Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 
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Random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1.  I’m starting on my handmade Christmas present journey.  I’m going all Laura Ingalls and getting the gifts finished before the first snowfall.  I decided I’m making this to wrap them with.

2.  Now that we are finished with basketball camp and cheer camp, we are back to school shopping today.

3.  I’m in the middle of the mostest funnest room renovation ever (how many times have you heard me type that before).  You know I decorate my house yard sale style so I’m heading out this morning to follow yard sale signs to find the perfect dresser for the room.

4.  And lastly,  you are rock stars.

Every last one of you.

I read what you wrote on this post and I laughed and cried and cheered and gave the comments a standing ovation and this thankful heart can never thank you enough.

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Five random thoughts on a chilly fall morning in Kentucky.

1.  I think a really good font makes the day look brighter.

2.  Tonight is day light savings time.  I never met an extra hour of sleep I didn’t like.

3.  What is up with the names on the coke bottles?  I’m always having a diet coke with someone named Amy.

4.  I have it on good authority that the high pony is the best option for scarf weather.

5.  The twins went to a hayride last night.

A hayride that had boys.

Not sure about how I feel about hayrides and boys.

Not sure how we got here especially since I just dropped them off for kindergarten.  🙂Continue reading

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Back Porch Pumpkin

Random thoughts on a chilly fall morning.

1.  I just heard turkeys outside my window.  There was a herd of them.  Or do you call it a gaggle?

2. Today is Texas v. OU.  My husband already has his game shirt on and greeted me this morning with coffee and a hook ’em sign.

3.  Bonzai the Yorkie got a new sweater for fall.  It lasted 3.5 seconds on him.

4.  I completely re-did the front porch with orange pumpkins and an orange wreath.  I like it but it is a LOT of orange.  The astronauts called and they can see it from space.

5.  I’m in the mood to go to a parade today and bake a pie.  Maybe pumpkin.

Good thing that’s what is on the agenda. 🙂Continue reading

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We went to see the BEST movie last night.

I really wanted to write that whole sentence in caps….but it might seem like I was yelling.

It’s called The Longest Ride and it stars Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood.

Just his smile alone will make you melt.

He’s like a non-brooding Clint with a grin riding a bull off into the sunset.  And the movie has the BEST ending.

Total spoiler alert.  

They all live happily-ever-after. 🙂Continue reading

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I wanted to correct an oversight pointed out to me by the official Pi historian who lives at the farmhouse.

Total my bad.

Last Saturday was Pi Day….

….and I missed it.

Normally I salute a Pi Day with a wave and a nod and a simple shrug of my shoulders.

But this one?  It only happens once a century.

The perfect Pi day.

 3/14/15.

And at 9:26 and 53 seconds Pi perfection is achieved.

Cue the standing ovation and a ticker tape parade. 🙂Continue reading

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blue and white fabric

I went to see the most amazing movie.

I saw the previews and I thought it was going to be good and then I saw it and it was amazing.

McFarland, USA.

Have you seen it?

It’s the story of a coach who has feet of clay and a newly created track team from McFarland, California….

…..and the wonder and joy that believing in a dream can bring.

I laughed and cried and at the end I stood up and raised my hands over my head and cheered.

Happily-ever-afters are my favorite. 🙂Continue reading

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I never knew that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that look like hearts talked.

Until yesterday.

I was walking through the grocery store yesterday….

….and they called out to me from the center aisle.

They told me I had enough broccoli and that I could only just eat one and it wasn’t even close to swimsuit season yet and I could always eat healthy…..

….tomorrow.

So I took a deep breath and clutched the handle of the cart and pushed past quickly and clicked my heels together and told those Reese’s….

….that tomorrow is here. 🙂Continue reading

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White Christmas

Random thoughts on a cold Monday morning:

1.  Santa Claus is coming to town.

2.  I adore you.

Truly.

If you read this blog you have officially made my year.

3.  As part of a fundraiser, I picked up trash after the basketball game last night.  It was disgusting.  If I never see another plate of nachos smeared into the gym floor it will be too soon.

4.  We are renewing our vows at the end of the month.  As exciting as that is….even better is the pair of shoes I found to walk down the aisle.

Carrie Bradshaw would be proud. 🙂Continue reading