GiT (Give it Thanks) Thursday: My weekly list of gratitude for the huge & the tiny things that I am thankful for.

Dinner & drinks with my ladies. Once every few months or so, my two best girlfriends and I get together for dinner & drinks. It’s nothing fancy & we usually stay local, but there is something so sweet about unadulterated “girl time” (or of course boy time if that’s your thing). We eat, giggle, share, and spread love. How wonderful! We meet tonight at six & I’m counting down the hours.

Travel. If you read this blog, then you already know that travel & exploration make me swoon. But lately it’s been consuming me. I’ve been so excited about my upcoming trip to Los Angeles that I’ve been working on my trip calendar for months! Domestic travel just wasn’t enough though, so… I just booked a trip to Paris! Much more on that to come.

Couchsurfers.org. This goes hand-in-hand with number two, but I have to say it. The Couchsurfers Community is phenomenal! Not only is it a great way to find a place to stay on the road, but it’s an awesome way to meet like-minded people in your hometown.

Fresh vegetables from my garden. My boyfriend and I planted our very own garden this year. Over the past few weeks, we’ve started harvesting & devouring our delicious veggies. I am a huge vegetable fan to begin with, but the tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and eggplants from my backyard are mind-blowing! Are they so special just because we grew them from seeds? I think not. They’re simply the best I’ve ever had. Last night I made homemade french bread pizzas with cheddar, mozzarella, garden tomatoes, squash, and onion! Mmmmm. Divine.

Birthday celebrations. Saturday is my mother’s birthday. Luckily she doesn’t read this blog or she’d probably kill me for saying so. She hates to be fussed over. I got her a super-sweet-spectacular birthday gift & I can not wait to give it to her. It feels like I’ve been keeping it a secret forever (I’m terrible at keeping fun secrets to myself). I can’t wait for the big reveal on Saturday.

Dexter. Okay, okay. Sociopathic serial killer doesn’t quite align with my values, I know. But! This show is so good. We just started watching Season 1 on Netflix and I’m hooked. No spoilers please. 😉

Itty bits…
I am also thankful for talk radio (politics can be so sexy); the turn of seasons (though I’m in no rush to see Summer go, I’m already fantasizing about Halloween!); baby animals (still can’t stop thinking about the baby goats at the state fair); French (what a beautiful language!); and last but not least, my health (I’m having a small surgery tomorrow, keep me in your thoughts).

What are you grateful for this week?

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