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Thursday, December 1, 2022

It's Here!

I think this pretty much sums up what I'm feeling. How 'bout you?

 


In all the hustle and bustle that is December, remember to be thankful. Link up with us, this and every weekend, at the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop. The link is live from Friday mornings through Sunday evenings.


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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Perfect Timing!

While y'all are still all up in your feels about Thanksgiving, this would be a terrific time to join the Ten Things of Thankful. 

Reflect.

Write.

Link.

Hop.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

I'll Be Thankfuller If I Got The Coding Right

No frills, just here to say you don't always realize how much you have to be thankful for until you make a list of them.

So do that.

Make a list of the people, the events, the activities, the love, the life for which you are thankful and link it up with us at the Ten Things of Thankful weekly blog hop.

If I didn't get the coding wrong (sorry, Mimi!), the hop opens each weekend at 12:05 am on Fridays and ends at 11:55 pm on Sundays (and if you're wondering why the odd times, it's because I get confused whether midnight is am or pm and for what day).



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Thursday, November 10, 2022

It's Beary Dark

Is 7:30 too early to go to bed if you're over, say, 5 years old? Asking for a friend.

I think I would make a really terrific bear. I like to crawl into my den as soon as it's dark and not get up again until the sun is coming up, and I'm all for stuffing myself with berries and sleeping until spring.

The Ten Things of Thankful weekly hop opens tonight just after midnight CST and doesn't close until midnight CST on Sunday. Plenty of time to crawl out of your den and compose YOUR weekly thankfuls! Join us!


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Thursday, November 3, 2022

If I Can, You Can!

This evening, I was innocently making an apple crisp for a friend's birthday when OOPSIE I sliced my finger open. One trip to Urgent Care and more blood loss than I want to think about (because it makes me woozy to do so), and I'm all glued back together. 

Moral to story: if I can type this with one hand, you can write 10 thankfuls and link up with us.

Let's go!

 

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Join The Family!

Anyone else have a family group message where you post silly memes and photos of cats and old grievances?

If your family doesn't, it should. Start one now. You can thank me later.

A post from our family message, sender's name omitted to protect the innocent.


Come be grateful with us! It's easy! Write a thankful post and link it up below.

Abracadabra!

You're now a member of the Ten Things of Thankful familiy!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Four. Pounds. FOUR POUNDS!

I was baking brownies for a friend's birthday tonight (not from a mix, but from scratch, because that's how I roll), and as I carried the sugar canister to my work space, it slipped out of my hands and four pounds of sugar ended up on the kitchen floor. The canister landed perfectly upside down, so every granule of sugar was on the floor, one side of the canister flush against a cabinet door, allowing the sugar to make a little mountain under the edge of the bottom cabinets.

Two cats scrabbled out of the kitchen when it hit the tile floor.

I said bad words.

I swept with a broom. I vacuumed. I mopped. I repeated. And every time I took a step, I STILL heard the crunch crunch of sugar under my feet.


But you know what? This is the worst thing that happened to me this week, and when I got over my mad, I realized I still had thankfuls for this:

1. I get to celebrate my friend Emily's birthday tomorrow at work.

2. She said she liked chewy, fudgy brownies, and I found a recipe that seemed ideal.

3. Even if they aren't the chewiest, fudgiest brownies ever, I mean, they're still brownies.

4. I had another bag of sugar in the pantry.

5. No mixer required to make the batter, so clean up was a bowl and a spatula. Oh, and four pounds of sugar from the floor.

6. The house smells divine.

7. The cats, terrorized by the sugar storm, didn't come back in the kitchen and bug me while I was cooking.

8. The batter was delicious; I won't know about the brownies until tomorrow afternoon, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

9. If the kitchen floor is still crunchy tomorrow, my husband will be the one who gets a turn to get more of it swept up, since the kitchen also doubles as his office and I will be long gone to work by the time he gets up.

