Touching Thankful

You may see this as a way of abdicating my daily post responsibilities. However, I’ve been reading this blog for quite some time; I share some of the same trials and tribulations, and I find reading today’s post, I share similarities in gratitude. Please read her blog!

The Silence Between Counts

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough ― Oprah Winfrey

With the passing of another New England Thanksgiving, I am looking back on a year of firsts and pleasures. I am looking back on a year of endings and tragic occurrences. I am looking back and I’m finding that I am appreciative this year.

I am thankful for my life, as it is and how it has been.

I am thankful for a husband who gives more than he could ever promise, for a warm puppy to cuddle with, and a brother who creates laughter in the darkest times. I am thankful for friends who push me to be silly, nephews who say all the right things, and nieces that appreciate dancing. I am thankful for a father who taught me to…

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No Need for Black Friday!

I love living, literally, down the street from Benny's Store.  For those of you who don't live in Rhode Island, or nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts border towns, you will not recognize the name.  Rhode Islanders know the store, which opened here in Providence in 1924, as a neighborhood fixture in many towns.  According to the … Continue reading No Need for Black Friday!

Thanksgiving, Briefly

The same for a quarter century, We gather at Sue and Paul's. We eat, we talk, the boys go for a walk, And a grand time is had by all! Related articles Happy Thanksgiving! ( Thanksgiving's 150th Birthday, Thanks to Abraham Lincoln (


Every year for more than a few, the evening before Thanksgiving some of us girls gather for a gab-fest, glass of wine, and listening to the Sound of Music soundtrack.  Our purpose for getting together is to peel the vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner.  How many  pounds of potatoes and carrots are peeled depends entirely on … Continue reading Peel-a-PaLooza

Eight Years Ago, Today

This might be one of the easiest blog posts I've done over the 115 days I've been posting.  Today is my wedding anniversary.  I got married eight years ago, I was 42 years old (yes, that makes me 50 this year). We shared our wedding day with everyone in this picture.  More than just that one … Continue reading Eight Years Ago, Today

Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistible

Anything ice cream, but when it sits on top of chocolate bread pudding, well...

Haiku, Can You? Happy Anniversary, Too!

Haiku is the weekly writing challenge at the Daily Post at Word Press.  Seventeen syllables to express a thought, completely, in three lines--five, seven, five.  While typically, a poem such as this is meant for describing nature, I'm putting my own spin on the challenge.  I don't think I've written haiku since high school, however, … Continue reading Haiku, Can You? Happy Anniversary, Too!

I Have Confidence In Me!

Are you good at what you do?  How do you know?  Where does your confidence come from?  Does it build  over time or does it come from that one amazing time that everything went right for you?  The prompt at the Daily Post today is:  I Have Confidence In Me. The first thing in my … Continue reading I Have Confidence In Me!

Flu Shots, Not So Bad

I got my flu shot this week.  There was a clinic at work as part of our quarterly all staff meeting.  Some nice nurses who are affiliated in some way with our health insurance carriers, set up shop at one end of the auditorium and anyone interested could line up for their shot.  No one … Continue reading Flu Shots, Not So Bad

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

I was just minding my own business.