Posted by: tgonzales | June 24, 2011

Ten More Things I’m Thankful For

Not too long ago I wrote about 10 things that I was thankful for and I decided that it’s about time to talk about 10 more.

1. I’m thankful for good friends who do nice things for me like Karen who made this beautiful doily just for me and made it out of one of my most favorite colors.

2. I’m also thankful for Pam who gave me this lovely Japanese crochet pattern book and she probably knew that I would want to start something out of it right away. Thank goodness it has torn me away from being obsessed with the apple/drinking glass jackets, although I know there are a few drinking glass jackets left in me. Ha! Ha! I think I could get carried away with quite a few projects in this lovely book.

3. And thankful for Lee who made me a plastic canvas trivet from some of my favorite colors.

4. I’m really thankful for Diane who talked me down from the edge & convinced me that I needed to make my Japanese shawl out of this gorgeous Noro

instead of changing colors 4 times. Please don’t worry about the little 4 color item; it will become either a trivet, placemat, or who knows it may grow up to be an afghan or something?

5. I was thankful to come home to find all my little drinking glass jackets all lined up on my wooden shelf. I think they look so very cute all lined up there, thanks to my Dear Hubby.

6. I’m thankful for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) store who still had the twin basket to my other basket that I purchased there a month or so ago, along with another satin covered hanger, and a cute little clay pot with saucer that will hold my Admin Assistants Day plant.

7. I’m thankful that my Mom taught me to take care of my things when I was growing up so that I still have the little lamb that my Dad brought to me in the hospital after I was born, and the piggy bank and teddy bear that my Grandpa and Grandma Kingery gave to me when I turned one.

8. I’m thankful for this little clay dinosaur that Joshua made when he was in grade school or middle school. Back then he would show me what he had made and said “I don’t think it’s very good, I’m not very artistic” and I was afraid to say what I thought it looked like because he was so sensitive about his creations. So I would ask him what it was supposed to be, and he would roll his eyes and say, “it doesn’t look like a dinosaur to you?” Then I would say “why of course it looks like a dinosaur to me, but I wanted to make sure that’s what it was before I said how good of a job you did on it.” 🙂

9. I’m so thankful to my blogging friends out there who searched for me and found me from Crochet Soiree to here and to the ones who have always been here and to the many new ones that I hope to find. I love you all.

10. Last but not least I’m thankful to the lady at Lane Bryant who fitted me for the right size of bra, right there in the middle of the store in front of God and everyone. Need I say more? Oh I almost forgot I’m also thankful that I made it to the weekend, because you may or may not know that I live for the weekends. (I know that’s 11 but who’s counting? Ha! Ha!) I would love to hear what you’re thankful for and I hope everyone has a great weekend.


  1. Tamara! I am so thankful that you write. I love hearing what is happening in your world. You remind me that my glass is half full – and really is overflowing if I take a good look at it. I love how sentimental you are – absolutely the most loyal, loving person that I know.

    I am thankful for new friends, old friends and the laughter that I have when I am with them!

    Thanks for sharing the big stuff and the little stuff.

    • Steph,

      Thank you so much for liking what I talk about and for sharing what you’re thankful for.

      Love you,

  2. I loved the part of your post where your son made the dinosaur! My own son is getting older… I say this with a lump in my throat… He is turning 18 soon, and I can hardly believe it. He is still being home-schooled, continuing on with it next year, as he has struggled some with his studies in public school; but he tries, and he’s matured, and I find that sometimes he actually seems to be looking out for ME, instead of the other way around, bless his heart!… I am most grateful for both my kids. God has been so GOOD to me! Now before I start crying, I’d better stop right here!… Have a wonderful weekend Tamara! ((hugs)) ~tina

    • Tina,

      AHHHH!!!!! I know exactly how you feel and you brought tears to my eyes. I had to look away so I wouldn’t.:) Thanks for sharing your story with me.

      Love and Hugs,

  3. It’s definitely good to remind ourselves sometimes of all that we’re thankful for, big and small, serious and funny. Great post!

    • Thanks Kathryn for being here. I always enjoy hearing from you.


  4. Ooooh, Tamara, I love the gifts you rec’d: the doily & the great design on the plastic canvas.
    I love how sweet ‘n thoughtful John was to set up your glass jackets on your wooden shelf.
    Scrumptious colors on your twin basket that was ‘saved’ at the DAV just for you — wow, a whole month!

    I am amazed that you have your cute li’l lamb from when you were born – and the adorable bear from your 1st birthday. Your mom certainly taught you very well – how to take care of your things!!

    And now the ‘secret’ is out! Joshua knows that you did not always know for sure what one of his ARTISTIC creations was. 😀

    Of course I am so very grateful that YOU are in my life. Love your zest for life (& “all things crochet”), your love for your family … and friends, your humor, your creative talents, your sensitivity & compassion, and your positive attitude!!!!!

    Above all, I am grateful that I learned to develop a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ back in 1980. God is so awesome! And I know He is thankful that He created YOU. 🙂

    • Kat,

      You are so special to me too, and thank you so much for being always here cheering me on. Thank you for sharing some of the things that you are thankful for. Have a great weekend my friend.

      Love and Hugs,

  5. P.S. And I am sooooo thankful that God gave me my darling gorgeous red-&-cream Bengal kitty — The Amazing Emma Stargazer … who will be turning 1 already on July 7!!!

    • Kat,

      It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year, wow. You are very blessed to have Emma in your life; as I’m sure you already know. Happy Birthday to Emma!


  6. sniffle. that…didn’t look like a dinosaur to you!??!!??!!? my life is a sham. i was only in first or second grade when i made that little guy. i love that padre put all those jackets on display as such. he so cool. aaand i haven’t ever known the significance of those things in the glass case!!!!!!! MY LIFE REALLY IS A SHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • My Little Chacho Aaron!

      I love you so much and I can’t believe that you didn’t know the story of the things in the glass case. I think you are getting so old that you have forgotten or maybe I just forgot to tell you, since you didn’t ask a whole lot of questions like that when you were young. You are so shammy and you make me laugh so hard!

      Momma, tha end!

  7. Joshua,

    You are waaaay too funny! Obviously you get your weird humor from your Mom. And you do know, don’t you, that “sham” is also a decorative covering for a pillow? So you see? You add beauty and purpose to an otherwise dreary and boring world (okay, better put your boots on now!).

    • Rosina,

      That’s so funny how you think that we have the same weird humor! And when I replied to him about the sham I called him a shammy; which is something you use to dry your car with after washing it:) Too funny!


  8. I’m grateful for my cyber-friends, especially you! I sincerely look forward to your blog updates each week. I’m grateful that I don’t smoke or drink so I can spend some money on my yarn fetish, which makes me giddy. Also, my sweet little Basset mix angel Copper, who was a dear little love bug. She passed away a year ago from a very long life in which she blessed the lives of so many people. Winning my social security disability case in May provides me with some stability to promote my journey to wellness, this has been monumental for me. Finally, I’m grateful for so many other things that come to mind!

    • Heather,

      I’m so glad that you stopped by and it’s nice to know what you’re thankful for too.


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