Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Thoughts

Just thought I would take a few minutes and reflect on a few happy thoughts.

Things like:

Eating grilled pork steaks and pasta salad on the patio last night!

Watching Tyler help his poppa get the sprinkler system up and going. He LOVED it and kept saying "BIG Water!" He ended up soaking wet. And deliriously happy.

I have a new project on the needles - a pair of socks. It will be my very first pair of socks to knit. I know, I know. I wasn't going to start a new project. But it calms me. It relaxes me. I need to do it.

A beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 70's. Ahhhhh.......... I can't tell you how happy that makes me.

Knowing that every time I sit down, my little dog Willow jumps in my lap and snuggles right in.

When Jess has a big test at school, she always calls home and asks us to pray for her. I love that she knows where her Source of Strength and Wisdom comes from.

Diet Dr. Pepper. 'nuff said.

Knitting podcasts on my iPod. I found the KnitPicks podcasts and I love listening to them in the car as I travel to and from work. I have learned so much about knitting by just listening. I also love Never Not Knitting's podcasts. So relaxing and just what I need to take my mind of work on my 30 minute ride home each day.

Took the studded snow tires of my car this week. Can I just say hallelujah! I sure appreciate them when I need them but I appreciate that I don't need them even more.

Financial Peace University. Dave Ramsey has helped us immensely. Retirement is not that far away and we will be ready. The techniques and information we have learned from this class are invaluable. Thank you Dave!

Sweet Ava Claire. I love having a granddaughter. She is just a little bundle of sugar and I could just eat her with a spoon. Her sweet little voice just melts my heart and yes, it's true - she could get by with nearly anything when she flashes that precious smile at me.

Tulips. My very favorite flower of all. And they are almost ready to pop at my house.

Couponing. I just get so happy when I coupon. It's like winning a game show or something. I can't explain it - you just have to try it and then you will know.

Book giveaways! I have two winners. The winner of This Little Prayer of Mine is Denise from A Grandmother's Heartbeat. And the winner of Forget Me Not is Nancy. Send me your addresses girls - rgryan(at)nnu(dot)edu and I will get them in the mail to you.

Have a happy weekend everybody!


Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how those little girls can get away with everything while with their grandparents? I think that is why Beth was such an angel while she was with family...she knew she could smile, flutter her eyelashes and get what she wanted! Thanks for sharing!

nanajobx said...

I won!! I won!!! I am so excited!!!! thank you Robin :)

Dawn said...

Congrats to the winners! Yes, little granddaughters are truly a gift from God. Grandsons, too, but I don't have any of those at this point.

Glad you're having happy thoughts. I wish I knew how to coupon like you do. I use a lot of coupons, but not significantly, like you do.

Diet DP - yes. I'm supposed to be quitting pop, but just can't seem to break away. Addictive, I guess.

We have one great day, then back to gray. Getting tiresome. The flowers are out in profusion, though.

mamacooker said...

Hi there! Just found you while walking through the blog today! I totally relate! God is forefront in our life and family. We have 4 children and 3 grandson's and my favorite new name is Nana! God is so good. Life is beautiful with Him. I enjoyed your blog and plan to follow.
christian friend and blogger

Nancy said...

Woohoo!! I'm SO excited about getting a new book!! And, as usual, I've enjoyed your random thoughts this week. :) Thank you so much!! (address is on its way to you by e-mail)

Kathy S. said...

=) Sweet reflections! Thanks for your kind comment on my cute boy! You are a blessing!

Dawn said...

Hope you've had a good week!

Brent and Chris said...

I love your blogs, Robin.

nanajobx said...

The book arrived yesterday! Thank you so much. Will share it with the grandbabies tonight!