Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday Thanks Tank November 15, 2007

Thursday is here again. I can't believe how fast the weeks are going. It seems like I just did last weeks Thanks list.
1. Days off - I actually took a day off this last Monday. I can't believe how much I can get refreshed and get my perspective back when I just have a day totally to myself. The kids were in school, hubby was at work. Yes, I had lots to do, but just not having someone always needing something from me was like a mini-holiday. I even got to go out for lunch with a couple girlfriends which hasn't happened in, like, a year. Thank you Lord for a day off.
2. Early Christmas sales - Yes, I sure am. While the kids were gone on their youth conference hubby and I went and beat the crowds and bought the main part of their Christmas gifts. Shhhh, sorry can't tell you because they read my blog sometimes. Hahaha, you'll never guess kids, what we got ya!
3. My woman's bible study - I cannot write how thankful I am for this study. I have never attended a study quite like this one. The atmosphere is so relaxed and the ladies are encouraged to freely share what they are thinking or questioning or wondering. I've always only had studies where you basically listen to someone teach. But I have learned way more in this type of study.
4. No wind - I am so thankful that the 4 day long wind fest is over. I don't know what it is but the air pressure changes and works on your feelings when the wind is howling for four days straight, day and night. Gusting up to 75 km/hour, it was a blowing. Everything on my deck was being blown around and I couldn't even take the kids outside. Did I ever mention that 6 kids + no outside time = very wound up kids?
5. Vehicles - With all the running around I've had to do this week, I'm very thankful for my vehicle. I can't imagine how I would get things done if I had to catch buses or walk to everything.
6. Dentists - I actually am very thankful for a good dentist. Can't imagine not being able to have my teeth fixed when something is wrong. And yet so many in our world do not have access to dental care. It's really hard for us here to imagine that.
7. God's Grace - In doing yesterday's post, and thinking back to the notorious "year I lost my head", I am so thankful that Jesus went to look for and save this lamb who was so lost. I can see His grace even when I was totally going down the wrong road. Things could have turned out so much more badly if not for God's grace towards me. Thank you, Lord!
If you'd like to participate, grab the button and head over to Pam's at Without Fear and leave a comment so that we can come and read your thankful list.


Heather Smith said...

Hey Susanne! Today, I'm thankful for quite the opposite from you. We are having a windy, rainy day, but it is just what we need here in the dry Southeast region of the States. God gives what we need just when we need it!!

GiBee said...

Praise God for his grace! Like Heather, I'm thankful for rain right now. Just what we need!

momrn2 said...

I have seen a few thankful posts around this morning and it didn't even hit me that today is Thursday until I came here.

AARRGHGHG... where does the time go?!?!??!!

Thankful that it's Thursday. Because that means tomorrow is Friday. And that means the weekend is just ahead!!.... :-)

Chappyswife said...

I laugh when you say this every Thursday because you then make me think, hey, didn't she just post a Thursday Thanks Tank?
1. Oh wow. I bet you did enjoy your day off! I can't believe how much I can get done in such a short period of time when so many aren't needing me at once.

2. Good for you for getting a big chunk of your shopping done!

4. I really don't like the wind, & it does affect my mood. And 75 mph!!! Now, that is some serious wind. I don't know how you made it with 6 little ones & not able to go outside! You must share your secrets with us!

5. No buses here!

7. You posting that & me doing the meme also reminded me of the miry pit that the Lord saved me from. How many times he picked me up when I was wallowing in the mud! I am so grateful to Him.

Linda said...

You're so well-grounded and sweet.

Faith said...

HI Susanne: great list. On mine I put that I am thankful for no snow...around here in NY we really needed some rain! Amen to being thankful for a good car too! Blessings to you!

gail@more than a song said...

You're so organized to already have gotten Christmas presents! You must have sent the wind here, we've had a good bit since yesterday along with some storms. I went to the dentist yesterday so I should be thankful for that too, and that everything was good!

ellen b said...

Beautiful. Lots of great stuff to be thankful for.

Beck said...

We're getting most of our Christmas shopping done this weekend at one particularily great sale so I'm right with you!
Great list as always.

Shalee said...

Oh, how I wish I lived close by so that we could have had that lunch together! Mini-vacations refresh the soul, even if you don't go anywhere.

We'll be getting that rain next week with a chance of snow on Thanksgiving. NOOOO! But God is good no matter the weather.

Like you, I'm almost done Christmas shopping. I'm just waiting for Black Friday so that I can (hopefully) get the last few things. Now wrapping them is an entirely different story...

I'm thankful that we get to praise God openly for his goodness without fear of retribution. We are free indeed.

Islandsparrow said...

what a great list Suzanne!

I'm very thankful to be heading to a Women's conference today! I know it will be fun - and spiritually refreshing - just like your Ladies Bible Study.

Org Junkie said...

So much to be thankful! I absolutely love going to lunch with girlfriends. So sweet!

Pam said...

Great list, Susanne. Hope you get a package soon. I mailed yours Tuesday : ) Be on the lookout for that pony from the deep South to head your way!