Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday (Times Three)...


I can NOT believe it is Thursday already!! This week has FLOWN! Here are the three things that I am MOST thankful for this Thankful Thursday (Times Three)!
1. Extravaganza week...
This week is one of the biggest weeks at my school...Extravaganza Week! Once a year we have our annual Extravaganza---it is a showcase of our best performances of that year. If you are new to my blog, I am an assistant principal at one of the TOP performing arts high schools in the nation. We have eight different art areas: creative writing, cinematic arts, piano, instrumental music, vocal, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Students are admitted by audition only and we have kids coming from all over Florida and even in other states to attend our school. I'm a little proud...can you tell? Well the Extravaganza is this Friday night and I must say that we have had the smoothest Extravaganza week so far and I am looking forward to the performance on Friday.


2. My Chip-in/Giveaway...

The DH and I have been working hard on trying to raise money for our 3rd IVF attempt. A bloggy friend of mine suggested we try to do Chip-in/Giveaways to raise the $10,000 we need to try again. Well, I was so THANKFUL to see that our latest Chip-in/Giveaway has brought in over 100 comments on the FIRST day! What a blessing! The more we get the word out, the more visitors we receive, the closer we get to our goal of becoming parents. Praise GOD!

3. Running...

I NEVER thought I would be thankful for running...but the DH and I started running this year (one of our resolutions). I was dreading it for the first couple of weeks, but now I am up to 1.5 miles and I just can't get enough of it. I am even sad that last night I didn't get home till late, so I was unable to take a run :( We are hoping to be in a 5K in March and then go for a longer race soon after. I'm praying we stay motivated and so thankful that we are actually enjoying running!

What three things are you most thankful for this week?


6 comments:

Ashley said...

Hey Lianna, I cant find your e-mail!! I was going to send you some pics!!

Cathy said...

I'm thankful that I get to go to dinner tonight with my 'girls' for Sue's birthday...I'm thankful that I still have a job when so many others are being cut...and I'm thankful that whenever I stopped on my way to work this morning in the torrential rain, that everyone behind me stopped too!

GiGi aka Glamourous Grandma said...
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GiGi aka Glamourous Grandma said...

Thankful Jordyn Elizabeth Ponder is doing well for now. Kendra is 32 weeks, and we need Baby J to stay in there 2 more weeks.

Thankful for my son being so strong even though he is terribly scared.

Thankful for the people who have checked on this family and for those saying prayers. Thankful Kendra is in our family, and we will take very good care of her.

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

What is your email?

Bethany G. said...

Good for you! I hope you keep up with it! Running is what helped me keep my sanity when my DH and I found out about our infertility. I trained for two months this past summer and ran my first half marathon! It was such an awesome outlet!