10. Tomorrow is Friday. 'Nuff said.

No time to cry over spilled sugar! Join the Ten Things of Thankful instead! The link is open all weekend.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

We're No JV Team!

I just heard sports commentator Tony Gonzalez say at half time about the Commanders v. Bears football game that "this is not good football. This is the JV team of the NFL. Actually, this may be the Freshmen team."

Welcome to the Ten Things of Thankful weekly blog hop. It's not just a good blog hop; it's the Pro Bowl Team of blog hops! Our highlight reels include:

  • kick off on Friday mornings at 12:05 am CST and runs through Sunday evening at 11:55 pm CST
  • cheerleaders who comment on each other's posts
  • everyone scores 10 thankfuls on their entries
  • anyone can play regardless of experience
  • no injuries
  • no flags thrown by the refs unless you are a spammer

Come on down to the field and join us! 


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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Well, Darn!

GAHHHHHH!!!

I FORGOT TO POST THE LINK FOR THIS WEEK'S TToT!!!

HERE IT ISSSSSSSSS!!!

 


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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Easy Ten

Ten Things of Thankful in anticipation of October:

1. The long, hot summer is over.

2. The long, hot summer is over.

3. The long, hot summer is over.

4. The long, hot summer is over.

5. The long, hot summer is over.

6. The long, hot summer is over.

7. The long, hot summer is over.

8. The long, hot summer is over.

9. The long, hot summer is over.

10. The long, hot summer is over.

What are your ten? Write 'em and link 'em. The hop is hoppin'!


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

I Say I Like Autumn!

 Y'all, it's FALL!

It seems some people are primarily summer people and some people are primarily winter people, but I've never once heard ANYONE say they don't like fall! Crisp weather, sweaters, pumpkins, falling leaves. What's not to like?

Are you thanful it's fall? Missing summer? Looking forward to winter? Let us know which of these makes you thankful and link up with us! The Ten Things of Thankful weekend hop is live!





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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Already!

I don't know about y'all, but this week FLEW by for me, and I'm thankful for that, because it was a crazy, hectic one! 

One down, nine more thankfuls to go!

How was your week? Did it drag on and on or go by in a flash? Were your thankfuls bountiful or will you have to search for them? Join us and let us know! The Ten Things of Thankful weekend blog hop is open.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Get Your Game Day Jersey On!

Football season has officially kicked off (no pun intended). Isn't time you kicked off your weekly thankfuls with the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop? Think of it as an instant replay of your week! You're the captain of your team. We are your fans. Make a game plan for your team, then be a good sport and visit and comment on the other posts in the hop. 

GooooOOOOOOO, TEAM TTOT!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

It's My Birthday! Give Me A Gift!

It's my birthday, and I want nothing more than to have lots of participants in the Ten Things of Thankful this weekend! 

It's a terrific birthday gift, because:

  • it won't cost you anything
  • you won't have to wonder about the size
  • I wouldn't dream of returning it
  • you don't have to wrap it
  • it's something I've always wanted!

I'll even give YOU a present! Due to the holiday in the US (and because it's my birthday!), the TToT hop will remain open until Monday night. 

What are you waiting for? Start writing!



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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Just A Little Behind

How can this week be over already? I still haven't caught up on TToT posts from two weeks ago.

Never fear, I will!

Challenge me. Put me behind even more by joining us at the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop. It's live all weekend!


 

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Yep, That's A Ten

Reflect

On

Your

Thankfuls,

Make

A

List,

Join

The

Hop.


That's a 10!




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Friday, August 12, 2022

But I Don't WANNA Take A Nap!

Shhhh! The little nugs are sleeping, and this big nug didn't get the Ten Things of Thankful link-up posted last night, making this a great time to do it. Why don't you write your ten things RIGHT NOW and join the hop? Then maybe YOU can take a nap, too!



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Friday, August 5, 2022

Hop On Over!

Whoa, the weekend snuck up on me!

