11.17.2011

Blessings: Day 9-18

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 18th, 2011:
I'm behind again (shocking, right?) but I'm determined to have something for every day this month, so here goes...

#9. I'm thankful for my amazing mother.  She is someone I have always looked up to and someone I'm still inspired by to this day.  My mom is loving, giving, genuine, funny, honest, tell-it-like-it-is, strong, dependable, smart, business-savvy and beautiful.  

#10. I'm thankful for my daddy.  He has always had high expectations and pushed me to reach them. He is the kind of man that will keep you grounded while encouraging you to reach for the stars.  He's smart, handy, loyal, family-oriented, protective, dependable and fun. 

#11. I'm thankful for animal advocates.  I deeply admire and respect those who are able to care for and speak for these creatures that so desperately need our help. There is one rescue in particular that I hold dear to my heart: For Bunny Sake

#12. I'm thankful for technology. Internet, Facebook, blogging, email, online schooling, DVR, cable tv, iPad, smart phones... I love and use them all.

#13. I'm thankful for my in-laws. I really hit the jackpot marrying into a family that I love and genuinely enjoy spending time with. They are there for us whenever we need them and I can't imagine anyone being more devoted to family.

#14. I'm thankful for my nephews and niece on both sides.  Jack, Aiden, Adam, Shawn and Lucy... they are all so fun, so adorable, so loving and I love the relationship that Abby has with all of them.

#15. I'm thankful for chardonnay. Haha. Rough day yesterday and that glass of wine after dinner was just the right thing.

#16. I'm thankful for friends that I make at work... Cheryl, Karen, Gloria, Ekaterina, Jen, Maryann, Amy... just a sampling of the people who were once only coworkers (and some of those jobs were long ago) and are now real friends.

#17. I'm thankful for the little things that help brighten my day... writing with a pink pen, neon green sticky notes, the pictures of my family at my desk, surprise donuts brought in by a visiting accountant... it's the little things that make the difference.

#18. I'm thankful for YOU... the people that read my blog... and I'm thankful that one day I'll be able to print this blog out and share it with my daughter.


PHEW! That was a lot of catching up. Have a great day, everyone!

11.08.2011

Blessings: Day 5-8

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 8th 2011:
I've fallen a few days behind so today is going to be a short list of things I'm thankful for on days 5-8...

#5. I'm thankful for my job and coworkers. I genuinely like everyone that I work with and I'm confident in my ability to do my job well. These are great things. :)

#6. I'm thankful for the great insurance policy at Mealy's! We bought brand new expensive furniture about six months ago.  When they delivered it one of the pieces got damaged (a slight scuff on the leather) so they ordered an entire new piece.  They said it would be in around 6 weeks.  12 weeks later it still wasn't in so they told us to come back in and choose entirely new furniture, which they would have delivered and remove the old furniture at NO cost. New furniture in exchange for furniture we had used for 6 months. Nice! (Plus we were able to get the sectional that I've always wanted. Bonus!)

#7. I'm thankful for good people.  The auction for MS that I held on my business page raised OVER 500 DOLLARS! People were bidding like crazy and some paid more than retail value for these items, all in the name of charity. It was amazing to see and I'm so thankful that I got to be a part of it.

#8. I'm thankful for my dog, Roxie.  She's loyal, loving, protective, smart, faithful and brave.  I feel so much safer (and happier) having her around.



11.04.2011

Blessings: Day 4

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 3rd 2011:

Right now I am thankful for weekends.  Sleeping in (as much as you can with a preschooler), extra family time, cooking, staying up late, friends, family, a break from "the daily grind"... I do love me some weekend. <3

11.03.2011

Blessings: Day 3

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 3rd 2011:

Today I'm thankful for my health. I know, I know... I'm usually complaining about my health. I have Fibromyalgia, Cluster Headaches, Hypothyroidism and assorted other ailments. However, none of my problems are degenerative and all are controlled by medication, for the most part. For this I'm very thankful. Before my Thyroid problem was discovered all signs were pointing towards Muscular Sclerosis (MS). I did a lot of research and familiarized myself with this condition. While MS was ruled out for me, it's a reality for a lot of other people. I want to do what I can to help.

Tomorrow (Friday 11/4/11) I'm having an auction on my business fan page. The auction will run from Friday at noon until Saturday at 10pm. 100% of the proceeds will go to the MS Society. There are 40+ items to bid on and lots of businesses to check out.

Look for the auction album at:
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEMISSINGPIECESBYNICOLE

11.02.2011

Blessings: Day 2

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 2nd 2011:

I'm thankful for my husband today. He's a good man who works hard and loves his family. Last weekend's early snow was a strong reminder that as we head into the winter months I won't get to see my husband as often as I would like. He frequently works as long as 72+ hours straight handling snow and ice conditions. While I miss him terribly, I am very thankful for the additional income that this provides. Mike is a wonderful man, husband, father, provider, best friend and so much more.


11.01.2011

Blessings: Day 1

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm going to make a post every day of November saying what blessing I'm especially thankful for that day.

Today, November 1st 2011:

I'm so very thankful for my daughter... she is smart, sassy, loving, hilarious, adorable and simply amazing.

 We had a blast Trick or Treating last night. :)