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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday


Today is Thankful Thursday. When I sit down here
at the computer to write my Thankful Thursday,
I sometimes want to just be a whiner and say, how
tired I am and how my back hurts, and then I say to myself,
buck-up!!! No one comes here to hear about that kind
of stuff. I guess I should tell you why, I am tired and why
my back is tired. Because really it is all good. It is something
to be thankful for too.

Today, it was cloudy, if you cranked the air down and
didn't go outside, you could even pretend it was a fall day. But
it isn't. It is hot. There is a hurricane in Mexico and we are
getting lots of moisture and thunderclouds and that kind
of stuff but it is still 99, I wanted to bake today. I have
been putting it off so today, I said, I am just going to cook.

I made these, two great big pans of these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.
I got the recipe here They are from Good Eats. Ever since
I read her post I have been thinking about them. I will say,
they make a ton and dough recipe is a lovely bread and the
orange color from the pumpkin makes them look so nice.

It was a bit like If You Give a Mouse A Cookie. because I had
leftover pumpkin so I baked two loaves of pumpkin bread.
Then I was making a big dinner tonight. My husband's birthday
is coming so I like to make the week before kinda special and cook
the things he loves. So tonight I fixed meat loaf, mashed potatoes,
gravy, and green beans and yeast rolls.

After I got the cinnamon rolls raising in the pan I started on the dinner
preparation. I was thinking as I was cooking, that I am so thankful that
I have food to cook. I am so thankful I can cook in this nice cool house.
I am thankful for my two ovens so I can cook lots more faster.

I am thankful that I can stand on my feet for five hours and then
my family will come in the door and there will be good food to eat.
I am thankful that I come from such a long line of woman who cooked
good food. I am thankful for my girls who cook good food for their families.

I am thankful to God who provides all things for us to enjoy. So just standing
in the kitchen there is so much to be thankful for and even though my feet are
tired, I know that my family has snacks, and breakfast and lunch tomorrow.

Some times I think the biggest blessing of my life has been the chance to be
a wife and mother. Of course I wear lots of hats but what woman doesn't.
I can say today that I have so many gifts and privileges that sometimes,
I do take them for granted.

I also wanted to say to all of my blogging friends I am thankful for you.
You have given me confidence to be who I am and sometimes I ponder,
that writing this blog and having someone read it has been the biggest blessing
of all. It has given me courage to live out loud. So I want to thank each and everyone
of you who have come into my heart and have given me joy.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)

13 comments:

  1. Hey, lady, you are a blessing to me!!

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  2. I completely echo your last paragraph. Blogging has certainly brought many blessing into my life - and I count you as one of them. But I am very envious of your baking! Every time I try to bake it is a disaster. Have a great day :)

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  3. Your posts are a blessing to many :)
    Amy

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  4. Hi Kim:
    I love reading your blog you are uplifting and positive...I walk away happy and grateful for everything I am blessed with.....
    Keep up the good work, Nancy

    P.S. I wish I had one of your yummy looking cinnamon pumpkin roll right now......

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  5. Thank you for sharing, love your blog. Florence

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  6. I 'm so grateful that you visit my blog and for your positive comments. It's like a visit to my kitchen with a good friend and a cup coffee and a little piece of sweet. I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward for time to visit. A grateful heart is a happy heart. JB

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  7. Those rolls do look divine. I may just have to give that recipe a try! I love how you are always counting your blessing no matter what.

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  8. Hey Kim...Here I am on your porch waiting for you to bring me out one of those rolls. {grin} Oh goodness, but they look absolutely sinful! I am so happy that you do the blog thing...else I would never have 'met' you. You are one of the blessings in my life on this Thankful Thursday.

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  9. Oh your Thanksgivings are just wonderful...I can just smell your cooking...and oh, I love pumpkin bread and items this time of year...even if we are in the 90's
    I have been so blessed by your blog and getting to know you.
    Oh, I saw you commented to Lea that your fifth child was the only one with brown eyes...well our fifth, out of six, is the only one with brown eyes...he is know as my "brown-eyed baby boy" and he was the baby for 10 years.
    You almost had him at home...well I did have my last three at home...that was on purpose.

    Have an awesome day...enjoy the fruit of your labor...I will have to check out that recipe!!!

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  10. Your beautiful delicious looking recipe has almost made me feel like baking... ALMOST! Not quite there yet, it needs to be even cooler for me to seriously bake a 'from scratch' recipe! But oh, I am an appreciator of what others bake!!

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  11. And let me tell you Kim, even though we've never met, I am thankful for YOU! This post totally picked me up as I had a crappy day, if I may say that, and reading all the things you were thankful for got me thinking, "She's right. It's not all that bad." So thank you for helping me to stop focusing on the negatives and start looking at the positives. I believe we're here to build each other up and you've certainly done that for me today. Thank you.

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  12. Oh YUM! Those pumpkin cinnamon rolls look scrumptious!

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  13. Your blog brings so much joy to all of us!!! Those pumpkin cinnamon rolls look amazing! I like your picture!!! I was reading my comments and I thought "oh, look someone else is using Farm Girl and then I clicked on it and it's you! Hello there friend, it's nice to see you!

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