Thankful Thursday 8/6/2015

How can it already be the first Thankful Thursday of August? It’s been a busy summer.

Here are some of the things I’ve been thankful for lately:

  • Portland! It was great, I loved it and I want to go back.
  • The ocean steps from my door at the wonderful place I stayed.
ocean view

ocean view

  • Spending time with my sister, in a place she knows and enjoys and gets to share with me (and seeing my BIL also, he’s a good guy).
  • Running Beach to Beacon! Great race, great organization, great place and people. (watermelon at the finish, so good)
  • Finding new “I want to do that again” races and “go there again” places.
  • Finding wonderful food – safely gluten free! – and seriously indulging.
BamBam Bakery - totally gluten-free, the source of much yum in Portland

BamBam Bakery – totally gluten-free, the source of much yum in Portland

mini berry pie from BamBam

mini berry pie from BamBam

my 3 faves from BamBam - mini berry pie, oatmeal cranberry cookie, and sugar cookie

my 3 faves from BamBam – mini berry pie, oatmeal cranberry cookie, and sugar cookie

Mount Desert Island ice cream - cinnamon cardamom and my new fave banana blackstrap molasses

Mount Desert Island ice cream – cinnamon cardamom and my new fave banana blackstrap molasses

pb noir sorbetto (dairy free) at Gelato Fiasco ....eye-rolling goodness

pb noir sorbetto (dairy free) at Gelato Fiasco ….eye-rolling goodness

  • Meeting so many neat Mainers and getting a bit of a feel for why people love it there – my host was only one example.
  • Beautiful sunrises, and being able to see them
sunrise over the water

sunrise over the water

  • The neighbors’ bird feeder – I get to see and hear lots of birds without the birdseed shells and other related messes.
  • A few “less hot” evenings for walks with DH or sitting on the porch.

What are you thankful for this week?