Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I spent the day as Cinderella -- literally -- I spent hours scrubbing the cinders from my brick fireplace. After two soapy buckets had been turned to thick back sludge, the bricks were finally clean enough to paint. I took great pride while I was painting, putting my stamp on my home and making part of it look so pretty -- but I'll tell you, there's a reason they call it backbreaking work! I stood up after hours bent over and on my knees and it definitely took it's toll. That's why I was so freaking excited when I finally collapsed into bed and while looking for some hand lotion I found a forgotten CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TURTLE! It was better than finding ten bucks in my pocket or the lost city of El Dorado itself. The golden caramel and rich dark chocolate were such a delightful taste treat I nearly danced for joy. I'm thankful that hard work makes you appreciate the small joys that much more...and I'm thankful that I swiped the chocolate treat at Christmas, put it in a baggie for later, and then forgot about it until the time I needed it most. Yes, I said needed -- shelter, water, clothing and CHOCOLATE:)


  1. "...I'm thankful that I swiped the chocolate treat at Christmas..."

    Ah, the Faeries of Forgotten Filches are such enchanting co-conspirators!

  2. MMMMMM.... chocolate (in my head I'm using the voice of Homer Simpson.)

  3. So that's where the last turtle went!

  4. THAT WAS MY DARK CHOCOLATE TURTLE!! (At least, it should have been!) ;)

  5. Yes, yes, I got the last one (twirl of my mustache here) mwah haha!

    The Faeries of Forgotten Filches is a children's book I'd love to read:)