Archive | August, 2008
28 Aug

thankful thursday

  • antibiotics
  • doctors that squeeze in appts b/c i was late
  • summer b/c the health center only takes visitors in summer
  • health insurance
  • contact lens, being able to wear them, being able to wear sunglasses with them
  • bay bridge toll passes, EZ passes
  • nice drives
  • new friends
  • real convos
  • chord progressions
  • guitars + gorgeous voices
  • Frezzo, who taught me to recognize intervals and recognize/sing an A pitch
  • pitch pipes
  • D.Smith, camerata, those good times i had in it
  • D.Smith’s health and spirits being generally good
  • chemo, bone marrow transplants, life saving scientific treatments
  • gorgeous fall-like weather
  • BFFs, RBs, other halfes (not halves)
  • espn.com
  • open key songs
  • homemade sangria
  • gas grills
  • spontaneous beach trips
  • long overdue roomie reunions
  • umbrellas
  • random people at the beach who approach us and make for good stories
  • a wicked sweet pay raise that comes with being put on contract soon
  • pwb’s car only needing gas when it died on 495
  • parents who don’t ask for reimbursement for cooking
  • generally being done with painting my room
  • catching up on tv shows
  • naps
  • pretty dresses, cute sweaters/cardigans, well-put together outfits
  • magical paint scrapers, b/c my mirror is now free of glue/paint decals that were stuck on there for 15years
21 Aug

thankful thursday

  • flexible work scheds
  • a good fair
  • eliza’s hand injury only being a sprain
  • m.lin for helping tear down the tent
  • another fair completed
  • rest days
14 Aug

thankful thursday

  • cheap lights
  • accommodating parents
  • people who helped clean up the flood
  • REM for seat cushions
  • plenty of sleep
  • daily talks with rashad
  • dehumidifiers
  • cookie dough coke floats that wake me up
  • people who volunteered to cook more than once
  • gatorade being at the door of costco so i didn’t have to waste time
  • Christoher and his 2am devos, when i don’t pull through
  • the magic of PB&J, such simple food that somehow pleases/excites everyone
  • the fact that my kids are so adaptable to whatever food is provided
  • Danny who stopped by to check on us and offered help
  • honest devos
  • Mark’s fball practice times changed so he can be at the fair more
  • people who share yummy fair food
  • compassion + patience
  • blue, blue skies
  • Elliot’s dad’s stew saving dinner
  • getting tickets back from parents
  • Heart of Maryland Chorus who remembered us from Friday and loves us
  • CBC TG and our history of great youth helpers
  • motivated, active kids in TG
  • a community/family in CBC that other churches don’t have or are still building
  • good convos with friends like old times at pside
  • friends like Ted+Karen who are proud of the team
  • antibacterial/disinfectant for rides when people puke
  • parents that bring vegetables + well-rounded meals
  • new music + good mixtapes
  • washers+dryers
  • the magic of toothbrush scrubbing to clean with
  • fruit sellers + free plums
  • Chilly Mall’s air condition
  • long talks with friends
  • new starts
  • encouraging people
  • joy, laughter
  • Asaph+Will who are amazed with the team and their committment
  • the return of fball, both NFL and flag
  • BFF for speeding things along, esp since i was getting annoyed
  • brownies, cookies, munchies
  • having extra food at meals
  • entire vegetarian friendly dishes
9 Aug

thankful thursday

anything and anyone who has helped me prep for the county fair. everyone at work who are working with me to handle my projects while i’m gone. my parents who let me use a car for two weeks and run around at all times of day. my dad who took off work and rescheduled his meetings to help me for fair setup. everyone at the fair who can handle things, but still ask me for help, which lets me know that i’m needed but they can still do things themselves. all the little things i notice at the fair that i am so thankful for.

8 Aug

thankful thursday

  • little Alex for improving so much from last year
  • Joshie+Matthew who make me laugh with their emotions
  • spectacular first performance of “everything”
  • well coordinated scenes
  • YA guys who came out to help
  • T.Kang’s hug at just the right moment
  • BFF Rachel’s quirks in dramas
  • fair friends: Rashad, Cedric, Syed, Hanouria
  • everyone who helped fix the sound system
  • individually packaged sandwiches
  • FP food provider who sat on her driveway waiting for Judy to pick up the food
  • free bag of ice b/c the lady didn’t want to break the bundle
  • free entrance to fair w/ one hand stamp for food
  • Christopher subbing into dramas, manning sounds, & not complaining waiting on dinner
  • the leftover chips from lunch when Auntie Susan forgot hers at home
  • Val adapting to the fair so well and taking pointers