Ten Good Things


Carole made sure we could easily post today...one.more.day.  Tis, after all, Ten on Tuesday!

During the month of November the Ten Good Things I did were:

Blogged every day. whew

Read a lot of blogs and commented on many. It was more fun to read what my friends were up to than it was to create my own posts.

Walked almost every day, but lost count around 26 miles. I think I made it close to 30 or so miles. We had days of ice, snow and cold and, on such days, it feels unsafe to walk.

Planted bulbs outside (before it got cold) and I'm hoping for a colorful spring (already). Planted bulbs inside, but I'm not sure anything is going to happen.

Talked to one of my sisters several times this month, as she just had heart surgery. I was very happy to be a source of information and encouragement.

Decorated the inside of the house with lights and made it feel festive enough to get me through December's long nights.

Spent as much time with friends as was possible (to my greatest benefit).

Sewed and knit and knit and sewed.

Worked hard at my job. This is a busy season.

Fed the birds! I gave them a handful of peanuts a few minutes ago and we had a nice visit.

Day 30: Weekended

Friday - I shopped, but only at the LYS and local grocery. I also cleaned, cleared, and organized, even started to decorate. But, most of my day was spent with my nose buried in a book. I crafted in the evening, but it was not the focus of my day. 


Saturday - Lunch with a friend, but the rest of the afternoon was stringing lights, placing menorahs, putting poinsettias here and there, mixing in a Santa or two. But, mostly I read (or listened) as much of the day as I possibly could. Since my hands were free, I worked on my Alabama Chanin market bag and made good progress. I have made a renewed promise to finish it (soon). Crafting is one of the main reasons I love listening to books. 

Sunday - Decisions were made...the cowl project abandon and a fire lit under the desire to get the sweater off square one. I was 10 books behind in my reading challenge, but by reading as much as I could this weekend, I have only 5 books to go. The market bag and the sweater will help me reach my goal of 65 books this year--or at least I hope so! 

Thank goodness today the 30th! whew

Day 28: No View


You know my view well enough to imagine what sits behind this wall of gray. The good news is it is snowing, but don't get too excited, as the reports from the mountains sit at 2".  That is inches, NOT feet. We hope. We also send safe traveling thoughts to friends who are on the road, as it will be very slippery out there. Be safe, be well, my friends. 

Day 27: Delicious Day

20151126_143141-1This is only a very small portion of the feast Monica prepared for the 24 people she had to dinner. Carrots right from the garden, which tasted like a real carrot should!! She also had beets fresh from the garden, which were sweet and earthy. My plate was mostly filled with veggies of the day. 


This turkey! Oh my it was delicious, as was the accompanying cranberry sauce (freshly made). And, since it was Thanksgiving, Monica made pies that look delicious and made all the gluten eaters happy. BUT, she also made two pies that were GF. I had a slice from each one and I can't tell you which was more delicious. 


Good friends, excellent food, lots of conversation, accompanied by a bit of drink...it's what I call a perfect Thanksgiving. I hope you had a lovely day, too. 

Day 26: Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving!!

No snow The day is here. We are whiling away our morning, staying warm and cozy in our humble abode. We wait in anticipation of an afternoon with friends, of good food, good conversation, and laughter. 

The storm was a dud. Not even much snow in the mountains. However, it is cold, even colder than it looks in the photo. Icy cold. You know how much I love the cold. ha!

BUT, I am so very grateful for my warm home, the beauty of my view, the wonderful day unfolding before me, all the people in my life, and for all that I have. You cannot be redundantly grateful. 


Day 25: Walking Wednesday

Blustery fall days make it easier to keep up the steps. (Winter is going around us, at least until tomorrow.) The leaves are being stripped from the trees, none too soon, if the snow is truly coming. We are hopeful. Mountains need snow, we need precipitation, we only hope winter is inevitable. 


Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends.  May your heart be full of joy and love, warmth and abundance. Be Grateful. 

Day 24: Give Thanks

This post is brought to you by the annual "Thankful Post", but Carole put a little twist on it and brought it into the NOW! 

10 Things You Are Thankful For RIGHT NOW 

Not quite full

1. Knowing all the members of my family are safe, albeit scatter across the county. I know they will each have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration of their own.

2. A roof over my head. Even more, a home.  I think of it as humble, but it is more than many people in this world have.

3. Electricity. It's hard to imagine life without it.

2. Running water. Chances are, without it, we would be sick constantly.

3. Easy access to a wealth of food (and wine).

4. Choice. I can come or go, eat or no, and safely walk the streets of my city and my neighborhood.

5. A good job that gives me more than a paycheck.

7. My own car. Being mobile means so much to me.

8. My friends. So, so many people make my world go round and I would not be the person I am without all their love, support, and encouragement.

9. My dearest husband.

10. My hands, my eyes, my legs, my heart.