Thank You Notes| A weekly link-up of gratitude inspired by Jimmy Fallon and hosted by Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress| Fridays
Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes: I’m Baaack, School & Fall

I don’t know why but the song YMCA is playing in my head. 🙂  Maybe, it’s because that’s the song that’s played before sporting events or pep rallies, and I think that’s what Friday is, one big pep rally before the weekend. Or maybeee I’m just super excited to be baaaaaack and on a FRIDAY!!!


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Fridays are my favorite day of the week, they always have been and I think they will always be. 🙂 Fridays are also my kiddos’ favorite, I think, well, here in Washington I think they are. Why? Because they get out of school early EVERY Friday!! LUCKY! I wish I would’ve got out of school early on Fridays. I always looked forward to family pizza night, remember all the “family friendly” shows on Friday night? Anyway, on Fridays I post Thank You Notes, my thank you notes are sometimes serious, big, small, or a tad bit witty (code: sarcastic), but there is always GRATITUDE. As I get older, I’ve learned that the little things add up, and I’m thankful for all things big and small. A gracious heart is a full heart. Fill that heart, friends! I want you to think about what you’re thankful for this week and share it! I cannot take sole credit for Thank You Notes, I give thanks to the hilarious Jimmy Fallon for that.

Thank You, Jimmy!

Each Friday on The Tonight Show Jimmy shares his Thank You Notes:


Thank You Notes| A weekly link-up of gratitude inspired by Jimmy Fallon and hosted by Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress| Fridays

Thank you, internet/cable company I’ve cursed as an evildoer in the past, for coming through on fast internet service! I’m so happy to be back to blogging, which is also code for chatting and catching up with my friends. 🙂 I’ve missed y’all!!!!

Thank you, honors middle school algebra, for making me feel like I should repeat middle school. Usually, I pride myself on being “able” to help my daughter on her math homework, but last night I was stumped. I guess I’ll be on Khan Academy this weekend. 😀


Thank you, fall!!! Time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin EVERYTHING, crisp air, apples, football, and THANKSgiving 😉

Thank You, Pumpkin Patch…

(last year 😉 ) 

Thank you, good good friends, for tagging me in Starbucks giveaways on IG!! I won!!! 🙂

Thank goodness for good friends and coffee


Thank YOU!! I’m happy you’re here!! I’m happy to be back, I’m so happy that there’s a giveaway to celebrate fall, back to blogging, and my birthday!! 🙂



The Fall, Back to Blogging, Birthday Giveaway! I'm so happy for: the start of fall, getting back to blogging after my hiatus, and my birthday, so I decided we should celebrate with a fall giveaway!! No need to follow, like, heart, and hula hoop just take a guess . :)

WHOOPS! I almost forgot to thank my team for counting candy corn for me 😉

Candy Corn Counting


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37 thoughts on “Thank You Notes: I’m Baaack, School & Fall”

  1. Happy birthday, my fellow libra! I’m so excited to see you back here. I’ve missed you!
    My dad was a math major in college and really could not help me with my math homework.
    Yay for fall and birthday and pumpkin everything! I’m about to have me some pumpkin beer 😉

    1. Happy Birthday, Bev!! I hope you had a beautiful day. I’ve missed being here & all of you!
      Really? Well, maybe I shouldn’t feel so bad.
      Cheers to the pumpkin beer. 🙂

    1. 🙂 #HappyEverything! I’m glad to be back & to have your company. I’m thankful for you, Michelle! Thanks for the early birthday wishes!

    1. Thank you, Sheryl! I’m so glad to be back 🙂 I’ve missed you and all of our wonderful community. Giveaway wins are AWESOME!! Did you take a guess for my giveaway? I have a candy corn guessing game giveaway on my blog 🙂

  2. Yay! Glad you’re back and Happy Birthday! My daughter has a fall birthday too (tomorrow) so hooray for birthday celebrations. Congratulations on the giveaway win, that’s awesome!! Enjoy all of those PSLs!!!

    1. Happy Birthday, to your little sweetie!! I hope you’ll share some Frozen pictures!! You know I love your party flare. 😉 My birthday is Wednesday, no Frozen party. 🙁

      You know what… shhh… come closer… don’t tell anyone… but I’ve slowed down on the PSLs. I know, I know, crazy. 🙂

  3. Happy birthday!!!! Your kids are lucky, I would have loved getting out of school early every Friday.I’m excited for fall too, I love cool crisp fall days ☺

  4. Welcome back! Happy Birthday! Congrats on the Instagram Starbucks win! So glad things are starting to settle down for all of you. I hope Washington is good to you guys. I hope the schools are as good as I mentioned to you before. So thankful you are back, even though I don’t do Thankful Friday. LOL, maybe I need to start. Maybe if I start doing Maybe post it will be like the Maybe post I loved that you did. LOL! Take care.

    1. Maybe that sounds like a plan! 🙂
      I’m so happy to be back, I’ve missed everyone dearly. So far Washington has been good to us. Thanks for the birthday wishes and being one of those good friends I mentioned above 🙂
      ::::Coffee & Friends HAPPY DANCE:::

    1. When I saw that quote I almost did a spit take, it was perfect for this post! It’s a mean trick for sure, you work hard to learn all that stuff and when you finally need it in life, only to help you kids, it slips your mind. ugh!
      Wishing you a beautiful rest of the week 🙂

  5. I missed Thank You Notes a lot! Also.. early school dismissals on Fridays? Yes. That is the way our whole world should work. For work too.
    Your candy corn counting team is adorable, by the way.
    As for math, I can’t imagine. I’ve heard it’s different now – common core or something. I’ll be.. not helping Scarlet with her math.. she’ll most likely be better at it than me.

    1. Well in that case… I will have a fresh set of Thank You Notes up tomorrow morning 🙂
      I agree! We should have early dismissals on Fridays and a glitter cannon to ring in the weekend 🙂 Fridays are to be celebrated.
      You know, sometimes I can more easily navigate middle school honors algebra over some of the crazy methods of CC. Why can’t we just multiply the old school way?

  6. I love this! So creative & I am right there with you on the middle school math issues. Here I come KHAN academy. Fridays are my favorite day of the week…so nice your kiddos get out early on Fridays. I be it makes for a nice long weekend. Thank you so much for linking up with Small Victories Sunday! 🙂

    1. 🙁 I’m sorry I’m late…
      I’m behind on my comments and blog stuff, maybe I can join you next Friday?
      Wishing you a beautiful week! Thanks for the party 🙂

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