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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Salon...a week of thanksgiving.

Quote and photo from JustHappyQuotes
This whole post shall be one where I focus on things for which I am thankful. Please share a comment of something you are thankful for now in your life.

I am thankful for music. Today I played a CD I bought at the library for two dollars Immortal Beloved which is the soundtrack from a movie about Beethoven. Below is one of my favorite Beethoven pieces from Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92, Movement II, Allegretto. Cue the music and play it as you read my blog.

I am grateful for friends, family, and caring associates. This week as we gather for a Thanksgiving meal with my parents, who are both in their mid-eighties, two of my siblings and their families, and my children, I am reminded how blessed I am.

The weather this week has been cold and clear, a rarity in the Pacific Northwest in the late Fall. Mt. Rainier is looking quite lovely and visible from just about everywhere one drives or goes (trees and hills notwithstanding.)

I am so thankful for people who know what they are doing with technology. We got word mid day on Friday that our library system has been restored fully and we will be back on-line with it early this coming week. We have been without a functioning OPAC system since October 16th.

I am so grateful for a husband who loves and supports me. Today we weren't able to sit next to each other at church. At one point the pastor said something in his sermon which pertained to us. When I looked over at Don, he winked at me. It made my heart swoon.

I am so thankful for books and for the authors who write them. I just finished Khaled Hosseini's latest book, And the Mountains Echoed. I kept thinking as I listened to this audiobook that Hosseini is a wordsmith, he puts words together so magically. Last week in church the youth pastor asked the children to come forward for a children's sermon and part of it was based on thankfulness. She asked kids to identify things they were thankful for and one kid yelled out "BOOKS." I agree.

I am grateful for a sense of humor and times we can laugh together. The photo below shows our "find" today when we were were looking for a twist-tie. I always save them and then can never find them. No wonder, they migrate to the back of the drawer. My husband found them when he was moving things around in the drawer. We shall never want for a twist-tie again. Ha!
Where twist-ties go to die, our  kitchen drawer.

This weekend we did a lot of shopping. I'm not really grateful for shopping but I am glad that we were able to get the majority of our Christmas shopping done before Black Friday. We even bought a new artificial tree. I am very grateful for that since our old artificial tree was so big and bedraggled looking.

I am grateful for my health. I ordered new glasses this week which should help me even feel grateful about my eyesight.

I am thankful to God and for His loving-kindness toward mankind. I am blessed to be a child of God.

I am thankful for you, dear reader of this blog. I hope that you have a blessed week.

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful list of things to be grateful for. I am grateful for good blogs to read, one of them yours. So thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!


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