TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ...

Monday, May 11, 2015

 
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

 
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Friday, May 8, 2015

 
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

1.  Morning sun in the kitchen
2.  Homemade strawberry jam on freshly-baked bread
3.  Feeling less overwhelmed by my new phone


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

1.  Strawberry shortcake
2.  "Paper Moon"
3.   I was up with the dogs during the night and the moonlight was dazzling

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

1.  Outdoor furniture is out of storage, cleaned, and in place outside - winter is officially over!
2.  Leftover Thai food
3.  A glowing sunset

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

 
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

1.  Split pea soup and homemade rye bread
2.  The pear tree is blooming
3.  Working with Belinda

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 
 
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Monday, April 6, 2015

LEO  7/23 - 8/22

You receive a magical message from the universe today that ultimately takes you on an amazing adventure. It might seem as if a lightning bolt shatters your preconceived perceptions about a friend or coworker. You have held onto a belief that's been useful for you in the past, but is no longer doing you justice in the present. Don't be afraid to let go of an outmoded idea that gets in the way of your current happiness. Keeping an open mind now is not as easy as it sounds, but it can dramatically change everything in the blink of an eye.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

 
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Saturday, April 4, 2015




 
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

1.  Progress being made on the kitchen remodel  - I can cook and wash dishes again!
2.  The cherry tree is in bloom
3.  Good organizational skills

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Monday, March 30, 2015

1.  Rabbits in the yard
2.  Strawberry shampoo
3.  Finally reaching a good conclusion on a long term project

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Friday, March 27, 2015

 
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

 
Welcome to our grand opening!
Would you like to play our door prize game?
 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

1.  A nice morning spent laughing with good friends at our SEWcial
2.  Our corned beef dinner was especially tasty
3.  Restful replenishing sleep

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

1.  The first light hitting the very tops of the pine trees at sunrise
2.  The Habitat for Humanity home dedication 
3.  Dinner at Murray's

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

 
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

 
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

1.  A new mouse for my laptop
2.  Peanut butter cookies
3.  The clock downstairs chiming

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Friday, February 27, 2015

 
Nick and his friend Pat at Bear Mountain
 
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 
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Monday, February 23, 2015

1.  Snow falling gently
2.  The aroma of bread baking
3.  Looking forward to guests later this week

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1.  Beautiful balmy spring-like weather
2.  Laughing and chitchatting with several friends at the grocery store -- love small town life!
3.  Hawks circling overhead

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


 
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Saturday, February 7, 2015


Think of the ills from which you are exempt.
 And thinking, be thankful.

~ Joseph Joubert ~
 
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Friday, February 6, 2015

1.  Pillowcases with rickrack edging
2.  A polka-dot nightshirt
3.  Gift tulips, a sweet surprise delivered with love by Cat on behalf of all the girls

 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1.  Happy hour on the back porch -- really mild spring-like weather
2.  My To-Do list is current and reasonable
3.  I've been especially enjoying the night sky the past few evenings, stars and moonlight

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

1.  Double moonlight -- shining in across the bedroom and reflecting back again in the dresser mirror
2.  Beginning to see buds on branches outside
3.  My shortcomings are so often overlooked

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

1.  A frosty morning
2.  New calendar pages
3.  My workroom - my "happy place"

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Friday, January 30, 2015

 
 Although a door has closed recently, I'm looking forward to some new windows opening ...
 
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Monday, January 26, 2015

1.  The warm yeasty aroma of bread baking
2.  A rainy afternoon -- the forest is always happy to get a drink
3.  Earl Grey tea

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

1.  Pampering: a hair trim and a pedicure
2.  Homemade pizza
3.  Sunset through the pine trees

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1.  Waffles for breakfast
2.  Squirrels in the yard
3.  Serenity

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Monday, January 19, 2015

1.  A more relaxing day
2.  The loving comfort of friends
3.  Dark chocolate

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

 
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

 
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

 
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Monday, January 5, 2015

1.  Green tea
2.  The book I won a few weeks ago arrived -- new inspiration!
3.  Dazzling moonlight

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

1.  The holiday tourists have gone home and our little town is settling back down to normal again.
2.  A nice phone conversation with  Nick
3.  Spumoni ... Sunday is Italian dinner night at our house

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

1.  Waking up feeling rested and refreshed
2.  Lentil soup for a winter lunch
3.  Blue sky and white snow
 

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Friday, January 2, 2015

1.  New calendar pages
2.  New books
3.  New blade in my rotary cutter

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

 
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

 
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

1.  A tidy kitchen
2.  Bright quilts
3.  Moonlight pouring across the floor

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Friday, December 26, 2014

 
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

 
 
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

1.  We dropped off bags-full of pajamas at Doves, a donation that made my heart glad
2.  Chickadees chirping in the spruce tree
3.  Heard just the right words from Chris, and I didn't even know I needed to hear them

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

1.  December, George Winston
2.  Chitchat and news from Belinda
3.  My warm red bathrobe

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Fun at the theater ~  'A Christmas Carol Askew: Third Time's the Charm?'
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

1.  Pot roast simmering in the kitchen on a cold wet bleak day
2.  Making excellent progress on my holiday To-Do list!
3.  Shea butter lotion on my dry hands

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

1.  Twinkling lights
2.  Christmas cookies
3.  Warm socks

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Friday, December 12, 2014

 
Suppose we did our work
like the snow, quietly, quietly,
leaving nothing out.
 
~Wendell Berry~
 
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

 
 
Last full moon of the year
 
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

 
Elvie likes feather pillows also
 
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

1.  Peppermint-scented candles
2.  Homemade minestrone
3.  Feather pillows

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1.  A lovely visit with Dave and Jess
2.  Elf the Movie and popcorn
    "Smiling is my favorite"
3.  Much-needed rain

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Monday, December 1, 2014

1.  Keeping up with my holiday to-do list
2.  Chocolate Advent calendars :)
3.  Silvery moonlight


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Friday, November 28, 2014



November Night

Listen. . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees
And fall.

~ Adelaide Crapsey ~
 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

 
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

 
 
Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
 
Julia Cameron
 
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

1.  Woodpeckers in the aspen trees
2.  Cranberry pancakes - these are **good**!
3.  A warm corduroy shirt

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Home Sweet Home

 
First snow of the year!
 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

 
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Friday, November 14, 2014

1.  A rosy-pink sunrise and a glowing-orange sunset
2.  PQP magazine in the mail
3.  Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Peppercorn


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

1.  Mellow autumn sunshine
2.  Fun socks
3.  Warm-hearted friends

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Monday, November 10, 2014

1.  Snow geese circling over the lake
2.  Pumpkin liqueur
3.  Clocks ticking downstairs in the quiet night

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

 
We live on the site of the original Borestone Ranch
I feel very connected to the history of this valley

 
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1.  Brilliant moonlight
2.  Fun holiday catalogs in the mail
3.  Comfy house slippers

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 
Butler Peak Fire Lookout Tower is right above us at the end of the lake, keeping us safe

 
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

1.  New calendar pages
2.  Strong dark coffee
3.  Flannel sheets

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

 
November Comes

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

- Clyde Watson -
 
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Friday, October 31, 2014

 
Samhain greetings
 
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