Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 124 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful that I tried fresh mozzarella cheese.  It was rather good.  
  2. I'm grateful for my kids, every second of every day.
  3. I'm grateful that there's a lot I can do with just a butane torch.  I know it has limitations but I'm still happy with what I can do.

Day 123 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful that Amazon Kindle lets me read the first couple chapters of a book before I decide if I want to buy it or not
  2.  I'm grateful for being able to submit paperwork online rather than in person or via the postal system.
  3. I'm grateful that the firing temps seem to be accurate for my new kiln (and metal clay).

Friday, February 26, 2016

Day 122 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for the billions of things I can buy on Amazon, shopping from home and have them delivered to my door within 48 hours.  
  2. I'm grateful for learning that cinder blocks and wood plants make great book shelves.
  3. I'm grateful for friends that come over and bring dessert.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 121 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful when companies I deal with have great customer service.  I'll give you the details if their service continues to pan out.
  2. I'm grateful when special pieces of jewelry arrive at their destination.
  3. I'm grateful for the clock I just bought... that projects the time onto my ceiling so I don't have to turn my phone on when I wake up in the middle of the night and need to see what time it is.  And don't ask me why I need to know what time it is when I wake up in the middle of the night 'cause I have no good reason... I just like to know how much more sleep I'll be getting.  Ha ha ha!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 120 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful that I occasionally have the opportunity to give.  How lucky I am to have a certain amount of abundance in my life.
  2. I'm grateful for sitting on the couch watching a fantastic moon rise before bed and then laying in bed and waking up to the same moon just setting on the western horizon.
  3. I'm grateful for Rio's fast shipping.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Day 119 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful when I find a new movie to watch and it doesn't suck.  Watched "Far From the Maddening Crowd" tonight.
  2. I'm grateful for avocados.  I eat a lot of them.
  3. I'm grateful for everyone in my life.

Day 118 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for teachers that consistently let us go home at 9pm rather than stay until 9:30... This may be the last night time 3-hour class I take for awhile.
  2. I'm grateful for well water.
  3. I'm grateful for french fries... not too often, just often enough that they're a special treat.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Day 117 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for roasted vegetables.  I love them!!!  They're easy and taste so good.
  2. I'm grateful for the abundance of streaming options for tv and movies... I'm so spoiled.
  3. I'm grateful for the opportunity to make something special for people in my life.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Day 116 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for Red Lobster cheddar biscuits (and the fact that I can make them at home if I want).
  2. I'm grateful for children who lean on me if/when needed.
  3. I'm grateful for rooms that stay clean day after day (kind of a miracle).

Friday, February 19, 2016

Day 115 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for Lark's 500 series.  What can I say.... I like the pictures.
  2. I'm grateful for GPS and mobile navigation.
  3. I'm grateful for random artwork I find at Goodwill, thrift stores, and garage sales.

Day 114 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for online tutorials and classes. 
  2. I'm grateful for Costco's organic frozen fruits.
  3. I'm grateful for online free tax services.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day 113 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for a really enjoyable day with two great friends and fun stuff to see.
  2. I'm grateful for shops that let well-behaved dogs in.
  3. I'm grateful for this awesome pecan nut burger a small Nevada City restaurant makes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day 112 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for friends who randomly tell me they like me.
  2. I'm grateful for the internet and all the friends I've met through it... some I've gotten to spend time with in real life... others I plan to in the future.
  3. I'm grateful for dogs that make me feel safe.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Day 111 Gratefuls

Am I almost a third of the way through on year of gratefuls?

  1. I'm grateful that I ordered a Dymo postage label printer in December.  I freakin' love it!
  2. I'm grateful that Goodwill has 50% off all day long on holidays.  I've collected some amazing artwork from Goodwill.
  3. I'm grateful for the fact that it's not supposed to rain until Wednesday (I have out of town company visiting tomorrow and I'd rather their first impression not be in the rain).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day 110 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful to (again) speak with both my children today.  Not too unusual since today is Valentine's day and Monica's birthday.
  2. I'm grateful that my children keep me up to date with a lot of their plans.  I certainly don't expect them to tell me everything they do.  And I feel lucky to be privy to much of what they do.  Makes me feel included.
  3. I'm grateful for estate sales where cool things can be had for mere dollars.

