Friday, August 8, 2014

TGIF - Things I am Grateful For Friday

I'm joining up with a new to me link up this week with Ashley of Hello Nature, Laura of The Laura Way and Nay of Coffee-N-Ink called Things I'm Grateful For Friday (TGIF!). It's all about celebrating and enjoying the little things in life that are wonderful. I love that idea so I'm excited to do a post around this theme!

This week I am grateful for:

An abundance of time off - I love that my employer has such a wonderful time off program.  Until I can figure out whether or not I can drop a few hours to spend more time with Ollie, I can at least take advantage of a day off here or there to get some extra time that way.  Today is one of those days and we're going shopping at the Just Between Friends consignment sale where I always find great deals on clothing for my growing boy!  He's not part of his mama's no shop summer rule!

My CSA share - The box we received of veggies this week is amazing.  Corn, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini, summer squash, beets and carrots.  Also some assorted herbs.  We will be eating very well this week!!

Repair work being cheaper than expected - We had to have a couple of drains cleared this week due to a backup and usually plumbing work is just sooooo expensive that I just dreaded it, but the actual cost came in much lower than I was expecting.  Happy surprise indeed!

And of course the things most folks would expect but I don't take them for granted - my husband, my beautiful baby boy, my kitties, having many friends near and far in my life and being blessed to live close to much of our extended family.  We have a lot of love in our life and I am extremely grateful for that!

Check out Ashley, Laura or Nay's blogs for other posts of gratitude or to add your own! And have yourself a wonderful weekend - I'm also grateful for all of you!!

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  1. I am grateful for having the WHOLE weekend off!

  2. What a sweet new feature for your blog! Hurrah for things being cheaper, that is always a positive thing.

  3. Love that you get flexible time off... so nice to hear about. Our garden is just starting to explode, so I can understand your excitement of your CSIA share coming in. Have a great weekend!

  4. This is SUCH a great post idea! How lovely of your employer to be so flexible for mom time. And I have been trying not to buy anything either, but I don't count it for the kids!

  5. I love this post! It is always good to look on the bright side of things, so this type of post is great! And yay for time off and cheaper than expected repair costs! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Ah man they nicked my idea and turned it into a linkie!!! Luckily it is a good idea and I am glad they are doing it!!! Yes, I have always loved writing my grateful lists in the blog world AND back in real life when I worked in music admin back in 2004!!!x

  7. I love this post! It's so great to acknowledge the things you are grateful for. I am also grateful for our CSA! Yummy! I hope you are enjoying your day off! Happy Friday!

  8. I wish I had your gift of time off. Working too hard sucks the energy out of me. The veggies sound delicious. I need to cook more.

  9. I love this ~ it's so great to take time to remember the blessings we have in life. Hope you had a great weekend!



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