Monthly Archives: September 2012


  1. When Ava’s dad takes over
  2. Not taking things personally
  3. Wool
  4. Plarn
  5. Plans to make things 
  6. Thinking of ways to reduce garbage
  7. And recycle it
  8. How-to videos
  9. Recipes
  10. “To let go of the known for the unknown requires great commitment, willingness, and devotion to surrendering one’s faith to God.” -David Hawkins

1. God

2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, or whatever it’s called

3. Cassie making zucchini muffins for David and David enjoying them

4. Hannah’s big smile as she hands out swag at the college bookstore

5. Meeting John C.

6. and catching up with Bob S.

7. and seeing Laurie R. again after a couple of years

8. A sense of acceptance – it is – and what I can do to change something, these are different things

9. A sense that I can take responsibility for my reactions

10. A thoughtful call from Nancy R.

“to be” is “art”

Very Grateful for~

God’s graceful edits

Windshield wipers

And the intermittent option on them

Pumpkin-spiced lattes

An increase in the number of chapters

Time on the treadmill


Actually seeing the raindrops fall instead of just hearing them fall

This post on the importance of creativity

That one of the verb forms of the verb “to be” is “art” (from Ann Voskamp)

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

1. God

2. Cassie returning from what she reported as a successful business trip

3. My mother and father hosting me for dinner

4. Laurie helping me change my thoughts and my moods

5. Always enjoy autumn even as I don’t like to see summer leave

6. Fall colors

7. Fall fashions

8. Cooler weather

9. Rain

10. Keats’s Ode to Autumn

Indian Summer

  • We are enjoying a beautiful Indian Summer
  • Ad for free pre-winter vehicle inspections…
  • …  “Winter in Montana is not for the faint of heart” -AAA Spokesperson…
  • …hmmm, well, as Scarlett said, “I’ll think about that tomorrow…”
  • Daughter’s correspondence to the NFL Commissioner certainly must have been why the NFL/Ref debacle was resolved! :):)
  • Looking at my same environment in different ways
  • A parent calling about her child on GPa’s school bus…
  • …and how kind and appreciative the parents are of GPa’s care for their children
  • Remembering Andy Williams’ smooth voice and music

1. God

2. David excelling on the standardized physics test

3. Help from Jeanette  and Donna

4. Eric S. is a classy guy

5. Caravan with a drum solo

6. Ink


7. Graphite

8. Never mind

9. As many notes

10 hearing Connie say she doesn’t have bad days but  sad or difficult moments

Rain Gratitude

Very Grateful for~

God’s patience


Amelia’s first “real” paycheck as she calls it

Her lessons learned from seeing the amount in the withholdings

Health insurance

Dental insurance

Biting into an apple

Mail 6-days a week

better alignment after yoga

and Rain!

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. ~Ed. Sullivan (his birthday is today)

Pump. Kin.

  1. Glorious girl time with Julie and Elle
  2. And how much Ava loves them both
  3. Running errands in the crisp fall air
  4. All the pumpkins out already- I’ll make my aunt’s pumpkin bread soon
  5. Wool
  6. Big comfy cardigans
  7. Red, orange, yellow, brown, gold
  8. Ava napped at just the right time so I could get a bit of work done
  9. The children’s book, “On the Night You Were Born”
  10. Ohhh. This :)