Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week In Review - Ten Things Of Thankful (13)


Ten Things of Thankful


It's Saturday again, and I have to say, it was a much, much better week than the one before.  Here are the things I am especially thankful for this week:

1. Hubby had his stitches removed, his face looks close to normal, and he'll even be able to play his concert tomorrow. That is amazing!

2. I survived my first week back at work, and from about Wednesday on, the urge to nap around 2:30 disappeared.

3. Supportive coworkers and an understanding boss.

4. Freshly baked pumpkin bread.

5. Cuddles on the couch with the girls.

6. Sleeping in.

7. Serenity on TV.

8. Fall, beautiful fall.

9. Our crock pot.

10. Baking with the girls.


Thanks so much for hosting, Lizzi!

34 comments:

  1. I am really glad to hear that you and your husband are fine again!

    I started watching Serenity, too, but then found out that I already know it and now I switched to "Supertalent". It is good to watch it while blogging because you do not have to pay attention to any kind of plot ;-)

    I bought a crock pot months ago and have not used it since then. Do you happen to have any good recipes you can share?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Joy! I've watched Serenity before, too, but love that movie. Still mad they just cut the show! At least the movie tied some of the lose ends..

      I'll email you a few recipes. A crock pot is so versatile, you can cook (or bake) literally everything in it!

      Delete
  2. What a great list! Totally with you on 8, 9 and 10 =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Cyndy!! Fall is simply my favorite season ;-)

      Delete
  3. So glad he's recovered so well and everything is getting back to normal!

    And I'm not sure what I'd do without my crock pot!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    Kate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I only bought one again earlier this year. They are pretty much unknown here in Germany, and therefore it's not that easy to get them... Hubby made a vegetarian chili last week, SO yummie!

      Delete
  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and I'm SO happy you've had a better week. Hope Hubby's concert goes really well tomorrow. What a relief he's not going to have to try it with stitches in.

    Glad that you're having a lovely time baking with the girls and enjoying the fruits of your labours. Have a beautiful autumn weekend :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Lizzi!

      I don't think he would have been physically able to play with the stitches in, as his upper lip was somehow sewn on.. weird.. But the moment I stepped in the door after he got them out and he started to talk, I could hear the difference.

      I love baking with the girls, even though there's a lot of "Violet, keep your hands to yourself, DON'T touch that!!!!!" to it ;-)

      Delete
    2. Yowzer! Well I hope that the removal of stitches has made all the difference for him :)

      Baking with kids is hilarious - you just have to let go in the end and know it's going to be 'kiddified'

      Delete
    3. "Kiddified" with Violet would mean an unevenly flour-dusted kitchen with an egg-sugar-salt mix on the floor ;-) She's just too eager to help and scared to be left out.

      The concert went well, Doing my best to be able to attend his next concert. Just love the Carmina Burana!

      Delete
  5. wow...dodged the bullet! No stitches for the concert! Happy you both are feeling well and back to work. That first week is a real challenge to the system... nap time calls very loudly sometime between 2 and 3:30...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Zoe! Feeling better really feels so good ;-) Can't wait to be back at 100% and start running again!

      Delete
  6. good movie, good series.

    I really liked your list...direct, simple and (still) conveyed the gratitude thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Clark. Sometimes, gratitude is just that, very simple. But I am still very ungrateful for Firefly being disposed like that!

      Delete
  7. Seriously so glad you are feeling better and work has been so understanding. I am so with you on the crock pot and baking, too!! And truly hoping that you are having a great weekend now, too!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Janine! There's so much to be thankful for regarding my work, I'm really, really lucky! We had such a great Sunday, and it feels good to finally be able to enjoy fall!

      Delete
  8. Finally, finally you are all getting back to normal. So glad to hear it.
    I love to hear when adults invite kids to bake/cook with them. It can make the baking more difficult, but there are so many positives that come with it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Christine! It feels good that I can finally live up to the girls again, they deserve it and are much, much happier again.

      I love baking with the girls, they love to help and the results taste SO much besser ;-)

      Delete
  9. Ooh, I love my crock pot in the Fall, too! Your list is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot! We had a really yuckie day last week, and when I came home, hubby was cooking a chili in the crock pot. He read my mind at work ;-)

      Delete
  10. Stephanie - Okay, I'm totally lost. I've gone back in several of your blog to September, and still haven't found out what happened to your husband! (But, I did learn several things about you in Jen's Sunshine questionaire and that you are in Germany, which I had no idea of!) Damn, I've really got to keep up better. My face is red.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rich: Hubby has a cross bite, which is being fixed right now, a 2-year procedure with several surgeries.

      Yup, we live in Germany, have been for the last 3 years. I'm Germany, hubby's American, and after 4 years in the U.S., we thought it was time to relocate and confuse the girls with a new language and stuff ;-)

      Delete
  11. Crock pots and fall and pumpkin bread - all things to be thankful for! And I'm SO glad y'all are healthy at your house. Maybe you got everything over with and will have smooth sailing for the rest of the winter!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely, Dyanne! We're on the mend and enjoy fall again. It's so great to be able to do stuff again!

      Delete
  12. I, too, have supportive coworkers/boss. It really makes work life much easier when life gets in the way.

    Fall is beautiful and is my favorite season as well.

    And really, pumpkin anything is pretty much amazing, but especially pumpkin baked goods!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It definitely makes stuff easier, if I don't have to worry about work but can focus on getting better.

      Pumpkin everything rules. I think fall is the only season that I could live with forever.. Or maybe not?

      Delete
  13. Baking, cuddles, and crockpots--it must be fall! Glad to hear your husband's stitches are out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Kristi! We definitely had a great weekend, especially Sunday was just perfect. I'm so glad to be able to enjoy time with the girls again!

      Delete
  14. I'm thankful for most of these things too! Love my crockpot!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Crock pots are awesome! Very uncommon heren in Germany, and I missed it so much until I got one by chance earlier this year..

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. It was heavenly! We had a vegetarian stew today, crock pots rule!!

      Delete
    2. Please don't forget to send me the recipes you were going to give me! :-)

      Delete