Friday, March 25, 2011


since last friday i joined in the bloggers day of silence and didn't post a gratitude post, i have two full weeks worth of thankfulness to share!  good thing too, because after the frustrations of job searching {with no luck} and our ever-growing mountain of bills, i could use the power of a grateful heart.  

here's what i'm thankful for:
* all of the great meet-ups i've had with new friends, old friends, and three
gorgeous blogger ladies, brandi, lillian, & elie.
* the daffodils the mister brought home {they're my favorite!}.
* having an entire weekend to myself last weekend.
* fun plans on the horizon.
* rolled oats.
* a cuddly kitty in the mornings.
* seeing some old friends from out of town and hearing them perform again
{it was just like old times}!
* orange juice.
* a really really good night's sleep.
* the rain {i'm ready for non-stop sunshine, but this week, i really appreciated the raindrops on our windows}.
* great friends {i sort of already mentioned this, but i have to say it again. i love the people in my life!}.
* all of your well-wishes, advice, encouragement, & empathy as we struggle to find jobs
{it really does mean a lot to have all of your support}.
* finding this amazing quote by ayn rand, which was exactly what i needed to read this week:

what are you thankful for?


  1. I love a cuddly kitty in the morning as well. Our cat comes jumping into be in the morning all happy and cuddly, just a great way to start your day:)
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. I'm so thankful for my sweet dog Jelly as bizarre as that is. This post made me smile :)

    Come by and enter my giveaway for a See by Chloe tote bag if you like!

  3. what an amazing blog...
    if you want we could follow each other..let me know...

  4. I adore your positivity Kim. You really an inspiration. I can tell you this like everyday~~~~~.

    I'm thankful for knowing people like you, who keeps on inspiring people all over the world. Keep it coming lady!!!

    YOu have a great weekend ok!

  5. I'm thankful for the fact that we're not going to have another snow storm this year. I'm thankful for my sprouts and shoots, and always for my gorgeous daughters. :)

  6. Kitty cuddles always make my day better.

  7. I am thankful that my dog doesn't behave like my parents' dog, lol.

  8. oh, great list! I am so happy that you have some many amazing people in your life.
    I am grateful that it's friday, that I found my favorite loafers, had a playdate with a good friend of mine that was soooooo fun and that I feel a sense of lightness in my spirit today. Happy weekend.

  9. i am thankful for having met you too!!! have a great weekend my dear!!!

  10. What a great quote! Hang in there and good luck finding a job! I hope this long wait will be worth it and you find the best possible job for you at this moment. Have a lovely weekend!

  11. I just discovered steel-cut oats (I love oatmeal) which I am so very grateful for!

  12. Thinking of you in your job search, Kim! I am also grateful for daffodils. $5 bought me a 20-stem bunch, so now there are daffodils in every room of the house...the living room has three bouquets alone! They are such a happy, cheerful flower and one of my favorites, too. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  13. I'm grateful for daffodils too. We've got loads of them coming up in the garden!

    Other things I'm grateful for this week: happy mail from friends {including your cheesy LOST joke!}, going out for lunch with my dad, seeing Sawyer's grin as he learned how to pedal his bike all by himself, spring break sleep-ins, and a bit of blue sky!

    Really hope your job-search yields something fabulous soon, Kim. Fingers crossed!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Did he get the daffodils at Trader Joes? I am posting about mine on Monday and I REALLY think you'll love the post. It's daffodil crazy!

  15. This is such a sweet post- I love your positivity and outlook. And that quote is very good - I'd like to put it up somewhere.

    I'm thankful for Fridays, gardening, reading and the rain, because CA needs it :) Very much enjoying peeking around your blog!

  16. I'm thankful for the ability to dream, money to buy food, a nice clean bed, good books, and I second that alone time. Sometimes that is so nice!

    I'm putting good vibes out there for your job search!! Anyone would be lucky to have your talents!

  17. I love daffodils! :). My love and I stopped on the side of the road a couple weekends ago and picked some for our window in the kitchen. So cheerful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. amazing quote. :)

    im grateful for:
    -working windshield wipers
    -good talks w/the mister
    -having a big and crazy family
    -a weekend of pure nothingness ahead
    -finally having a boss that i truly look up too

  19. this is such a great one kimbirdy.

    i'm grateful that:
    -my best friend got out of his toxic job and immediately got a new offer this week.
    -that the chef finally took possession of his restaurant after about 7 months of jumping through hoops and over a year of looking. yay!
    -i was spared from a bad business deal
    -that i can hear my cat snoring behind me as i type :)

    have a great weekend!

  20. I'm grateful that my children are healthy and wonderful,
    also ditto regarding husband, grateful I started blogging and met so many of you incredibly wonderful people, grateful summer is approaching.
    Grateful you posted this :)
    A xx

  21. Love daffodils too, but I guess tulips are my favourite spring flower! :)

  22. i love all of your things. and love that quote....and ayn rand.

  23. What a great quote! Just what I needed to hear (read) as well! Thank you!!

  24. love that quote! hope you are having a great weekend, lady :)

  25. Wonderful quote!! And cuddly kitties are the best :)
    You will find a job in no time, you are smart and adorable, any employer would be lucky to have you!

  26. I'm so grateful for you! You're one of my most favorite people! xoxo Can't wait for our shoot this week!

  27. I am so grateful that I got to spent time with you and Lillian last week, and that I had a nice week off from school. I have tons to accomplish over the next few weeks though, so fingers crossed. There are new exciting opportunities coming my way! And we need another day together ASAP.

  28. What a beautiful, inspiring quote that is. Thank you for sharing (that totally made my Monday!).

    And wonderful things to be thankful for. Surprise daffodils from the mister = swoon worthy :)