Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Today, while dreaming of warmer days to come, we're taking part a challenge from Hailey and Zaphod's Mom over at

which was to list 3 things every day she is grateful for, we are going to join the blog hop of
For Thankful Thursday.

The month is half over so here is our daily "thankful for" items.  I'm going to list just two per day since I'm late getting started on this, but feel free to add your own.

1. Being married to my best friend
2. Abby the Rescue Lab
3. Our 102-year-old Bungalow
4.  Faith and forgiveness
5.  My church family
6.  Our pastor (having a pastor that can do a muppet impression during Bible Study is a find).
7.  Daily conversations with my 97-year-old Dad
8.  A daughter that grew up safe and happy with her adoptive parents
9.  Memories of cookouts with my late brother and Barkley (hey bro - where did the marshmallows go?)
10. Listening to my husband play the violin
11. Salt Water Taffy from Bruce's Candy Kitchen in Cannon Beach
12. A job that pays well with a nice boss.
13. Friends and family that love me just as I am.
14. My 2007 truck  that's reliable with no car payment
15. A big recliner to read all of my books in
16. Watching it snow
17. Homemade bread
18. The physical ability to workout every week, even when I don't want to
19. Single Malt Scotch
20. Pancakes, backgammon, and dominoes Saturdays
21. Macaroni and Cheese
22. My acupuncturist
23. A quiet neighborhood with nice neighbors
24. Being a guest author at a book club
25. A hot bath before bed
26. Our dog walkers, Jan, Lou, and Jane
27. Bible study mornings
28. The Piano Guys - Love their Music and being a guest producer on one of their videos
29. Central air and heat (a lot of homes in the village do not have)
30. A husband that doesn't snore (he just occasionally dreams he's a tractor)


  1. Lots to be thankful for--you've got us thinking.

    1. It's true, I've written of it in my books, but I've lost multiple family members, had a serious illness and accident, lost a dream job, and a house, cried a river of tears, yet, that's not what I remember, I remember all the family memories, the bark of a dog, the smell of my Mom's cookies, my 97 year old Dad's "I love you" as I talk to him each night and the breath of my husband into the nape of my neck as I go to sleep in a simple, humble house that "friends" of the past would scoff at today. I'm indeed blessed.

  2. That was a most wonderful list of thankfuls and your house sure is pretty! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Thank you Brian - and thank you for letting us share your joys and your losses as a blogging community.

      Abby Lab and the Johnson Family.

  3. If we were to guess what would be on your list, Mom says we would have gotten about 70% of them - see how much your blog tells us:) #30 cracked Mom up - maybe that is what our Dad does every night:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. I think you and I are very much alike. I found a coffee cup on Etsy that had the tractor statement on it. He took it to work today and the other engineers got quite the chuckle out of it.

  4. I love so much things too and I'm grateful to have it ... and today I will make mac&cheese, that is a perfect winter tummy warmer ;O)

  5. How wonderful you found so much for which to be thankful; too often we tend to forget.


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