To honor the month of November, my Thursday posts will be all about the things I am thankful for. I want to preface that by saying that I’m not going to be listing the obvious things you’d expect, like Dale and the kids and my family and job and health. Instead, I’m going to be sharing the small things, the every day things, the things that might get overlooked if I didn’t really think about them. Let’s get started.
- I am incredibly thankful to live in Massachusetts and I am celebrating our election results. Maura Healey has been elected governor, putting a Democrat in that seat for the first time in a while. Not only that but she is our first elected female governor, the first openly gay woman to take the office in the entire country, and she and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll are one of the first all-female teams to lead a state. We also now have a female Attorney General, a female Auditor, and a female Treasurer. I am so excited about this new wave of women in our top elected offices because, as we all know, women get shit done.
- I’ve been picking up Jackie from preschool on Friday afternoons since September. My absolute favorite thing about this, and the thing I’m so thankful for, is the little wave he gives me each week when he spies me waiting for him. It’s adorable and sweet and the look on his face is so full of love that my heart just bursts right open.
- About a year ago I decided to replace all of my bakeware. I got rid of all of my mismatched loaf pans and muffin tins and cake pans and bought all new matching ones from King Arthur Flour. Last week I decided to add a few more so that I’d have 3 round cake pans (in 8″ and 9″ sizes!) plus another 9×13 pan and another quick bread pan. I used the 2 quick bread pans on Sunday to make this pumpkin bread and it is so good and those pans are so awesome (no sticking and perfect edges) and I’m really grateful for the means to do this.
That’s all the thankfulness for this week, friends. I encourage you to think about what you’re grateful for, I believe this practice is life changing and the more you do it the easier it gets.
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