My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Thursday, August 5, 2010

five minutes of thankful thursday

Got five minutes to type this up...
The laptop is fixed. Computer Guy thinks the battery is going bad. Or the motherboard. But when we take the battery off and run it without it, it's fine. And then, when we put the battery back on, it's fine still for awhile. Sooooo... as long as she's still breathing, I'm thankful.
My son, Ryan, sent me flowers yesterday... a sweet bouquet of little yellow roses and ... a flower whose name escapes me at the moment. Gotta love that!
I've felt like sort of an orphaned mom lately... haven't seen Cody since his wedding... haven't heard from him either. Austin is so busy hanging out with his friends... getting him to do ANYTHING with me takes an act of congress. Ryan is so far away and works constantly. Both Ryan and Cody are working lots of overtime on their jobs... I'm thankful for that! But I miss my kids...
Weird stage of life.... I just have to adjust. Empty nest and all that.
It's mega-hot here in the south... just like you would expect in August... but our little corner of the state has avoided the heat advisories... and honestly, it's been hot but not unbearable. I'm thankful.
Love, love, love my newest salad... here's a quick summary (not quite a recipe) 1 can each of red beans, black beans, white northern beans, 3 1/2 cups of orange tomatoes diced, 1 1/2 cups cucumbers diced, 1/2 cup red onions diced, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil... SOOOOO GOOD! I had it for lunch AND dinner yesterday. It's 3 weight watchers points per one cup serving.
Weight is good... I'm about to pass a new milestone... more about that later... I may be ready to move from posting "pounds lost" and instead post actual weight.
We'll see.
Gotta dash... happy Thursday! What a speedy week!