Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted at Grace Alone

"With man, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible"
Matthew 19:26

LS :

Once again, this week I'm thankful for the time to do a post. Sorry I have not been around to visit much lately. Things are a bit rough at the moment. Even right now I'm struggling with this post as it is. LOL! Not sure why my blogger page keep getting disconnected after every other sentence I typed. I have no problem with other websites though. Hmm...Any idea?

I've been at the receiving end of plenty of monkey wrenches lately. This morning I had a rather testy time dealing with some people. I have to admit I was ready to throw back a couple of wrenches. LOL! Oops! Then out of the blue these words popped into my mind.

"If life throws you monkey wrenches, tighten nuts and bolts with them"

I'm sure we all have heard of the saying "when life hands us lemons, make lemonades out of them". Right, but I don't have a creative mind and I'm never good with words. So where did that come from?

Something to be thankful for. A reminder to stay in perspective and change my focus. I felt quite a lot better now. I'm thankful for this. So I'm going to find out what I can do with the monkey wrench.


I'm thankful the diapers were finally off few days back. Phew! I'm also thankful that LS brought back some lamb chops for dinner few days ago. She's been giving me some of it. Yummy! Now I'm eyeing the extra leftover gravy. Do you like lamb chops?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time!


Raising Addie said...

I'm going to have to remember that... monkey wrenches! BOL! The next time I get really annoyed at work I will think of that so I can laugh. I love it!

Happy, I'm glad to hear you are free now. I've never had lamb but it sure sounds yummy!


Kess And Her Mama said...

Good analogy and an excellent reminder. Happy, lucky gal - lamb chops...Drool...

Denise said...

I have missed you two, glad to see you posting. I love you both.

Thor said...

Hi Happy!
Glad that your diapers were off and that you got some lamb chops. I have never had lamb chops before, but it sounds like yummy!
Glad to see you blogging again, pal!

Love and licks

jan said...

I love your monkey wrenches metaphor. Keep tightening.

Jennifer said...

I loved the saying about the monkey wrenches...I will remember that for future situations...I know there will be plenty:)

Happy: I don't like you can have mine!

Grammy said...

This is my 2nd time on thankful Thursday.
Be blessed my friend

Lacy said...

w00f's Happy and LS, glad u iz misseded u...

b safe,

pps blogger eats my comments sumtimes...

Anonymous said...

like blessing in disguise. make use of what you have. look at the positive side.

happy: i also love lamb chops. yummy!

Josephine said...

everything has a purposer, love that lamb chops too.:) thanks for visiting mine.Happy TT!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I missed you Happy. Good to hear that the diapers are gone. Are lamb yummy?

~ Girl girl

Rocks said...

I love that wrenches quote and of course the lemonades..I will try to remember that!

Happy thankful Thursday to you!

maiylah said...

good idea about the monkey wrenches! lol. :)
have a blessed day, and thanks for visiting my Thankful Thursday post in my other blog.

maiylah said...

good idea about the monkey wrenches! lol. :)
have a blessed day, and thanks for visiting my Thankful Thursday post in my other blog.

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

My Mom says she has a few nuts & bolts to tighten, too...She's gonna try to find a Monkey Wrench...

We love your Thankful Thursday Posts...

Abby xxxooo

Jill said...

Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing a little giggle with lots of truth!

In His amazing grace,

Laurie Ann said...

Love the monkey wrench saying! Too good. Happy Thankful Thursday to you.

momgen said...

That is a great post of TT take care always dear and may God bless you and your family.

MIne is here

Mary said...

Lamb chops sound good. Haven't had any for a long time. Love the monkey wrenches! Thanks for sharing today. Blessings!

Alicia said...

Your post made me laugh!!! Have a wonderful, blessed Thursday!! ALicia

BrandytheGreat said...

Ohh! We could DIE for lamb chops! We don't mind any chops though!

Moco said...

We are always thankful that you are so thankful on Thursday.

Sparky said...


Did you just mention lamb chops? Where?!

Happy Thankful Thursday to you!


Pedro said...


My mom and I are thankful for your blog! We're always happy to visit you and hope the monkey wrenchs stop flying at your mom!


Deetz said...

Yes those wrenches sometimes come a flying and then you gotta go and find the nuts and bolts, uh? lol
Here we
Wonderful words for Thursday
God Bless

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
Hahaha.. that's a good one! Mom say she'll try to remember it the next time she gets any momkey wrenches thrown at her!!
Lamp chops are yummu-licious..

Peggy said...

LS & is so good to hear from you minus the monkey wrenches messing up your thankful Thursday! I'm thankful you
were able to post! I missed you both but look at all your visitors each TT! I think the last time I was here I saw you two had 72 comments! Awesome! I'm glad Happy that you're done with diapers & being spoiled again...or just loved alot! I know alot of "Nuts" that need tightening but you really should "bolt" out of those nasty people's testy problems and let them deal alone with stuff and maybe they'll be thankful instead of testy the next time. Hope you enjoy some lemonade! With God all things are possible! Hope we see you sooner than later! Take good care or let God take care! Woofs from all of us...Chimi, Chiqui, Chispa, Toby & Bravo...that's me Chiqui in the photo with my mom...
spitting image of my dad only light colored like my mom...Have not done DOT for all October...miss all the critters! But they are putting on the ritz in costumes & we 5 don't do that!!!

Asta said...

Don't wowwy
I dwessed you up as a bumblebee and took you to the can see youwself on Satuwdays post...I'm having Mommi fix it..I wouldn't want you to miss a pawty..sometimes pawents get too busy..but I'm thankful that you'we my see you thewe

Nancie said...

So glad you are feeling better. I have been missing both of you :)

I have not been able to do much visiting too. Still learning to pace myself.

Matthew 19:26 is very encouraging and comforting. Thanks for sharing with us. May God bless you with a very restful and refreshing weekend and Lord's day. Take care!

Beth K. Vogt said...

I'm going to adopt your "monkey wrenches" quote. It's a good one!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom is drooling over the thought of lamb chops! She hasn't had them in ages!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby said...

Hi Happy
I'm thankful that your back, I missed you.
I'm glad the diapers are off, but you did look cute in them.

Love Ruby

Chef said...

Hi Happy. Thanks for the reminder about what to do when the monkey wrenches come flying. Sometimes, we just duck and get out of the way!!

We're so glad when you remind us of things we often forget about. We're glad you're back because we've missed you.



Hi Happy,

I just love reading your post for hopefully that monkey with get off your Mommy's back soon. I just love lamb chops and lamb shanks even better.

We can't seen to load videos any more so the Mommy said she understands how frustrated your Mom is.

When you can, come over and see all my dachsie friends at out Halloweiner Party last weekeed.

Love & huggies Mona

ahorne said...

I love the monkey wrenches quote! Wonderful reminder to all of us.... thanks for sharing.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Monkey wrenches, I'm glad I don't have to handle that.
May I hug you to show my love and support, Ms LS?
And Happy, I do like lamp chop, do you eat that with a taste of mint jelly?
Please come to my blog to share my double dating story.

Eric said...

I had that exact same problem with my blogger page too this week. Mmm..needs attention from the money wrench...

Wags, Eric x

Tiffany Stuart said...

Liked your monkey wrench pic. Never had lamb chops. Not sure I want to.