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Thankful Thursday!

I don't even know if I could tell you how thankful I am that today is Thursday.  The day did start out just a little rough, but we coffee'd through that.  I am so glad that I get to share some lovely things with you that I am super thankful for. 

1. Sunday is my birthday!!!  34 years ago Sunday, my Momma bore me from her womb.  I am so thankful that God used her to deliver me into this world and that she and my father, cared for me and taught me and set me free to unleash my craziness self on the world.

2. With that in mind I am thankful for early birthday presents!!!!!! Which will make up the rest of my Thankful Thursday list...

A.   A membership to The Detroit Institute of Art.  I am looking forward to wandering around and taking in all  the beautiful arts and maybe even catching a film or two!

B. A gift card to amazon.com where I purchased not only Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from Video On Demand that we've been watching on the Roku, but also a subscription to Midwest Living, some music, and some sundries for the kitchen. 


C. Finally a fore mentioned music has a song that I have wanted for ages!  It's from the movie Shag and I love the scene on the dock and have wanted the tune from it for the longest time, but it's not on the soundtrack and then the movie was bought from Doubletree by MGM and the music was changed in it.  Which was so terribly disappointing, but alas, I have the song and it will be shipped to me in a matter of days! (If you happen to read the reviews of this movie, you will see, that most everyone is upset by this soundtrack change)

3.  I wanted to let you all know that I am terribly thankful for all of you, my blog readers!  I really enjoy writing for you.  If there is ever anything that you have a question about or that you would like for me to write about, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email sometime.

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