Are you ready to be like frogs and hop with us? It's nice and cool in our bloggy pond! Have a seat on a lily pad, think of ten things, big or small, that you are thankful for, and dash them onto a post. The link is live all weekend! Post yours, then hop to the other lily pads to read and comment, because it's not a hop if you don't leave your own lily pad!

See you at the pond!


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Give Us Just A Slice

So, July is over in a hot flash, I mean, a flash. Wasn't it just April a few days ago?

I'm sure time is flying for many of us, and maybe that's why we don't currently have many entries in the Ten Things of Thankful weekly blog hop. If that's the case, then think of how participating in the TToT creates a little time capsule of a week in your life. You could let those moments slip on by, but some day, when days go by slowly but years go by quickly, wouldn't it be nice to have an archive of thankfuls which you wrote and that you can reflect on? That's one of many reasons why I participate, and I hope you will consider it, too.

Our link is live every weekend. Join the TToT and leave a slice of memories for yourself or for your loved ones.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Be Cool!

Whoopsie! A little late with the link, but that's because (long story) I forgot it was Friday. I thought it was Saturday, and that would mean I already (in a perfect world) posted the link. Hah! Tricked myself!

Welcome to the Ten Things of Thankful, a blog hop that simply requires that you list ten (or so, we are easy) events or things or people or WHATEVER that you are thankful for, link them up with us, then visit the other TToT posts. Easy.



Join the Ten Things of Thankful this weekend. It will make you cooler.


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Thursday, July 14, 2022

It's Shindig Time

It's the weekend, and that means it's time for the cool cats to come down to the little shindig we like to call the Ten Things of Thankful. 

Are you hep to it? Want to join the "in" crowd in Bloggersville? 

The link is live. Tell us what you're thankful for. Everybody's doing it.




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Thursday, July 7, 2022

In The Summertime, When The Weather Is Hot....

It's too hot to do anything but try not to move, so what better time to join the Ten Things of Thankful? You only have to wiggle your fingers a little over the keyboard to turn out a post of ten things for which you are thankful.

Are you that one in a million that likes steaming temperatures over 100 degrees? Tell us about it!

Are you enjoying all things icy cold and delicious? Tell us about THAT.

Just tell us. 

The link is live all weekend!



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Friday, July 1, 2022

Thank You, Sweet Friend!

Our longtime friend, co-host, and loyal supporter of the Ten Things of Thankful Pat Brockett of A Season and a Time is stepping down as a co-host of the TToT.

Pat began her blog in 2011, wrote a few posts, and then didn't come back to it until June of 2015 when she decided to return to writing. Her daughter Kristi was one of the original co-hosts of the Ten Things of Thankful, so it was natural for Pat to join in the hop with her beautifully written posts that never failed to give thanks for her husband Vic. She always included gorgeous nature photos, many taken by Vic. 

We are so thankful for Pat and her many years of participation in the Ten Things of Thankful. She is a true friend and an all 'round awesome person, and we wish her the best and hope she will pop in and bless us with a post when she is able!

To paraphrase E.B. White, Pat is both!


The Ten Things of Thankful blog hop is such a wonderful place to find new friends and share the thankfulness we all have in our lives. Please join us this weekend and every weekend!


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hot Summer Thankfuls

 It's been another hot one in most of US. Here are ten thankfuls relating to hot weather:

You don't have to carry a jacket around.

Flip flops every day.

No scraping the car windows in the morning before work.

The sweat makes your clothes stretch out and you can pretend you've lost a bunch of weight.

Fresh fruit slushes from Sonic.

No need to bother with make up because it just slides off anyway.

Outdoor concerts.

Watermelon is in season.

Cooling off in a swimming pool.

The smell of sun screen, especially Coppertone.

The Ten Things of Thankful link is live from Friday morning until Sunday night. Join us and link up!


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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pull Up A Chair And Join Us!

