November: 30 Days of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!...more
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Wonderstruck Interview: Alina Weldon

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives....more

Jam Jar Half-Full or Half-Empty and Computer Malfunctions

We have done a lot of canning this year. Mostly tomatoes and various sauces, because we ridiculously-over-planted tomatoes, by about 40 plants. Yes. We have 48 tomato plants, and I wouldn't be surprised if our skin tone took on a slight ruddiness after winter and all our put away tomato products!We also did Blackberry Jam, which is easy. You can just turn the jar upside down and the heat of the jam will seal the jar. Makes for some interesting looking jars of jam if you end up with not a full jar to finish....more

Canning Tomatoes, while being Lost in Paris most of the Day

Saturday Night we watched a movie with the boys called Flyboys, about American pilots flying for the French in WWI. It mostly focused on the flying, but there were moments that showed the devastation of war, the displaced families, the star-crossed lovers and the heartbreak of it....more
@Red Dirt Kelly Thank you so much! You just made my day!more

Wonderstruck Interview: Patricia Caviglia

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives. This week's interviewee is author Patricia Caviglia whose novella, Masks: A Novella, is now available....more

Grateful thoughts

Spending all this time up at the hospital is taking its toll - I think I'm coming down with a cold. Not at all what I had in mind! Ah, well, if that's the only thing that happens to me I can definitely take it in stride. On today's gratitude list is friends... ...more

The Night Before

Tomorrow is the big day - the day of my husband's first surgery. This evening we're rushing around doing last-minute things, making phone calls to various family members, and feeling fairly tired and nervous in anticipation of what I expect will be a rather rough week for both of us - but trying at the same time to remain positive, count our blessings, and focus on gratitude. ...more

Day One: 30 Days of Gratitude

Joe's gratitude:   ...more

Today's Gratitude List

It's good to stop, sometimes, and take a quick inventory of the things in your life for which you're grateful at that moment in time. In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. Fresh cherries. iCloud. Downton Abbey episodes. Three-day weekends... every weekend! Sleeping in. Amy's Organic Macaroni & Cheese. Having a husband who makes me laugh on a daily basis. My walking group that gets me out and motivates me to exercise. ...more

The Attitude of Gratitude

  I am grouchy today. I wander around in a bubble of mental confusion trying to ignore the onslaught of emotions that seem to be attacking me. I have inhaled Lavender to calm my mind long enough to realize I am becoming quite angry. Then I switch to Eucalyptus Oil . ...more