Sir John and the Knights of the Long Table

Eleven of us live here at beautiful Schamelot, and we have a small 20 acre farm of chickens, emus, two dogs, 13 or so cats and a cockateil named Sassafrass.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for:

  1. bananas--we made 3 loaves and one bundt pan of banana, oat, flax bread this morning
  2. piano lessons--my children have been serenading me all day with lovely music
  3. highly energetic five-year-olds--I've burned at least a thousand extra calories today chasing one out of my living room over and over again
  4. Ruth--for our shared love of food and the delicious sounding Puerto Rican recipe for Arroz con Gandules she gave me and which we're trying this evening
  5. Scythian--whose happy energetic Irish music helps me keep up with the five-year-old
  6. free-range chickens--whose fresh eggs helped out the bananas this morning
  7. teen-age daughters--whose proficiency in the kitchen frees me up to fill the emotional tank of the highly energetic five-year-old
  8. wonderful children's authors--whose delightful stories make for much fun and enjoyment when it comes to filling the emotional tank of the highly energetic five-year-old
  9. the much needed survival mechanism God gave me of being able to tune out the cries of a highly energetic five-year-old who desperately wants a piece of chocolate
  10. my sense of humor, which Fr. Canice warned us during our Nuptial Mass would be absolutely necessary to surviving the next 70 years


Ruth said...

You're so sweet! I am so very thanful for you. I've learned a lot from you. Thanks for putting up with me : )

Livy said...

What about really awesome little sisters that totally rock your world? Not thankful for that eh?! ::hurt::