Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 30

Day is done and so, too, is my month of Thankful Thoughts.
In my many years of blogging I have never blogged every day.
Heck, I'm doing good if I post once a week.
My Thankful Thoughts were a way to be mindful of the little things I am thankful for on a daily basis.  They were also a test of whether I could follow through with a daily post for one month.
Although a few days I had to play catch up, I was successful in covering each day in the month of November
for that I am thankful.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 29

Thankful today for rain.
Our last rain here was on October 8th.
Since then we've had wildfires in the mountains of NC and now in TN.  We're a few hours from the NC mountains, but still close enough to experience several days of a smoky haze and smell in the air.
Our rain today was a most welcome sight.
I pray that it will bring relief to the areas affected by the wildfires.
It is heartbreaking to see the devastation the fires are causing in the Gatlinburg area.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Days 27 & 28

Thankful on day 27 to enjoy my morning coffee in front of the Christmas tree.

It seems every year I do my fair share of grumbling about all the work involved in creating Christmasland.
Once it's done it doesn't take long to realize that it was all worthwhile.

Day 28

Today ( and every day) I am thankful for kind people.
While out running errands today I paid particular attention to the little acts of kindness happening out there.
The man returning someone else's shopping cart to the store, the little boy holding the door open for me, the lady with an overflowing cart allowing the person with a few items to go ahead of her in line, etc.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 26

On day 2 of my Christmas decorating I am most thankful for the pictures I have taken for the past several years.

It sure does make it easier to remember how I decked the halls in the past when I can consult my blogging photos.  I'm not one to re-create all of the décor every year.  I make a few little tweaks each year and call it good. 

You'd think I would remember what I did last year.
I guess I do for the most part, but there are always those little details that come back to me quicker when I can see what happened last year or the year before.

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 25

Just before heading out the door yesterday, I decided to take a quick picture of the dishes I was taking.
After our Thanksgiving feast I thought I might never eat again.
I was s.t.u.f.f.e.d!!

But then today came along and I packed up the fall décor.
After that I began decorating for Christmas and before you knew it, I was hungry once again.
Funny how that happens :D.

Which brings me to what I am thankful for today.


Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to polish off the last piece of pie.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 24


Yesterday I saw something on Facebook asking whether we were "hosting and roasting"
"baking and taking".
I fall into the latter category.
My apple pie, homemade rolls and butternut squash casserole are ready for the "taking" and my mouth is watering for that traditional once a year turkey dinner.
Before I head out the door I want to wish all who are celebrating a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Today I am thankful for each and every one of you who takes the time to visit and share with me on this little blog of mine.
You make it all worthwhile and I thank you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 23

~ Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall ~

Yes, it's true.
I love them all.

Thankful today to live where the seasons change and I can appreciate the unique beauty that each has to offer.