Category: Thankful Thursday

Currently and Thankful Thursday

Am currently:
Missing my mum and the entire family. The holidays were so good so its not abnormal to suffer from a little homesickness.
Thinking about the year ahead. There are so many projects going on in my life right now and I cant wait to see them come to fruition. I can only pray for the best.
Considering eating some fish. I just miss that taste. Must make it happen soonest.
Loving my hubby. He has been super caring this year and am getting used to it. Am totally loving it.
Am thankful for:
-health…I never say this enough but am so grateful for a healthy body.
-My two families.
-Chilli sauces(am loving pepper these days)
-My sister(she is absolutely the best)
-my smart phone(which I actually don’t own but hope to get soonest)
-all of you and your lovely comments that I love so much.
-the sunshine..its really sunny around here.
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What are you Thankful for???

Happy New Year

It feels like its been too long since I’ve written here,
But a break is always helpful..
And it was Christmas, so all sorts of excuses are acceptable.
Anyway, am here to say how thankful I am for this New Year.
There are many who may have wanted to see it but didn’t..
Am thankful for one thing that I cant talk about right now….but something so special and exciting.
Am thankful for family…the holidays were perfect because of all of you
Am thankful for a beautiful year ahead..
One full of blessings,love and joy
One filled with little surprises and bundles of joy
A year of success, fun, laughter and many many hugs and kisses…
Thank you and Cheers to 2013!

The Fontenot Four

Currently Thankful Thursday

Yesterday was Kenya’s 49th Independence day Anniversary!!
Our country has taken numerous steps in the right direction.
I was so happy to be witnessing it but happier to have it as a public holiday!
It was an awesome day to say the least.
Though hubby was working, his sister and brother kept me company.
We had a really fun day and that is why I was away from blogging.
Anyway am back and feeling a little hungover from all the volleyball played last evening!
Am Currently:
Reading nothing apart from blogs, emails, comments, etc..I know, #notgood
Listening to Taylor Swift: Red. Loving it a lot!
Laughing about little things that tickle me.
Enjoying the holiday mood!Its ecstatic and I cant wait for my sister’s graduation next week, followed by Christmas!

These are photos of our neighborhood

And am Thankful:
..for an amazing in-law family.
..for my hubby and the little things that make our relationship unique
..for hugs and kisses. am always so happy for these.
..for health
..for the weekend ahead
..for lovely people all around
..for yoga
..for peace of mind
..for everything in this little beautiful life of mine!

The Fontenot Four

Thankful Thursday

I think that the Thursday post should be the easiest to write.
There is so much to be thankful for..
But we don’t always see it this way…
We kind of like to complain sometimes..
We sometimes overdo it and this blocks our vision of the things that we should be thankful for…
The things that we should be enjoying…
We don’t see them..
I pray that your vision is opened today so that you can see all the things you have..
All the things that you should be thankful for..
Coz really, these are the things that matter.

Am thankful for:
-Shopping (even when its just for groceries)
-Food (preparing and cooking it)
-Showers (especially hot ones)
-Electricity-what would we do without it? always, I do love it.
-Quiet evenings
-Noisy weekends with family
-The holidays (they are here!)
-Hugs and Kisses (who doesn’t love these)
-Babies (so warm and fuzzy)
-This little blog
-Health (so many struggle with this, am so grateful)

Thank You.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
The Fontenot Four


Am thankful for:
-An awesome husband
-Two amazing families
-Peace of mind
-Hugs and Smiling faces
-A newborn nephew [Miguel]-much loved
Happy Thanksgiving to all [even those of us whose countries don’t know such a holiday!]

The Fontenot Four

Currently and Thankful Thursday

Its Thursday, y’all!!!! That can only mean one thing: Tomorrow’s friday!
What better news could I have??
“I hate Fridays”, said no-one ever!!!!!
Anyways, lets get on with it and cool off the excitement a little bit:

I Am Currently….

Reading blogs. I don’t know if that counts as reading but I’ve not read a physical book in a while and I actually kind of miss it.

Wishing for a certain phone call. I’ve been waiting for it for a few weeks now and I just wish they would get on with it and just call!Its simple, just pick up the phone and call me!!

Cooking chapatis and finding recipes for arrow roots (nduma as we call it) given to me by my mother-in-law. This week I’ve been having lots of food in the kitchen, thank to her.

Thankful for so many things. Hubby and where he is attached right now, am thankful for all that and just about everything in my life.

Loving parcels from across the world. You should have seen me at the post office yesterday collecting my parcel, I was so excited and so happy at the same time.

Am Thankful for:

-Libby over at Artistic expressions by Elizabeth, she sent me an awesome parcel. Will share more later.Here is a sneak preview of what was in the parcel

-Hubby, our relationship just gets better by the day. He is an awesome man and I am grateful for him.
-The internet, its a gateway to you and to the world.Oh, and to my work too!
-Peace in my country, Kenya. We are a peace-loving nation and I hope it stays that way always.
-Hugs and Kisses
-My mum {she is amazing}

The Fontenot Four

Currently & Thankful Thursday

Hi lovely people, Thank you so much for your responses to my post about my new hobby (crocheting)
I appreciate it, so much more than you know.

