TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ...


Friday, September 22, 2017



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Thursday, September 21, 2017

1.  A chilly drizzly windy stay-at-home day
2.  Homemade vegetable soup
3.  The scent of fireplace smoke

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017



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Monday, September 18, 2017


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

1.  Apple pancakes with cider syrup for breakfast
2.  Perfect fresh bright fall weather
3.  Enjoyed seeing Loretta at the market
4.  Darling pictures and video chat with Lorenzo and Luciano
5.  Leaf garlands on the porch railings
6.  The Russian sage is finally blooming, for the first time ever
7.  Perfectly grilled pepper-crusted tri-tip and vegetable galette for dinner

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Saturday, September 16, 2017



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Friday, September 15, 2017


Triumph!  I've made a decision, and taken the first steps toward realizing a change in my life!  Feeling so very jubilant and unburdened -- guess it was time, overdue actually :)

My capacity is finite -- space, time, attention ... old things need to be thinned out to make breathing space for new things.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

1.  Bread baking day
2.  Longer shadows
3.  Apple pie a la mode

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


1.  A hawk shrieking across the road
2.  I see a tinge of yellow beginning to show in the aspen
3.  A cool fresh breeze

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017



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Monday, September 11, 2017

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

1.  Safe travel
2.  My beloved grandsons
3.  Ice cream

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

1.  Homemade applesauce
2.  New pomegranate lip balm
3.  Cool cloudy weather

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Friday, September 8, 2017

1.  A multi-bunny walk this morning -- I sure do enjoy my neighborhood!
2.  A good shopping trip -- getting ready to prep some food and take it down to Jess and Dave
3.  An unexpected rain shower at bedtime

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Thursday, September 7, 2017


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

1.  Sitting in the sunshine
2.  Kleenex and cold capsules
3.  Crickets chirping

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017


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Monday, September 4, 2017

1.  The little family is home and getting settled
2.  We had a peaceful pleasant relaxing holiday
3.  The darkness and quietness of the forest at night

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Sunday, September 3, 2017




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Saturday, September 2, 2017

1.  Jessica and baby are doing fine
2.  Messaging
3.  Ceiling fans

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Friday, September 1, 2017


1.  A new grandson!
2.  Safe travel
3.  Our dear family

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

1.  The aroma of the wet forest -- cedar and pine scenting the air
2.  Oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven
3.  Chatting with the kiddos

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

1.  Hard rain
2.  A good schedule
3.  Pinot noir

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Monday, August 28, 2017



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Sunday, August 27, 2017


Steel Magnolias, last CATS production

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Saturday, August 26, 2017


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Friday, August 25, 2017


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Thursday, August 24, 2017

1.  BIG accomplishment today -- I emptied and reorganized the armoire, a once-every-five-years project
2.  The scent of rosemary
3.  It's getting dark earlier

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This quilt was recorded in the Quilts of Tennessee project and appeared in their book where Bets Ramsey wrote that Pool's blocks, "Having no regular set...flow into each other in happy medley."

That's exactly how I'd describe my life :) 

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


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Monday, August 21, 2017


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Sunday, August 20, 2017



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Saturday, August 19, 2017

1.  Sunflowers blooming tall
2.  Lunch at the beach
3.  Under the Tuscan Sun

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Friday, August 18, 2017


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Thursday, August 17, 2017


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017



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Monday, August 14, 2017

1.  Cantaloupe
2.  Flickers
3.  Cool and windy this evening, feels like summer is turning to fall

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

1.  A fun morning at the Renaissance Faire
2.  An especially tasty blue cheese burger at Thelma's
3.  Going with the flow

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Saturday, August 12, 2017



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Friday, August 11, 2017

1.  Morning moonlight
2.  Marigolds
3.  Moderation

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

1.  This time of year the high school cross country team does road work, running up the road past the house every morning
2.  Perfect summer weather
3.  Toll House pie

