Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thursday Thirteen #23 and a Friday Funny

Thirteen things I am thankful for:

1. My family. I am nothing without them!

2. Freedom. To live how I want. To think what I want. To do or NOT DO what I want. To worship my God freely and openly and not be persecuted for it.

3. The troops that continue to sacrifice their lives and families for our freedom.

4. The vets (like my daddy, brother-in-law, uncles, grandfather and friends) who fought for our freedoms and sacrificed so much.

5. My daddy, brother-in-law, uncles, grandfathers and friends all returned home safe!

6. My sense of humor and seeing it in Jacob.

7. Our dog, Snickers. She's been a wonderful and therapeutic friend!

8. The food in the fridge and pantry.

9. My parents who make dinner for Jacob and me because I'm not able.

10. God who takes care of my finances continually!

11. Cable and Netflix. Hey! It takes my mind off of... my life ;)

12. Our house. It's not much, but it's warm and keeps us safe.

13. Last, but certainly not least... my Jacob. He is my heart completely. I thank God for trusting me with such a beautiful, tender little boy!


*So far I've sent in an order of 68 bracelets and 14 t-shirts... a total of $521 for Baylie for Brains!!!!! (click the link to read more about Baylie and her bracelets... and order some while you're there ;)
I continue to receive emails and orders for bracelets. And it never fails that a T13er inquires about or purchases bracelets after reading about Baylie.
Thank you... and let's keep it up! :)

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(early) Friday Funny... Thanksgiving Style
One year my mom went to my sister's house for Thanksgiving. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store. When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen, inserted it into the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven. When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Patricia, you've cooked a pregnant bird!" At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry. It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs! (an email from my mom)