TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ...


Monday, February 19, 2018


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Sunday, February 18, 2018


1.  Sunday pasta
2.  Moonstruck
3.  Winter weather arriving overnight

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Saturday, February 17, 2018



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Friday, February 16, 2018

1.  The sweet fragrance of the cedar trees in the yard
2.  Birdseed on sale
3.  Warm and cozy and safe

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Thursday, February 15, 2018



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Wednesday, February 14, 2018


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Monday, February 12, 2018


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

1.  Soft winter sunlight shining through bare branches
2.  A baking afternoon
3.  A juicy orange

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

1.  Doughnuts for breakfast -- can't remember the last time we had them!
2.  Taxes done, looking good
3.  Jess and Dave are such good parents

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Friday, February 9, 2018


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

1.  The mornings and evenings have more light
2.  Sassy squirrels
3.  Werther's Butterscotch

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

1.  The cute, low-tech, eco-friendly Laughing Cow Cheese packaging
2.  Hostiles
3.  My warm soft bed

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

1.  The wind whispering through the pine trees
2.  Roasted almonds
3.  Cassiopeia

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Monday, February 5, 2018



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Sunday, February 4, 2018




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Saturday, February 3, 2018


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Friday, February 2, 2018

1.  Out to breakfast and to dinner for Tony's birthday
2.  A cute video from Enzo
3.  Sitting in the sunshine

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

1.  Coyotes and moonlight this morning
2.  Robins chirping -- sounds like spring
3.  Chocolate chip cookies

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018



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Tuesday, January 30, 2018




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Monday, January 29, 2018


We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.

Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

You are surrounded by amazing people,
some of whom even inspire
you to stretch beyond your self-imposed
limits and strive for greatness.
But you might incorrectly believe that time
is running out and that you must take action
on a major project right now or sentence
it to the recycling bin for an indefinite
sentence. But this panicky behavior is counterproductive. There is no deadline
today but your own. Don't worry if
your plans go dormant for a while;
they are not dead. Let natures timing
determine when to make your next move.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018


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Friday, January 26, 2018


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

1.  Out to breakfast
2.  Three hawks circling
3.  Making plans with Tony

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018



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Tuesday, January 23, 2018



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Monday, January 22, 2018


1.  The aroma of smoke from neighborhood fireplaces first thing in the morning
2.  Looking forward to a good week
3.  The Post

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

1.  Feeling calm and serene -- in a nice comfortable routine
2.  The ice has melted off the roads so it's easier to get around
3.  All the glittering stars

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Saturday, January 20, 2018




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Friday, January 19, 2018

1.  The morning star
2.  Tony got my flat tire fixed
3.  Wintery weather arriving tonight

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

1.  I finished Enzo's birthday quilt!!
2.  Wine on the front porch
3.  Calzone from Maggio's

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1.  A coyote on the driveway
2.  Coconut cream pie
3.  Mild weather

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1.  Fat sassy squirrels
2.  New feather pillows
3.  A nice ordinary day

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Monday, January 15, 2018


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Sunday, January 14, 2018


How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once, life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light. 
~Barry Lopez~

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Saturday, January 13, 2018



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Friday, January 12, 2018

1.  Freshly-baked banana bread
2.  Sitting in the sunshine with Jake
3.  Feeling very satisfied with what I accomplished this week!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

1.  And suddenly it's noticeably lighter, both in the morning and in the evening
2.  Cleaning/weeding out the linen closet
3.  Roasted beets

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018


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Monday, January 8, 2018

1.  A robin in the bird bath
2.  A good soaking rain this afternoon
3.  A pile of handwork prepped and ready

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

1.  Pink grapefruit lip balm
2.  Out to eat - Sonora Cantina
3.  Grumpy Old Men

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Saturday, January 6, 2018



Timbale!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

1.  Frosty roofs this morning
2.  A sense of accomplishment
3.  Flannel sheets

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

1.  Cinnamon toast
2.  Tony's finally over his flu bug
3.  Jake snoring

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

1.  Back to quiet normal after a long lovely holiday season
2.  Setting a realistic schedule
3.  Moonlight through the pines

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


How you spend your days is how you spend your life.

Annie Dillard

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Monday, January 1, 2018


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Sunday, December 31, 2017







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Saturday, December 30, 2017

1.  The stillness of the forest before daybreak
2.  Homemade pizza
3.  A new quilt on the bed!


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Friday, December 29, 2017

1.  So many rabbits out this morning!
2.  A very productive day in my work room
3.  The aroma of fireplace smoke

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Thursday, December 28, 2017


1.  Getting back to normal - guest laundry done, and marketing accomplished for the next holiday
2.  Jake is just about totally recovered from his surgery
3.  Leftover Christmas cookies

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

1.  Nick and Stacey got away OK to Portland
2.  Leftovers to nibble on
3.  Peace and quiet :)

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017


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Monday, December 25, 2017





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Sunday, December 24, 2017


THE HOLIEST OF ALL HOLIDAYS
ARE THOSE KEPT BY OURSELVES
       IN SILENCE AND APART,
           THE SECRET ANNIVERSARIES OF THE HEART.
      ~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  ~

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Saturday, December 23, 2017



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Friday, December 22, 2017

Nick and Stacey are here!!!!

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Thursday, December 21, 2017



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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

1.  Baking done, wrapping done
2.  Nick and Stacey arrived safely in LA
3.  The squirrels and bunnies at the feeders

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Monday, December 18, 2017


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