Thankful Thursday: A List

Happy Thankful Thursday!

We haven’t had a Thankful Thursday for awhile….seems like its time to spread a bit of gratitude. I have so much to be grateful for these days that I thought I’d make a little list instead of focusing on one topic like usual.

So, on today’s Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for:

My sweet little baby boy.

Sleeping more than two hours at a time.

Being able to drink coffee and wine.


Catching up with old friends.

My health, the spouse’s health, and a healthy little baby.



Springtime weather.

Simcoe and Barley.

Shopping for clothes that are my pre-pregnancy size. (I owe it all to hungry baby and working out throughout my pregnancy…I haven’t been able to workout since having the little dude so that must be what it is!)

The smell of a baby.

Supportive friends who have lots of good advice.

Singing the Beatles to rock my little man to sleep.


The idea of chopping off all my hair.

Not caring if the house clean.

Baby socks.

Quiet time with the spouse after the little man has gone to bed.

Google Reader.

Fresh Flowers.

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Ever After in the Marketplace…

‘Desmond lets the children lend a hand…
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face…
And in the evening she still sings it with the band…

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, Brah!…
La-la-la-la life goes on!’

So,  yeah, I’m a bit of Beatles fan…just a bit. And for some reason, I always think of ‘Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da’ whenever I head over to the Farmer’s Market. Yesterday (before celebrating with Dad), mom and I stopped by the nearest migrant co-op of local produce and, sure enough, that catchy tune from so many years ago started playing in my head and pretty much hasn’t stopped since.

‘In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home,
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
Of Desmond and Molly Jones…’ 

Well, now I’m sure it’s stuck in your head….you’re welcome. There are far worse songs to have playing on repeat up in your personal sound booth, so enjoy!

‘Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, Brah!…
La-la-la life goes on!’

It’s a little early in the year for our Farmer’s Markets so the selection is still a somewhat small. That being said, I wasn’t disappointed in yesterday’s Northern Colorado grub one bit!

I scored some Jalapeno Cilantro Pesto as well as a summer’s supply of local honey (for the allergies). We also sampled some AMAZING olive oils and a Truffle Mustard I’d probably kill for. I know I’ll be stopping by every Sunday from now until October and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer will bring!

‘And if you want some fun…..take Ob-la-di-bla-da! (Thank you)’

How about you…do you shop at your Farmer’s Market?