Rainy Day

A rainy day slows things down. The sound of the raindrops. The swish of the wipers.

The parched Earth is ready to be renewed.It will be lush after a drink and a rest.

Need sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.

My worn out body is ready for rest. Thank goodness it’s the weekend.

Cold drink of water.

Nice cool shower.

I never mind working on a rainy day since outside is soggy.

Tomorrow will be good for weeding. The rain makes it easier to root things out.

Rainy day gives me time to sort things out and weed out the things I don’t need.

Grateful for the library. Three new books and a DVD.

The joy of a nap this afternoon when I have earned it.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

A good night’s sleep.

A good cup of coffee.


My son and family, including my four legged kids.

The beautiful tree in our yard.  I never used it admire it so much before but this week, I do!

Patience at work, when things get stressful.

Being able to kill people with kindness.   Maybe not very Christian like but sometimes you just gotta! ;)

Watching my pets chase and wrestle with each other.

Peace when I let it happen in my life.

That I GET to go to work.  There are those out there that do not have that option.

Finally, for the day, the internet which opens up so many possibilities when used wisely.  :)

The natural colors that each day brings

Very Grateful for:

God’s waiting canvas

the way the blue colors of Dad’s eyes changes when we talk about his memories

our shared memories

taking time for morning stretches

the morning’s palette of colors- (what color is between orange and pink?)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors_(compact)

the temperature lightness of this morning’s air

the way the herbs receive the morning water

my neighbors’ new and cool twirling sprinklers

soft-spoken people

coconut coffee blend


When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. ~Mary Oliver



Trying again

Grateful for chance to repost. Last list was  silly. But grateful for silly. Life seems so serious. I long for laughter.

Watching funny TV with an air conditioner on eating a pineapple popsicle.

Laughing at myself. (I bought a Groupon from Va. I live in Ohio)

Laughing with my friends.

A mental vacation.(Next week) Might even unplug.(No technology)

Grateful for sunny summer days.

Grateful for the peace of my porch.The hanging baskets are spectacular!

Don’t take things so seriously. It will get better everybody. Be grateful for today- this minute.


Nothing special..

Grateful for sunny skies as I drive to work. Grateful for Ability and unspoken permission to knit quietly at work…..this will see me through the next 15 months. Grateful for friends that I know are there , even though I don’t see some of them often

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grateful for my grief support group.

Grateful for my dog even though he has started peeing all over the house. :-(

Sobriety by the grace of God and Alcoholics Anonymous.

A day off work.

Good support systems.

The Serenity Prayer.


A roof over my head.

That my grandson is alright after being hit by a car while bicycling to summer school.


Grateful choices

Grateful for the cooler temperatures.

Up and at’em. Grateful that I am upright and ready to go.

Today I will make healthy food choices.

Watermelon is healthy.  Who’d have thunk it?

Salads are more than lettuce.

Drinking more water. Glad I don’t have to walk a mile to get it.

Grateful I found a pair a jeans that fit.

Cool enough to plan a walk tonight.

The feeling like I’m beginning something.

Grateful to have found clear calamine. Now that it is cooler I expect the itches to go away.




Grateful that the thunderstorms of life and in life take so many forms. Literal ones that are gray, silver and white clouds accompanied by sheeting rain and wind. Visible signs of God’s glory and power. Others are more intangible, things in life that don’t go your way, decisions you don’t want to make but ultimately have to. Both will wash you clean and leave you newborn, vulnerable and needing to *move* ..somewhere different than where you are. The Gratitude enters here. Grateful for new opportunities that you didn’t know you needed or wanted. Nothing bad, just different I’m still in process……I’m grateful for my thunderstorms.


I am grateful that I have all that I need and someone to share it with.

Music directors play  song in service we were working on  when they announced their move.

Doing the Community meal with many donations but no crew.

Hot dog buns, Hard to find Father’s Day weekend!

Grateful to be of service to those who needed a meal or a cool place to eat one though many took theirs to go.

Hubby loved daughter’s tribute on Facebook to her Dad.

Hunting for gas when we thought we would get it cheap but gas station ran out. Thankfully we made it to another gas station even though we had to go around an area with a water main break.

Grateful for friends ,family and the felines who own us!