30 Days of Giving Thanks – 23 and 24

November 23 – Turkey.  Even though I didn’t have any on Thanksgiving day I did celebrate with our family the Sunday before.

November 24 – SALES!  I’m not a big shopper but hubby is and he found some great deals!


30 Days of Giving Thanks – 21 and 22

There is always, always something to be thankful for!

November 21 – Blogger friends.  There is so much encouragement in this community of friends I just don’t know what I would do without you some times!

November 22 – Sisters.  I wish I could be with them more often but they live so far away!


30 Days of Giving Thanks – 13 to 20 Catching up!

Catching up from being out of town and no time to blog!

13 – Family – Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving and it was good to see nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews!  Can’t believe we are Great Aunts and Uncles!

14 – Coat!  I’m really cold natures!  It gets worse the older I get.

15 – My stand up desk.  After riding in the car for all those hours I am glad I can stand at work

16 –  Plenty of food.  I have never known hunger!

17 – Grandmother – I know I sometimes complain about her but she is who made me who I am today!  She’s the BEST!

18 – Smartphones – they keep us connected!

19 – My Kiddos!  I know they aren’t little Kids anymore but I am so thankful for my 3 wonderful young adults.  No matter what might be going on in our life!

20 – My Faith!



Sunday Salon – Home again, Home again, jiggetty jig


Scene: The sun is shining brightly.  It’s a little brisk but not too bad.

 Today’s Plan: A couple loads of laundry, cleaning up, Thanksgiving dinner at hubby’s family, early to bed for work tomorrow.

Drinking: water, I’ve been up working around here for hours

Listening to: The dryer and grandma talking to the dog.


The Witching Hour by Anne Rice


This is our Soldier on the right end!  We are so proud of him. This past week was an amazing experience!

They threw out these smoke bombs and then came marching in formation out of those trees!

They in order by company and Jeremy was in F – Company… Way on the right end of the field.  I couldn’t get a picture of all six companies.

Tomorrow I will share graduation pictures! and catch up on my Giving Thanks!

November 11 – Google maps, I use this a lot when we take road trips.

November 12 – Sunrises.  With the time change I am getting to see the sun come up.  There for a while it was dark until I got into work or when I got up on the weekends.

Sunday Salon along with Days 11 and 12

Time: 7:15

Scene: It’s a cloudy morning.  The brown leaves on the trees are very still.

 Today’s Plan: I will be getting our bag packed to head out of here on Tuesday, laundry, workout, and making things ready for Grandma while we are gone.

Drinking: Coffee with salted caramel creamer.

Listening to: Grandma moving around in her room (just above me), the keys as I type, and my little dog roaming about on the hardwood floors.


The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Pondering: So, our daughter has done what I expected she would do; found a way NOT to go into the Air Force that makes it look like it’s not her fault.  She has a “knee injury”.  Don’t you actually have to be active to get an injury?  She’s very frustrating to us right now.  And of course we are “estranged” from her again.  Prayers please!? {{sigh}}

November 11 – Google maps, I use this a lot when we take road trips.

November 12 – Sunrises.  With the time change I am getting to see the sun come up.  There for a while it was dark until I got into work or when I got up on the weekends.

30 Days of Giving Thanks – 7 and 8

I guess I’ll just be doing two days at a time!

November 7 – Delta Airlines.  They were able to divert my sisters flight home from Monday out of Chicago to today out of St. Louis.  I got to spend a couple evening with her…JUST ME!

November 8 – Leaf blower!  I will be blowing leaves out of the yard this weekend instead of raking them.

30 Days of Giving Thanks – 5 and 6

I guess I’ll just be doing two days at a time!

November 5 – My wonderful husband.  He was so awesome and “together” when I “lost it” Friday night when I heard Dad had his heart attach.  He is my pillar of strength!

November 6 – Reliable transportation.  We will be heading out for a road trip to South Carolina next week and I am so THANKFUL that I don’t have to worry about the state of my car.  For the first time in oh, 25 years I have a brand new car!  Even though hubby keeps up our vehicles very well I am a worry wort! 🙂

30 Days of Giving Thanks – 3 & 4

I’m a little behind so I will cover two days again.

November 3 – Seasons – I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to give us the changing seasons.  How boring this life would be if everyday were the same.

November 4 – Great medical care.  My father was flown to a heart trauma center last night after suffering a massive heart attack.  Those minutes are crucial when this happens.  One artery was 100% blocked and two are 80%.  They put a stint in the completely blocked one but he was too unstable to do the others.  At a later time.  Thank the Lord for this team that worked on him and the helicopter that got him there!

30 Days of Giving Thanks

I used to host an event to encourage others and myself to give thanks the entire month of November.  I was just not with it this year to get it worked up.  Linda reminded me that I had not begun my Giving Thanks yet!  So I had better get started.  Here is day one and two

November 1 –


Since I had my hysterectomy two years ago I struggled with hormones.  Feeling completely zapped of energy, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats… You know the drill.  This summer I started BioIdentical Hormone replacement.  It has been amazing.  I feel like I’m 30 again.  I’ve not been sick either.  I have energy to workout and get through a long day at the office.  I’m very thankful that I have good health.


November 2 –

My job

I think I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my Daybook post that I was thankful for this.  There is no place in our area that I could work and make a good living in the environment that I have.  My office is quiet.  Sometimes it’s a challenge but I really need that once in a while.  It keeps my brain working.  I’m also lucky to have two very nice bosses.