thankful thursday {link up}

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This Thursday I am thankful for...

1) Leftovers. {photo source} Nothing beats a fridge full of really yummy leftovers... and after my family left last week... boy, did we have a fridge full of leftovers. Half a sandwich from one restaurant... a rack of ribs from another... leftover rosemary potatoes and greek chicken from our home-cooked family dinner... and enough hummus to feed a small country. We are finally nearing the end... with only a few potatoes and a little bit of hummus to show for our once-jam-packed-fridge. But we haven't had to cook or go out hardly at all this week... and that is something to certainly be thankful for.

2) Chicken wire. I know, I know... say what??? No... we do not own chickens... yet, anyways. But we did just use chicken wire to line the top of the entire fence in our backyard. You see... Little Cat has recently learned how to escape. Previously, we were able to just let Little Cat in and out of the backyard as we pleased, because he would pretty much just stay in the yard... that is, until he finally discovered a few weeks ago that he can climb fences... which meant I was trespassing into my neighbors' yard in the middle of the night to retrieve him... no good. But yay for chicken wire! No more midnight-cat-escapes.

3) A weekend with my husband. This will be the first weekend in a while that Lance and I will have some quality time together... and I am oh-so looking forward to it. Hoping for a low-key weekend with a date night on Friday and a lazy Saturday. I fly to Atlanta on Sunday for a full week at the office, then straight to Florida for a wedding... so I'm planning to soak up every second with the hubby this weekend:)

I always love reading all of the Thankful Thursday link-ups each week... some make me laugh, some make me nod in agreement, and some just warm my heart. I loved Jennifer Dawn's post over at Jennifer Dawn McLucas... while many of us are thankful for warmer weather and sunshine... she was thankful for snow... yes, snow... and the awe and wonder that accompanies it. It was a beautifully written post, with equally pretty photos.

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