Saturday, September 21, 2013

Talk about Desperation. . .but still thankful!

I woke up this morning, wandered out to the kitchen for my morning wake-up cup of coffee, which I take with milk only, and opened the fridge, only to realize we're out of milk?  YIKES!  Now what??  So I was desperate enough to throw on clothes, put a babushka over my hair (you all know what that is, right?), and run out the door to the nearby Sheetz gas station/convenience store to get a gallon of milk. Trust me, I was not a pretty sight (although I did brush my teeth.)

Now, I'm sitting with my cup of coffee (with cream), and all is right in my world.

You might be wondering why I'm still thankful, even though my morning started out a bit hectic?  What could possibly be good about running out of milk late Friday evening so that there was no milk left for breakfast?  Well, it means my son, my Marine, is home on leave!!  See, the whole 13 weeks he was gone, we never ran out of milk.  As a matter of fact, we had to dump out a few gallons because they went bad.  But since he has been home, we've had to buy milk every day.  He's a big milk drinker!

Who knew so much happiness could be found in an empty gallon of milk?

That brings me to this

Today is World Gratitude Day.  And when I count my blessings, I realize I have so much to be thankful for, up to an including an empty gallon of milk.

To show how thankful I am for all of you I am giving you this Thank You Freebie.

I wish I had a better picture, but it is an apple wreath with the Johnny Appleseed thankful song in the center.  I used desert-sized plates, and once they were finished, I added the cute ribbon bow and loop up top for hanging.  These are a perfect complement to any Johnny  Appleseed unit you might be doing next week.  It is a small part of my larger packet, Fall Themes:  Johnny Appleseed.

You can click the button below to get the poem and craft activity freebie from my TPT store.  

If you click on the button below, it will take you to The Fun Factory, where you can hop to other fabulous "thank you" freebies.

Happy hopping!

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