Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have been counting the days until tomorrow. It has finally arrived and I couldn't be more thrilled. I am on VACATION!!!

I continue to be so thankful for my job- but there is really nothing more satisfying than walking out of the building and knowing that I do not have to return for an extended period of time. I think I bounced out this afternoon. WOO-HOOOOOO!!!!

I am thankful for my friends- we had impromptu domino's here tonight and ate, drank and laughed. The belly kind of laugh that makes you feel like you worked out because your stomach muscles constrict.

I am thankful for summer camp- specifically the one that Cooper is attending this week. He is having the time of his's global village camp. Never heard of it? Me neither- his school sent home a flyer and the timing was perfect. I needed a filler for this week and camp is from 9-5 each day- I wasn't picky about the activities but they sounded interesting so I signed him up. It is nothing short of amazing.

They are learning about other countries and cultures and the economies around the world. He comes home each night after visiting a different place and can't tell us enough about his day. I adore seeing him drink in the learnings and be so proud of what he knows. Today they were in Europe, tomorrow they head to Thailand....on Tuesday they went to Africa and learned about water conservation.

Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from a disease caused by lack of clean water? It's true. And terrible. I am thankful for clean water, and for living in a place where I can turn on a faucet rather than walking 5 km with a jug on my head. I wouldn't last 2 days. I'm starting to take water conservation much more seriously and so we're installing a rain barrel. I'll let you know how it turns out.

I am thankful for speedy shipping. I ordered a new camera....of course 3 days before we leave for vacation. It arrived today!! Now I need to learn how to use it. I am thankful for directions!

I am thankful for the roof over my head, friends who send hand me-downs, my parents safe return from a trip, being healthy, sunny skies, losing 12 lbs, perennials, support from my husband and flip flops.

Enjoy your Friday!!


The Browns said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time!!!

**And let me know how the rain barrel works out. Hopefully you set it up before this past week - heard you had lots and lots of rain. My dad loves his. :)

for the love of a house said...

Carolyn- Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment.
Wishing you a wonderful vacation!