Greetings on this weirdly warm September day! With weather like this it’s hard to believe fall will officially start in less an a week! But with the inevitable arrival of fall we have Thanksgiving, and even though it’s still a few weeks away (we celebrate in October over here in Canada) I find myself mentally giving thanks a lot more during this season than any other. I am especially thankful for the weather cooling down…this year my seasonal allergies started late in the game in August but 6 weeks later I have had enough! The cooling temps are helping keep the allergens at bay so I am able to get relief!
Here’s what else I’m thankful for this week:
- Having a fun birthday weekend. My birthday fell on a Saturday this year so I got to just relax in the afternoon and then David and I went to dinner. The next day my dad took me out for dinner and on Monday I went shopping with my mom. Overall, a good way to celebrate being a quarter of a century.
- A great start to my church youth group. I started as a leader last year but towards the end of the session, so I didn’t really get a chance to know the students well. Yesterday was the first night of the year and it went well! I’m looking forward to spending the next several months with this group.
- Entering our third year as homeowners. September 28 marks 3 years since we bought our home. When we got engaged and started thinking about where to live, there was no doubt we wanted to purchase a home, not rent something. We saved for over a year and were able to come up with a down payment of 20% of our purchase price. Owning a home has been an interesting experience, but I wouldn’t change anything!
What are you thankful for this week? Let me know on Twitter using #OWHThankfulThursday or on Facebook.