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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thanksgiving All Year: 291-320

Oh my word. I seriously cannot believe how far behind I am on my blog. This. Is. Ridiculous. Whatevs, on with the show.

Over the past several weeks, in spite of my absence/laziness, I HAVE been thankful...

291. That I caught a sinus infection super early and was able to knock it almost completely out with antibiotics within a mere three days.

292. For a crazy-fast turnaround time getting in and out of the doctor's office the day after my sinus infection started.

293. For antibiotics.

294. For a Saturday with NO PLANS during which I made a little nest on the couch at Cassidy and Erin's (where I was house sitting) and just tried to get over that dreadful sinus infection.

295. For a safe and pretty drive over the hill with Jessie in snowy weather...

296. see Gungor in concert...

297. ...and for the opportunity to meet up with Cassidy, Erin, and Caleb for dinner at Panera before the show!

298. For The Firm's "Power Half-Hour" workout DVD.

299. For Jessie's availability for a last-minute coffee date on a recent Sunday afternoon when I found myself in town with a couple of hours to kill.

300. For the rediscovery of Isaiah 57:10:
"You were tired out by the length of your road,
Yet you did not say, 'It is hopeless.'
You found renewed strength,
Therefore you did not faint.
301. That God gave me the grace to trust that He spoke through me as I shared about the gift of encouragement at our fellowship group last Tuesday, in spite of the fact that I am NOT a gifted speaker. 

302. For the inspiration and ability to put together small gifts of encouragement for our fellowship group as a part of my sharing last week. 

Each small box was filled with
50 encouraging quotes/Scriptures/lyrics.
I also made CDs featuring Gungor,
Mat Kearney, Mumford and Sons, and more.
303. For Colton Dixon's moving take on Billy Joel's "Piano Man" on American Idol last week...

304. ...and for the priceless comments he made after performing about asking God to use him and wanting HIM to shine through first and foremost.
{Ladies and gentlemen, I think it's safe to say I've chosen my pick for this season.}
I've posted the video of his performance below, but I'm very frustrated to see that they cut it off JUST before Ryan Seacrest came out and asked him the question that led to his comments about wanting God to use him... The footage was available on youtube last week but it's been removed. Boo!

305. That Hee Jun Han was not eliminated from American Idol last week despite being in the bottom three.
{Colton may be my pick to win, but I'm still loyal to Hee Jun as well!}

306. That I got my credit card payment in the day it was due after having completely spaced it.

307. For Trader Joe's dark chocolate mint espresso beans.

308. For Mat Kearney's "Young Love" and "City of Black and White" albums. I seem to love both albums even more with each listen. 

Buy it here!

Buy it here!
309. That Jessie and I have the opportunity to see Mat Kearney in concert again next month. WOOT!

310. For this journal my mom gave me several months ago that I decided to use for recording memorable quotes...

311. ...and for the plethora of encouraging words already filling its pages (with a few humorous lines thrown in for good measure).

312. For rainbows.


313. For the opportunity to go for a walk in the sunshine after work last Friday.

314. For relaxing moments spent listening to Mat Kearney after that walk in the sunshine while I messed around on Pinterest and waited for Jessie to come over. It was one of those moments of just blissful contentment.

315. For an amazingly encouraging yogurt date with Alina on Saturday. INCREDIBLE how God puts people in our lives who can relate almost EXACTLY to things we are going through at different times.

316. For a "Jake hug" on Sunday from my friend who's in town from Oregon on spring break.

317. For an impromptu movie night with Ashley and Jake on Sunday.

being goofs after a
"Night at the Museum" double-header

318. For getting to hang out with Ashley three days in a row.

with Luke and Ash at
a surprise party for our friend Jon

319. That God has given me MULTIPLE friends who are always so gracious as to lend me an ear, especially when my brain and/or heart start gettin' a little flustered.

320. That I'm finally caught up on this blog. {For now.}

Here's to trying to stay on top of this thing a little better in the days ahead -- and perhaps, just maybe, even posting something besides my lists of thanks-giving again sometime soon!!


Carrie said...

Lots to be thankful for, Kaysi! Glad you're feeling better - I think my current crud is brought on by the SERIOUSLY EARLY spring that we're having (which means that EVERYTHING is in bloom, and it's probably allergies). Still, I love spring and how beautiful it is and this amazing weather, so I'll deal with the crud! ;-) Have a great rest of the week!

Beth Stone said...

Great list.... The encouragement boxes are such a great idea! I'm glad you're feeling better - I can totally relate. I had a sinus infection for about 1 1/2 months when we were in VA, and that is NO fun... very thankful for antibiotics when you need them, for sure. Hope you're doing well! Say hello to your family for me... miss you all.