Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gratitudes 1/1/14

Today I am grate*full...

1. I'm seeing a lot of gratitude expressed in my little world today, and it does my heart good.

2. I made a recipe today that could have turned completely disastrous. Something I'd never made before, when we were having company over...and my husband and I at least both liked it. It was a little too spicy for my father-in-law, and I'd probably scale back on the red-pepper flakes next time, but I made Hoppin' John to bring us good luck in the new year. I got the recipe here:

3. My father-in-law brought us a bottle of sparkling wine for the New Year :)

4. My back is feeling much better today.

5. We have plenty of food in the house to weather the impending winter storm. And yes, I did buy four loaves of bread. We do have plenty of milk and eggs, though. However, our local Tops was doing a 200-gas-points special and all the eggs that qualified for that special were sold out LOL.

Happy New Year, friends!


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  1. I actually wrote these in a notebook last night but am just getting a moment to myself to add them here:

    1. We were able to ring in the New Year at a family-friendly celebration full of wonderful friends.

    2. I am so blessed to be a part of an amazing community of supportive, encouraging women. (Project Purse Club)

    3. The girls received an abundance of gifts for Christmas even in a year where we couldn't give much.

    4. I am actually making a plan for this year but giving myself the flexibility and grace to change things when they aren't working.

    5. I'm happy we can access most of our favorite shows online since we disconnected our digital cable.

  2. yay! thanks for sharing ladies! <3