Come on over to our virtual get-together this weekend at the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop! Pull up a lawn chair, sip on a cold glass of sweet tea, and share your thankfuls for the week with all of us. Hang around and read the other entries, and then maybe we'll have a corn hole tournament or play some yard darts.


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Time Traveling Thankfuls

Nine years ago this week, the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop was born. My blog friend Christine (who doesn't blog anymore, which is a real shame, but if you are ever in need of some belly laughs from someone who was raising 6 kids while trying to manage a small farm while her husband worked in the city, then check out A Fly On Our Chicken Coop Wall) was a co-host, and she asked me if I would participate. And I did, then became a co-host myself a few months later, and here I still am!

To commemorate the anniversary, following is my very first Ten Things of Thankful post:

1. I am thankful that I'm not Rafael Nadal's wife mom housekeeper and have to wash these socks he wore to the French Open.





2. I'm thankful that I didn't backhand my 17 year old son when he went all know-it-all while packing for a one week mission trip to Colorado. And wasn't planning on taking more than one pair of jeans. And hadn't read the checklist of what to take for all the activities they would be doing (and, more importantly, what NOT to take). And wouldn't believe me when I referred to said checklist.

3. I am thankful that I made a trip to Walmart today and did not lose the car in the parking lot. This is an anomaly.

4. I am thankful that my husband agreed to get up with me at 5:30 (as in A.M.) every day this week to work out at the Y, and that he wants to go on Saturday as well. And that he admits I was right that, as trite as it sounds, it gets your metabolism going and gives you energy all day.

5. I am thankful that I am home during the summer and am able to take a nap during the day when that 5:30 workout hits me between the eyes and I can't hold them open any longer.

6. I'm thankful that my husband didn't seriously hurt himself when his socked feet slid out from under him while he was leaning against the sink this evening, eating homemade pizza (which was DELICIOUS - spinach, sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions on whole wheat crust).

Ouchie.


Mmmmm.

7. I'm thankful that he didn't get mad at me when I laughed, even as I was checking to see if he was okay. (It's a family trait that we laugh when someone falls, which is completely inappropriate,  I KNOW.)

8. I am thankful my parents bought too many freshly picked green beans and new potatoes at the old order Mennonite settlement's produce stand and shared them with me. I have a ham bone in the deep freeze that I've been saving for an occasion such as this.

9. I am thankful that Teri Biebel @ Snarkfest and Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 have both favorited comments I made on Twitter, because it makes me feel like I'm all that (and also implies I know what I'm doing on Twitter, which, sadly, I don't).

10. I'm thankful for my sweet friend Christine @ A Fly On Our (Chicken Coop) Wall because she (1) always encourages me, (2) was brave enough to do this link-up, (3) writes posts that always get to me on an emotional level, from raucous laughter to tender tugs at my heart, (4) draws the best pig/elephants I have ever seen.  (I could list about a hundred more, but I don't want her to get all big-headed about it.)

*Okay, I fudged a little. #9 actually happened over the course of about a week or so. So sue me.

Now it's YOUR turn. Write your Ten Things of Thankful post and link up with us, mmmkay?

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

A Haiku

A haiku to inspire you to join us at the Ten Things of Thankful this weekend:




the weekend is here
time to reflect on thankfuls
write, post, and comment

Listen to the haiku. It knows. The link is below.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Welcome, Summer!

Hey, my bloggy friends, this weekend is the official start of SUMMER in the US! What a great time to join the Ten Things of Thankful! You can link up with us anytime from the wee hours of  Friday to midnight on Sunday CDT. 


Tell us what you are thankful for this summer: 

Beach or lake time? 

Watermelon and corn on the cob? 

Homemade ice cream? 

Not having to scrape your windows in the morning when you go to work? 

We'd love to hear all about your thankfuls! Please join us!

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hello! We're Here!

Hello, weekend! Hello, Ten Things of Thankful, the bestest blog hop in the blogosphere! 

