TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ...


Monday, April 23, 2018


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

1.  Slept in waaay late -- a whole hour -- what a luxury!
2.  A trip to the Doves thrift shop has me thinking about "stuff"
3.  Laughing at funny "Worst Cooks" moments

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

We got so much done today:  all of the outdoor furniture was washed, the gazebo and porches were swept, rug spread and curtains hung in gazebo, and furniture and cushions put into place -- all ready for being outside!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

1.  A bright crisp day
2.  Working on costume ideas for the museum and Lucci's party
3.  Raspberry cookies

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

1.  Safe travel home, with not as much fog coming up as we were afraid there might be
2.  Caught up with mail
3.  Always nice to be cozy at home, even though I love going down to visit

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1.  Safe travel down
2.  My beloved grandsons
3.  Sandra Dallas' writing

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Monday, April 16, 2018

1.  My tidy home
2.  Finally finished the Strawberry Fields top -- that one was a long time in the development stage
3.  Leftovers for supper

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Sunday, April 15, 2018



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

1.  Easter decorations put away
2.  Enjoyed the last orange from Farmers Market -- need to get more!
3.  The garden is greening up

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Friday, April 13, 2018

1.  Getting a good handle on plans for the summer
2.  Grape hyacinths opening
3.  Ran into Sue and Jim H at Mountain Munchies

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Thursday, April 12, 2018


Bros at the park

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

1.  Now that it's light so much earlier, I've switched to my summer/longer route morning walk
2.  Over my cold - feeling much better
3.  The squirrels love the apple cores I put out for them

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

1.  Free ice cream cone day at Ben and Jerry's, and we got there just in time before the middle school crowd arrived
2.  The fruit trees are beginning to blossom
3.  Feeling content

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Monday, April 9, 2018

1.  I've finally managed to drop the 5 extra pounds I gained over the holidays!
2.  Kleenex and Dayquil
3.  A sweet juicy orange

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

1.  A new broom and a new hose nozzle -- we're easy to please :)
2.  Lucci is crawling
3.  Pasta on Sunday, our family tradition

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

1. New issue of Quiltfolk magazine
2. Warm weather -- patio furniture coming out!
3. Reminiscing about the 1960s

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Friday, April 6, 2018


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

1.  Out to lunch with Tony :)
2.  Starting to do spring yard work
3.  Final appearance of the Easter leftovers

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

1.  Farmers Market opening day!
2.  New SIFT magazine arrived
3.  I finished Lucci's Steam Punk

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Monday, April 2, 2018


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Sunday, April 1, 2018


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Saturday, March 31, 2018


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Friday, March 30, 2018


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

1.  Book order arrived!
2.  Spring cleaning my clothes closet
3.  Enjoying the warm sunshine

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018


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Monday, March 26, 2018


You are done ruminating over what you should or shouldn't do. Although you are just as uncertain about the possible results of your behavior today, you are reaching a point where you don't care. You're ready to gamble on your future just to make something momentous happen. Paradoxically, you are taking control by initiating action and simultaneously relinquishing control as you detach from any specific outcome. No risk; no reward!

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Sunday, March 25, 2018


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Saturday, March 24, 2018


1.  Doves cooing at daybreak
2.  Bright breezy weather
3.  Good information from Dave

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Friday, March 23, 2018



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Thursday, March 22, 2018

1.  Rain
2.  My bread machine
3.  Hot coffee

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018



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Monday, March 19, 2018

1.  The robins are busy outside
2.  Looking at some embroidery projects for a change of pace
3.  My comfortable home

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Sunday, March 18, 2018



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Saturday, March 17, 2018



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Friday, March 16, 2018


Our annual Lenten dinner date -
Filet-o-Fish and Shamrock Shake!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

1.  A pretty snowy morning
2.  Got the sink unclogged without needing to call a Roto-Rooter guy
3.  Light during supper, the time change is still new :)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018


1.  Tidied some of my "stuff" in the garage :)
2.  The sun is moving, spring is approaching
3.  Leftover pizza

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Monday, March 12, 2018




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Sunday, March 11, 2018

1.  A damp foggy morning
2.  Ran into Chris F. at the market
3.  Spaghetti sauce simmering in the kitchen

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Saturday, March 10, 2018


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Friday, March 9, 2018

1.  A new ironing board cover
2.  Ginger-mandarin soap
3.  Oatmeal raisin cookies

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

1.  Bonnie and Caroline
2.  Patty
3.  Janet

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018



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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

1.  Steel cut oats
2.  Sitting in the sun on the front porch
3.  Appreciating moments of solitude

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Monday, March 5, 2018

1.  Light in the morning
2.  Margo tucked a bookmark into my package
3.  Potato soup

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Sunday, March 4, 2018



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Saturday, March 3, 2018


1.  Cherry jam on my English muffin
2.  Making a bit of progress on estate planning
3.  Cozy-comfy in my favorite navy sweats

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Friday, March 2, 2018


Weather coming over the ridgeline

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

1.  New calendar pages -- the year is going so fast!
2.  Clean bright sheer curtains on the stair landing window
3.  I feel good

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018



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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1.  Six inches of new snow overnight, and a dazzling blue day today
2.  Earl Gray tea
3.  Purple striped socks

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Monday, February 26, 2018

1.  A sweet juicy orange
2.  All caught up with laundry
3.  Funny messaging with Nick

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Sunday, February 25, 2018



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Saturday, February 24, 2018


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Friday, February 23, 2018

1.  Pictures of Lucci smiling and laughing -- he's such a happy baby
2.  Snow on and off all week, we're grateful for all we can get
3.  Supper out at El Pollo Loco

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Thursday, February 22, 2018



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018



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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


1.  Cherry pie a la mode
2.  COLD weather
3.  Painting work coming along nicely

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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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