Gratitude: Cheese and crackers

As 2013 wound to a close and 2014 began, I’m continuing to focus on gratitude. Here’s what I’m thankful for:

  1. A steady job with some amazing coworkers. I’ve been working lots of overtime in the past few months, and I can think of no one else I’d rather spend extra work hours with. Though the job can be stressful, I am so blessed to have the coworkers I have.
  2. A chance to make extra money. As much as I don’t like working more hours and coming home exhausted, my paychecks helped our budget a lot.
  3. Baking. I didn’t get to do a lot of baking in December, but I took one day to bake up a storm. There’s something comforting about flour and pastry blenders and the smell of cookies.
  4. Cheese and crackers. It’s a tradition in my family to have cheese and crackers on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning is fun with wrapping paper strewn all over, but I prefer the quiet of Christmas Eve, some wine, cheese and crackers, and a little Phase 10 with the family. We had a blast.
  5. My in-laws. I hear other women complain about their mother-in-laws and I just smile. I have some great in-laws. I was welcomed into my husband’s family with open arms. We had a great visit in North Carolina with them, and I loved meeting our new nephew, Jackson.

    Such a cutie
  6. My husband. I love dreaming alongside this man. We love coming up with crazy life adventures we can partake in together.
  7.  Christmas trees. My absolute favorite scent in the entire world. I love coming home and smelling the Christmas tree.
  8. Fireplaces. Though we don’t use it much in Florida, I love my fireplace. So cozy.
  9. Fuzzy boots. Again, not a lot of use in Florida, but when the temps dip into the 20s and 30s, I’m so glad I have them.
  10. Laughter. I found this box to gift wrap my nephew’s Christmas gifts in, and it was a bigger hit than the gift itself. 

What are you thankful for this month?

4 Replies to “Gratitude: Cheese and crackers”

  1. You are blessed to have the comforting things and loving people that surround you. A cheese and crackers Christmas Eve is a wonderful idea.

  2. 1. Warm house
    2. Family safe during holidays and hunting
    3. Good job
    4. Good boss
    5. My momma who loves me so
    6. Great food during the holidays
    7. Great dog

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