Thankful For…41-50; The ‘Oh, The Places We’ve Been’ Edition

The other day, a friend asked me where is my favorite place I’ve lived. I’ve only lived four different places since leaving home for college and snagging a boyfriend-turned-husband, but I thought it would fun to rank them accordingly. To be honest, it didn’t take much consideration to rank the following places we have called home over the past 10 years…

  1. Sackets Harbor, New York
  2. Clemson, South Carolina
  3. Raleigh, North Carolina
  4. Lawton, Oklahoma

When Clay and I found out that his first duty assignment was Ft. Drum, we weren’t exactly thrilled. Moving 30 miles south of Canada wasn’t necessarily the idea of a good time for two young twenty-somethings who spent the previous four years at sunny Clemson University. And Ft. Drum doesn’t exactly have the greatest reputation in the Army – the 10th Mountain Division is one of the most deployed bodies in the military and the winters can be ridiculously harsh. But then we discovered a little resort town about 30 minutes from post called Sackets Harbor. Popular with lieutenants and captains stationed at Ft. Drum, Sackets Harbor has quaint restaurants, a handful of bars, a comedy club, and the most extraordinary views of Lake Ontario – all within walking distance for village residents. We couldn’t have asked for a better area to spend the first four years of our Army experience. And because of that, Sackets Harbor will always remain a special place filled with fantastic memories and hold the spot as my favorite place we’ve lived so far. Even with all the snow.

This week, I am thankful for…

41. the opportunity to live in different places throughout our country.

42. the Summer Olympics. Go USA!

43. a back-up coffee machine. Our primary one bit the dust this week.

44. our coffee grinder. Nothing beats fresh ground beans (yes, I am a coffee snob and proud of it).

45. my new broom. The old one had all sorts of nasty bits stuck in it.

46. a reliable and safe car. Thank you Volvo.

47. Crayola crayons; they really are the best.

48. tree removal services. The extreme heat from last summer and this summer is killing our trees!

49. a toddler who is back to sleeping through the night.

50. hydrogen peroxide to clean stubborn mildew stains in the shower.

Where has been the favorite place you’ve lived?

Thankful For: 1 – 10 11 – 2021 – 30, 31-40


8 thoughts on “Thankful For…41-50; The ‘Oh, The Places We’ve Been’ Edition

  1. Not to skip over all of the other great parts of your list, but … Hydrogen Peroxide? I’ve never heard of that. Going to have to try it during the next cleaning spree.

    1. I read it online the other day. It really does work. It still takes a little bit of scrubbing but it is much better than any cleaner I’ve come across for shower mildew. Ewwww.

  2. Your uncle Danny is also a coffee snob! He drinks Jamacian Blue Mountain blend, orders the whole beans on line and grinds fresh beans daily. On the other hand, I am also a coffee snob…..can’t stand the stuff!!!!!!LOL

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever had Blue Mountain coffee…I’ll have to keep an eye out. Thanks for the recommendation – I’ll let you know if I love it or hate it. Ha.

      1. you’ll want to make sure you buy the “blend” as the straight is extremely expensive!!!

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