TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ...


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1.  A bald eagle sitting in a tree on North Shore
2.  Lunch with Sue at Azteca
3.  Blue skies

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Monday, March 27, 2017

1.  My daily walks make me feel calm and strong
2.  A successful new recipe for sour cream-apricot bread
3.  Squirrels chattering in the pine trees

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Sunday, March 26, 2017



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

1.  A sweet juicy orange
2.  Deck railings repaired - it was a tough winter
3.  The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Friday, March 24, 2017

1.  First forsythia of the season just starting to bloom up the road
2.  Rye bread
3.  Sitting on the front porch in the sun

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Coyote tracks by the gate

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Graupel

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1.  Bright breezy weather
2.  Sesame shortbread cookies
3.  Caught up with paperwork

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Monday, March 20, 2017



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Sunday, March 19, 2017



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Saturday, March 18, 2017

1.  Mild spring sunshine
2.  Doves
3.  Ginger beer

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Friday, March 17, 2017


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

1.  Lovely weather - yard cleanup has commenced
2.  Lunch at the beach
3.  Resting with my feet up while supper cooks

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1.  Fig jam
2.  Robins in the grass
3.  Lorenzo

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1.  Breakfast at Thelma's - corned beef hash :)
2.  Daffodils and crocus blooming
3.  Light in the evening

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Monday, March 13, 2017

1.  Coffee on the deck in the sunshine
2.  Plans with Susanne
3.  I can filter out as much of the awful depressing daily news as I choose to

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Sunday, March 12, 2017



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Monday, March 6, 2017

... recuperating

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Saturday, March 4, 2017


This is his "cheesy" smile

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Friday, March 3, 2017


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Thursday, March 2, 2017


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1.  New calendar pages -- it's March already!
2.  An afternoon nap with not-too-much coughing (I'm soooo tired of being sick!)
3.  Good customer service -- Connecting Threads

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1.  Another light dusting of snow -- our forest and lake are happy this season!
2.  A crisp juicy apple
3.  Cold meds -- it's baaaaack :(

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Monday, February 27, 2017



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Sunday, February 26, 2017



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Saturday, February 25, 2017



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Friday, February 24, 2017



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Thursday, February 23, 2017



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017



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Monday, February 20, 2017

1.  A soft foggy morning
2.  LOTS of spring melt happening -- the creek is running across the yard
3.  A whole family of coyotes snarling and tussling on the driveway

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Sunday, February 19, 2017



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Saturday, February 18, 2017



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Friday, February 17, 2017

1.  Sour cherry jam
2.  Pussy willows
3.  Knowing when to set limits

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

1.  MORE woodpeckers! 
2.  An especially tasty flank steak dinner
3.  My cold is gradually improving

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017



!!!
( ... the old ones were from 1996) 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017



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Monday, February 13, 2017

1.  Kleenex
2.  Decongestant
3.  Cough medicine

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

1.  A wonderful visit and party!
2.  Safe travel
3.  Home

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Saturday, February 11, 2017




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Friday, February 10, 2017



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

1.  Cute gifts wrapped
2.  Mild weather
3.  All clear for a trip

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017



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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


1.  Out to the movies: La La Land
2.  Sesame breadsticks
3.  Chipmunks

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Monday, February 6, 2017

1.  Robins in the yard -- winter is turning the corner!
2.  Almond lotion
3.  Our dear Lorenzo

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Sunday, February 5, 2017



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Saturday, February 4, 2017

1.  Living in the moment
2.  Lunch at the beach -- so many ducks waddling around!
3.  Popcorn and The Godfather

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Friday, February 3, 2017

1.  Caught up with paperwork
2.  Took a chocolate panettone out of the freezer - yum!
3.  Moonlight on the snow

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

1.  WONDERFUL video chat with Dave, Jess and Lorenzo
2.  Out to dinner to Sweet Basil Bistro
3.  Espresso gelato

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017


My car is dug out!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1.  Sourdough waffles -- always my favorite breakfast!
2.  I heard a robin in the yard today
3.  Winding down with coffee and chocolate

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Monday, January 30, 2017

1.  I made cute new kitchen curtains
2.  Lots of swap packages in the mail today
3.  It's beginning to stay light much longer in the afternoon

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Sunday, January 29, 2017


1.  Warmer temps, so things are starting to drip and melt a bit
2.  I finished all I'd set out to this week
3.  The rabbit is hanging out in the yard again -- haven't seen her in quite a while, but now she's there almost every time I look out

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Saturday, January 28, 2017



Happened to look out the window
at just the right moment ...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

1.  Such a pleasant morning in the sunroom doing handwork and watching all the birds and critters at the feeders
2.  Family plans brewing!
3.  Our heroes -- the snowplow guys!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1.  The blizzard has ended and the sun's out
2.  Anise biscotti
3.  Birds at the feeders

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Monday, January 23, 2017



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Sunday, January 22, 2017


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Saturday, January 21, 2017


1.  Woke up to more snow this morning
2.  Roasted yams
3.  The Big Dipper over the yard, pointing the way home

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Friday, January 20, 2017




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Thursday, January 19, 2017



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Wednesday, January 18, 2017



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017



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Monday, January 16, 2017

1.  Lunch with Sue
2.  The snowy slopes above us
3.  The evening star sparkling in the west

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

1.  The lake level is up more than a foot from our recent snow
2.  A sweet juicy pear
3.  Good health and strength

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

1.  Banana bread
2.  Cozy sweats
3.  Schindler's List

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Friday, January 13, 2017

1.  TWO FEET of new snow since yesterday!
2.  A bright fire in the woodstove
3.  Three new books arrived in the mail

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Thursday, January 12, 2017



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1.  Green tea
2.  Jake on my lap
3.  The stillness of winter

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017



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Monday, January 9, 2017


Gleefully up to no good!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

1.  Delicious banana pancakes for breakfast
2. A mild sunny afternoon -- sat on the front porch for a little while
3.  A nice chat with Heidi

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

1.  I finished everything that was on my To-Do list for this week -- a good start to the new year
2.  Another rainy day -- the water level in the lake is improving
3.  A new magazine and popcorn to spend the evening with

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Friday, January 6, 2017



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Thursday, January 5, 2017



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