Archive for November 2011

This week, I am grateful for …

10. Spending Thanksgiving with my family

9. Sam Adams “Chocolate Bock”

8. Loving my two football teams, despite terrible losses

7. Big Red chewing gum

6. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

5. Stinkerbell getting her ears pierced

4. My sweet 3 & 4-year-old dance students

3. Homemade chicken alfredo

2. Laughing until my stomach hurts with a special someone

1. Birthday wishes from friends

I absolutely love this time of year.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I enjoy spending time with my family.  I always put up my Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving.  I have been collecting ballet ornaments since I was a little girl, and I love that I have accumulated enough to decorate the entire tree! 

Thanksgiving week thankfulness …

10) My colleagues at work

9) My students at school

8) My church family

7) My dance students

6) My pets

5) My friends

4) My aunts, uncles, and cousins

3) My grandmother

2) My parents

1) My Stinkerbell

One of my favorite blogs that I have discovered this year is written by PC Walker.  PC’s blog is both inspirational and thought-provoking.  I simply love how he makes you ponder the many different aspects of your faith.  This past week, PC shared an incredible video.  It is simply the most awesome thing I have seen in a very long time.  I hope you will watch, reflect, and respond joyfully.

This week, I am thankful for these things that made me smile …

10. Cool Fall mornings

9. Veteran’s Day ceremony at my school

8. A student trying to convince me to be a Justin Bieber fan … as if!

7. Dinner with dear, old friends

6. Unexpected text messages

5. The choir at my church

4. Suri’s Burn Book blog

3. Going to the movies with Stinkerbell

2. The Allman Brothers Band

1. Clemson winning their division championship!

I love music.  Music stirs my soul, and I especially love how certain songs can bring specific memories to mind.  My iTunes library is eclectic to say the very least!  And, since I am a list-maker, I have decided to compile my favorite songs of all time.

10. “Fix You” by Coldplay

9. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

8. “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band

7. “One” by U2

6. “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

5. “Black” by Pearl Jam

4. “Wonderwall” by Oasis

3. “Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution

2. “Ripple” by Grateful Dead

1. “Pleas” by Widespread Panic

This week, I am especially grateful for:

10. Having 1,042 views of my blog to date

9. College football

8. Gorgeous fall colors

7. Facebook pictures of my friends’ children

6. The Grateful Dead

5. Sweet dance students

4. Sugar & cream with a little bit of coffee

3. Dr. Sheldon Cooper

2. Blasts from the past

1. Veterans who have served our country

One of my favorite things to do to relax is to watch television.  The shows that I always make time for are:

5. Two and a Half Men

4. Rules of Engagement

3. Modern Family

2. Parenthood

1. The Big Bang Theory

This week, Entertainment Weekly provided a great tribute to the most memorable TV catch phrases from the past seventy years.  Enjoy!

This week’s thankfulness revolves around Halloween:

10. Snack size Butterfingers

9. Celebrating with my biology students by making “edible cells”

8. Old-fashioned bubble gum

7. Non-scary costumes

6. Creative costumes

5. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

4. Trick-or-treating with good friends

3. Halloween Festival at our church

2. Me dressed as Minerva McGonagall

1. Stinkerbell dressed as Hermione Granger


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