It has been forever since I posted anything about gratitude, so here's my musings on some things that I am grateful for in my life--big and small:
Blueberries I cannot get enough of blueberries. I eat so many that my dentist asks me every time I visit if I'm still eating frozen blueberries. Luckily I've managed to snag lots of fresh berries this summer. I love them in smoothies, in oatmeal, and just by themselves. Yum.
Wendy's Chocolate Frosty I adore these. Chocolatey malty goodness that is a sweet treat on a hot day (and we're in a heat wave here in Iowa right now!)
Templeton Rye Whiskey This is an Iowa product and I can't tell you enough how it has changed my view of whiskey. Bud and I enjoy it over ice. It makes me feel like I have finally grown up and is a perfect small treat after a long week. Click on the link to visit their website. At first extremely hard to find, its growing popularity has made it more available in places outside of Iowa. My brother even found it in New Mexico!
Mac Book Air Honestly, I'm not a huge laptop fan. I prefer my desktop. But, with school starting, I can't carry that around to class. My Mac Book Air is sleek, light, and thankfully I had no problem adjusting to this little gem. It will become my new bestie while I'm at school. And I've got a lovely red cover to protect it.
And finally, I am grateful for the support I've received from family and friends on my return to school. Bud has been beyond wonderful and knows he will hear everything about every class every week. And the people at school? I've had nothing but positive experiences--everyone is helpful and easy to talk to about the smallest of worries. I can't tell you how much I missed the world of academia and how good it feels to be back in it again. I guess I'm a school nerd. And this probably won't be my last time going to school. I'm already planning what degree I will earn after I retire and can go to school just for the heck of it :)