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

1.  The scents of the herb garden in the warm sun: oregano, rosemary, lavender, chives, mint ...
2.  Ravens circling the field behind the post office
3.  A funny package from the kids -- Ren Fair :)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017



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Monday, August 7, 2017

1.  Home again, cool and quiet
2.  Crossed paths with three coyotes this morning up on Ursa Major
3.  Plenty of cold refreshing water to drink

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Sunday, August 6, 2017


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Saturday, August 5, 2017


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Friday, August 4, 2017


1.  A foggy morning
2.  A delightful "new" book, Around the Year by Tasha Tudor Stillwater
3.  The season begins to change

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Thursday, August 3, 2017



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017



Three at once!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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Monday, July 31, 2017

1.  Safe travel for Tony
2.  New "Bakers Dozen" book received
3.  Chocolate ice cream cone :)

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Sunday, July 30, 2017



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Saturday, July 29, 2017

1.  Pinot Noir
2.  Dances with Wolves
3.  Cassiopeia

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Friday, July 28, 2017

1.  Fresh tomatoes
2.  Summer evenings
3.  Serenity

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Best walk ever -- a coyote loping along the road with me this morning!

(Ha - We'll just pretend that this is me)

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Monday, July 24, 2017

1.  Strong dark black coffee
2.  Ivory soap
3.  Good soaking hard rain

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Sunday, July 23, 2017


My new moon ... starting a new phase.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Swap meet treasures

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Friday, July 21, 2017


Sometimes things fall apart so that
better things can fall together.

- Marilyn Monroe -

Life is good!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

1.  Lovely cooler fresher air flowing in the windows  -- hoping our humid spell has ended!
2.  SIX rabbits on this morning's walk :)
3.  Baklava

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Remembering Elvis today .. still miss you, big guy!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


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Monday, July 17, 2017



All my scattering moments
are taken up with my needle.

 ~ Ellen Birdseye Wheaton  ~

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Today is a palindrome date
7-17-17

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

1.  Kites flying at the park
2.  The sun setting across the lake
3.  Our little yard bunny sitting stock-still in the middle of the road till I passed her

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

1.  A pleasant morning enjoying the annual Xeriscape Garden Tour
2.  Ran into Teresa B
3.  A raspberry frozen juice bar, tart and cold

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Friday, July 14, 2017



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

1.  A quiet morning
2.  I like my wardrobe
3.  Ducks at the beach

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1.  An awesome coyote performance last night
2.  Sounds like the new baby will be arriving earlier than we were expecting!
3.  Bright yellow yarrow 

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1.  Rosemary sourdough bread from Farmers Market
2.  A lovely day trip and picnic up in Holcomb Valley
3.  Watering the garden in the cool of the evening

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Monday, July 10, 2017

1.  Morning moonlight
2.  Afternoon downpour!
3.  Coyotes howling at dusk

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

1.  A neat new/old picnic basket and a heavy old flatiron from the thrift shop
2.  An afternoon nap
3.  Peach pie

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

1.  Another bit of rain this afternoon!
2.  Knowing who I am
3.  Lincoln
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Friday, July 7, 2017

1.  A drizzly thundery afternoon -- monsoon season is upon us
2.  Attended a play at the PAC, last production of CATS: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
3.  A hot fudge sundae!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

1.  The quiet and cool of the early morning
2.  Watermelon
3.  A young woodpecker and his mom on the birch tree

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

1.  Enjoyed the fireworks at Meadow Park last night
2.  Roses in bloom around town
3.  Quiet time

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017



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Monday, July 3, 2017

1.  New calendar pages
2.  One of the baby robins has left the nest!
3.  Summer moonlight

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

1.  True Grit
2.  Tri-tip on the smoker
3.  Iced coffee

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Saturday, July 1, 2017


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Friday, June 30, 2017

1.  Sweet juicy peaches
2.  Woodpeckers
3.  Green grass

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Thursday, June 29, 2017





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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My little helper

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017



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