Sunday, November 21, 2010

NOT the Bayeux Tapestry, not yet anyway.

100 things I'm thankful for: The first 20.

1. ELECTRIC BLANKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. New cookbooks
3. Powder blue nail polish
4. Getting to wear a handkerchief and an apron at work! (Update: I now manage a bakery in Arlington. Random but awesome!)
5. Getting to sample new products from the head baker! (my current weight: 127 lbs. We'll see if that changes over the next few months. :) I'm limiting myself to one sugar item a day.)
6. My colorful copy of the Book of Mormon
7. Loud, funny roommates
7a. Kathryn Moss 7b. Kelly McBride 7c. Meradyth Moore 7d. Laney Zundel
Click to Enlarge- it's HUGE in real life!
8. Expecto Patronum memory #1: Visiting the J. Paul Getty Museum at age 11 and being inspired to write an essay about fairies afterward seeing this 1894 Alma Tadema painting, Spring. (I had a very active and passionate imagination :).

9. The fact that it was in the upper 60s with bright blue skies yesterday
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
11. Truth, wherever it is found
12. Peep-toe shoes
13. Twinkle lights around my bed
14. Democracy- "the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried" -Winston Churchill
15. Modern plumbing
16. Modern medicine
17. Kind, interesting people with different opinions than mine
18. Having an immune system of STEEL (I hardly ever get sick, knock on wood.)
19. Temples
20. My sister Marie asking me to document the fall in Arlington yesterday. Because of her, I had a very enjoyable jaunt around my neighborhood yesterday with my Canon Elph. Here's a slide show of everything I saw. Ps Wee, you'll get your own "I'm thankful" number later on in the week :)

5 comments:

M.C. Sommers said...

So when you said that you get to wear an apron and handkerchief at a bakery, it so reminded me of Maggie Gyllenhaal in Stranger Than Fiction. Please tell me you have seen that movie. I LOVE her in it. Especially when she says she only pays the taxes for the programs she believes in. haha Totally reminds me of you.

jbroclayto said...

Yay for Giving of Thanks! I might just go make my own list now. I CAN'T WAIT! I miss you and love you. Please eat something scrum-diddly-umpchus for me today.
Much love.
Jess

Olsen Family said...

love the fall pictures. lets see I too am thankful for 2, 9, 11, 12, 16, 19, & 20.

MOM said...

Those red leafy trees are incredible. And I'm thrilled your church will be only two blocks away!!

I'm looking forward to your next 80 things you're thankful for. My seminary class did that exercise this morning. We got to number 80. Harry Potter was among them.

Can you send a picture of "Crumbs" and you in your scarf and hat?? I'd love to see that! I love you! You and 5 other amazing peeps are at the top of my 100 list!

Judy Anne said...

It is beautiful there. I too am looking forward to living in seasons and beauty. I am grateful to be guided by Him.