I’ve slacked on daily thanks these past couple of weeks, but its time to get back at it!  Here are just a few of the things I’ve been thankful for this past week.
ThursdayShrinking Olympics
After 10 days of online challenges – I won the ultimate Olympian prize!  (Bragging rights in addition to a $100 gift card.)  I won the gold medal in 4 events, silver in 4, and bronze in 1 – best I could count during the awards ceremony.  I’m very pleased with my effort and performance!

Jay and I watched a Netflix DVD, then he went about setting up our new modem & wireless router (or old ones were struck by lightening).  He began around 8 o’clock and I fell asleep shortly after.  We were going to watch something on Hulu when he finished.  Instead we went to bed and I got some good rest before my race the next morning!

SaturdayRunning (& walking) friends

I participated in a race (and took 2nd in my age group) in the morning then hung out with some other runner friends for backyard Olympics later in the evening. 

Jay’s team gold medal (aka goldschlager) and his MVP award


I often use “family” as a thankful point, but I am truly blessed with incredible parents, grandparents, and extended family.  Sunday after church I hung out with my parents, watched a (really bad) movie, and enjoyed my Mama’s home cooking from my Daddy’s garden.

Monday70th Monthiversary

Jay and I celebrated our 70th month together since the day we met by going on a local winery tour/tasting then eating dinner out.


Normally, this wouldn’t be a thankful topic, but my mother had minor surgery on Tuesday.  Early that morning (around 3) I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep, giving me ample time to pray for the doctor who was performing the surgery, the attending nurses, and for God to calm the nerves of my father and grandparents.  I’m also thankful the surgery went well.

WednesdayTraining buddy

I’m very blessed to count my training buddy (and coworker) as one of my best friends. Sometimes I’m the fast one, sometimes I hold her back but always we have something fun to talk about – and someone with whom to try new events/distances/social activities.