Friday, November 7, 2014

Travels with...well, just travels - 6th Day

6th Day of Gratitude--I'm thankful for road trips. They give you a chance to learn, to socialize, and to enjoy that which is different. They also make you realize how wonderful home is, but that's another day...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day Five

When I was in school--back in the Dark Ages--girls had to wear dresses to school. They had to be of a certain length (which you often negated by rolling the waistband a time or two when you got on the bus). On my 5th Day of Gratitude, I'm thankful for pants--jeans, sweatpants, even dress pants--because they are WARM.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day Four--A Room with A View

There are downsides to living in the country (does being snowed in ring a bell with anyone), but the nice thing is you always have something to look at. This morning it is birds on the suet feeder, a combine with the sun glinting off it, and crystals of moisture shining on the still-green grass. My 4th Day of Gratitude, I'm thankful for a room with a view.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On my 3rd day of Gratitude, I'm thankful that I voted (less than 100 years ago women couldn't) and that I got to listen to Chris Botti's rendition of the national anthem that I missed last night. Being a day late did nothing to lessen the joy of the hearing.

Monday, November 3, 2014

2nd Day of Gratitude

I don't necessarily agree with Brittany Maynard's decision, but since I haven't walked in her shoes, I'm certainly not going to judge her. My sympathy is with her family, particularly her mother, who just suffered the worst loss there is. On my 2nd day of Gratitude, I'm thankful Oregon provided a safe place for Ms. Maynard to "go gently into that good night" as opposed to having to fight a battle she no longer wanted to fight.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

30 Days of Gratitude - #1

1st day of Thanksgiving--a day late. Despite the media, the politicians, and all other fear-mongers among us, I am afraid of very little. I am thankful for that.