thankful thursdays 5/20

May 20, 2010

*I have been waiting to post about our VERY exciting news until I had pictures, but I just can’t keep it inside any longer and I won’t have my camera back until next week (it is being used by the Shakespearians).

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We have a new suburban…new to us, anyway!!!!

We are soooo excited to have something reliable with working doors and mirrors, without fear of the rear wheels locking up and causing us to flip, without a dent in the side, without an exhaust leak, and with non-squeaking brakes.

The children think it is the coolest thing ever and have been working hard on keeping it clean. I am so grateful to have the weight of vehicle worry removed from my life.

A big thank you to my mom for helping us get it and to the man who sold it for way under book that gave us a chance of getting it.

* Our crippled dishwasher was fixed this morning. It was quite a humiliating experience to have the appliance repairman pulling corn, beans, chicken bones, toothpicks, and SCREWS (tell me, how did two screws get into the underneath section of our dishwasher????) out of our dishwasher, but he got it all cleaned up, replaced the broken chopper blade, fixed the hoses so it could drain properly, collected his check and went on his merry way. I am so hoping it really works now! We have been washing dishes by hand since December and we have had moments of great fun, conversations, singing, etc…but I really like having a dishwasher to save me time. These last few busy months of Shakespeare, births, and Green Canyon planning have left me with very little cleaning time and I really hate dishes piling up. I still need to run a long, hot cycle with vinegar to help clean it out all the way and then we will test it out.
* Another birthday present came this week…a foot zone! Yippee!!!

Thanks to the Lamoreaux’s for such a fabulous gift!
* An adorable little baby entered the world on Saturday morning and I was able to help his parents get him here. I love being a doula. I love helping families have births they treasure and feel nurtured throughout. Doula-hood is one of the greatest blessings of my life.
* Blythe’s Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing, is tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2:00 and 7:30. The costumes are simply amazing, the actors are well prepared, and the whole thing is going to be fabulous! I am so grateful she has had this experience this year and I am thankful to her mentors who have given these students so much time, teaching, fun, love, and challenges for the last nine months. The moms who have come together to put on this show have my deepest gratitude. They have given my child an experience I could never have provided for her on my own. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
* Sherry rescued us by bringing us food for our long day last Friday…thanks much!
* Keziah got a typewriter…I have a whole post about it, but I still wanted to mention it because I am so happy for her and so grateful to the nice ladies who sold it to her.
Come to the play!!! Blythe is Ursula tomorrow night, but both casts are fabuloso!

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  1. Anne

    What a great [busy] week you’ve had! I’m so happy for your dishwasher! And I so wish I were there to watch Blythe. I hope someone made a movie! Can’t wait to hear more about the typewriter!

  2. jessica

    Oh yay! I will list our dishwasher we were saving for ya on Freecycle, then!