Monday, November 22, 2010

30 Days of Thankfulness

November 22, 2010
Today I am thankful for the unexpected balmy weather!  I had windows open due to the almost 70 degrees.  Now we are listening to the rain . . .it is the calm before the . . .. cold :-)  Tomorrow we'll be below freezing!  Which makes me thankful for living in Michigan - I love all the seasons.  

Christmas Door Tour

Lianna over at Growing Our Own Garden is hosting the third annual Christmas Door Tour!  It looks like fun :-)  Most of our outdoor decorations died last year so I already knew that I had to focus on one area this year and start to rebuild from there.  I've really enjoyed having my entrance decorated first, for Halloween and than "converted" over for fall.  That made my decision easy, I wanted to focus on the main entrance of our home which includes a deck and sliding door.  I've got a few ideas swimming in my head already with wreaths, garland and lights.  I might have to make a trip to the dollar store with the change jar to see what I can find there to inspire me :-) 

So between now and December 10th, get those decorations out and make your home look festive.  Than link up to Growing Our Own Garden on December 10th and check out all of the other Christmas Doors too!  (If you are going to participate, go to her site now and comment on the post there - you'll be entered in for a prize too!!)

My Favorite Things

Week 2 of "My Favorite Things" hosted by the The High Heeled Housewife is:  My favorite things about my husband.

I love my husband because:
1. He is funny.  He tells funny jokes and laughs at mine.  He finds humor in odd situations.  He still has the same sense of humor he had as a teenager (in other words, he is one big kid)
2. He is kind.  He treats me with respect and always says nice things to me.  He treats others kindly and has a way of getting people to talk.
3. He adores our children.  He loves to get on the floor and play with them.  He teaches them how to play and how to get along.  He is just a big kid too!!
4. He is handsome.  :-)
5. He is tall :-)
6.  He doesn't let me boss him around LOL  Seriously!  I can tell him what to do - and he'll tell me he's going to do things differently because he is in charge :-) hehehehehe  I like that!
7. He is musical.  There is nothing better than having a spouse who plays an instrument; not only do you get to hear it, you get to feel proud when he plays for others.  It is a double bonus!!
8. He is a hard worker.  He works two jobs, 80+ hours a week so I can stay home with our kids and he doesn't complain.
9. He is intelligent.  He is able to figure things out and tends to think through things far more than I do.  It is a good thing, even when it frustrates me.
10.  He is married to me :-)