>> Thursday, September 26, 2013
Happy first Thursday of Fall!
Of course, around here it's been feeling fall-ish for a few weeks already... I can't complain though; the weather has been beautiful for the most part. I'm so thankful there's only been a couple of days of drizzle since September began. Mostly, they've been warm and sunny, and we've had only two or three nights with very light frost.
I'm thankful for 15 three-cup containers of homemade salsa in my freezer... and two more wheelbarrows-full of tomatoes ripening and waiting in the shed!
I'm grateful The Man enjoys working in the garden. I don't. He basically cleaned it out the other day and put all the spaghetti squashes, zucchinis, pumpkins, and tomatoes into the shed to protect them from the frost. It won't be long and they will have to get moved into the house though, and I'm not sure where we're going to put all those tomatoes while we wait for them to ripen!! I'm thankful our garden did so well this year.
I'm thankful I have the kind of husband who doesn't mind being woken up an hour earlier than normal if it means a chance to shoot something! There was a skunk wandering around on the front yard the other day, but unfortunately, as soon as the back door opened, it disappeared into the bush behind the garage.
I'm thankful my piano key repair turned out to be a factory recall issue ~ even though my piano is 10 years old already. My entire keyboard is being replaced for only the cost of an hour of labour! It's an inexpensive digital piano and I was a little worried that maybe 10 years was about all I could expect to get out of it; that the cost of the repair would make it tough to decide if it was worth the hassle or if we should just spring for a new one. I'm so grateful we didn't have to make that decision. Instead of possibly spending hundreds on repairs or even thousands on a replacement, it'll only cost $80 and will hopefully serve me well for another good many years!!
I'm thankful for decluttering. It's always a bit of a battle ~ The Man HATES getting rid of stuff ~ but even he had to admit the giant bookshelf by the front door being cleaned out does make a difference in how the room feels!! (now if only we could get the toy end of the room under control!!) I'm grateful we live in abundance and really, this is a good problem to have, but it IS hard to give away boxes and bags of things we thought were important enough for ourselves to purchase. I'm not going all minimalist or anything (my husband is a little concerned about that!), but I just find that I'm so much more thankful for our things when they all have proper places of their own and can be put back in those places when we're done with them!!
What are YOU thankful for this week??