Friday, November 30, 2012

My list...

Many of my Facebook friends have been doing a daily "what I'm thankful for" post.  I started, but it quickly went by the wayside.  I decided to do one long blog post, listing 30 things I'm thankful for.  You know, the whole month in one big post.  So here it is:
  1. Today is my 56th birthday... I'm thankful for each and every day of life! (This list was actually started on the 16th... where oh where did the month go?)
  2. My loving husband, who is the most awesome man!  We've shared the good and the bad, and he always reminds me that he loves me no matter what!
  3. My two sons!  I could not love them any more than I already do.  They are a blessing to me.  They bring me such joy!
  4. My parents and my grandparents... they left a legacy of love.
  5. My sisters and brothers!
  6. My extended family... yes, every one of you! 
  7. My friends.
  8. My church home.
  9. My home.  
  10. Clothes to wear.
  11. Food to eat.
  12. Reliable cars.
  13. My cell phone.
  14. Computers!
  15. Working appliances.
  16. My new scanner!
  17. Books... and more books!
  18. Art
  19. Family photos
  20. Music
  21. Good neighbors
  22. Wind chimes
  23. Colleges and Universities
  24. Prayer Chains 
  25. Good Doctors
  26. Diet Coke... cuz I really needed one today
  27. The Internet, which has expanded my world
  28. The right to vote
  29. Freedom
  30. Faith
These are in no particular order of importance, and the list doesn't even scratch the surface, but it's a start.  There are just so many things to be thankful for!  Even though this is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, I try to remember to thank God, every day of the year, for all that I've been given.

With that said... it's goodbye to November and hello to December... hohoho!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome November!

It is an absolutely beautiful November day here!  There are still gorgeous leaves on the trees, lovely days and cold nights.  Perfection! While I enjoy the blessings of such a start to November, my heart goes out to those on the East Coast, who have had such devastation in their lives.  So while I give thanks for my blessings, prayers go out to those who are not as fortunate today.
This is a photo of Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, taken by my husband with his cell phone.

What does November mean to you?  For me, it reminds me of happy family times.  The bounty of harvest; the raking and burning of leaves, after jumping in the piles, of course; the coziness of a fire in a fireplace; practicing for the Christmas piano recitals and Sunday School Programs with my lil sis; Grandma's deep dish apple cobbler; my birthday celebrations, with Mom bringing me a Date Nut Cake from the Royal Restaurant... so good;  Thanksgiving meals complete with Turkey and all the trimmings, football, board games, laughter... family.  November is about family.