Glitterbombs and birthdays and sleep oh my! Ten Things of Thankful

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Ten Things. Ten things of Thankful. Ten big things. Ten little things. Ten big and little things. Ten things that are big to me but little to you. Ten things that are little to me but big to you. Can you find ten things to be thankful for in the past seven days? Can you do it and not change your attitude? I dare you to try it.

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How has it been a whole week already? Forget that how has it been a whole school year already? Summer is indeed here. School is out. However, that does not mean the thankfuls stop. It might even increase the thankfuls, come August. Oh okay probably it will just increase the thankfuls. So lets get right down to it.  If you know me….you know its also going to be picture heavy. Pictures take the place of my short term memory sometimes or something like that. They help me remember. So I take A LOT of pictures.

1. BIRDS!

The Black Skimmer nesting area

The Black Skimmer nesting area

Black Skimmers cooling off in the water. Its not injured. Their top beak is actually that short. They literally skim the water for food, eating fish up to five inches long.

Black Skimmers cooling off in the water. Its not injured. Their top beak is actually that short. They literally skim the water for food, eating fish up to five inches long.

This still amazes me. Some of these clouds only showed up once I took the picture. It was so weird to look at the spot I took the picture of and look at the picture and see two different things. I am sure its because of Science.

This still amazes me. Some of these clouds only showed up once I took the picture. It was so weird to look at the spot I took the picture of and look at the picture and see two different things. I am sure its because of Science.

2. being able to reach out and help members of our church in return.

Our church has been so amazingly supportive. It was a great feeling helping not one but two church members this week.

3. Sleep. I hesitate to say this but I think the thyroid meds might have fully kicked in. I have been getting some down right decent sleep in the wee hours of the morning and that is normally my hardest time to sleep. Whatever it is, I will take it and just in time for summer vacation. Don’t bother Mommy until at least eight am okay. Okay. yeah. That will happen.

4. Continuing birthday celebrations

Somewhat sad it is not alcoholic but it was good for me!. It is water kefir. This one flavored like a mojito!!

Somewhat sad it is not alcoholic but it was good for me!. It is water kefir. This one flavored like a mojito!!

The famous dark chocolate flourless cake. This time we didn't split a slice. We each had a slice. That was one heck of a sugar rush!

The famous dark chocolate flourless cake. This time we didn’t split a slice. We each had a slice. That was one heck of a sugar rush!

More birthday presents!!! Two down comforters I am now wedged between them at night. AHHHHHHH!!!!

More birthday presents!!! Two down comforters I am now wedged between them at night. AHHHHHHH!!!!

Ignore the mess of the car, its been cleaned since then. A new Whovian Shirt and a new Sherlock cup!!!

Ignore the mess of the car, its been cleaned since then. A new Whovian Shirt and a new Sherlock cup!!!

5. Unexpected glitter bombs

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A very special and sweet lady sent me this. Can you guess who? Glitter, a ladybug!! and glitter tattoo! and a medal for winning at life!!!  This time I opened it on my bed and not in my car. Much easier to clean up.

6. NEW PLANTS. I can’t promise I won’t kill them in the end but remember a while back we got anti-mosquito plants for around the hammock.. well all but one of them are still alive. Plus I have kept a small herb garden going for six months now. So I inherited a cucumber plant and everglades tomato plant. Maybe my black thumb is starting to turn somewhat brownish green.

These I don’t have pictures of yet. Everglade tomatoes are a native to Florida Tamatoe! (I spelled it both ways so however you say it, one is right!)

7 networking in unexpected places.

Someone I met online, who lives local. Like minds and so much we can do together to help the community and each other in so many ways.

8 Princess P!!! We got to spend some time together on Wednesday. Hopefully with Summer coming there will be more playdates!

The face. Omg she kills me with cuteness!

The face. Omg she kills me with cuteness!

All the selfies. ALLLLLL THE SELFIES!

All the selfies. ALLLLLL THE SELFIES!

Might just be my new favorite picture of her.

Might just be my new favorite picture of her.

9. These lizards

Yes. Yes they are. Not only were they, they froze and just looked at me. I left them be but it cracked me up they just froze like they got caught.

Yes. Yes they are. Not only were they, they froze and just looked at me. I left them be but it cracked me up they just froze like they got caught.

10. Juicing!

I have gotten back in the swing of it and I have to say; I am not sure I would have survived this week without juicing each morning. Cucumbers, ginger, turmeric, beets, and sometimes greens and garlic. Oh and lemons.

Then I had the great idea to add some juice to some recently ready Kombucha and let it ferment a bit longer.

BY far the best batch I have made. I drank the whole liter in one day. There was no self control.

