Friday, November 19, 2010

Husbands, Cats and Friends

I'm joining Brenda at Garden of Learning for the Gratitude Challenge again today.



This Friday morning I'm grateful for:

My hard-working husband -- his patience, humbleness and unconditional love toward me. He's the most forgiving, forbearing, accepting man I know. He's very reliable and stable. He's a rock.



More cinnamon rolls. Yep. Our cell group meeting was canceled at the last minute yesterday, and now we're up to our eyeballs in yummy Peter-made cinnamon rolls. If ya'll were near, I'd bless you with some! Time to bless the neighbors!



Gracie and Sandra, our cats. Plus an inherited outdoor cat that came with the house. I am so grateful we don't have dogs. I am definitely a cat person, not a dog person. Cats are just too smart to be trained, and besides, they don't need it. They don't chase cars down, they don't get into neighbor's garbage, they don't need to be walked or else they pee on the rug, they're not so needy that they have to be petted to have healthy self-esteem, they purr instead of bark, and they actually stay on your lap. To let them go on a walk you just open and close the door, and on and on. Cats rule; dogs drool. That's the way I feel about that. Love my cats. (Sorry, dog people.)


Little Sandra



Big lazy Gracie (aahhh...to be a cat...)



Outdoor cat. The one that came with the house.

Grateful that I'm almost done sewing a new dress for Pauline, which is no small feat here. The children always know when Mom is sewing, because they hear me whimpering, come into the kitchen, and see me hunched over the sewing machine in tears. Really. Every time. You think I'd be a pro by now, but I struggle through every dress I make. A true labor of love. It's worth it though, to see Pauline light up when she sees the new dress. Then to see her in it twirling around is priceless. And I'll have to admit, it's easier for me to make one than to shop for one, especially for Pauline, because she's a very difficult size to fit, and I hate to shop.


All my friends (including you!) are truly a blessing. I am grateful for every friend. We also have a wonderful church fellowship, and the children have so many good friends. I also am grateful for Pauline's high-pitched giggle, especially when she's around her friends.

Pauline and LaWanda giggling

So today I love my loving husband, cinnamon rolls again, cats, and friends.

Join Brenda at Garden of Learning for the Gratitude Challenge, or just visit to be inspired.

Happy Friday friends!

12 comments:

Heidi... said...

I laughed about your take on dogs. We have 2 dogs and no cats 'cuz I really don't like cats. ; )

Enjoy a yummy Peter cinnamon roll for me!

Drew said...
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Drew said...

Thanks for the sweet comments. I thought you were talking about someone else's husband at first. ~Drew

Jimi Ann said...

We can still be friends, Heidi! I love OTHER PEOPLE's dogs! Just can't manage them myself...I'd like to see a photo of yours. :)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your Sandra looks like our "Inky". I'm glad you have so much to be grateful for.

The Unsell Family said...

I loved reading this post! Thanks for sharing.

SisterTipster said...

Awww~We're CAT PPL too! LOL!! And I can relate to much of what you said...Sooooooo glad you joined us~thankful for you too! hugs!

Esther said...

those cinnamon rolls look yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

Just read your blog and happy to know that everything is going well with you and your family.

Loved the picture of Pauline.

Love ya',

Lou

Anonymous said...

Hey Jimi Jane,

I'm at Lou's. Just got back from Chapel Hill.

I couldn't find all of your "blog",
but did love the cimmeman rolls and the picture of My Pauline. I also loved what you said about Drewba, and I know its true.

"DON'T FORGET'

LOVE, MIMI

Anonymous said...

Hey Jimi Jane,

I'm at Lou's. Just got back from Chapel Hill.

I couldn't find all of your "blog",
but did love the cimmeman rolls and the picture of My Pauline. I also loved what you said about Drewba, and I know its true.

"DON'T FORGET'

LOVE, MIMI

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that I spelled cinnamon wrong...sorry.

Mimi

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