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Minutes – April 18, 2016

::thankful

  • spring!  It’s been a long winter, with colds, emotional upheaval, worry and too much darkness.  I’m so delighted with the fresh flush of spring, a renewal of hope and the promise of the future.
  • blueberry corn muffins for breakfast
  • iris blooming

2016.04.18 Eternal Bliss2016.04.18 Cherub's Smile

2016.04.18 Dusky Challenger

iris from top:  Eternal Bliss, Cherub’s Smile and Dusky Challenger

::prayerful

  • praying for my children, especially my youngest.
  • praying for friends who need some extra support

::healthy  Biking fell to the wayside during the dark days of winter.  I planned some nice rides this weekend, but family demands kept me busy.  I think I just need to go ride anyway and let the family fend for themselves.  On a more positive note, I’ve taken up yoga.  It’s been about a year since my first practice, and I’m sticking with it.  It helps keep me limber.

::delicious 

  • Spaghetti and meatballs, spinach salad
  • Greek chicken and orzo skillet, tossed salad
  • Taco [Soup] Tuesday!
  • Leftovers
  • Turkey Panninis, Strawberries
  • Grilled Veggie Pizzas
  • Burgers on the grill, cucumber salad

::fun – This past winter has been difficult, and it feels like we’re all just waking up from a really long sleep, sort of like Rip Van Winkle. We have plans, though, for some wonderful fun later this year, when school is out.  Princess Pea will be in Italy in the early summer, and I’m trying to figure out how to be a chaperon.  The Architect (should really change his name to The Engineer) is planning another camping trip to Crested Butte, and I’m already working on convincing Mr. Pea that sleeping in a tent, hiking in the rain and going a week without a shower is FUN.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Minutes of Thankfulness – November 28, 2014

  1. Family traditions
  2. Fort Worth Parade of Lights
  3. Leftover pumpkin pie
  4. Turkey sandwiches…with cranberry sauce and mustard
  5. Tiny live Christmas Tree
  6. Sewing machine
  7. Knowing how to USE a sewing machine
  8. Knowing how to repair things instead of replacing them
  9. DirtBike willingly and enthusiastically choosing new shirts….real shirts with buttons and collars!
  10. Princess Pea making coffee
  11. Google Earth
  12. Llama yarn – oooooh so soft
  13. Opal Gold apples
  14. Knowing how to make caramel sauce from scratch
  15. Last piece of chocolate pie
  16. Hot breakfast casserole
  17. Unseasonably warm weekend…followed by a cold week
  18. Seeing The Architect at work, and laughing at the expression on his face
  19. Finding a favorite ring that I thought was lost
  20. AdventAdvent

Be Thankful for Today.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Minutes of Thankfulness – November 27, 2014

::thankful for 

  1. My parents…who are celebrating their 51st Wedding Anniversary today!  They have been a shining, grace-blessed example of the sacrament of marriage!
  2. Cherry Pie
  3. Apple Brown Betty cooling on the counter
  4. Pumpkin Pie, sitting right next to Ms. Betty
  5. Chocolate Cream Pie setting in the refrigerator
  6. Mr. Turkey smoking in the egg on the patio
  7. Sweet Potatoes…with concentric marshmallow rings (for my dear sis!)
  8. Dear friends who are celebrating years of remission
  9. Bacon
  10. Home
  11. Fresh running water, indoor plumbing, sturdy roof over my head
  12. The skunk that the neighbor dog had cornered choosing to scurry under the fence and NOT spray him
  13. Ginger Essence perfume
  14. The Architect being so strong and healthy.  He’s out running a race this morning!
  15. Princess Pea cleaning the sunroom so that her Prince Charming doesn’t have a sneezing fit when he’s visiting today
  16. Ham
  17. Mr. Pea helping to put things away and tidy the house while I enjoy Kitchen Patrol
  18. Ginger Maple Cream Top Yogurt
  19. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  20. Being Alive

Be Thankful for Today.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Minutes of Thankfulness – November 26, 2014

::thankful for 

  1. Teen sons and their friend who cut and stacked firewood for me today
  2. Same teens who strung Christmas lights in the back yard
  3. Finishing up clearing out the girls’ room for Mom Pea
  4. Peppermint Oreos
  5. Favorite kid games for less than $5 at WalMart
  6. Ceramic pie weights
  7. Mr. Pea sharing his french fries with me
  8. Friends in far places who have wonderful stories to tell
  9. My First Haircut today!!  Hair is still super short, but now it looks stylish
  10. Pie baking
  11. Princess Pea coming home today
  12. Cherry Ames and Fireman Dan coming over tomorrow
  13. Hard Apple Cider (why have I never hear of this stuff until now??)
  14. Gas Prices!!
  15. A working oven
  16. Vacuum cleaner that still works wonderfully after all these years
  17. Beautiful weather
  18. New, pretty dress
  19. Friends to ride bikes with
  20. Finding lost keys

Be Thankful.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Minutes of Thankfulness – November 25, 2014

::thankful for 

  1. Silly turkey coffee mugTurkey Mug
  2. French fries
  3. Finding Bob the Cat after he escaped from the house…before he became coyote bait.
  4. Finding the dog’s frisbee
  5. A new project on the knitting needles
  6. Pumpkin Spice Bread mix from Williams Sonoma
  7. Finishing plat comments just in time
  8. Those teeny, tiny squashes from Central Market
  9. Getting Beef Stew in the crockpot before I left for work this morning
  10. Anticipation of consuming said Beef Stew for dinner tonight
  11. Eyelashes and eyebrows finally starting to look normal
  12. Online classes for my continuing education credits
  13. Wonderful doctors and nurses who are still caring for me
  14. Aleve
  15. Very pleasant meeting with the Realtor of a favorite client…more projects on the horizon
  16. Finding high school friends once again
  17. The view from my office window – yes….That’s Cowboy Stadium and The BallparkView
  18. Beautiful gold leaves on the cedar elms
  19. Lunchtime walksMe!
  20. My Twelve Days of Christmas charm bracelet that I’ve had for decades
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Minutes of Thankfulness – November 24, 2014

::thankful for 

  1. Rain – almost 2 inches of rain that fell slowly over 48(ish) hours and soaked in.
  2. My ridiculously hyper dog
  3. Chicken Spaghetti
  4. Mr. Pea  (NOTE….he’s doesn’t actually rank below Chicken Spaghetti and the dog…I’m just letting the brain cells fire at will.)
  5. laptop computer
  6. iPod
  7. Big ‘ole skeins of hand painted yarns waiting for me to make something
  8. Honest work
  9. Cooler weather
  10. Glorious blue skies
  11. The Architect getting a fabulous part time job
  12. Coupons in the mail for Godiva Chocolate
  13. Brookstone and Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalogs
  14. thisiswhyimbroke.com (Go ahead.  Look.)
  15. Repaired camera lens
  16. This kid:                                                                           2014.11.24  DirtBike
  17. These kids, too:                                   The Architect and Princess Pea
  18. And this wonderful young woman (and the handsome guy with her!):Cherry Ames and The Beau
  19. Orange Chicken
  20. Coffee

Be Thankful.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea