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A Month of Thanksgiving—13 & 14

A Month of Thanksgiving—13 & 14

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 13 & 14 … I ran out of time yesterday! Has that ever happened to you? I had an unusually busy Friday with subbing at a Weight Watchers meeting in the morning, followed by doctor check-ups in the afternoon. I zoomed off to an Inspired Women retreat last night and got home way too late to even think about publishing a blog post! Now, it is the…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—12

A Month of Thanksgiving—12

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 12 … https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseHillDesignStudio 48. My hair stylist! She has been cutting my hair for about eight or nine years, and she is the first person to “get” my hair. I have a natural wave to my hair, and I always fought it. She was the first person who told me I didn’t have to fight it! What freedom! 49. Organizing the jackets, boots, mittens and hats. Making sure…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—11

A Month of Thanksgiving—11

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 11 … 42. God’s provision for my family in the form of groceries 43. Ideas that pop into my head when I am walking up and down the aisles of the store (and the grace to discern how to act upon them) 44. Our Little Flowers/Little Women group 45. The beginnings of a new routine 46. Fighting to get back in the game, after sitting on the…

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A Month of Thanksgiving —10

A Month of Thanksgiving —10

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 10 … 36. My oldest daughter, who turns 12 today 37. All the things that bring her joy: a letter in the mail, a good book, Red Velvet Cake 38. Being a mom … As imperfect as I am at it, I really do love it 39. Surprising her with the gift of ear piercing! 40. Her glow in the light of birthday candles 41. My husband…

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Snowy November Daybook (including Day 9 of my gratitude list)

Snowy November Daybook (including Day 9 of my gratitude list)

Outside my window … Winter is arriving early with a big snow storm! And I have to tell you, this mama is not ready. I had quite a time looking for the winter boots yesterday, and my husband finally found them in the garage. (Don’t remember putting them in there at all!) As we were unpacking them, I realized how much my children have grown over the summer, and many of them are going to need bigger sizes. Many also…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—8

A Month of Thanksgiving—8

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 8 … 27. Early Sunday morning Mass 28. The privilege of proclaiming God’s Word as a lector 29. The slowness of Sunday … Our pastor encourages us to have a “no hurry, no worry” mentality, and that is what we strive to do. 30. The chance of 6-12 inches of snow so early in the season is hard to be grateful for. But it has pushed me into…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—Catching Up on Days 4-7

A Month of Thanksgiving—Catching Up on Days 4-7

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here are my lists from days 4-7… I am a little behind on my daily lists of gratitude. But rightly so! My husband and I just returned from a 4-day, 3-night get-away for our 13th wedding anniversary! What an enormous blessing it is to have time away from daily life to rest, relax, and reconnect with God and my spouse! 15. Uninterrupted conversation with my husband Greg 16. Someone who…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—3

A Month of Thanksgiving—3

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 3 … 11. Warm sunshine on a cool fall morning 12. A get-away with my husband for our 13th wedding anniversary 13. Generous family members who help us make that trip possible 14. My daughter’s delight when she realized she lost a tooth in the middle of the night! *** Linking up with fellow blogging friend Jenny from The Littlest Way. If you would like to join us…

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A Month of Thanksgiving—2

A Month of Thanksgiving—2

This November, I plan to post 30 days of gratitude. Here is Day 2 … 7. A beautiful commemorative Mass for the Feast of All Souls Day 8. No school on the Monday after daylight savings time 9. Receiving God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation 10. Hearing positive feedback from ALL of my children’s teachers, which gives me reassurance that even when things feel chaotic, they really are pretty good *** Linking up with fellow blogging friend Jenny…

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A Month of Thanksgiving

A Month of Thanksgiving

Yesterday, November 1 and the Feast of All Saints Day, I saw a lovely illustration that caught my attention. It welcomed this quiet month with tranquility, and it made me think for just a moment about the importance of savoring November. http://www.rosehilldesigns.blogspot.com This year, as we approached All Hallow’s Eve, someone asked me if I had started my Christmas shopping. She recalled that one year I did all my shopping in October, but that also was the year I was…

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