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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday 9/9/10

I feel so ashamed, blog family!  I haven't posted anything since I was featured on the Nestwork almost a week ago.  I have been reveling in all of the wonderful comments and new followers as well as my tried and true followers, but I feel sort of like the kid who made out like a bandit on her birthday and forgot to write thank you notes.  Then, I was reading Pioneer Woman's latest post about tips on blogging (click here to read for yourself), and she says to tell your readers you love them often and to blog every day!  Yikes!  I have failed twice over.  So, I stand before you humbled and contrite hoping that you will accept my sincerest apology for dropping the ball.  If you're a new follower and I haven't been by to visit, or if you're a veteran follower and I've been by your site and commented but not said "thank you" please be patient with me.  Let's move on, shall we...
This Thanksgiving Thursday, I am thankful for...
(1) Mama Hen and the Nestwork for working so diligently to keep things moving forward in spite of the fact that she has a very sick little girl who needs her attention.  Thank you Mama Hen for all you do to keep us motivated and connected in the blogosphere.
(2) As the school year is well underway now, I am thankful for the teachers all over the world who dedicate not only their time from 8 a.m.-ish to 3:30 p.m.-ish Monday through Friday, but also stand in the rain before school to ensure kids get into the building safely and stay after school to sell sno-cones and pickles (and sometimes pickle juice sno-cones-blah!) for the Math-Science Team, and stay after for open house and PTA meetings and contribute their own funds for such endeavors as fundraisers and extracurricular activities for the students.  Thank you, teachers.  I have a little "story" I'd like to share here based on an e-mail I received, but it will make this post extremely long, so I think I'll post it separately.
(3) I am thankful for all of you reading this post or anything else I've typed in this blog.  I am uplifted, encouraged, and inspired by your comments.  Thank you and I love you, blog buddies!
(4) I am thankful for the rain we received (torrential though it may have been!); and I am so thankful that although I had one little leak that I couldn't tell where in the world it came from, that my house was not flooded like people about 6 miles away whose 1st level apartments were completely engulfed in water.
(5) I am thankful that I finally have a job interview at 10 a.m. on Monday morning!!!  Even if it is a bust, I'm stoked that I can finally say I at least had an interview!  I am now motivated to continue on and apply for other positions as well.
I think it goes without saying (but I feel like saying it anyhow) how very grateful and thankful I am for my family; especially that big cuddly guy who is in my bedroom next door calling hogs or sawing logs, whichever you prefer, as I type (that's snoring for you city folk!), the two amazing kiddoes down the hall, the sister who peddles fundraiser candy to her coworkers and always supports her niece and nephew, the Mom, Dad and Grandmother a couple miles down the road, the inlaws, the SIL who is just plain sweet, the cousin who encourages and expects great things of me.  I could go on and on, but alas it is after midnight, and I think I've got some hogs to call myself.  Good night, all.  Until next time...


  1. Calling hogs or sawing logs? LOL! I had to make the sounds to see what you meant. It's inspiring to see your thankfulness for the teachers and all they do, great reminder to me. Hey, congrats on getting a job interview! That's great! Like you said, at least you're getting out there and getting interview experience.

    It's understandable about reveling from being featured on the Nestwork, don't be too hard on yourself :) I didn't comment much this week or last, due to school starting and business picking up. Trying to find a good groove if you know what I mean. I love your description though, a kid who forgot to write thank-you notes, cute. Love how you reassure your readers you still love us. Have a great night, dear blog friend!

  2. Hey Eastlyn, thank you for your kind comments about Little Chick and for this lovely post. I am so happy you were featured in the Nestwork! It has been very hard to see her so sick. I am happy that you have an interview and I know you will do great! That is great that you are thankful for teachers. I am a teacher and it is an amazing job! I am not sure people realize how much time and work goes into teaching. It is good that you see this and are thankful. Have a good day!

    Mama Hen

  3. Oh, Eastlyn, we love you, whether you post every day or once a week! I wouldn't feel pressured to blog, unless you are going to try to pay your bills by blogging...then you better post every day and ooze love all over us! LOL!

    You my friend, are always Thankful for the most appropriate and well deserving things...where as I tend to be thankful for the color of my nailpolish, and hot lattes :)

  4. Eastlyn, don't you worry; I know how it is to get busy and struggle to balance life with blogging sometimes...

    Your list is a good one! Mama Hen has been through a lot; I think we are ALL grateful for her! ;) I, too, am thankful for teachers, not because I am one, but because I was blessed to be taught by an excellent teacher. I'm also glad that you got an interview. I think that getting over that first "hump" is the hardest, but now you're motivated to move forward! Congrats! Oh, and I should say that I'm the "kid" who forgot to write thank-you notes -- REALLY! ;)

    Have a blessed day!

    ~Miss S.

  5. I gave you an award Eastlyn! You deserve it my friend! Have a great day! Good luck on your interview!

    Mama Hen