365 days of gratitude

December 12, 2018

Rotary came to us for dinner this evening.

We enjoyed the fellowship, sang some carols and in lieu of payment we asked people to donate to cancer research.

The generous Rotarians donated more than $1,400 for which I’m very grateful.

365 days of gratitude

December 11, 2018

Our cabbage trees are blooming profusely which some believe forecasts a hot summer.

Given how unsummery the last few weeks have been, and that they have given us enough rain to withstand some heat, that will be welcome.

As I look at the blooms through yet more drizzle, I’m grateful for the promise of the hot summer to come.


365 days of gratitude

December 10, 2018

Just home from The ABBA Show that took me back to my teens.

Tonight I’m grateful for music and memories.


365 days of gratitude

December 9, 2018

A talented friend makes teddy bears.

Each is individual, each is gorgeous.

Yesterday she presented me with one, for which I am both delighted and grateful.

She needs a name. I’m wondering about Blanca, which is Spanish for white, or Osa, which is Spanish for bear.

365 days of gratitude

December 8, 2018

In September and October I got a lot more exercise than I had been getting and was feeling much better for it.

In November, I got much less than usual and was feeling worse for it.

When November became December I resolved to get back into more exercise but for reasons, including rain, my good intentions were thwarted.

But today it wasn’t raining when I got up and I had a proper walk, up a steep hill and back down again.

All day I’ve felt the benefit and I’m grateful for that.

365 days of gratitude

December 7, 2018

A second day of sunshine in a row – the lawns were dry enough to mow and the washing dried outside.

The forecast tells me next week will be wet again but I’m grateful for the sun while it lasts.

365 days of gratitude

December 6, 2018

The sun shone today.

The wind blew too and the temperature wasn’t quite summery.

But it didn’t rain and oh how very grateful I am for that.

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