Friday, November 2, 2012

Giving thanks.

SweetLand Farm had a great idea and I am stealing it.  I hope she doesn't order to end this week on an 'up' note, and to continue the trend, I am going to list some things I am thankful for every Friday.  That is the plan - although I chafe at restrictions, as you know.  I may list them on random days.  I refuse to be pigeon-holed...

I am so very thankful, first of all, for all of you.  This single-homesteading business can wear you down when there's no one there to share the joys and sorrows.  Y'all are my rock.

I am thankful every minute of every day for the people I love - for my parents who retain their senses of humor, enough fortitude to be on their own at their age, for loving and supporting me no matter what I put them through.  For my sisters and my girlfriends and everyone else - you know who you are.  If not, I am slipping and I vow to do better!

I am thankful that I am able to live the life I do on my own, no matter how stressful it can be at times.  Mostly, it is wonderful.

These characters would fall under "The Ones I Love."


  1. Great idea. I think we need to remind ourselves just how very lucky we are......and you're off to a great start. This life we choose may be difficult at times, but I couldn't live any other way......nor would I want to.

  2. Love the rare opportunity to see the pups! And yes, counting our blessings colors our world in a GOOD way.

  3. Aw, what a sweet picture of you and the kids. But . . . what? You have no head??!!

  4. One thing to be thankful for is all the friends blogland helps us find. Love the pictures of the dogs.

  5. It is good to remind ourselves of all the things we have to be thankful for! :)

  6. Susan,

    What a great idea, to make a day to discuss why your "thankful". Alot more of us need to do this.

    I love the picture of your four legged friends.

  7. Sue - The good definitely out-weighs the not-so-good, doesn't it?

    Michelle - Don't they look serious? Must have known their picture was being taken by a serious photographer!

    Mama Pea - Why, no, I don't - isn't everyone headless?

    TL - I so completely agree with you!

    Candy - It's too easy to forget the good things. And important not to.

    Sandy - I do believe I have enough to be thankful for to fill up an entire month! I'm thinking about duct-taping the cats so I can get a family portrait...

  8. What a great idea. And do I see a little stink eye in the family picture? I think the caption says Bernie- "I do NOT love this one, I tolerate but look at him, he even hogs the picture frame".

  9. I do that too pretty regularly, as things could always be much worse. I kept a gratitude jurnal for years.

    And I love the new look of your blog!