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Day 79: Six for Saturday

Today I realized it was the small things that can bring cheer and gratitude to me throughout the day. So here are six quick things I was grateful for today:

1. Gift cards. We have a stash of gift cards for various places that we mostly forget to use. Today, we actually remembered to grab some before heading off to run errands. Yay, us. We even bought some treats we probably wouldn't have otherwise.

2. Dark chocolate M&Ms. I don't think these need a paragraph. Dark chocolate is my love language.

3. Getting things done. Our productivity peaked around 11 a.m. today, but that's OK because by then I'd gotten the taxes mostly done and my spouse had fixed a leaky sink. So again, yay, us!

4. Feast of St. Joseph. It's today! I feasted my little heart out on all the coffee creamer (and coffee) I could drink. I'm not 100% certain, but I think that's the traditional way to celebrate Jesus's earthly father. And I did it up big time. Because I gave up coffee creamer for Lent. 

5. Pandora. My Wallflowers/'90s Pandora station is still killin' it. I'm pretty sure it is not possible for me to tire of Eddie Vedder's voice. Pearl Jam for the win.

6. The B. I would be remiss if I didn't mention my undying love for "the B." For people who are not native North Dakotans, this is the term of endearment by which we know the ND high school boys' basketball state tournament. It's definitely the best of the 3 state basketball tournaments. Even though I'm no longer much of a basketball fan anymore, I still look forward to and enjoy the tournament. More often now, the tournament is dominated by small, private schools in North Dakota's larger towns, but it's so fun to see small schools make the state tournament. Our family enjoys watching and cheering and following the players through the tournament. I am the proud product of a great class B school, and will always be grateful for my growing up years there. March can sometimes be a bummer as we anxiously await spring, and I'll always look forward to "the B."

St. Joseph, pray for us.

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