Monthly Archives: September 2017


Suddenly it is dark. Out to the porch.Listening to crickets and swallowed by the dark.

Ghostly figures with cell phone lights emerge into the night.

A neighbor builds a fire in their back yard.

Flickering lights indicate people have lit candles.

Everyone is excited. All have an opinion.

Hubby has the police scanner going on his phone. No news there!

Stumble up to bed. Light  on so we will know when it is back on.

Long two hours! Imagine being without for days.

Grateful for this experience.



Grateful for those around me. Those who listen. Those  who talk. Those who help me out and help me up.

So amazed that people are willing to help. One was so excited to be asked and one volunteered.

The power of words. Things I’ve said have impacted someone. What they have said has resonated with me.

A quiet evening. Just what I need. Soul soothing and renewing.

Emailing at 6:00 am. I will have answers later. Incredible.

Counting down to taking off.

The importance of lists. The fun of crossing things off.

Have a blessed day!

To new days…

I’m grateful for uneventful rattie intros. It’s an amazing experience to watch these little creatures as they learn to trust one another. Each intro is different than the one before, and you can learn so much from watching how different personalities adapt to one another. These two seem well matched, and Monster is loving and passive to bitey girl’s fear and huffing. He’s winning her over, and I’m ready to tackle round three of intros tonight. :)


“Gratitude turns what we have into enough”

“Every now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just be happy”

1. God
2. God box
3. Ingrid brought me rainbow chard and some herbs from her garden
4. Eileen making time for me and finding a place where we can talk. Where we originally planned to go, there was a lot of traffic because of the street fair.
5. Late blooming sunflowers
6. Iced tea with mint from the garden

Day 7….Picking up from where I left off :)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the amazing time with friends last night..

for the compliments I got !

for the feeling of walking on a cloud from the sheer attention I got from people..

for feeling that I count, that I exist..

For the new friends that I made..

for being able to deal with my shyness and inhibitions   and talking to new people..

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!


It is there…

Even when I wake up in my head and projecting,  I can find things to be grateful for. It is always there.

GOD (my Higher Power).

A roof over my head.

My family and pets.


Cooler weather.

Prayer and meditation and my Bible.



Having the money to pay off the house project.  They  just sent me the final bill the other day.



Gratitudes Sept 10-16, 2017

  1. Sun Sept 10, early to meeting, saw friend, good meals, conversation with family, progress at work, good walks to and from work.
  2. Mon Sep 11, work on time, progress at work, helpful conversations, good walks, cheerful help from co-workers, good meals, refund from Amazon.
  3. Tue Sep 12, well rested, progress at work, helpful conversations, helpful meeting, pleasant walks to and from work.
  4. Wed Sep 13, early to work, progress at work, lunchtime prayers, cheerful help from co-workers, conversations, good walks, pleasant weather, good meals.
  5. Thu Sep 14, progress at work, cheerful help from co-workers, conversations, good walk, pleasant weather, good meals.
  6. Fri Sep 15, early to class, good walks, conversations, cheerful email, pleasant weather, good meals.
  7. Sat Sep 16, well rested, progress at work, good haircut, productive shopping trip, conversations with retail workers, chance to read a little of my book while waiting for haircut, good meals, life is good.

The dance goes on…..

Up early to prepare for Church. Hot shower. New dress with complimentary leggings. Styling!

Wearing a necklace given to me by my son-in-law before he was my son-in-law. Black pearls and gemstones.

I will express my gratefulness at finding this Church in the service.

I love the song we are are singing. “Lord of the  Dance”. Good luck Anthony on your solo!

I will be taped for World Communion Sunday today. Video of many people responding to a question for service October 1.

Time to dot the i’s  and cross the t’s for the retreat next weekend.

My family texts me and I feel treasured.

Those are the facts. Here are the feelings. Hope, love,joy, peace,humility and power.

Prayer and Worship!


  • We are continuing to be blessed with rain and snow!
  • Shared with you our trip to Oregon for our granddaughter’s July wedding…
  • …we’ve had another wedding (grandson) in Bozeman earlier this month…
  • no ocean beaches here :) but beautiful mountain lakes and streams.
  • Love, open arms and welcoming for each member of our Ohio family, oh my how wonderful to be able to touch them and hug them.
  • Being able to have a picture of our six grandchildren, residing in Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Montana, and, again, love and touching and hugs.
  • An actual week of festivities and fun…with the wedding, the rehearsal dinner at a family’s home outside near a mountain stream and a campfire; the wedding at Hyalite Canyon next to a lake; the reception with music and dancing in town; the Sunday morning brunch at mother of the bride’s horse ranch.
  • Other fun things were Crystal’s book signing at WSS; sapphire digging; well, a lot more :)
  • “Only speak if your words are kinder than silence.”  -Emotional Intelligence, Crystal Pirri and Mayra Porrata

How was your day dear?

Work paid for what I bought on Poshmark. Love the leggings with bears. Need tops to match.

It’s fun getting packages everyday.

Finished my  notes for my study. It took all afternoon but I am done. Happy dance!

Tweeking my Why F.CC. for Sunday. Guess what? I’m doing a gratitude list.

Printer worked. Hurray! Now hoping the copier will cooperate. Grateful I have learned how to use it.

Out to dinner at Mike’s Place. Hubby got breakfast. I ordered the biggest pulled pork sandwich you’ve ever seen. Hubby eyed it with hungry eyes.

I asked for a box and the waitress quipped “you  have to eat it all.”

Quality time is together time.

Finished a book I loved. I hated for it to end. I hate for this day to end.