Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.

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I’m thankful that recently I’ve been thinking about past Christmas years when my son was little. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we found lots of things to do together that were fun. We strung popcorn and made paper chains to decorate the tree. I can remember him being so proud that he helped decorate the tree.

I’m thankful that my son loved to help make Christmas cookies and other Christmas treats. We had a great time doing this.

We would visit Christmas Tree Lane (often more than once) and enjoy seeing all the beautiful Christmas decorations. We’d then come home and make hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie. It was just the two of us for many years. I’m thankful for these wonderful memories.

What are you thankful for today?

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7. Zoolatry
8. Dash Kitten
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15. 15andMeowing
16. Comedy Plus
17. Milo Moments
18. LouLou
19. Catscue
20. Eastside Cats
21. Create with Joy
22. Indulged Furries
23. XmasDolly
24. The LLB Gang
25. Kitties Blue
26. Comfort Sprial
27. O Dani Girl
28. Layla’s Woof
29. A Green Ridge

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73 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Memories of Eric and Flynn says:

    Those are nice memories to be thankful for. Christmases in the past seemed so different from the money orientated ones of today. I remember waking up in the morning and being excited to find a stocking on my bed. It usually contained an orange, chocolate coins and various other small stocking fillers. Kids today would be very disappointed, but we loved it.

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:


    What sweet memories! I find myself thinking often of Christmases past with our three once wee ones. Those were precious times. I so can relate to not having a lot of money but we always managed to make the little things look and feel grand. πŸ™‚

  3. Nancy Chan says:

    Beautiful memories of how you spent your time with your son. I am also thankful for the time we spent together with our sons when they were growing up with us. Now that they are both living away from home, busy with their work, we don’t get to see them as much as we wish to.

  4. My GBGV Life says:

    Those times are so special and ones you will never forget. You are lucky to have him! Mom remembers so many fun things from the holidays as a kid with her parents, grandparents, and great aunt. They are always special.

  5. XmasDolly aka Marie says:

    I liked your Post today and my icon came up like this ohhhhhhh crap I can’t even copy it for you… look at my comment you’ll see it there. How do I change that honey and oh my gosh stop making me cry. I read this story of yours about you and yours son doing Christmas when he was little. Oh my gosh I guess we all have stories to tell but yours and mine are just about the same. One Christmas though my eldest son was 12 and it was just me & the four kids and we struggled big time. If it wasn’t for my wonderful dear mother we wouldn’t have never of made it, but one Christmas my son went and walked to this Dunkin Donuts in the cold and snow and asked the owner there if there was anything there he could do, take out the garbage, sweep whatever and he’d work for donuts for his sisters and brother and mom of course as a Christmas present and the man actually gave him a job working for cash, but he made him call first in case there was nothing, but every day the man had something. What a good man. My son was so proud of himself that he brought home donuts mostly every day, but he also made some money. He bought everyone presents that year and he also tried to give me money. I saved every penny he gave me and when he graduated high-school I gave it all back to him. That was the year my son “Tony” entered the marines. So proud of my little guy and to think I use to call him “Cuddles” when he was a baby! Just swapping baby stories with you. I cannot believe we’ve lived similar lives. Luv U my sista… All the way around your heart! HUGS

      • XmasDolly aka Marie says:

        THANK YOU SO MUCH & I’LL CHECK OUT THAT EMAIL… Woo Hoo you’ll trust me to do it? TANKS MY SISTA… I’LL TRY!!!!!!!! WOO HOO LOVE YOU…. AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY NEW LINK I’M FOLLOWING – I LOVE CHRISTMAS… FINGERS CROSSED I CAN FIND MY WINDOW LIGHTS πŸ™ THEY’RE MISSING IN ACTION EVERY YEAR… SO IT’S REALLY NOTHING NEW… BUMMER, BUT FIRST MY WALK with Dave and Charlie… trying to get some excercise in before the real cold begins it’s kind of a nice day. Love you.

  6. Bette A. Stevens says:

    Wonderful Christmas memories, Sandee! πŸ’ž They remind me of the Christmases when my girls were young… Making ornaments together and baking goodies–all gifts for family and friends and one from each of us for our tree too! πŸŽ„ Wonderfull memories! Wishing you and your family the happiest of hoidays! xoxoxo

  7. XmasDolly aka Marie says:

    This icon next to my name I would like to change I have a pic & everything already… can you help??? Luv U, Meeeeeeeeeee Is your Mom still here or is she in heaven with mine? I pray she is still here… mine is, but in my heart only. Also, I posted today under Christmas Music Marathon Day 7 2021, I found out from Cathy that our friend Driller.

      • XmasDolly aka Marie says:

        So you want me to send you a picture? I’ve been laying down most of the day. I have a HUGE headache. Probably from yesterday. I want Dave to take me to Menards for some lights for the tree & just get out of the house. Going to send you a picture as you said and if you want me to try to do it I will let me know, but for now sending it to you. Love you my Sista… it’s like oh my goodness I HAVE A SISTA EVERYONE! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH I can’t beging to tell you! You are the best Sista in the whole wide world and I don’t care who knows it! HUGZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  8. A ShutterBug Explores says:

    Oh those are such lovely memories ~ loving ~ filled with love ~ Xo

    Lots of love and hugs to you from me and Angel ~ Xo’s

    Happy Days to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. My only son, Sean’s Dad died when Sean was 2 1/2 and I didn’t remarry until Sean was 9 ~ so remember being a single parent ~ fond memories ~ I am alone again and this year seems difficult more than ever with the holidays ~ guess it is because my health and the country’s in not that great ~sigh ~ Be safe, Be well

    • Sandee says:

      I’m glad your son is with you and you’re going to have the best Christmas ever. Scritches all around, a smooch to Marv and a big hug to you. πŸ™‚

  9. kittiesblue says:

    Those are some great memories, Sandee. I remember Christmas was always my favorite time of year, as my grandpa’s birthday fell on Christmas Eve. Hugs and love, Janet and purrs from Coop and Sawyer.

    • Sandee says:

      It wasn’t a big deal when I was growing up. My parents weren’t into Christmas. I made up for it in my later years. Hugs and love to all, Janet. :_

  10. Xena and Lucy says:

    I also spent a lot of years with just my younger, teenage son. This year he gave me an early gift: my husband and I decided to not go to the big trouble of carrying in our big 9 ft. tree and putting it up and decorating it. My son was here and did that for us, and my older son was also here and helped me decorate it. We almost lost my older son in October, so Thanksgiving here was extra special!

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