Being Thankful – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Happy Friday!

In honor of my birthday today, I have put together a list of the things I am thankful for. This is a great exercise to see your blessings written out.

49 Things I am Thankful For:
1)      Jesus
2)      My Bible
3)      Prayer
4)      My husband – Jonathan
5)      My children: Ashley & Cass
6)      Nick & Tricia
7)      Jacob
8)      Daniel
9)      Quinton
10)   Ben
11)   My parents: My mom who is my rock and my friend.
12)   My dad and step-mom who love me unconditionally.
13)   My birth family for choosing life for me
14)   My brothers, sister, nieces and nephews
15)   My extended family
16)   My friends who keep me straight and love me
17)   My friends who are family to me
18)   My virtual friends who bring happiness to my days
19)   The freedom to homeschool my children
20)   Another birthday
21)   A warm house
22)   God’s provision for my needs: Food
23)   Clothes
24)   Shoes
25)   Transportation
26)   Good health
27)   My church and my church family
28)   My job and the people I work with
29)   My freedom
30)   Faith
31)   Love
32)   Hope
33)   Laughter
34)   Joy
35)   Peace
36)   The ability to communicate
37)   Music
38)   Art and a colorful world to live in
39)   The change of seasons
40)   Having fun and playing with my kids
41)   Running
42)   The encouragers in my life
43)   The people who are truthful in my life
44)   Being outside to enjoy God’s creation
45)   Living in a first world country where I have hot and cold running water and indoor plumbing
46)   Appliances that help me take care of my family
47)   A good night’s sleep
48)   The beach
49)   The mountains

What are you thankful for?

Have a great weekend!

Zone Mission: 27 Fling Boogie through the House (find 27 things to throw away and give away)

Weekly Home Blessing: Take out the Trash, Sweep, and Mop

Menu Plan: Rotisserie Chicken and salad




  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.


  • Have a fun day!
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Loving movement for 15 Minutes

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at


Being Thankful – Getting Organized — 2 Comments

  1. That’s a great list! I love that you mentioned appliances. I always giggle to myself when I find myself quietly thanking my appliances during my busy day– it’s so nice to have help! I cannot fathom doing the laundry by hand! (or the breadmaking…I’m way too fond of my bread machine!)

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