Thursday, September 17, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY


Little Miss. I Dew posts a Thankful Thursday post every week so I decided to jump in and do the same this week! Go check her out if you haven't already!!

This week I’m feeling THANKFUL for….

FALL TV – Glee, Biggest Loser, SYTYCD, Survivor and starting this Sunday a new episode of CURB Your Enthusiasm, then the following week Desperate Housewives and I can’t forget about The Hills and The City! Very thankful for my DVR as well, ha! What are your favorite shows? I’m always up for checking out a new show, besides the vampire stuff, ha!

THE WEATHER – it has been sunny, in the 70’s and just beautiful the past week! I have been taking my pup on 2 mile walks every day, he loves it.

JILLIAN M. – I have started the Shred once again! I decided to start on level 2 because level 1 was kind of boring to me. I’m sore as all heck but I LOVE it! I’m determined to stay focused this time and stick with a routine.

MEAT – I decided after 6 weeks that being a vegetarian was not the right thing for me. I’m now a "flexitarian" or as my mom will call me a meat-o-saurus, ha! I eat meat whenever I want once again, I missed eating meat….I actually had a crazy craving for a hot dog, of all things! So I ate one, it was delicious. I still eat soy meat products, I love morning star farms! It was getting hard to make 2 separate dinners every single night. B loves his meat and he deserves a full home cooked meal every night after working 15-16 hour days so at least we are back on the same eating routine together :) Last night at 11:00 we had stew for din, it was so nummy! Today I feel like a cow, this whole eating at 11:00 and going to bed right after is so not good for me.

JAMES PATTERSON – I’m addicted to his Alex Cross series. There are 14 books in the series and I’m on # 9. Has anyone else read any of these books?!

MY BESTIE – We had so much fun together on Wednesday night even though all we did for 6 straight hours is sit around and talk!! It amazes me that we never run out of things to talk about no matter how much we talk. Also, her band's show got cancelled on Friday night so I might get to see her again! How exciting is that!? We go 2 months without seeing each other and then have the chance to see each other twice in 1 week, awesome!

MY FIANCE – He is the hardest working man I know! He is a retail operations manager at the Zoo, running all over the place, doing daily tasks and dealing with 30-40 employees by day to a boys skills hockey coach by night. When I say skills, this means he is out on the ice with the boys going through all sorts of routines. It’s pretty much like conditioning and he does this for 3 hours every night. Talk about an awesome workout!! He is doing all of this for us (and his love for hockey) so we can have a better future, I love him for this and a million other reasons!!

What are you thankful for?

63 comments:

Lindsey said...

Great list!! And way to go on starting the Shred again, you rock! Level 2 is my fave!

KLaw said...

What a great post idea! You've got a whole lotta good in your life! :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Oh God, how I love fall TV....It's unbelievable! I've already started setting my DVR...When does the Hills and the city start!?

I love How I met your mother. It's one of my faves!

Kym said...

booo to your sunny weather.. we're getting clouds and rain. haha! ;P and is the 30 day shred really good? i've heard of so many girls trying it... i'm thinking about doing it because i dont wanna run outside in the rain :( does it require a lot of your time each day?

and meat... i can't live without meat.

Adorably Distracted... said...

Love the fall!!!

Jennifer said...

I've had some issues staying on the Shred. Level 1 IS boring. Maybe I should just start on Level 2 + suck it up and be sore. I'm with you on the meat issue. I went 2+ months of just having a salad for lunch and a light dinner. I swear I dreamed of meat! haha.

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

I really like this idea, I might steal it!

Katie said...

I could never live without meat! Welcome back to the meat eating world!! :)

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Jules said...

What a great post! I started doing the Thankful Thursdays too. It's nice to take a minute and think of all the good sometimes. It's easy to get caught up in the negative.

I keep hearing great things about Shred. I am thinking I might have to give it a try!

Michelle said...

I love your blog! I have read the Alex Cross series and it is awesome. Try the Women's Murder Club series as well. It is good but Alex Cross is better.

In this wonderful life... said...

you have a lot of wonderful things to be thankful for!! Glad you made a meat comback and did what was best for you :) LOVE fall TV! That is SO awesome that your fiance is a manager at a ZOO! SO FUN!! happy thursday :)

Danielle said...

I'm such a DH-junkie! I love Fringe and Big Bang Theory as well. I can't wait to see what The Hills is going to be like without Lauren.

Absolutely thankful for my wonderful fiance (as you'll read in one of my recent posts) and my fam :) Have a great day!

mommywonderland said...

