Thanksgiving Goodness

Saturday, November 28, 2015 13 Comments A + a -

1. I am thankful for the food on our table (or counter top, or floor, or closet, my teens/dogs leave there).
2. I am thankful to my teens who helped me wrap and deep-fry these lumpia (spring rolls). It is labor intensive to do alone.
3. I am thankful that we are all together again like last year on a Thanksgiving holiday.

4. I am thankful that we did not get a foot of snow. I found the cars without trouble this morning.
5. I am thankful that Paul lends me his car after my trouble van died.




6. I am thankful for this kitchen timer. I could time my undesirable tasks and promise myself to do them for only 20 minutes. It helps make the tasks doable for me.

7. I am thankful for this laptop pad. It prevents overheating of my computer while I am in bed.


8. I am thankful for exciting volleyball games my daughter participates in. I feel better watching this than Denver Broncos.


9. I am thankful for my high school friend, Mario, from Chicago who took time out of his busy schedule to meet me. He is silly as ever and makes me laugh.

10. I am thankful for his kindness, for listening to my complaints. 


What are you thankful for?

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Lizzi R
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November 29, 2015 at 10:06:00 AM MST delete

Ohhh my sister told me this week that she does the same thing as you (albeit not with the timer) and does chores for 20 minutes before sitting down for a cup of tea, knowing that she has achieved something. I think I need to adopt that philosophy. I certainly need more structure to my housework attempts!

Glad you had a good week, and enjoyed time with your family over thanksgiving.

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November 29, 2015 at 11:11:00 AM MST delete

The house chores are my undesirable tasks. :)

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November 29, 2015 at 11:37:00 AM MST delete

I love spring rolls, but I can imagine how time consuming they would be to prepare.

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Kristi
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November 29, 2015 at 6:07:00 PM MST delete

I don't always remember to use a timer, but when I do, tasks seem less intimidating--and I often finish them in less time than I anticipated!

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November 29, 2015 at 7:19:00 PM MST delete

What would we do without laptop pads to prevent over heating?
:-)
Have a lovely week.

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November 30, 2015 at 4:47:00 AM MST delete

totally identify with #4!! we've been fortunate so far, not getting snow…but less is more (better) when it come to snow)!

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December 1, 2015 at 8:45:00 PM MST delete

Ooooo, I love spring rolls! I like Vietnamese ones that aren't fried, too, except they feel like human skin and that kind of grosses me out. Glad your kids were helpful; I always say I am the Little Red Hen, where no one will help me thresh the wheat, grind the flour, bake the bread, but they're always around to EAT it. Enjoy the volleyball! I'm kind of sorry my daughter isn't playing club ball this winter.

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December 2, 2015 at 10:49:00 AM MST delete

I have not thought about that "feel like human skin." Thanks to you, now I do. LOL

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Pat B
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December 2, 2015 at 6:49:00 PM MST delete

Those spring rolls look great! I've never tried to make them, but do enjoy eating them. I used to use a kitchen timer to help motivate me to do some of those tasks that weren't my favorite. I should start doing that again.:-)

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December 2, 2015 at 8:14:00 PM MST delete

The kitchen timer is a trick that usually works for me!

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