I am Currently:

Anticipating the weekend. Everyday of this week I’ve been talking about how much I need a holiday. I think I say this every week and now my hubby thinks I prefer 3 day work weeks……(a girl can dream, right?)

Feeling a little excited. I feel like I’ve done pretty well this week!Though a little tired, I still feel excited for how I’ve handled it.

Missing shopping. I can’t believe it but I do really feel like I need to go shopping. I’ve not had the money time to go shopping and I actually miss it. Hope to get some shop on soon!

Making crochet headbands. Someone requested one and am making one for her baby girl

 Am Thankful for:

-all the people who take time to make tutorials especially video ones of anything. I’ve learned how to crochet from these and am so grateful.
-For evenings spend cuddling with hubby, just the two of us.
-For newborns and their cutey little faces
-For people who take time to help others
-For huge hugs
-For food & water..and I pray for those who don’t..
Thank you and hope you live by this quote:
 “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

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Currently Thankful Thursday

Yesterday I had a crappy day!You know the kind of day that leaves you in tears!
Yeah, I cried in the evening and I don’t know why but crying does have a way of making us feel better!
I was feeling so crappy and frustrated about nothing in particular!
I kind of think its the hormones!Yeah, let us blame the hormones, right?
Those crazy hormones, making me all angry and teary and sad….Keep away hormones!
We all agree that a happier me is what we want! Anyway, am feeling better today and I hope it gets better!
In fact, I know it will get better, there is going down again.
When I feel that crappy, I sometimes fall into the pity hole[that shitty self pity garbage hole]
Good thing, I don’t stay there too long as I start looking for things that am actually grateful for!!
The little things that make me angry don’t deserve so much attention when there are so many more things that make me happy!
Like you, and being alive, and my family, and this little blog, and food on the table, and good weather, and health and just about everything I have!
So, am thankful today for the crappy day I had Yesterday as it makes me appreciate the numerous good days I have everyday!

The Fontenot Four

I am Currently:

Loving my email. Really, I am because it has been a bearer of good news and sweet messages that inspire me to be better!If you wonna talk or just say hi, holla @ I’ll be waiting!!

Looking forward to better and easier days. Sometimes, life just gets to me and I just wish I could choose which days to experience.

Cooking very rarely. I’ve not had time to cook as much as I would like. But, over the weekend, am going to try and cook some more.

Catching up on my crocheting. I’ve been making baby hats for my soon to be nephew. I cant wait to see him!Oh, and my friend is also due this week, its a surprise so I don’t even know which colors to choose!

Missing my mum. Last night when I was feeling really bad, I just thought of my mum and how comforting she has always been. I immediately wanted a hug from her. How I wish I could see her more often!

Currently and Thankful Thursdays

I am Currently….

Worrying about what kind of mother I will become. I may not have a baby or pregnant yet but I do really want to become a mother someday soon. I just pray that I will be an awesome mother.

Listening to some reggae tunes that my husband likes. I think its Bob Marley and its really soothing.

Wishing that I could get a whole day off. There are so many things I wanna do. My hair looks terrible and I would love love to get it done. Am also wishing for more time to crochet, by myself, enjoying the rhythm and the little creations that come out of it.

Observing my thoughts. I don’t wanna be the person that gets caught up in crazy negative thoughts so I just take a little time to make sure am on the right track.

Considering how hard I’ve worked since yesterday. But am not complaining, just thinking of how much I deserve a break or a holiday at least.

Today am thankful…

-For peaceful nights where I get to sleep easy and wake up well rested
-For a hubby who is my best friend and the closest person to my soul
-For emails, telephones, and all forms of communicating to those who are far
-For good health
-For amazing in-laws
-For a beautiful family, one that appreciates and loves me
-For my future children, I love you babies
-For a peaceful country, a beautiful one
-For life itself, it is such a gift
-For new hobbies
-For connections with people we meet everyday, people who become the friends we never expected
-For you
Thank you so much!

The Fontenot Four

Currently and Thankful Thursday

I was out of words when I woke up this morning. I did not know at all, what I was going to write about. When this feeling creeps in yet I have so much going on in my life, I tend to be a little crazy. But, thank God for blogger linkups that give you ideas on how you can share your life with the world.
Feeling better. As I said on (Is it Tuesday or Monday?, whatevs) I have been having a cold that was absolutely driving me crazy. But, I changed medication yesterday and woke up feeling all better. Thank you!

Drinking porridge or uji as we call it in Swahili. My mom told me, many many years ago that when a person is feeling sick and lacks appetite, the best thing for him or her is porridge. And I’ve been following her advice and it does make me feel better.

Looking for crochet bloggers. I have recently taken up crocheting as a new hobby and am looking for people I can connect with and share and learn and enjoy this awesome hobby. I hope you can tell am excited!

Dreaming of going home. Seeing my parents this weekend and my sister and the whole family. Those are beautiful dreams.

Making crocheted baby beanies. My hubby and his friend think I’ve caught the baby fever but who knows?????

Thankful for:
-Going home early and taking naps in the middle of the afternoon.
-For a loving and caring husband.
-For health and a working body and metabolism.
-For peace of mind
-For fun working days where ideas flow and customers are delightful.
-For blogging, such a wonderful community.
Love you all and have an awesome Thursday!

The Fontenot Four