I love FALL tv! Glee is becoming an addiction and I cant get enough of SYTYCD! I love Thankful Thursdays and I think we all might steel the idea..Your fiance Im sure is just as thankful for you my dear!

Mrs. Potts said...

Great post! It is always nice to remind ourselves of what we have to be thankful for. I have to say, I'm quite jealous of the fact that your fiance works at a zoo. That is one of my all time favorite places in the world!!

I'm totally thankful for Fall weather, Fall TV & our DVR!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Great post!! Sitting down and actually putting all of this down really makes you SEE what you are thankful for!! I need to do it sometime too!! I've been hearing a lot about the "shred" . . . . I need to check it out! And interesting to hear you are eating meat now! I have my days where some meats grose me out . . .but I sitll love it and don't think I could go without it! And the men who love us do work hard because they love us so much - sometimes I feel bad, but then I feel glad that I'm not with a dead beat that sits on his butt all day either, ha ha! ya know what I mean?? We are lucky gals!!

Hope you have a great day sweets!!!

Katie said...

I am SO thankful for my dvr! I just wish it could record more than 2 programs at once, haha! Your fiance sounds like such a gem. I'm glad that you get to spend the rest of your life with someone like that :)

Marian said...

Um. Very thankful for DVR!!! And isn't Glee the best. I think it may be my new favorite show (though nothing can beat out CSI).

And Morningstar...delic!! Loves it.

Good list my girl!! Lots to be thankful for.

The Neffs said...

I am thankful are family is together right now as army families spend a lot of time apart...I am thankful for a loving and caring hubby! I am thankful for my beautiful Lillian. I am also thankful my pregnancy with baby # 2 is going so well...

Blessings, Ginger

bananas. said...

YAY for thankful thursdays!!! so so cute like you my darling! i agree on a lot of these...fall TV is awesome right now! has not let me down. jillian michaels and i are starting to be a relationship and i'm thinking it will go well. AND MEAT! YESSS! i am a carnivore and proud of it. give me a big old tri tip and watch this little gal devour it! oh yea!!!

Patty Ann said...

oh my gosh the zoo!!!! i love the zoo!! what an awesome job!! love this post :)

Whitney said...

Your such a doll! I love it :) I love how thankful you are of B, and how you two love to have dinner together. I HATE eating dinner alone... I mean I seriously dread it... and I used to wait too, but now with this whole baby thing I am constantly starving so I make sure I eat dinner when need be. I do however sit down with him when he gets home so we can "eat" together...

YAY! for maybe seeing your friend twice- that'll be great :)

Have a good day girlie!

Tatiana said...

I used to be a vegetarian for six year before one day I REALLY started craving meat, so now I've been eating it again for about 1yr. So glad you and your friend had fun hanging out! Happy thursday!

Annie said...

Awesome list! I am also thankful for some new shows to start! I am most excited about Biggest Loser (LOVE IT) and Survivor! Also about the Hills!

You have a lot to be thankful for :)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I didn't eat meat (besides chicken and turkey) for ten years and then one day at the most famous burger joint in town, my boyfriend at the time had the best-looking burger. I literally ripped it out of his hands and took a bite and that was it!

Also, I love James Patterson's books. I've read several of the Alex Cross books and I really want to read Swimsuit now.

CTB said...

So excited for Fall tv! God bless the DVR!

Alexa Mae said...

you are the best!! we have lots in common my darling friend. where did you get the jillian michaels Shred thing? im intrigued. im glad you had a great day with your bestie and i never said congrats on your engagement! you are a gorgeous couple.

♥Kim said...

Aw girl that's so sweet! Glad you girls had a great night together!

I'm thankful for my Lord God & family! Without them, I wouldn't know where I would be!

Hope you have a great weekend!

(I could never give up my meat) Wink~

Ashley said...

I am thankful for all the Fall TV shows starting too!! =)

♥Aubrey said...

You've got alot to be thankful for pretty lady! Isn't fall the best??? Absolutely luv it so i can bust out the scarves and comfy sweaters.

brooke said...

love your list!!! and definitely lady...the shred is where it is at!! everyone always asks my secret...but there isn't one...i do it 5-6 days a week and now that i have moved on from level 3 i usually will combine two of them back to back...just these past two weeks i have started running and using the row machine again...but the shred is what got the fat off and got me...well shredded!

i am here if you need support lady!!!

Iva said...

so much to be thankful for! So lovely!

