Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 30 Final Day of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Goodbye November...I am Truly Thankful

I did it!
30 consecutive days of blogging my thanks

It has kinda been like a roller coaster ride, one day up, one down, some days just spun around all together and then when its done you want to do it again!

Crazy life

I am starting this in the morning and will finish tonight

My first thankfulness today is for all the families of those deployed and being deployed and those that are gone or in the process of leaving.  I do not know the sacrifice first hand, but second and it is painful no matter how hard they "buck it up" and wear brave faces.  Please know my thankfulness comes from the very depths of my soul for all of you.

Now for the evening entry...

thankfulness for another day to stick around

for dinner in the crockpot when I got home from work

that my sister's sciatic pain is better

for laughter & lunch with a dear friend at ThaiRiffic in town

For the time to go to lunch

And for you, who actually took the time to read my ramblings

I will still be posting my photos and whatever pops into my mind.  December, here I come

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 29 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

Rounding the corner of November and ready to slide into December.

I chose this floral picture for the softness and the gentleness I feel when I view it.  Though my challenges are small in comparison to so many around me, sometimes life just is a little rough.

I will continue in my thankfulness, even though...I am sure you can fill in the blanks for yourself.

My thankfulness for today 

For a full tummy and food to prepare

For the company of my companion in life

For friends

For family

For technology that allows me to learn online

For doors that can cut down on sound ;), kinda...

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 28/30 Days of Thanksgiving

Sunrise for the Season

Monday's Thankfulness

Time taken to finally weed out some clothes from the closet...almost done, well almost

and some time to clear out paper, paper, paper in the studio/office (ick), but thankful to be getting some of it done

Thankful for a supportive hubby, in his own way

For a quitting time to stop & sit

For a friends successful surgery

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 27 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

The Process is Almost Complete

The TDOT is almost complete

A month long project of blogging every day of thanksgiving, not so easy as I first thought.

For today, Sunday, I am thankful for:

A Thanksgiving holiday spent in the southland with my side of the family.  I miss them so much at times.

The warm gorgeous weather we have had the last couple of days

The continued changing of the colors all around me

My Maple trees in the backyard

Time to get out the Christmas decorations before the work week

A simple dinner

Our son helping put up the outside lights

My thankfulness is very 3D  many layers and appreciate them all

I think that's it for today

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 26 TDOT Back to Home Day

Julian Ca Porch    
Saturday's Thankfulness

For a safe travel back home and keeping up with my hubbie

For our military personnel who sacrifice much to their job

For our angel sent to us

For her husband who is about to deploy and the sacrifice that they both are making for us

For time spent having coffee and our goodbyes...for now

For home

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 25/30 TDOT

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The Day After...and the thankfulness continues

Time with our daughter and son in law

Shopping on our terms, camera stores, art store... in Little Italy

Wandering around Julian, CA 

Turkey tacos!
time to sit and visit and blog together, as funny as that sounds

A kitty on my lap, cause I miss mine
Talking with family that is not here with me

A shower to rinse off the day


Peace and love to you...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24 of TDOT The Official Day of Thanksgiving

A big round of thankfulness....

For my family, each & everyone of them...
For a bounty of food, never a lack of...
For laughter and memories made, of old and new...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 23 TDOT

Growin Up Home

Thankful for the memories of home...
Thankful for my mom, the most graceful, elegant woman I know...
Thankful for family and a hubbie who loves them as as I do
Thankful for rest...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 21 TDOT

The week is officially here...Thanksgiving Week...after Thursday, and only then can anything Christmas take on meaning.

I will enjoy this holiday to the fullest...but come it comes.

So, now to the thankful part of this blog.

Thankful for a full belly and my hubby that ran out to get dinner.

Thankful for a working washer and dryer, I kept them busy today

Thankful for good neighbors

And before the evening gets away from me....thankful for some time to sit down.

Night All...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 20/30 TDOT

Latte Love

Only 10 more days to go...

Next week Thanksgiving Day, then on to Christmas...I wish for days past when the kids were younger & at home, because that meant there was an actual break or holiday vacations.  Now it seems we try to find time for the holiday season.  So, my challenge is to find the thankfulness in the midst of everyday life with the holidays still happening, just in a different way.

The first reflection of thankfulness is the time that I will take to spend visiting with family and friends.  I WILL TAKE the time ;)

Then another thing to be thankful for is the crisp cold rainy weather that usually accompanies this season.  It is turning green, beautiful green with the dust and dirt rinsed off.

And thankful for the special coffees that makes my mouth smile.

Thankful for the memories of past and the ones being made.

And now I am thankful to be able to process, edit and play with some photographs.
See you tomorrow

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 19 and TDOT continues

Follow Your Heart

I am thankful for a day off of business

I am thankful for a husband who took the time to research something of only my interest to go seek out

I am thankful for safe travels from & back home

I am thankful for a warm fire which warms not only the home, but the heart

I am thankful for ingredients on hand to make a very tasty dinner

And I am thankful that a bed is waiting for me...I am tired and full

Now I ask you...what are you thankful for today?

