Today I am grateful for my beautiful new skates! I am so happy! Reidell 265’s with dual action 45 degree plates! They are pretty darn sweet!
I am also pretty pumped about my new fanny pack. It’s kinda kick-ass and makes it super easy to skate around without having to hold anything in my hands. And it’s just cool.
Finally, I’m extremely grateful for my wonderful friend Punchie and the sweet practice shirts we made! We look like total bad asses (which we are).
I am always and forever grateful for the wonderful sport of roller derby.
I cannot believe that it’s been almost a year since I recorded what I am grateful for! How did that much time go by? This has been a really busy and hectic year, and I have so much to be grateful for that it’s a little overwhelming at times (which is the whole point of this blog, to record those feelings before they get overwhelming!), but I am finally taking a little bit of a break. Which means I will have more time to be mindful of all the great things in the world.
So, for today, I will simply say, that I am grateful that I had such a busy, time consuming year with my loved ones, and that I made it through another year, mostly unscathed.
I am grateful that all my loved ones are still with me, and am super grateful for new friends that I have been lucky enough to make.
I’m grateful that I am still gainfully employed, and still in a loving relationship with my main squeeze, Craig.
I am super grateful that I have continued with Roller Derby, joining the Battle Creek Cereal Killers was the best thing I ever did.
I’m grateful that my parents are handling their troubling times with strength and courage and positive outlooks, I am very fortunate to be their daughter.
There are so many more wonderful things to be grateful for, but I will hopefully address them later on.
Now that school is out for the summer, I hope to be a bit more consistent with this little blog.
Yoga and painting my nails always makes me feel better, I’m still angry about the Susan G. Komen foundation, but I trust that the women who need help will get it somehow. I have faith in that.
But right now, at this moment, my life is pretty awesome, and I would like to take this moment to be…
Today, Craig and I went tanning on the deck by our apartment and Craig got very very burnt. Since he doesn’t blog at all, and doesn’t say his thanks enough, this post is for him.
Today, Craig is thankful (though he hasn’t said it out loud- I just know) for aloe lotion, water, fans, and that he’s lucky enough to have such an awesome girlfriend to rub him down with the aloe lotion. :)
At least, that’s what I think he should be grateful for.
Today, I am grateful for bananas.
I started a dairy free diet this month to see if my back breaking out is in reaction to dairy in my diet. My dermatologist suggested it to me a while ago, and after trying every other possible option, I am at my last resort. While I’m on the subject, I am also grateful for dermatologist, especially mine (Amie). I am not seeing her anymore, as she moved on to a different profession, which is sad, but also happy, because it’s what she really wanted to do. I hope she’s enjoying her new job a lot :)
But all that is in relation to why I’m thankful for bananas. Tonight I made my second batch of banana “ice cream”. It is so yummy. I love it! It makes me feel better about not being able to eat real ice cream and satisfies my sweet tooth in a healthy and delicious way. I added some Hershey’s syrup to this batch and it taste like chocolate covered bananas, yum!
I’m also thankful for butterscotch flavored root beer. Craig brought me some tonight as a surprise, and it is amazing! It taste like root beer, but has a butterscotch after taste that makes my mouth happy.
Today, and for the rest of my life, I am grateful for the two donors who thought I was worth a total of $2500 worth of scholarship money.
I couldn’t help but cry when I realized I was getting such a great gift. I don’t know who you are yet, but I will make you proud.
Allrighty, so this is gonna be a big one.
Today, and every day from now on, I am extremely grateful for my house. My home. I am so blessed to have such a great place to live. It is all in thanks to my outstanding boyfriend, Craig.
We are in the process of moving in, we have most of the necessities, but not everything is out of the apartment yet. But we do have our bed, which is awesome, because now we can sleep over here. It is a magical feeling to wake up in my huge comfy bed, in my big, awesome house. I love it. It’s honestly a dream come true.
I find it hard to believe that I can be this happy, and this lucky. But, it is true. It’s awesome and I can’t take it for granted. This is something that I will be forever thankful for, every single day and moment.
I’m also thankful for Roller Derby. I joined the Battle Creek Cereal Killers this month, and I’ve only been to one practice, but I had a blast. The girls are amazing, it’s exhilarating, it’s fun, it’s amazing exercise, and I’ve never been happier. I got all my gear, now I’m just waiting for the next practice so I can get better and better. This is the best decision of my life, and I am eternally grateful that I was given the opportunity to join such a great team.
And as always, I just got done with a lovely Bible study, this week joined by two more awesome chicks, and it was wonderful. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than seeing some good friends and discussing the good book.
I will always be grateful for the amazing man I call Dad.
Today I am grateful for friendship, bible study, and homemade mashed potatoes.
I had the wonderful chance to visit with my friends today and study the bible. It was super fun, and made me feel so secure. We read a passage of Luke today that does an amazing job of describing God’s love for all his children, no matter what (Luke 15:11-31 [I’m pretty sure that was it, I don’t feel like getting up to check] if you wanna read it too). After we were done reading it, and discussing it, I felt very warm and secure. I’m happy knowing that I am automatically forgiven for my sins, that God doesn’t ask anything from me but my love, and happily shares everything he has with me. It’s very easy to forget all the things that God has given us, and stopping to think about it blew my mind. I’m very thankful that I got to have this evening with friends to discover more about God and go further in my path of spirituality.
&& I’m also glad that Stephie’s dad made homemade mashed potatoes. They were so creamy and delicious, it was the cherry on top of an already awesome night.
I did everything I could tonight, I will try more tomorrow.
This mistake was my fault and my fault alone, it is greedy of me to ask my friends for help in fixing it. But I did anyways. Because when you’re down and out, all that is left is prayer. So I selfishly asked my friends to pray for me….