Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful - 26

This morning I saw one of the sweetest photos I've laid eyes on in quite some time. It just happened to be a picture of my youngest niece and nephew. Granted, photo ccredit goes to my sister in law, Jodi. But since this is #mythankful30 (key word being MY), I'm using it.
Words are not enough to tell about the love I have for the two in this pic. Cole is such a good big brother. Even though he cried when they found out it was going to be a girl. His tears, however, were "because he just wanted a brother to share his toys with." (Awww) He now loves to make Cali laugh and tries to get her to be naughty. They are quite a pair. When they put up the Christmas tree this year, little Cali was afraid of it. They said she would look at it from a distance, but didn't want to go too close. This is one of the pics taken last night. Cole is sitting with her, encouraging her to touch it...teaching her to not be afraid. It melts my heart.
Happy Holidays to All.

Thankful - 25

Bahrain is an interesting little island here in the Middle East. Other countries ban or strictly prohibit alcohol. Not here. Most of you have seen my pictures from brunches. I'm usually not entirely sober. Alcohol seems to flow freely here. So much so, they have delivery service. From more than one online shop. I love it. Last night I realized it was time to replenish the beer supply. And browsed wines as well. A couple of clicks later, and delivery (Free!)was set up for the following day. For this, I am thankful.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful - 23, 24

Day 23. It finally rained. And thundered. And, there was evening lightning. It was blissful to listen to. Rain (thunder & lightning included) is one of those things you don't realize you miss until it is absent from your life for so long. So I'm thankful.

Day 24. One of the perks of international teaching is that I get to have a maid/cleaning lady. It is such a blessing. Every Monday, I come home to a spotless house. Dishes done, clothes put away, floors cleaned, etc. She is a blessing and I am thankful for a kitchen of cleanliness.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thankful - 20, 21, 22

Three more days of #ourthankful30

Day 20. After a full day of conferences, I was thankful for the weekend and cold beer waiting in my fridge.

Day 21. Pedicures make me happy. Especially when accompanied by good friends. This was a good day.

Day 22. Today is Dave and Kelli's annual 'Chili Cook-Off/Christmas Cookie Swap' party. I made mom's peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's Kiss on top. My house smells so good right now, and Christmas break is in less than a month!