See you tomorrow

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 18 TDOT

Sometimes You Just Have To Look Down the Road

I heard someone say..."What if the only thing you had today is what you were thankful for yesterday?".

That gives me something to stop and ponder on.

While I don't actually list everything I am thankful for, I realize that I overlook so much that I truly do appreciate and can give thanks.

I could start with the family I am ever so thankful for
Then the friends, near, dear, far and virtual
My cat....loveable (whether he allows it not)
Our home, my refuge
Our business
Our employees
Our health
and then I could go on and on....
Now to remember with a truly thankful heart...
And I will continue to post, because I committed to...though I sometimes think I am sending these off to the like a feather...I release this one

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

Morning Cup of Love

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thankfulness continues....

For the cup of coffee waiting for me almost every morning...

For a business to continue to nurture after 37 years...

For faithful employees...

For a husband who gives consistently to keep us going...

For my Starbucks double soy cappuccino from the best barristas in town...

For living where I do...

For my family

That's it for today...I am very thankful and blessed

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 16!!! of TDOT

Happy 8th Anniversary!

My words of thanks are to our daughter and son in law who joined the family 8 years ago today.

I am thankful for the addition of a fine young man who has enriched not only our daughter's life but ours.

I think that about sums up the day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15 TDOT

Appalachian Red Leaf

Early enough to have a clear goes....

I am thankful for:

A clear morning...with the sun bouncing off the fall colors

The Fall Colors finally showing up...the vineyard, the trees in the backyard and about town

Competent physicians

and the ones that take personal time with you, Thanks Deborah Sampley  ;)

and a daughter and sister in the same place to catch a quick evening chat

fresh fish from Olde Port Inn Fish Market in SLO., mmmm AHI Tuna and Snapper, Seaweed salad, smoked salmon....YUMMMM

it has been a very good day
Sleep well all

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 14 into Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

Blushing Lotus

Even knowing I have many things to be thankful for, it is not always easy to bring them to mind when I sit down to do my entry.

after a brief intermission....

So, right out of the gate, I am thankful that I can figure out some of the techno challenges that come along, like why Time Machine quits backing up now and then.

Thankful for watching the colors change in the vineyards around here, spectacular.


And I am thankful for coming up with the above...stumbling over myself tonight.

Tomorrow hopefully, I will be more insightful.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13 of Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

Fall Sunset in Morro Bay

Sunday and the end of a good weekend.

How can it be bad when I can see this out the back door where I work one day a month?

I am thankful to those that enjoy looking, enjoying and even buying some of my work.  It pleasures me to share it with you.

I am thankful to come home to killer chili made by my husband.

I am thankful that I can visit with our son at the dinner table.

I am thankful to close this day with a full heart.  

Peace all...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12 of TDOT


Saturday and 12 days into TDOT.

Easy to be thankful for the weekends.  
Thankful for our home, a place of refuge.
Thankful for Friday night date nights.
Thankful for all the artists at Gallery at Marina Square.
Thankful for the replenishing rain.
Thankful for a walk on the beach first thing this morning.
With camera in hand and a stroll this is what I saw this morning.  Hope you like the stroll with me.

contemplating or done?  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11.11.11

Thank You!

Today in the 11th day of Thirty Days of Thanksgiving in the 11th month of 2011, I celebrate Veterans Day.  My grandfather (top right) served our country after immigrating here from Switzerland.  My father (in the rest of the pictures), Semper Fi joined the Marines.  My son in law, Navy.  My nephew (in law) Marines.

So proud of them, thankful for all who have served and are still serving.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10 of Thanksgiving for 30 days

Thursday the 10th of November 2011

An evening entry, which I have already determined is not the best time of day for me.  Time for a shower and wind down. 

I created the photo above to illustrate a simple thought process for me.  In thinking of the theme of thankfulness, it is often an attitude or lack there of coloring my day.

On one hand I am thankful for all the colors, the abundance of life and details.

Then, on the other hand, I am thankful for the simplicity in the lack of vibrance that distracts from the important things only seen in black & white.

So I have learned to be thankful for both, as they each hold uniqueness. 

And extremely thankful for someone who picked up the ball & ran with getting tickets to a concert I had dismissed as too much to deal with.  It was a welcomed treat beyond my words.

And on that note...buono notte tutti!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Day 9 TDOT

9 Days into Thirty Days of Thanksgiving...

Today I am thankful for today, this day, a new day

and for concert tickets to go see Pink Martini with someone I still consider family.

Thankful that the sun continues to rise and to set, without my help ;)

and for listening ears that take the time to listen...really listen

and for remembering all the good around me to smile about

I am very thankful

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Day 8

In The Vineyard
Day 8....  A tough Day...Fill in the Blanks for me....
Tomorrow will be another opportunity....I will return refreshed
ok, I will try...
chicken noodle soup that emerged from the crockpot better than ever
thankful for....friends...who keep in touch
a daughter who encourages through the tough days
a partner who tries
a bed to fall into
and tomorrow that starts fresh...
goodnight all....