Day 109 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for a tidy and organized house.  It's not always like this.  It's actually infrequently like this.  So I'm relishing it for the moment with hopes it can be this way more often.
  2. I'm grateful for rice.  It goes with so many things.
  3. I'm grateful for digital calipers.  They changed my measuring life. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 108 Gratefuls!

  1. I'm grateful for good food and good company.
  2. I'm grateful for a simple life.
  3. I'm grateful for videos my kids send me (it's rare, but I'm grateful for them).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 107 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful when people I don't know IRL want to get together.  While I'm wildly shy about meeting new people, I still look forward to it and just hope I'm entertaining enough.
  2. I'm grateful for herbs and spices... they make so much difference in cooking.
  3. I'm grateful for all the cool recipes I find on Pinterest.

Day 106 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful when things on the internet finally work (after many frustrating tries to GET them to work).
  2. I'm grateful for the option of having a couch to sleep on if I've been using my bed to to sort things out on and get tired and don't feel like taking them all off the bed at nght.
  3. I'm grateful for the orchard... every day... I go outside sometimes randomly during the day and just stand on the edge of the hill and look down on the orchard... happy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Day 105 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for (again) both my kids (who live 3000 miles apart) calling me today.  Always enjoy talking with them.
  2. I'm grateful that I didn't die while climbing up on the roof today (something I hate) and finding out why our roof was leaking (gutter clogged with leaves).
  3. I'm grateful that we could hang our laundry this week (instead of using the dryer).

Monday, February 8, 2016

Day 104 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for the awesome, warm weather we're having this week.
  2. I'm grateful for my car.  I really, really enjoy it.  I was gonna say "love" but then I heard these voices in the back of my memory (not real voices, don't worry) saying, "you can't LOVE a car".
  3. I'm grateful for moments when I don't overthink everything.  :-)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Day 103 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful I found a red wine I really like at Whole Foods (now I just need to figure out how to NOT get "red wine headaches".
  2. I'm grateful for another new recipe.  My dinner was fresh organic green beans, lightly sauteed with garlic, olive oil, and toasted sesame.  It was so good I was licking my plate.
  3. I'm grateful that gas prices are below $2.  It's unbelievable, but I'll take it while it lasts.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 102 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful for nice weather... went for my first long walk of the year.
  2. I'm grateful for Keene sandals... the only shoe in existence that doesn't make my feet hurt.
  3. I'm grateful for being able to see really beautiful sunsets and sunrises quite often.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Day 101 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful I got to watch Brown tie Harvard today with Mon getting a career high in shots (54).
  2. I'm grateful for things like pre-made spinach ravioli and sun-dried tomato pesto for days that I don't have time for a lot of cooking.
  3. I'm grateful for friends who come to dinner bearing gifts... like cauliflower (OMG, it was so good!) and biscotti (and so were those!).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Day 100 Gratefuls

Well, here we are in the triple digits.  You may not know me, but I'm not a great follow through'er.  I'm a great starter, but consistency and longevity are not my fortes.  So I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to this day after day.

Not that it's a difficult task, but still... I'm pleased with myself for having a perfect attendance record so far.  :-)

  1. I'm grateful for UPS ground service.
  2. I'm grateful for potatoes, 'cause even though they're not great for you, they're a really good substitute for wheat on many occasions.
  3. I'm grateful for people who let me email rather than make me talk on the phone.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 99 Gratefuls

  1. I'm grateful that the rings I was making today turned out (it was a new technique).
  2. I'm grateful that Rio orders arrive in two days usually.
  3. I'm grateful for little space heaters that totally take the edge off when I'm freezing.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Day 98 Gratefuls

  1. Really grateful for all my wonderful customers who took part in my 12-hour flash sale today.  What fun!
  2. I'm grateful for wooly scarves to wrap around my neck in this freezing weather (it was 52... yes, to me that's freezing).
  3. I'm grateful for silly cats that talk in their sleep.