Browsing the blog archives for November, 2013.

My Grateful

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I’m a list person.  Just ask my husband.  I love them; He, not so much.

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, this is my Grateful  list.

1.  The suprise of finding out I didn’t have to work today after all (after getting over my initial annoyance about the fact that I had crawled out of bed before six to show up at work on a day I had off).

2.  Pumpkin spice lattes – Duane bought me one on the way home from work (which I didn’t do) this morning after picking me up 5 minutes after dropping me off.

3.  The Faithfulness of God – So glad that no matter how crazy this life can be, God is constant and good.

4.  The ladies that gather with me for book study.

5.  Social media – Sometimes I hate it but mostly I’m grateful for the opportunity it gives me to connect with friends and family who live far away.

6.  My keyboard/piano – I’m renewing my relationship with it after it sat mostly silent for 3 1/2 years.

7.  Soups – We might just live on them all winter.

And since ‘7’ is the perfect number, I’ll stop with this although this is definitely not an all-inclusive list.  I’d need the skies to be parchment for an all-inclusive list.  And before you think I must be a pollyanna with a grateful list that large, let me remind you that the amount of sky I see when I look up outside of my house isn’t as large as some parts of the world.  Just saying. Though my list could get pretty large.

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Missing these days of eating breakfast and drinking coffee out in the back “yard/patio”.

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Just grateful that seasons come and go. And here’s to hoping this cold season moves along very quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This Season

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It’s a party of one out along the river today.  Just me, this book, some snacks, and a journal. I’m watching all the traffic on the schuykill, grateful that I’m not commuting home from work at the moment.
Beautiful lingering warmth on this fall day. If only autumn lasted forever.
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I love autumn enough that I’ve brought it inside. Enough that I’ve cooked it delicious pumpkins and apples.

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I’ve sipped it’s cider and pumpkin lattes.

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And I’ve gathered with friends to learn more about relationship and the creator of this wonderful season.

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