And fizz. Yes I had alll the fizz. I have never had it punch a hole in the ziplock bag. Despite precautions I got coated in Kombucha. Definitely doing this again.

And fizz. Yes I had alll the fizz. I have never had it punch a hole in the ziplock bag. Despite precautions I got coated in Kombucha. Definitely doing this again.

There they are, My ten Things. Now, How about you? Join the blog hop or just come and read and get all the warm fuzzies.

 

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    • Yup last sunday was my actual destroyed my mothers vagina birthday. Celebrations lasted all the way to Thursday. I love watching Lizards. They always get my attention but these two, well they took the cake.

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  1. I love your photos, I could look at them all day! It looks like you had a lovely birthday and I am so glad! Here;s to many more birthdays and chocolate cake!

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  2. Beautiful clouds! Down comforters are awesome, but aren’t they a little warm for where you live? Unless your house is heavily air conditioned, that is. Then it would be delightful. I’ve never had flourless cake before, but I have a Pinterest recipe I’m going to try soon when I go back to doing Pinterest challenges.

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  3. Extra sleep is awesome … and so are the pictures of Princess P and that cloud picture. Sounds like you had an excellent birthday and week and I’m glad. Hope this next one proves to be the same. 🙂

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  4. This whole post makes me smile! I love your thankfuls! (& happy belated birthday to you!) Those clouds ARE pretty awesome! (You should consider using them to make a possible new #10Thankful button!) 😀

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  5. Princess P made me smile, because of hers. An excellent list this week, Erin. Sleep is an amazing healer. I loved the intro to your post. It sort of reminded me of Dr. Seuss. Getting high on chocolate cake is one for anyone’s list. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday.

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  6. Yup another vote for the clouds. I don’t get kombucha, but I’m duly impressed that you make it!
    A belated happy birthday to you.
    And isn’t sleep amazing? I feel so much better when I’ve had enough good sleep. Now if we could bottle THAT, we’d be in great shape!

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    • Yes that should be my next project. Bottling Sleep.

      Kombucha is an acquired taste that is for sure. Fermented tea. Very low in sugar because the yeast eats it and gives you probiotics in return. Yet I still feel like I am drinking soda.

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  7. Wow. Lots here, but the juicing thing. I just don’t know if I could drink veggies like that? It’d be so much easier. Like now. I’m hungry but having to wait 15 minutes for fresh squash to cook. And I am at most peace at the seashore. I love to watch the Ospreys and the dear little sandpipers. And feeding seagulls. So much fun.

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    • Oh its summer here in florida… It rains almost every afternoon or evening. It might have even rained that night, I think last week there was only one day it didn’t rain in the afternoon/evening time.

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  8. OoOoOoh! I LOVE glitterbombs. 😀
    And your list of thankfuls makes me happy. I love those beach photos.
    And my mom has thyroid issues: I’m glad those meds are helping with the sleep. I’m a mess in the mornings until at least 8 am and I have no excuse! This means you’re phenomenally phenomenal. 🙂

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  9. I love your list of thankfulness! Can I borrow it, LOL! Now I have to go and make my own, you inspired me! Alas, I don’t have an adorable daughter like you! I’ll have to settle for pics of my cute cat, Neo, and my son can be in the picture holding him, a two for one!

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    • Its true she is pretty cute. Princess P isn’t my daughter but she is pretty close. I love participating in Ten Things of Thankful! It is such great therapy too! And shhhhh but sometimes I like my cats more.

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  10. I like the photo documentation! Post a picture or it didn’t happen. I kill every living plant too! No matter how hard I try not to. Is it too much to ask for a little fresh basil and parsley in the house? Apparently so.

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    • It took hanging the herb garden right outside my bedroom window so I saw it first thing in the morning and currently the parsley is over running the thing and the rosemary is trying to survive and there is no basil left. Its alive but its not quite thriving …

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  11. Um, that’s one cute kiddo! And I loved the reminder to start juicing again! I usually bring my juicer out at about this time each year.

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    • Mine is never put away. However I have GI issues and Juicing is the best way to ensure I absorb as much nutrition as possible. Princess P steals the show everytime. Love her like my daughter.

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  12. Wish I could trade coffee for juice, but alas I love my coffee…maybe I can do it in addition! Happy Birthday. Such cute kid pictures!!

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday.
    MMMMM, cake. Hope the lizards didn’t get into any.
    🙂
    Can’t see your photos, but glad you describe them. I am sure taking lots of photos helps with memory. That’s why I like to write, to remember the things that happen to me in my own life.
    Thanks for sharing and glad you are getting sleep.

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