KC said...

I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series!!

And way to go, getting back on the Shred. Level 2 is a tough one!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've read some of the Alex Cross books and watched the movies. They're good!
I'm so in love with the weather as well right now!

drollgirl said...

i love curb your enthusiasm! hell, i'd marry larry david! and i am dying to get a dvr + hbo + showtime so that i don't have to be a slave to the tv schedule any more.

Miss I "Dew" said...

Thanks for the shoutout!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ooh great list! We love sytycd, and are watching glee and biggest loser too=) I posted about fall tv a few posts ago=) but we are DVRless! oh my=)! and I so need to get the Shred! Keep up the awesome work girl!

Maryellen said...

I love your thankful list. I laughed when I read that you were craving a hot dog. I was a veggie for almost four years and one night when I was preparing a hot dog for John I couldn't help myself and took a bite...my veggie days were over.

Jax said...

Being thankful for meat made me giggle.. b/c I tried to be a vegetarian once too and totttttally couldnt do it. *sigh*And I may have done the "Soyouthinkyoucan dance dance dance.." when I read your top bullet.. haha.. :)

Kassie said...

I love this list...it's the little things to be thankful for. :)

I was a vegatarian for awhile, but it was just bc I don't like meat that much. Now I basically just eat chicken, with red meat very occasionally!

Molly said...

Love fall tv! So you like Jillian's shred? I want to try something new, I think.

Jenny.Lee said...

I love Thankful Thursdays!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am with Jax and started singing So You Think You Can DANCE DANce Dance in my head!!! That is the show I am loving right now! Except Arizona was rough!!

Debbie said...

You are just such a positive and happy person. It is always a pleasure to stop by here:)

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I was good with the shred 3 days this week and then Wed and Thursday didnt' do it :(

Lil' Woman said...

I'm thankful for fall tv too...so many shows to watch so little time. :)

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a great post! :) I am SO excited for fall TV, too. Can't wait for The City & The Hills to start back up!!! I've been thinking about getting The Shred...I always hear so much about it! I have a couple of her other dvd's and she's crazy. Might have to try it! And you and your fiance are absolutely adorable. :) Thanks for following my blog! :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Nice list!

I am also thankful for Fall TV!

Nikki Cogg said...

Hey lovely lady! I tagged you in my blog!

Jenni said...

hmmm I should start the shred again too! But definitly go with level 2 because you are right...i got bored with level 1. :)
I watched Fringe last night and i LOVED IT! I can't wait for House, Brothers & Sisters, Desp. Housewives, Grays Anatomy, Lost, Heroes, Ugly Betty, oh goodness i'm getting so excited!

Amber said...

I missed this post yesterday so I'm thankful it's FRIDAY!!! I really need to get back with the shred, I just can't seem to find the motivation. Love your fall background! Hope you have an awesome weekend, gorgeous!

Carol said...

I LOVE fall TV! Biggest Loser was great, can't wait for this season!

katie + bret said...

Love your new layout!

What great things to be thankful for! I always think I could easily be a vegeterian because I LOVE veggies but I think I would miss Chicken WAY too much. Welcome back to the meat world!

Alison said...

I'm thankful for Fall tv and my DVR too!!!! :)

Llama said...

Girl you are too cute! I dont think i could give up meat, even though i have considered it before...i feel like it just completes a meal. I love James Patterson! I have you ever read "The Quickie" it is an older one but my fav! :)
Enjoy the weekend! :)

Ela said...

So many blessing to be thankful for! I just love to hear them all :)

I've yet to see Glee, I'm so intrigued! And yay for the Shred...question, do you think it'll help tone? I don't want to get smaller but just tone up.

This week, I'm especially thankful for my hubs who took yesterday off to spend the day with me, just cause. I loved it.

Happy weekend, Annie!

Ela said...

Eek, sorry for the typos - I meant blessingS

Yet said...

Man oh Man!! That sounds like plenty to be thankful for! I love Monk, Heroes, Entourage, Big Love, Project Runway. But yeah, I've been hearing about other shows that are good. I'll have to check out this Glee show. I hope you have a great weekend!

Christa said...

Love the list and your new layout/header! CUTE! I am excited for Desperate Housewives to start too!! :)

Lily G. said...

This is a great list and post girl!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

wOW -- I am comment 61 !! I left you a little love on my blog!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love reading book series. I will have to check out the James Patterson books.

Wright said...

Eek, sorry for the typos - I meant blessingS

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