Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Getting Flashy!

Hey Kids! It's time once again for Thankful Thursday and if I've finally figured out this whole "schedule your blog posts" thing...I should be out right on time with this one. If so, Shan may just fall right off her computer chair!

Thankful Thursday started as a result of an e-mail message I received one day from the folks at "Wondertime" which explained:

According to research in "Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier", regularly writing down what you're grateful for can increase your level of happiness by about 25 percent. (So can a chocolate martini, but we couldn't find that in the self-help aisle.)

Making a conscious note of the things I have to be grateful for has always been important to me and if that is going to raise my happiness by 25% to boot, then so be it! :)

If you would like to join me in this Thankful Thursday then please write up your Thankful Thursday post (it doesn't matter how many things you it 10, or 5, or 3, or just 1 very special thing) and then sign Mr. Linky below so I can go check out your post, too.

So, here we go...

1) I am very thankful that Dave and the girls made it back from their trip to the States safe and sound. I am a huge worrier and having them on the road for that long (about 5 hours there and back) kept my stomach in knots all day long. They went to see his sister, but since little Colie doesn't have her passport yet (or birth certificate) us two girls just stayed home. I worried - she slept, and ate, and cooed.

2) I was so happy to see them all walk back through the door that I almost forgot about the special package Davey was bringing home for me. My new flash! Well, those who know what they are talking about call it a "strobe" so I'll have to pretend like I know what I'm talking about and call it a strobe, too (or, is it a "speedlight"?). I have already read the entire manual that came with it, but it was kind of like reading about rocket a foreign language...after having had about 2 bottles of wine. Hopefully one day I'll figure out how to use my new toy properly. She sure is a beaut. and I'm very thankful to have it!

3) I continue to be very grateful that spring has arrived. You know how I love the sun and the heat. It is supposed to be about 18 degrees and sunny tomorrow. Three months from now you'd find me complaining about 18 degrees but right now, after a long and very cold/snowy winter, it's like heaven. Colie and I will be going on one big 'ol hike, I'll tell you. I think Davey may even be taking me to the golf course to hit some balls and work on my swing. I can't wait!

4) Purple Onion. I love, love, love purple onion and now that I am trying to eat more healthy food I'm having a lot more salads. The very best salads in the world are the ones Dave makes for me. I'm not sure why, but his salads are always so much better than mine. And, the very best thing about a salad is lots of purple onion on top. You can call it "red onion" if you like, but they are really, actually, purple so that's just what I'm going to continue to call them. That...and yummy!

5) Dave! I've probably said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again but I am always very, very, grateful for my Davey. He is just the best for so many reasons. The fact that he brings me home toys from the States, he brings me coffees from Timmies all the time (even though he hates coffee and the only reason he has for stopping in is me), and he makes me the very best salads in the whole world. He has also given me my three beautiful daughters and this whole beautiful life we have together. And, not only that, he continues to support me, my dreams, my goals, whole-heartedly. Actually, he not only supports me...he gets excited for me! He is just the greatest guy in the whole world and I love him to bits. You're alright, baby. ;-)

Remember to sign Mr. Linky below and connect me directly to your Thankful Thursday post (not just your blog). I'd be ever so Thankful!! :)


Shan said...

Wow! I did almost fall off my chair. Nice work buddy! Love the list:)

Leah said...

I haven't even figured out how to move past "auto" mode on my fancy christmas present camera, let alone be ready for adding flashes (strobes, whatever). I wish you luck, and can't wait to see some test/practice pictures as you start to master things!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Joe McNally does seem to be the guru of flash and light and I haven't even branched out there yet. :D Yay, for your new flash. New toys always seem to make our passion increase wouldn't you say?? Thanks for dropping by and giving a shout out. BTW, I am a big fan of reality TV too!