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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Things Thursday: Randomness at it's best

Happy Thursday everyone!  The last several days have been crazy busy but that just means that it is time to get thankful in my latest episode of Thankful Things Thursday!  There are a lot of things to be thankful for every week and sometimes I feel neglectful by only including a few things.  I hope that it's at least the funnier things to be thankful for, things to make you think about what you're thankful for, or perhaps I'm just rambling.  How do you know?  Well, you don't... but here we go anyway.

1)  One of the things that has made the last several days really crazy was some shopping that I had to do.  I needed to buy new clothes but let's be honest, I'm kind of a shopping/fashion disaster.  I'm really trying to be better about picking colors (rather than black or gray), and clothes that are more form fitting.  I've been super lucky that my friend, Jen, is usually able to shop with me and tell me when I've gone off base but this time she was unable to go with me.  However, smart phones have allowed me to take a photo in the dressing room (which is always so flattering) and text it to people to get reactions.  Sometimes the feedback isn't what I'm looking for but it's really helpful to at least be able to eliminate the really bad choices.

2)  Completely changing gears but the next thing I am thankful for is grass fed and organic beef.  We have a beef guy (honestly, we do) who has a ranch about 20 minutes from our house and that man knows how to grow a good cow.  Dan made up a marinade recipe with bourbon (and some other stuff) the other day and then grilled it and I can't even tell you how delicious it was.  Cooking this type of meat is a little different than cooking your store bought beef but it has so much flavor and is totally worth the splurge in PointsPlus value.

3)  My day on Monday went like this:  bowl of oatmeal, conference call began at 7:50 am, five minute break for lunch around 1:30 pm, conference call ended at 6:00 pm.  Then I had to run out for some more shopping and I'd barely used any PointsPlus values all day (no snacks and minimal meals) so I had 12 left over when I got home.  I went in search of snack and found a few things to be thankful for!  I made a little sandwich with a bagel thin, smoked salmon and garden vegetable cream cheese.  I enjoyed that with half of a Boulevard Bully Porter.  The whole snack cost me 9 PointsPlus values and it was totally worth it.  In fact I was still full on Tuesday morning so I just had an apple for breakfast!

Ok, now it's your turn... tell me what you're thankful for!  Go on!

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful that summer is almost here, so vegetables will be cheap and delicious again! (i haven't had a good cucumber in ages!!!)

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