I decided to change the topic a little for this week’s Tuesday 10.  Instead of “10 things I wish I’d known 10 years ago” I’m sharing some of my favorite things lately.  I may not actually hit 10 things.  Oh well!

I’ll admit, I shamelessly borrowed this photo from my sister’s blog since I don’t have any in my house at the moment.  Thanks Becky!

Hello Panda Cookies
My sister suggested trying these cookies.  She sent some home with The Artist last summer.  It took months, but I finally found some in one of our Targets.  I’ve seen them in the regular snack food section, but why pay more when they’re generally available in the dollar section.  These things seem to jump into my cart every time I walk past.  They’re the perfect size for a quick snack while out shopping or when I want a treat but don’t want to have to share with the kids.

My favorite store. I could shop there every day.

I’m loving a little bit cooler weather with a nippiness in the mornings.  Now my grass has an excuse to look brown and dry instead of lush and green.

Quiet days
With all 5 of the older kids in school, my days are pretty quiet, especially when it’s naptime.  Quiet = happy time.

I’m enjoying my early morning walks in the church gym while my oldest is taking her religion class.  Kind of like above, quiet, me time = happy time.

image borrowed from ABC

After a summer off, my Monday nights became complete again with last night’s season kick-off of a new season of ABC’s Castle. All is right with the world again.

Feeling appreciated
I love feeling like I make a difference to other people.  Even though I get overwhelmed and swamped sometimes, I enjoy feeling valued when I’m asked to help with school events or at church.

I got the brainstorm one day to say “Thank You” to our elementary teachers and staff.  I took three loaves of zucchini bread in along with a sign expressing our appreciation to them.  They must have enjoyed it, there were only crumbs left the next morning.  I’m also enjoying my bi-weekly Saturday mornings volunteering at our local Bountiful Baskets site.

 Sherpa throw
I’m loving these sherpa throw blankets we found at Costco.  Sure, they’re 100% polyester (probably why they can be so cheap) but they’re so soft and snuggly.  Plus, if you get their coupons, you can save $5, making them less than $15!

Well, I made it further than I thought. Nine favorite things is good, right?
Come back for next week’s installment: “10 geeky facts about me”.  Hmm, might need to adjust that one, too.  We’ll see.


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