Nov 242017

Where was the Happy Thanksgiving post yesterday? Why was there no fall colored, Cucurbit inclusive picture ornamenting the website? Why no “100 things I am thankful for” post?

The reason is a pretty good one…I was trapped in the wooded wilds of the Midwest, kept from leaving by a fierce wild cat.  You should have seen the size of this lovely creature of nature! It must have been 5 feet long and close to 200 lbs!

Its rumbling purr was so loud all of its natural predators within 5 miles were alerted to its presence.  I was lucky to make it out alive and in one piece.

Apparently this particular animal is known for it’s skill of climbing and cunningness. I am telling you, it was dicey going there for a bit.

(Due to the angle of the lens, objects may appear smaller than they were in real life.)

Oct 092015

It is already going on mid-October and the winter Holiday season will soon be here.  I do not like waiting till the last minute to buy gifts, make presents, or send out cards.  Getting these things done early means I have time later to enjoy the people around me and not have to worry about my to-do list.

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Nov 222012

I am taking the day off from blogging.  In anticipation of this, I put together this list of things I am thankful for and scheduling it to post.

At home we have been going through the “My ABC’s of Thanksgiving” book. In the beginning I didn’t think this would be too hard as we all have so many things to be thankful for.  It has actually turned out to be a bit harder than I thought.  What an eye-opener. I decided to also do this, but in an adult way – on a blog.

A – Apples

B – Bed

C – (reliable) Car

D – Dinning room table

E – Eyesight

F – Forgiveness

G – God, Good food

H – Health, Hard working Husband

I – Ice skraper

J – Jumping on a trampoline

K – Knowing where we will sleep tonight

L – Laughter

M – Medical Care

N – New mornings

O – Open windows on a sunny Spring day after a long Winter

P – Popcorn while watching movies

Q – Quality time with family

R – Refridgerator with food in it

S – Swimming pools (indoor) open in the winter

T – Typing skills

U – Umbrella on a rainy day

V – Velvety soft blankets

W – Warm blankets

X – Xenodochy (the word of the day.  Do you know what it means?)

Y – Yogurt

Z – Zoos

After this excercise I realized that I really should start keeping track of what I’m thankful for.  Making this list, well, all the things seemed so not … meaningful.  Maybe it was because I was limiting myself to the alphabet rather than just listing itmes out.  Either way there are a lot of things I have to be thankful for, and of that I am sure.

Now, I greatly encourage you to get off this computer (said with love) and go spend time with your family or community.  If you don’t have one, or feel like you don’t, then I encourage you to put on your shoes and go to a local nursing home or hospital.  They would be delighted to see you.