100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitude - Month of February, 2011




Beverlyjoy
02-01-2011, 04:22 AM
No matter what is happening in your life. . . lots of good things or not so good things . . . there are always things for which you can be grateful. Knowing this helps put life into perspective.

Please feel free to join in. It feels good!

Studies show that this daily task can have a positive impact in your life! :)


Beverlyjoy
02-01-2011, 04:24 AM
- a very healthy day yesterday - I am grateful for that and the willingness to try

- DH got the salt, etc for the ice storm. We have what we need. Hoping the power stays on. Grateful for the meteorologists who can predict the weather so we can all be ready. Called all my seniors - they are all ready.

- my Grandma's china tea pot... so special

- mom's very high blood pressure came down

- music

- new furnace

- you folks

Ruthxxx
02-01-2011, 05:59 AM
+ a quiet day yesterday - I opted out of a meeting and had a nap
+ a new month and new resolve
+ I feel ready for the oncoming snow - just need to haul some wood this morning
+ the red primrose on my kitchen table
+ another month closer to spring - "Mon pays c'est l'hiver."
+ progress towards an orderly house


time2lose
02-01-2011, 10:19 AM
* BeverlyJoy for starting this thread
* My MP3 player
* My camera that helps me remember those special occasions
* Washer and dryer (Thanks for the reminder, BeverlyJoy)
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

MadameZombie
02-01-2011, 11:13 AM
.: I have a new niece or nephew on the way! :.
.: I actually love the taste healthy food :.
.: I have a job I love :.
.: I smell pretty damn good :.

Beverlyjoy
02-02-2011, 06:24 AM
- power went out, but - came back on . . . I am very very grateful

- DS, DIL, and GS are ready for their 10 - 20 inches of snow

- the ice is covering everything everywhere - we are safe - Mom, Aunt Mackie, Rachel are safe

- my teenage neighbor came over yesterday just to talk about the beauty of all the ice - I heartily agreed

- new furnace and it's wonderful heat for our home

- family, friends, you all, fb, cell phone, internet

- music

Ruthxxx
02-02-2011, 06:38 AM
+ my power is still on
+ Ernie dropped in last night - a nice visit
+ Disney behaved beautifully at Pet Therapy - she has been reluctant lately
+ I managed to bring in my own firewood yesterday
+ a warm house, a supply of good food and water
+ a day with no running around even possible!
+ John is staying in Toronto tonight instead of driving home through the remains of the storm

time2lose
02-02-2011, 08:33 AM
* Clementines
* I have learned to enjoy veggies and fruit
* Confidence that I can lose weight. For so many years I thought that I was doomed to morbid obesity.
* Love of my Lord
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
02-02-2011, 10:46 AM
+ being able to stay inside with all the snow we have
+ having the driveway plowed
+ dh is home today
+ being able to communicate with friends who live far away
+ cooking. I have actually been cooking.

lisanovak
02-02-2011, 02:22 PM
*My family is healthy
*A warm home with good food
*A job (even if it is only a temp job right now, it is a job)
*Not getting all the snow they said on top of all the ice we did get
*Internet, cell phones, 3fc

Beverlyjoy
02-03-2011, 05:54 AM
- always possibilities each and every day

- talked to DS - so excited about going Disney

- cleaned out drawers yesterday - some decluttering is in order and feels good

- ordered jacket - shopping via the internet is something for which I am grateful

- music

- cousin's got their heat back last night - that's wonderful

- willingness to plan - I am weary of figuring out soft food, low sodium, non spicy, healthy food for my plan. Grateful I will keep trying.

Ruthxxx
02-03-2011, 06:46 AM
+ a quiet and peaceful day stuck home with the doggage
+ feeling strong enough to do some shoveling
+ coping despite a few aches and pains
+ nice long chat with Liz - she had a "snow day"!
+ all caught up on Victoria's Quilts sewing
+ Richard who ploughed my lane and will do it again this morning
+ Leanna who shoveled my side steps and walk last night

time2lose
02-03-2011, 08:43 AM
* Not having to deal with snow
* My "new to me" car that I am enjoying
* Dishwasher
* Good books
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

GabrielleEmersyn
02-03-2011, 09:12 PM
- my niece is going to be here by February 24!!!!
- my girls are healthy
- each day of teething means DD2 is a day closer to finishing (lol)
- my parents & sister are proud of my weight loss & great supporters

Beverlyjoy
02-04-2011, 07:26 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - so, so grateful

- Disney

- seems like the big storm is about over nationwide- good, enough is enough

- Mom and I had such a good time at the beauty shop in her apartment. We both had a 'tune up' (she calls it). Wash, cut, color.... I love going there and hanging out with the seniors and mom's friends.

