thank you thursday (day 65)


This week I am especially thankful for...

...fans. I love summer, but this 100+ stuff every single day makes me appreciate the cool breeze of a spinning fan.

...little spiral notebooks. Especially the kind that are small enough to comfortably fit in a zippered purse pocket. You just never know when a brilliant idea will strike, so I'm grateful for a convenient place to jot it down!

...cinnamon. Just a pinch added to my coffee every morning almost makes it taste like I'm sipping Starbucks.

...reusable water containers. Recycled plastic bottles of water is definitely good, but what's even better (and cheaper) is to buy a plastic reusable container and fill it up with water from a water fountain. I do this several times while I'm at work every day :)

I am most especially thankful for Turtle Rock Farms because I just found out via email that they have availability for me to stay there Aug 4-7 for the Permaculture Design Course. I am grateful for quite a few reasons.

First, according to Google maps, Turtle Rock Farm is approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes north of my house.  That's not including traffic. So I really didn't want to have to drive more than 3 hours round trip each day.

Second, I have a feeling this is going to be an amazing experience. I'm not sure which house I will be staying in, but both houses on the farm have a common kitchen and living room area and a shared bathroom. I'm a little nervous about living with people I don't know for 4 days, but also excited about what I will learn from them.

Also, they grow organic fruits/veggies, harvest rainwater, compost, raise chickens and alpacas, and have an inspiring environmental policy. If you would like to check out some pictures or read more about it, you can click here.

What are you thankful for this week?

For past editions of thank you thursday, click here

Day 65 - A picture of you and your best friend

Katie and I in Colorado


  1. Turtle Rock Farm sounds like a fantastic place! A three-hour, round-trip drive every day sounds absolutely horrible, so it's nice that you can stay at such a nice-sounding place for a few days instead. :) I can't wait to hear more about it from you!

  2. I love tiny notebooks! I have some tiny little Halloween themed ones I use all the time. They're like 1" x 2", the perfect mini size. :)

  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I love reading your thankful thursdays :) Im definitely thankful that this week went by pretty quick, i cant believe its almost the weekend already!

    Turtle rock farm sounds truly AMAZING :) i cant wait to hear more about it <3 <3 <3

  4. Staying there will really drive the experience home I would think! You seem pretty easy going, I'm sure you'll become best buds with everyone in your house. :) I can't wait to hear how it all goes, it sounds so interesting! I'm loving fans too, sitting here, roasting, makes me grateful with each and every delightful breeze! A cold shower is in my very near future... ;)

  5. Taylor Lynn... It does sound wonderful, doesn't it?! I may take a break from blogging while I'm there, but I'm sure I'll have some lengthy posts when I return :)

    Renee... that is the perfect size! You just never know when you might need one :)

    Veronica Grace... This week went by quick for me too! That is definitely something to be thankful for :)

    Melinda... I think so too! I thought about a hotel for a second (and the privacy of my own bathroom! lol) but I mean, I couldn't pass this up! I'm only slightly nervous, but I'm sure anyone who is taking a permaculture course has to be pretty cool, so I'm sure I'll make friends quick :) I'm going to grill up some veggie burgers outside and then I'll be taking a cold shower, too!

  6. Sounds great, Sara. I look forward to it! :)

  7. The community living will be good for you and part of the adventure! Although, being a loner myself, I totally know where you're coming from, but it's only for a few days. You'll probably end up making some lasting friendships!

    You sure do have some purty eyes!

  8. I LOVE the idea of the farm (you already knew that) and by the way....I'm thankful for you too my little sarri:)


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