Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 30 TDOT

For Rent
And an end to the challenge of TDOT
I may not have met each day, but it always brings to the forefront the many things I have to be thankful for.
It has been simple this year, sometimes repetitive, but it is what it is.
A good exercise for all year.  But normally, in the past, it was in a journal.
I know for all of us, life is a journey through ups and downs, no exceptions.
But the common thread through the month of thankfulness, first and foremost...and my friends
My posts will not be daily, but I will continue to share my journey through my photos, which always tell a story in itself.
Rainy Day Reflections
I wish for all who choose to read my ramblings, blessings in the coming days and throughout the next year.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Day 29 TDOT

Thankful for fresh air & rainy day discounts!

For family fun
For the end of the trail

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Day 27 TDOT

27th day of Thankfulness

For holidays that bring family & friends together. 

For my "girlfriends" of all ages

For naps

For my mom & friend Shirley, I adore both!

Day 26 TDOT

Thankful entry for Tuesday. 

I am thankful for my sight & seeing wondrous beauty just outside my doorstep. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Day 25 TDOT

Thankful for generous neighbors

and for a dehydrator

a naturally sweet snack

a bed to rest in

a warm home

Going In...
the rich color of Persimmons

The End Result

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day 24...TDOT

Half a Wish
Stunned with the realization that Christmas is now only 24 days away

Don't like the short span between 2 great holidays, hope next year is different

But for now... I am still thankful on a daily basis


Friendships, true friendship that spans the test of time

Coffee and chat

Weekend breaks



music coming from Terry playing the guitar

Time To Relax

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Day 23 TDOT

Under Sail
Ok, I am having issues...

this is  at least my 6th attempt to format this sentence and I realize that Patience is not my best attribute....

Big.  Deep.  Breath

I am thankful for....


a big time out called the weekend

fresh air and sea breezes

Good night..

Friday, November 22, 2013

Day 22 TDOT

22 Days into November and Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

Morning Star
First, where has the month gone?  Next week is Thanksgiving and already thoughts of Christmas have infiltrated the season.  There are more people putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving that it seems to be getting lost in the fray.  I find myself thinking how/when am I going to decorate, shop....blah blah blah

The sad part is I used to relish this time of year to catch a breath before Christmas and its chaos, oh my, now I sound like the grinch.

But as I approach the yearend, it is a mixture of joy, fun, family but mixed with a yearend of requirements for yearend have to's in the business world.  And this year, it is complicated.

So, it is more important to me than ever to catch the here and now of what I am thankful for.  Because the unknown future and the anticipation of what could be is more than I can/want to look at.

So, this is without a doubt the longest verbiage I have used since the beginning of the month, my apologies for the rambling.  Thanks for hanging with me, if you even got this far.

I AM thankful for...
holding hands
date nights
a clean house
time on the weekends to catch up or explore
family, even the ones that come with drama
fall and the clear cool air filled with dramatic color
a husband who loves me even though...
my children, a great gift

I'm done....see you tomorrow

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 21 TDOT

I am thankful for:

Vibrant glorious colors in the sky that take my breath away

My computer is busy installing a new program so my post tonight is by phone.  

I am thankful for technology that allows me to be creative with my images. 

Good night!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 20 TDOT

Thankful for...
Softly Fell the Drops
For the freshness of rain

The Perfection of a Rose

Chasing rainbows

Chasing Rainbows

My friend and hairdresser who is awesome at her craft


Day 19 TDOT

Done for the morning

I am thankful that I live near the beach...

Morro Rock Mood

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 18 TDOT

I Look, I See...
Over half way through the month of November

I have many things to be thankful for, but sometimes have a harder time seeing them, even if they are right in front of me.
So here goes...

I am thankful for....

seeing sunrises and sunsets, at this time of year the clouds add so much to the scenery

a walk through Michaels (found some JOY ornaments)

sitting on the sofa and thumbing through catalogs and marking things I will never buy

social media, I love seeing what is going on with family and friends so very far away

Sunrise on the Table

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Day 17 TDOT

17th day
Hiding Amongst the Leaves
Always something to be thankful for...

Breakfast at Bon Temps Creole Cafe 

dinner with my mom in law

a wonderful last 6 days

The Change Continues
Tomorrow my friends...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 15 TDOT

My thankfulness continues throughout the month...
and today I am thankful with a full heart for the anniversary of our daughter and son #2 of 10years.  Congratulations you two!!

Keeping a marriage together takes not only love, but work.  Honor and have earned our respect in how you have grown together for the last 10 years.  
We love you two.
Happy 10th Anniversary!!

Hand in Hand

Friday, November 15, 2013

Days 14 & 15 TDOT

I am combining 2 days of my thanks of fullness...

Sunrise on Lake Shasta
I am thankful for road trips with good company

Fall scenery not normally seen by me

Cold days with a warm jacket

A fun movie "Last Vegas" that once again reminds how fortunate I really am

There is a Change Coming