It's so easy to join! Reflect on your past week (or your past five minutes) and write down ten things for which you can be thankful. Link up with us this weekend, and read the other entries.

You. Can. Do. This.



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Thursday, May 12, 2022

When Negative Is A Positive!

What kind of week have you had? Was it a "WOO HOO, I'M SO THANKFUL!" week, a "This is going to take a lot of soul searching to come up with a thankful list" week, or something in between?

And hey, it's possible to have ALL THREE IN THE SAME WEEK.

Example: I was exposed to someone with Covid. I missed two days of work during my quarantine time, which was a mixed bag because it's fun to have a couple of bonus days off, but I was quarantined and couldn't go anywhere or do anything but clean house. And my own Covid test results were negative.

Write your list and join us! We don't care if they're big, little, or in between; we just enjoy having you be part of a group of bloggers who know thankfuls are with us in so many different ways!


Negative!

 
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Thankfuls Everywhere

 Y'all, there are ALWAYS so many things in a sometimes ugly world for which we can be thankful.

Clean laundry.

Kitty purrs.

A bowl of cereal before bed to stave off a rumbly tummy.

Comfy shoes.

A new toothbrush.

Moms.

Chips and salsa.

A good book you can't put down.

Saturday morning cartoons.

Making lifelong friends through blogging.

Join us this week and every week with the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop and see how easy it is to find the thankfuls in your life. 

And don't forget to call your mom.


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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Don't Be A Poky Turtle

MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR, FRIENDS, I GOT THE TTOT POST DONE IN TIME THIS WEEK!

And if I can make it, so can you! Throw them together, think deeply about it, or settle somewhere in between, but give us YOUR ten this week! 

The link is live from 12:05 am CST on Friday through 11:55 pm CST Sunday EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. 

Let's roll!

WAIT FOR MEEEEEE!!!

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Yep, Again!

 Aw, man, it's TToT time, and I didn't get the link posted when it went live. Again.

Link up with us! Please! We are live until midnight CDT on Sunday.





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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Get Ready! It's TToT Time!

I didn't forget to post the links to the Ten Things of Thankful hop this week! 

That means YOU shouldn't forget to join us! The hop is live from the wee hours of Friday until just before midnight on Sunday (central time zone).

Don't sit around and wait too long! Get yours written and post it below!



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Friday, April 8, 2022

YES, I FORGOT!!!

 I FORGOT!

I FORGOT!

I FORGOT!

Here's this week's Ten Things of Thankful link! Join us! Really!


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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Hello! Join Us!

 Well, hello! Welcome to the Ten Things of Thankful weekly blog hop! 

Every week, rain or shine, sleet or snow, the link for the TToT is open from 12:05 am CDT on Friday until 11:55 pm CDT on Sunday for you, yes, YOU to link up your list of ten thankfuls and take a few minutes to visit the other posts. Don't forget to check back on Monday for those late Sunday night posters (me. i'm the late Sunday night poster), so you don't miss an entry and a chance to do the one thing all bloggers crave: comment!

Let's do it! 



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Thursday, March 24, 2022

It's That Time Again!

This is the very last weekend in March. Can you believe it?!

If you haven't joined us at the Ten Things of Thankful yet this year, what are you waiting for? We are a caring community of bloggers who would love to have you become part of our weekly hop. The link is live Fridays from 12:05 am CDT to Sundays at 11:55 pm CDT. (Why not midnight to midnight, you might ask. Well, because I get confused with the AM and PM and does it mean midnight or noon and decided to cut my losses and go with five minutes after and five minutes before.)

Write your Ten Things about ANYTHING. Your team advanced in the NCAA basketball tournament (why yes, yes, they did! WOO PIG SOUIE! GO HOGS!)? Flowers blooming? Survived another week at work (give me another day to know the answer to that)? Thankfuls come in all shapes and sizes!

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