaving a comment on this post! 


the means and opportunity to travel to visit friends and family

an evening spent walking around downtown Seattle

my first day at my new job (eek!!!)

sunshine and beautiful weather

harvesting and sharing veggies from our community garden plot

taking a mental health day to relax and enjoy summertime

an afternoon spent lounging in a park overlooking Lake Michigan

having a nice, quiet neighbor move in downstairs

randomly meeting neighbors at our church picnic

being part of a really great Milwaukee community

reading such nice comments on this post

my health and the health of my family

making it to the next stage of roller derby rec league -- and all my friends, family, coaches, and teammates who encouraged and supported me -- bring on the hip checks!

Monday, July 7, 2014

today i'm thankful for


time spent with family and friends that we don't get to see often enough

having the perfect summer trip/weekend

a 4th of July that reminded me of my childhood: 
complete with barbeque, poolside drinking, and firework displays

inspiration from the prettiest community gardens

delicious farmers market breakfasts

hiking through the real life Wildwood

having the time to be present for fun family events

having a car that can handle Milwaukee's numerous potholes

coworkers who support you during bittersweet transitions

urban hikes

having Molly Moon's and Salt & Straw in the same week

friends and family who open their homes to us

having an apartment I'm happy to come home to

Monday, June 30, 2014

today i'm thankful for


French inspired picnics at German inspired beer gardens

a visit from one of my favorite curly haired friends

being told by Lady Gaga to show off my monster paws

enjoying a Sage Wisdom cocktail in a snazzy bar with snazzy folks

a great weekend talk with the 'rents

watching the transformation of our porch garden

catching up with an old friend at dinner on a second floor patio overlooking downtown 

getting a glimpse of how rockin my new job will be

having a full, wonderful life

my husband who finds us good deals on new cars, gets our laundry done for trips, 
and encourages me to follow my dreams

Monday, June 23, 2014

today i'm thankful for


receiving a call offering me my dream job

being blessed with the most supportive, inspirational coworkers

having time to slow down and relax (on the porch of course!)

community transitions

date day with paul

going to a movie theater that delivers hot pizza right to your seat

riding bikes through our neighborhood )and not feeling like I was going to pass out)

strawberries and rhubarb bought fresh from the farmers market

seeing our porch garden take shape

feeling stronger and stronger at roller derby practice

twinkle lights, colorful tomato cages, and hanging flower baskets

Monday, June 16, 2014

today i'm thankful for


a whole afternoon spent relaxing on the porch

homemade popsicles

the beginnings of my summer porch garden

finally having water access at the community garden

a whole week of salads grown from seed that I planted

our first CSA box of the season

friends who encourage me to relax and take time for myself

ending the weekend on the front porch with Paul and the pups

warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven

flowy skirts

having my work office to myself all week

Monday, June 9, 2014

today i'm thankful for


safe travels

coming home from adventures with renewed appreciation for my home and routines

spending time with my family two weekends in a row

work opportunities to travel and learn new skills

time with coworkers outside the office

a chance to explore a new city

being a bridesmaid in a good friend's wedding

dancing and catching up with friends

being passed by tornadoes so that the wedding ceremony could go on as planned

a breakfast double date with my sister and her boyfriend

an uneventful, relaxing road trip with Paul and the pups

beautiful, sunny, warm weather

Monday, June 2, 2014

today i'm thankful for


the return - and stay - of warm weather

an excellent east coast vacation

 visiting, dancing, and laughing with old friends

spending time with my family in Milwaukee

working with my mom, dad, and brother in the community garden

gifted tomato plants

a beet salad from my mom's St. Louis garden

watching the sun go down from our porch

enjoying a fried fish sandwich that reminded me of my grandpa

walking around the Port Washington harbor

shopping for plants and coffee in Cedarburg with my mom

looking forward to another great week
Happy Monday!  What are you thankful for today?

Monday, May 19, 2014

today i'm thankful for...

 
the perfect low-key, normal, completely uneventful weekend

a taco and margarita happy hour

coming home from derby practice to a clean apartment

an evening walk through our neighborhood

a nice catch up talk with a great friend

learning how to make macarons

finally being able to open the windows

adorable dresses (on sale!) for upcoming weddings

making summer travel plans (Portland and Iceland here we come!)

Sunday brunch and errands with my love

Monday, May 12, 2014

today i'm thankful for


this wonderful sassy lady who has taught me so much
 and continually inspires me with her wisdom, creativity, and strength

the most beautiful weather I've seen in such a long time

spending time at the garden with good friends

my friend Mary who was so brave and kicked major booty this season in roller debry

having a front porch that allows us to fully enjoy this beautiful Spring

a run and smoothie date

free Pilates classes that help my day start off so nicely

feeling healthy and strong

having the financial means to afford tasty organic fruits and veggies

my husband who surprises me with flowers, bikes to work so I can use the car,
and loves me so much more than I deserve

Monday, May 5, 2014

today i'm thankful for


May flowers

feeling confident and strong at the beginning of my second derby session

a beautiful, simple wedding celebration

an excuse to dress up with Paul

a surprise Sunday morning date on the way to dropping the hubby off at work

soy chai lattes

sitting on the front porch in the sunshine

support from friends in trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle

a Sunday friend date to Home Depot to spend way too much money on plants

finally being in full-on Spring season (insert huge sigh of relief here)

Happy Monday lovelies!!  What are you thankful for today?
  Hope you have a great start to your week!

Monday, April 28, 2014

today i'm thankful for


a successful kick off to our 2014 community garden season

getting my hands dirty in fresh organic soil 

seeing the garden transform with the help of many hands

sharing a meal with my fellow gardeners

feeling sunshine on my face in Milwaukee for the first time in a long time

having a whole day to relax around the house

seeing buds and flowers blooming all over my neighborhood

much warmer morning walks with the pups

celebrating one year of having Diego as part of our family - love that beagle boy!

Monday, April 21, 2014

today i'm thankful for


being reunited with my Diego and my hubby

800 miles driven in four days with no car problems

an old fashioned road trip with an old college friend

celebrating an epic wedding shower and bachelorette party with great friends

my family who always has room for one more

a Frozen watching date with my mom

Easter baskets and celebrations

the most beautiful weather I've seen in months

daffodils, tulips, and dogwoods

my husband who celebrates his birthday today: being married to him has been my favorite adventure

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

today i'm thankful for: derby edition


At the end of January, I joined a roller derby recreation league in Milwaukee called the Brewcity Bootleggers.  I went from barely being able to skate around the track to almost passing my basic derby skills test in ten weeks.  I have been so proud of myself and so happy to have found such an awesome sport!  Today I'm thankful for...
my friend Mary who encouraged me to give derby a try (and gave me my skates)

our fabulous derby coaches for believing in us

my fellow Bootleggers for being so supportive and fun

my body for having the ability to skate, adapt to new challenges, and get stronger

having practices to look forward to during the dreariest time of year

my husband for being happy for me falling in love with derby

my friends for listening to me gab (a lot) about my new found love of derby

my gear for keeping my body protected during my many (many) falls

the therapeutic benefits of skating and exercising

Sooooo thankful for this sport for getting me through a long, hard winter.  It has been so fabulous finding such a fun, challenging sport.  Don't know what I would have done without it!