- answers for my sister

- music - so many kinds of music to enjoy

- family, friends, you all....

Ruthxxx
02-04-2011, 08:07 AM
"tune-up"! :lol: I am in dire need of one!
Today I am grateful for:
+ my heating pad which helps the sore back
+ Karen who has planned a Valentine's day dinner for us "singles"
+ a sparkling white and blue day yesterday with :sunny:
+ a good meeting with Jane re the Therapy Dog programme
+ slept until 7:20 this morning despite sore back
+ a manageable day before a busy weekend - Winter Carnival and Church AGM and dinner

time2lose
02-04-2011, 08:58 AM
* DVR
* A weekend at home to clean house
* Good health
* Good books
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
02-04-2011, 12:08 PM
+ dh
+ healthy breakfast
+ SUNSHINE
+ being able to afford someone to plow vs. self plow (i.e. snow shoveling)
+ hope

Beverlyjoy
02-05-2011, 04:38 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful

- talked to my sister on the phone last night for over an hour - love the cell phone

- music fills the world

- ice has melted, mostly

- heating pad - gotta love it!

- my family, friends, you all

- Mom is still got all her smarts at 86. She is so savvy.

starbrite
02-05-2011, 05:46 AM
Just popped in and would like to say
* 3FC
*Daily weighing
*Porridge and goats cheese (so not together......!)
*My beautiful kids and great husband
*My sister -in -life

Many stresses and strains in my own life at the moment, but indeed, there are many great things to be thankful for :hug:

Ruthxxx
02-05-2011, 06:40 AM
Starbrite, I can relate to the stresses and strains. Sometimes it's hard to find positive things but popping in here helps.

Today I am grateful for
+ the woodstove which has been very co-operative this week
+ warm sweaters which I'd forgotten I had (I have too many clothes)
+ getting some car errands done yesterday despite the sore back
+ Heather at the bank who gives me special service
+ Disney who has decided she loves being groomed and brings me her brush
+ a quiet Saturday with no "must do" tasks except taking bulletins to the Church

Ruthxxx
02-06-2011, 06:26 AM
Nothing specific this morning except I am grateful for having such a full life even if I seem too darned busy most of the time.

Little things:
+ sf hot chocolate in my morning coffee - a treat
+ Florida strawberries that taste of summer
+ my long purple wool coat which I bought 20 years ago
+ Holly who will groom Jazz for me on Monday
+ Kelly's special deal on the chicken breast roast
+ Aleve for my back which is starting to feel better

Beverlyjoy
02-06-2011, 06:54 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful. We went with my mom to a Mardi Gras party at her senior apartment. Fun! I just love these folks. I made the right food choices amongst a table of goodies. YAY

- safe from the cold of the winter

- the preview of the Super Bowl ads are so funny already - fun to have some new things to laugh about.

- willingness to plan ahead

- music, music, music

- my family, my friends, you all

cathydoe
02-06-2011, 11:09 AM
a FUN day yesterday with old friends that are like family
32 degrees
energy and motivation
prayer
internet

time2lose
02-06-2011, 01:47 PM
* Sunday afternoon nap
* Sunny day
* Boss that is letting me work from home while caring for my parents
* my crock pot
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
02-07-2011, 05:29 AM
timetolose - I am so glad your boss is being kind enough to let you work from home.

- Yesterday was healthy... always grateful for that.

- I always love watching the Super Bowl. Some funny commericals - some, ugh. Such an odd tradition. It's almost like a national holiday. LOL

- I was able to send my sister the CD's she wanted and couldn't get.. am grateful.

- four days should be enough time before our trip

- my family, my friends, you all

- so much music during the day

- internet fun

Ruthxxx
02-07-2011, 06:07 AM
+ a fresh new week and fresh new day
+ Jazz goes to the groomer today
+ figured out the quarterly report format for Victoria's Quilts
+ resisted C's delicious dessert AND wine at dinner last night
+ Richard who ploughs my lane regularly
+ Aleve and heating pads - still!
+ I have two finished quilts tot take to today's Victoria's Quilts meeting

time2lose
02-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Thank you Beverly Joy. I have a great boss.

