Sunday, February 22, 2015

My 10 Thankfuls - The Simple Things - We are Warm, Fed, and Together

It was wonderful participating in the 1000 Speak of Compassion . I was a little nervous adding my post about compassion, nervous to get it in on time, worried about the content, yet I overcame any doubt and did my part.  Humbly I say to that, I try my best each day, and show some kindness. 

We had Chinese food last night for dinner, that was Ms. Amelia’s fortune….from her fortune cookie.

I don’t work in a big city, I live in a suburban area, and my job is not far from my home.  It is in a busier area, but it is not Manhattan by any means – regardless, I am out in public, my office is a building that also rents to a government facility- there is always someone that is lost and needs to be told where the facility is.  I am mentioning this because writing about compassion is only the beginning.  With all the wonderful writings, I am fueled to do more, to be kinder, and to destroy hatred.  Congratulations to everyone that added their posts.   Looking forward to the next Compassion Link.

Now for my Ten Things of Thankful

One – Thank you Hubby for driving me to work one day last week when the roads were icy.

Two - A family who binges together stays together – we all watched season one of The Blacklist, it’s on Netflix. It is awesome how the kids want to discuss with us about the show.

Three- Kindle, we are a family with Kindles.   James got one for Christmas, and I got a newer one too. Amelia received hers last Christmas; I was able to set it up that we all are under one account, my account, which is awesome because I can set up their content from my Kindle. I added books for both kids, which they read and love.  I also added various games and apps; despite the fact I can restrict the apps and games until they read for a certain time, which I can set, I haven’t.  I told them that I am not restricting the apps or games, because I can tell if they are reading - so far it’s working, they are reading and still enjoying the Kindle experience.   I want them to read – Amelia is reading, it is awesome!

Four – Saturday,  I love you -  especially when I am feeling run down and just need to relax – I think this  winter is causing havoc to my sinuses  - I feel like I have a cold, but then I don’t – earaches  and the works, then I’m ok.   It was nice to relax yesterday.

Five – Today’s menu – in honor of the Oscars – kids asked for finger foods.  Spinach artichoke dip, Cheese Burger Sliders, Sliced mushrooms sautéed to taste like stuffed mushroom, maybe mini calzones and a salad.

Six – It is Oscar night, who is excited.  Me!

Seven-   I love movies, I wrote about it here , and here, and here too.

Eight -   Birthday celebration – we celebrated my sister’s birthday on Friday - Happy Birthday!  It was nice seeing everyone and catching up.

Nine – Back to school tomorrow – winter break is over.   Certain areas in my home are still not organized - I know I should have taken vacation too, with me home it would have been done.  Nevertheless, what was done is still an improvement; great job Nick.

Ten - The simple things - we are warm, fed, and together.

What were your thankfuls last week?


  1. I don't own a kindle. May never own a kindle. If your kids are reading? Doesn't matter if it's a hard cover book or on a kindle. They're reading! Such a wonderful thing for a child to enjoy.
    Kudos to the Hub! It's nice when the driving is dicey to have someone else do it lol.
    Enjoy the Oscars tonight! Reading about the food you've prepared is making me hungry... I'm heading for the kitchen!

    1. believe me I love my books too - I have notes or highlights all over them - the kindle thing excites me that my kids are actually reading and using it. thanks for visiting enjoy my recipes. :)

  2. do have a kindle… (while never replacing the tactile fun of a bookstore), they are damn convenient for reading oneself to sleep… now that I think about it (reading in the otherwise darkened room, while Phyllis sleeps or vice versa), kindle is kind of a 21st C version of the flashlight under-the-covers reading I recall from childhood… cool, thanks for the memory stim!

    1. I can never get rid of my books certain books need to be held - I need to smell the pages -and make my notes and highlight too - so with a balance I accept the two, especially if it is helping my reading. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. We have Nooks at our house. I like mine, but not in love with it. I have trouble staying with a book; it just doesn't feel right in my hand. But I agree with Denise that if it makes a kid read more, all the better! We got them for my parents last year. It's really nice for them, because they can make the print as large as they need it to see, and my husband takes care of all of their IT questions.

    Glad you've had a good week. I like your Oscar food choices. We do appetizers for dinner on Christmas Eve.

  4. it is awesome, they are reading and having fun too- Amelia is so behind that anything helps - dinner was awesome all were happy :) appetizers are da bomb! :)

  5. Marisa, I have the nook app on my I-pad Wish I could find more time for reading. We love Netflix too haven't watched blacklist yet. Is it good?... We are into House of Cards...

    1. oh we love house of cards soon the next season will start - can't wait -

      time is not on our side - too much to do

      blacklist surprised me - hubby and James started watching it we all ended up getting sucked in - it is good.

  6. I always watch the Oscars. I love the pageantry of it, though I do roll my eyes at all the self-lauding. Sounds like you guys had a great Oscar party.

    1. We had a nice night on Sunday - the Oscars were long though - the kids lost interest once the food was gone which was fine they needed to get ready for school.

      I roll my eyes often too during this exhibits - and this year it seemed many had a lot of nothing to say. :)


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