Category Archives: Thankful Thursday

The Return of Thankful Thursday


Lots to be thankful for today:

1. I had a good run at the gym today, and I finished week 3 of Couch 2 5k. (Not so thankful for the fresh mulch they laid outside though…gross smells…seeping through windows….)

2. I FINALLY found my Nike+ running sensor. YESSS. Thanks, St. Anthony!

3. It’s almost Friday, which means there’s only one more week until Spring Break! (If you ever wondered, as a child, if your teachers looked forward to breaks as much as you did…the answer is yes. We do.)

4. Ann Taylor Loft has started using ribbons as handles on their shopping bags. Why am I thankful for that? Because I got to wear a cute silver ribbon belt today, and it was FREE!

Thankful Thursday: The Hubs


Well, it looks like the regular posts are making their way back. Funny how they’re coming back now that school’s about to start again, and yet when I had all kinds of time over the summer…nothin’.

Anyway, today’s Thankful Thursday is brought to you by the letters P. J. (Paul J…he actually hates being called P.J.). I’m thankful everyday for Paul, but the past couple of days, he’s been able to make me laugh like I haven’t in ages.

I feel badly because ever since grad school started, I’ve been sad/depressed/stressed out/upset more often than I’ve actually been happy or even content. I thought that summer would help alleviate some of those negative feelings, but it turned out that having all kinds of time with nothing to do brought its own demons. I feel like I’m never in a good mood anymore, and I rarely ever laugh. But last night, I told Paul that if I wasn’t out of bed by the time he left for work this morning, that he needed to drag my lazy bones out of bed. And at 7:15am, when I was still in bed, clinging desperately to my pillow, Paul wrapped his arms around my waist and started tugging, and literally dragged me out of bed. It’s always nice to start your day off with a really good laugh. So, thanks Paul, for making me laugh so hard and for making me happy.

Thankful Thursday: Happiness


Oh, I’m so grateful for this beautiful weather. I hadn’t realized how much winter weather was affecting my mood. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been truly happy. But this gorgeous weather (seriously, 81 degrees today!) has gotten my spirits back up. I was able to run outside last night (and consequently, my hips hurt a lot today), I wore a dress sans tights today to work, I wore sandals today, and most fabulously, the windows in my apartment are O-P-E-N! This, of course, means that lots of little buggies are getting in, but that’s okay. I’ll deal with it for now.

Dear Spring,

Can you please stick around for a while? Thanks!


Thankful Thursday: Spring Break!


First of all, I apologize for no post yesterday. Our internet was down, and my computer kinda freaked out, too. I did, however, do some pilates on Tuesday night, and Paul and I went for a walk/jog in the park last night to enjoy the gorgeous weather.

On to today’s post. Once again, I could write about how grateful I am for the return of warm spring weather. The sun puts me in such a good mood. However, I feel it’s necessary today to express my love for Spring Break. Today is Parent-Teacher conference day, from 1-8, so I was able to sleep in a bit this morning, and I’ve been lounging in my PJs, drinking coffee and watching Cash Cab for a little over an hour now. There were a couple of things I had wanted to accomplish today, and I still have time, but they’re just not that important. I need the down-time more than I need the feeling of productivity.

Tomorrow, Paul and I are going up to Door County for the weekend. I’m sure that the weather is going to be cold and gross, but that’s okay. I’m looking forward to getting away for a weekend. (Yep, just checked the weather forecast, and it’s supposed to snow up there tomorrow and Saturday…that’s why we stay places where there are fireplaces in the room!)

And as for next week, I plan on doing some shopping. I got rid of two big bags full of clothes that either don’t fit or make me feel frumpy. So, now I need to replace them. Plus, spring clothes are out, and I definitely need some spring clothes. I got some great stuff last weekend–a sweater, belt and straight-leg jeans at Gap (thank you, Gap, for your awesome denim trade-in deal!); and a skirt, t-shirt, and denim jacket at Target. But I feel the need to get some more work bottoms. I have come to the realization that most of my work pants make me feel kind of lame and dumpy, which makes it hard to find a top that makes me feel any better.

So, thank you Spring Break, for finally arriving. I have been looking forward to you for so long.

Thankful Thursday: SLP on the go!


There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week…a big one being the jump in temperature, which made my outdoor run yesterday (and maybe another today) possible. However, I would like to say that I am BEYOND grateful for the laptop I received at work on Tuesday. I’ve been wanting/needing a laptop for…well, the entire time I’ve been employed there. And then it just appeared…. Okay, so someone from the Tech department brought it over. But still. It was like Christmas. This is way better than the day I got Boardmaker!