Monday, November 11, 2013

Gratitude*Monday

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

2 comments:

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

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  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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