I am a list maker. I make lists of groceries, lists of chores, lists of books I want to read, lists of places I want to go, and the list goes on and on! So naturally, I thought it would be super fun to join up with Kathleen's Book of Lists project over at Kapachino.
I have a thankful heart year round, but when the holidays roll around, I’m reminded even more of the wonderful things in my life. I have such fantastic friends and family who support and love me and are always there for me. I’m grateful that we get to spend time with some of them today.
I’m also grateful for the small space of internet that’s mine through Her Sunday and Bookmark To Blog. I love that I have a little platform in which I can blabber on about the little things that I like and think are important. I love that I have a small but loyal group of blogger friends who stop by here each week to see how I’m doing. This space of mine encourages me to be thoughtful and creative and gives me an outlet for whatever I feel like talking about.
Lately, life has brought me several awesome blessings in which I’m so so thankful for. This past year I’ve worked to notice the small things in life that I’m thankful for (like quiet time with a book) as well as the big things (like a new job and starting grad school.) So today, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I hope your day is full of things to be thankful for. Have a great day!
I brought Ash’s bed upstairs so she could get cozy in this chili winter weather. She loves her pillow.
There’s just one problem. Mauney loves her pillow too. She started stealing it. Every time Ash would go to lay down, Mauney would already be there.
Below is Mauney’s actual bed. She likes it quite a bit, but in the evening she prefers to be out in the living room with us and that’s where Ash’s bed is.
It took awhile, but they finally figured out that the pillow was big enough for the both of them. Now they
begrudgingly happily share the space every evening.
But really Ash and Mauney have always been friends. They play fight with each other and Mauney likes to lick/groom Ash. It’s kind of funny to watch.
Henry has no interest in Ash’s bed. He just finds the nearest box and that suits him just fine.
Lots going on around here! I’ve been accepted to San Jose State University. (The program is all online) I’ll be working on my Masters of Library & Information Science. I’m pretty stoked about it. Finally! I start in January and have to register tomorrow, so I’m also already feeling a little bit overwhelmed.
That’s not the only thing that’s new with me. I got a job offer on Saturday. I’m now the “Assistant Children’s Specialist” at a local library! Really excited about it. Finally! Job hunting (and writing a million cover letters) really sucks. The job should be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started.
I’ve done a bit of decorating around the house for Thanksgiving and also got some new curtains in our kitchen. That bookcase works as a make shift pantry for us. Not ideal, but the new curtains make me hate it a little less. We also got a blanket of snow the other day and I’ve been catching up on my Project Life album.
I went to a used book sale and came home with a haul for only $4. Afterwards I had lunch with a friend who I hadn’t seen in awhile. We got to the restaurant at 11:00 and although we finished eating around 12:00, we didn’t leave until 2:00. (Needless to say I left the waiter a good tip for keeping his table occupied so long.) We had a lot to catch up on and it was so nice to chat.
Andy and I also went to see a musical comedy at the university called Lucky Stiff. It’s about a man who has to take the corpse of his dead uncle on a trip to Monte Carlo in order to inherit 6 million dollars from him. It was hilarious. We went to it not knowing that it was a musical and only having a vague idea of the plot. I’m glad we saw it.
Also, this weekend my family rode the train down town to have dinner at the Cheesecake Factory for my mom’s birthday. It was my niece’s first time on the train and she was loving it! She couldn’t stop grinning and saying, “We’re going to Salt Lake City!” So dang cute.
How have you all been?
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