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, November 27, 2011

Tis the Season

I'm thankful for a cute little house and a big old fence to put Christmas lights all over! It looks so festive and pretty and happy all lit up that I sat outside in the garden for fifteen minutes on a chilly November night just taking in the beauty of it all:) Joy to the world, let Christmastime begin!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Isn't it amazing how silliness can set you free? I was walking past a park filled with children and their watchful parents today, and I saw an empty swing. I wanted to swing, but I didn't have any kids with me -- what would everyone think, I wondered? Well, they probably thought I was nuts -- but they also probably could see that I was very happy, because in a very uncharacteristic spontaneous moment, I decided I didn't care what they thought, and I hopped on that swing. With my feet in the air and the wind in my hair, I didn't just feel like a kid -- I was a kid. And there's an indescribably free feeling that comes with the absolute unselfconsciousness of being a kid. The more people stared at the strange full grown woman swinging with abandon, the more I just pointed my toes up to the sun and flew. It was great fun, and as an added bonus, it was a pretty good workout too:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011


We put a garden shed just under our bathroom window and I have had such fun watching the woodpeckers standing just inches away on the other side of the glass hiding maple seed in between the shed's roof shingles, storing them up for winter, I suppose. Their vibrant red heads are so gorgeous and I can't help but laugh when I see them hopping around looking so much like good old Woody Woodpecker himself. I wonder what Ryan thinks about all the time I've been spending in the bathroom -- and what in the heck all the laughter is about:)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

There when I need her...

I'm grateful that when I need her to be, my mom is still my mommy:)

Monday, November 7, 2011


Ryan and I planted 75 bulbs in our yard today!! Tulips and hyacinths and daffodils and lilies and alliums Oh My!! I'm so excited to see them all blooming next spring and I hope they are happily tucked in for their long winter's nap:)

Thank God for needles

I'm thankful for the courage to finally follow through on getting has already made a remarkable difference in one day and it makes me so hopeful for a migraine free future! I can't wait to leap like a calf released from the stalls!!