Category Archives: Gratitude

Today Is a Good Day

My parents came to visit today. It was great to see them. They brought toys and candy, which pleased the children, and they brought clothes for the children, which pleased me. And now I am enjoying what’s left of my … Continue reading

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Haven

I am grateful for my new screened-in porch. Mosquitoes love me. They always have. I go outside and someone might as well put a sign over my head saying, “Get your fresh hot blood here!” My mother has always said … Continue reading

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A Little Prayer

When I was out walking Friday, I had to skirt around some flooded paths. I remember looking at the flowing water and thinking how grateful I was that my home seemed so high and dry at a time when so … Continue reading

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Flexing Those Happy Muscles

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I am grateful for my blog. Sometimes when I’m sitting in front of the computer and feeling bored, I’ll read through all of my posts for a particular category, tag, or … Continue reading

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Round 4

We went back to the used book store one more time. Here are my new acquisitions. The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft by Douglas Bauer: It starts with a quote from a fairy tale that I just read, and … Continue reading

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Another Year Older

September is over, but it deserves mention as a lovely month in both form and content. It was made of gorgeous late-summer and early-fall days. It was filled with fun things like campfires, family get-togethers, a visit to a farm, … Continue reading

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I Love My Peeps

I am grateful for Peeps. When Peeps ran away, I worried about her. We live on a heavily traveled road and there are coyotes and fisher cats in the woods. I thought it likely that either speeding car or hungry … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed (in a Good Way)

The other day I received a box of baby gifts from my coworkers. I am overwhelmed by the generosity they and others have shown us. I don’t deserve it, but I hope I can raise my son to be the … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking

I’ve been in a bad mood lately. The stress of pregnancy, the anticipation of childbirth, the continuing mess that is our house, the horrible stories in the news…all have combined to leave me feeling more than just blah. Today, as … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thank You

Last Sunday night I finally finished writing the thank-you notes for the baby shower. I had had to do most of the writing at night after work, which wasn’t fun. Personalizing them took forever. I also didn’t want to waste … Continue reading

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