Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 28

This week the boys (AKA Oscar and Felix, two of our three silly, beautiful cats) are at the top of my gratitude list for all the many ways they make us laugh. The other day they discovered some party hats and noisemakers I'd carelessly left sitting on a box in the basement, and on a few separate occasions we caught one or the other carrying them upstairs in order to play with (read: destroy) them. ...more

Why materialism is linked to depression

It's not really a shocker that materialism is tied to depression, is it? So when I ran across this article, "Materialistic people 'more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied'" I thought, this is news? there were some interesting take-aways:...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 27

What's on your gratitude list today? In spite of another week of noisy, disruptive roadwork on our street, my gratitude list is full to bursting. Spring is here, fun and friends abound, and life is good! Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 26

Happy Easter! Before I start in on my gratitude list for the week, I thought I'd entertain you with a little blast from the past: my sister and I in our Easter dresses - and me in my oh-so-fluffy Easter perm - sometime back in the 1970s. Well, at least my sister was adorable! ;) Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 25

Breaking from my Tangling from A to Z project once again (I can't believe another week has passed already - April is absolutely flying by!) in order to stop and focus on gratitude. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 24

Time to take a short breather from my Tangling from A to Z project (which I've been greatly enjoying, and I hope you have as well!) to stop and focus on gratitude. In my part of the world the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the temperature is definitely in a Spring-like zone... ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 23

YOU are on my gratitude list every day, but today you're featured in the top spot... because if it wasn't for YOU, I would never have bothered with a blog and would have instead kept my writing to myself. Yet, because of YOU, I have had the joy of discovering how creatively challenging, empowering, fulfilling, and just plain fun writing for an audience can be. ...more

Life Swap

I overheard a couple of managers at the supermarket talking while I was picking out bread. One was suggesting to the other that instead of “Wife Swap,” there ought to be a show called “Life Swap” where people have to switch jobs and circumstances and bills.I couldn’t help but interject, “That is such a good idea!”“I know, right?” one of the guys said.“Yeah, it could be really interesting.”“And it might not,” the other guy replied....more

Today I am thankful for: 3-2-1

Today I am thankful for:Three crazy funny loving demanding obstinate adorable kids.Two parents who have graciously let Steve and me stay in their home while we're figuring out this mess, and have provided support in all means possible.One loyal loving hardworking tired husband....more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 22

The first item on today's gratitude list is a rather silly one, I'll admit - but I'm going to share it anyway. I'm grateful that I was able to leave the house yesterday in my Converse - instead of boots - for the first time in, quite literally, MONTHS! (I'm not sure I can clearly convey just how sick and tired I am of my boots, and of the necessity of wearing them every single time I want to go out... ...more
melanie jean juneau LOL, love it!more