Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday Y’all!!

You know those moments when you realize that your life is whirling by you at break-neck speed? And every time you turn around another week has passed…or another month has passed and you feel like it is all one big blur?

I am in the middle of one of those moments. I feel like some one turned up the speed of life when I wasn’t looking and now I can’t find the dial to turn it back down. I am having a great time. A GREAT time!! I spend a wonderful weekend with Mended Little Hearts, followed by a fabulous couple of days relaxing and celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary…and I wish I could go back to both moments and get an extension.

I love my life. I love love love it!! And I am so very Thankful that my life is mine to love!

Last weekend, after our relaxing get away (that I have yet to share here) we spent 2 days finishing up a major backyard clean up. We started Mother’s Day weekend, my annual gift is garden and yard clean up…and finished it up Memorial Day weekend. After 2 years of storing building supplies and equipment, ignoring the overgrown parts of the yard along with random piles of rocks and dirt. And wow, did we have a lot of dirt, with very little grass. Playing outside with the kids was a filthy, head to toe, covered in Southern Red Clay mess. The kind of red clay that destroys clothing, shoes and leaves a trail of red clay dust all through the house. The kind that stains the bathtub and is still left on the kids after an hour of soaking and scrubbing.

All that mess is a thing of the past though! We finished cleaning up that mess, graded the back yard and spread down 2 bags of grass seed…just to start out with. I think we are going to need more though. Although that really doesn’t matter…for the first time in 2 years we are going to have grass in our back yard!! We are going to be able to play outside in the back yard with out saying “Hey, stay away from there, there could be Black Widows in that mess” and “Watch out for that bee’s nest in the ground over there” and “Yes, I know the backyard is all dirt, but that doesn’t mean you have to roll in it!” or “That is a pile of building supplies, not a play ground and I am in no mood to take you to the emergency room, so get away!”

In 6-21 days, from this past Monday, we will have baby grass, and shortly after that we will be able to enjoy our back yard!! I am so full of Thankfulness over that, I am not sure what to do with myself!

As always, I am Thankful for my happy, healthy, wild little beasties that run around my house all day long driving me crazy, I am Thankful that we have a roof over our heads and for our wonderfully supportive group of friends and family and all the ways they help us.

So what are you Thankful for today? It is so easy to join in and tell everyone.
Here is how Thankful Thursdays works:
1. Post your Thankful Thoughts on your blog. Somewhere in your post please mention The Nut House and/or so that your friends, family and visitors know where to find other Thankful Thoughts. You can also grab my Thankful Thursdays banner and link to that. Once you have done that you can come back here and add your post to MckLinky.
Not every one has a blog, so:
2. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a Thankful Thoughts comment in the comment section.

3. You can show your Thankful Thoughts any way you like, as a list, as a story, as one word, one sentence or just a picture.Have fun!


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One Response to Thankful Thursday

  1. Redeemed1 on June 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    My son has his 8th grade promotion tonight, so I've been reflecting today on how fast these years have gone. I remember waiting with him at the bus stop on the first day of Kindergarten like it was yesterday. Sometimes it does seem that life just goes too fast.

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