Monday, November 11, 2013


I'm joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots and several other lovely bloggers in honoring the things for which we've been grateful for throughout the week. A quiet, weekly practice of appreciation and positivity. A time to breath and reflect. A small step towards a more simplistic and appreciative outlook.

If you would like to join us, just click the image at the bottom of this post.

This Week I am Grateful For:

* The final harvest of the late Summer/Autumn vegetables. A big old colander full of spicy peppers, sweet green peppers, sugar snap peas and green beans.
* Clearing out the dead plants in the garden to make way for our cold weather crops; lettuce, spinach, radishes and another round of sugar peas.
* Making progress on my Yuletide making. With so many people to make for this year, I'm still stumped on ideas for a few people. But the ideas that I do have are well underway.
* A fantastic date night out of the house with my husband.
* Great scores at the flea market! I managed to stuff the dude's stocking (like... 16 items) and get 5 new in the box ceramic pieces for my Christmas village for less than $40.
* The nice guy at the local independent coffee place that offered to make me a mocha with coffee instead of espresso because a) it's cheaper and b) he thought it tasted better. And it did! Thanks buddy, for saving me $3 on that and all future coffee splurges. :)
* Luna and the kitties keeping couch side vigil while I was sick the other night. The three critters are almost never in the same place at the same time, yet they were all laying near me while I was suffering a migraine/upset stomach.

* Week 1 of going gluten/grain free was a great success! I did slip up a few times, having a cookie, a few crackers and a small breakfast burrito but I'm proud of myself nonetheless.
* The first fire of the season in our fireplace. So cozy!
* All the quilt squares are cut, all the rows have been sorted - time to start sewing!
* Not dying on my way to work this morning. Seriously. I was driving the speed limit on the main road out of our neighborhood when I looked up in the rearview and saw a car bearing down on me very fast. I swerved in to the shoulder and the guy still nearly clipped me. He slammed on his brakes and I realized... he had been looking at his phone. While coming down the big hill and probably didn't realize he was doing 70 or better in a 50. I took off while he sat in the center lane, because I was so angry and so scared I didn't trust myself to be calm if he had considered getting out of his car to see if I was ok (I'm sure he wouldn't have) and he passed me the first chance he got, while flipping me the bird. Like I had done something wrong. I'm grateful that my car and I are ok... and that I reported him for reckless driving after I got his tag number. :)

To join in Gratitude Sunday, click on the image below! Happy Week, lovelies.

Gratitude Sunday


  1. lots to be grateful for....and that's something else to be grateful for. xoxo Oma Linda

  2. What a wonderful list of things to be grateful for - especially being alive.
    Congratulations on your progress towards being gluten free. I start over again next week.


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