1. Air Conditioning. At the beginning of August we had some air conditioning issues, and went without air or limited air for about a week. Let's just say Texas, August and no air conditioning is not a combination that is pleasant. But it is now fixed and I am a very happy girl.
2. Bee Blocks. I know I listed this last time, but I was queen of a different bee for August and I've started getting my blocks. I am even blessed enough to have a couple of friends from other hives crash in and send me blocks. Who doesn't love extra blocks...not me that is for sure. I can see this quilt coming together.
3. Holiday Weekend. I am for four days this coming weekend. Which is a pretty rare thing for me, and I'm ohhh so excited. I want to get some things done, including my Midnight Mystery square in a square blocks (that I just got instructions for today) and my Dog Gone Cute blocks. I worked on one block this week as a test to see if I wanted to do the small blocks or the large blocks and I've decided on the large blocks. But I can say the small one wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, it was actually a lot of fun to do. Here is my practice block of Zoey. I'm going to do a mini quilt that has Cooper, Tucker, Zoey and Hollywood.
5. My Crockpot. I have used my crockpot more than ever this summer. On average I would say I've used it between 3 and 4 times a week. It allows me to fix dinner (or a major portion of it) without heating the house with the oven or stove top. This summer we've used it to fix ribs, ham, roast, but also things like hash brown casserole, chicken spaghetti and red beans. Some dishes have just been ok, but others have been really good. I've been regularly searching Pinterest for recipes and even started a board of only crockpot recipes. I can't wait for cooler weather because I've found lots of soup recipes I want to try.
Well that is my list for today. I could easily extend the list even longer, but for now I'm happy listing the top 5 things I'm thankful for at the moment.