* Clean kitchen
* Healthy grandchildren
* mobility
* Lotion for dry skin
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
02-08-2011, 06:13 AM
- always have the opportunity to keep trying to live with food in a sane manner

- DH

- drive thru pharmacy - what a nice conveniece

- I am able to talk to my special seniors often - grateful

- so much music available via radio, cd's, my singing and on TV

- family, friends, you all

- a good friend is starting on her journey to get two new knees. What a wonderful world we live in for this to happen.

Ruthxxx
02-08-2011, 07:12 AM
+ the days are getting longer - it's daylight here at seven
+ good meeting with the quilting biddies yesterday - they are coming to understand that there new treasurer does know money!
+ Jazz's new haircut is wonderful - the mats are gone and he's not scalped
+ I still have enough wood in the house for a fire tonight - darn back!
+ I've completed the update of the therapeutic paws schedule
+ laundry is caught up - including the antique linen tablecloth and napkins

time2lose
02-08-2011, 08:36 AM
* My worst days with food are better now than my best days 3 years ago
* Plans for my parents' long term care have at least started
* DH's finger is better
* Warm sweaters
* Getting enough sleep
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
02-09-2011, 06:03 AM
- Disney World days coming soon.

- I have a warm home - safe from the cold.

- a new day with new possibilities -

- DS was praised at a regional meeting for his good work - he feels so good about it

- family, friend, you all, internet, fb,cellphone

- music, music, music

- Rose Posie with black on her nosey and white on her toesy. (GS's kitty who he adores)

Ruthxxx
02-09-2011, 06:49 AM
+ Heritage Canada report is coming together
+ weight is dropping - that does make me grateful to my supportive Dr Jack!
+ I had some me time yesterday afternoon and did some fun quilting
+ afternoon appointment canceled giving me free time (see above)
+ after much soul-searching, I am now ready to vote for Bishop on Saturday
+ I didn't snow overnight so I don't need to shovel
+ time for a soak in the tub this morning - maybe a pedicure?

time2lose
02-09-2011, 09:55 AM
* Preparations for an extended leave are going well
* Weigh-in at WW last night showed a 1 pound loss and I will take every one that I can
* my Kindle that lets me take pleasure reading, technical books that I need to read, and my Bible in one small light-weight package.
* Healthy children and grandchildren
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Ruthxxx
02-10-2011, 06:34 AM
+ a day with nothing on my calendar
+ no overnight snow again so no shoveling
+ lovely afternoon "nap" - an hour of cuddling and playing with the dogs on the bed
+ the Township got rid of the 5' snowbanks in front of the Mill and the office
+ nice chat with Pat - I am liking her more and more after a bad start
+ sunshine on pristine snow
+ time for coffee with the Diner group this morning

Beverlyjoy
02-10-2011, 07:20 AM
- never too old to keep learning

- willingness to try and figure it all out

- I have a 'lead' on somewhere to buy a spring jacket

- family, friends, you all,

- furnace

- music

time2lose
02-10-2011, 08:43 AM
* After reading Ruth's posts, I am grateful that I don't have to deal with snow
* Like Beverly, never too old to keep learning
* All of you who remind me of things to be grateful for
* My marriage has improved with age, so grateful that we stuck out the hard spots.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
02-11-2011, 03:47 AM
Disney with the family

my friend, Shirley, has new knees

the friendships here

a real vacation

my seniors are healthy

music

Ruthxxx
02-11-2011, 07:09 AM
+ slept until 6 this morning
+ nice long chat with Shirleyanne last night
+ sold two quilts
+ once again, no snow overnight so no shoveling this morning
+ I think I heard the cardinal singing his spring song
+ my interest in food and cooking is returning
+ Victoza is working

Ruthxxx
02-12-2011, 06:20 AM
+ love my new haircut from Danny
+ resisted Chinese buffet and had lunch at home
+ dinner with the "Girls" Sunday night is working out
+ my dogs were so excited about going to the kennel yesterday
+ a strangely quiet evening without my darlings
+ discovered some new LC frozen dinners that taste OK!
+ weight is slowly dropping

bonnie2009
02-13-2011, 05:50 AM
-glad to have found this thread again
-Hope
-warmer temps
-dogs
-sunshine
-one month from tomorrow will be daylight savings time-yea!!

Ruthxxx
02-13-2011, 07:03 AM
+ yes, daylight saving time soon and the car clock will be right :)
+ survived the whole day electing a bishop without eating bad stuff
+ beautiful drive home late yesterday afternoon
+ supper with the "Girls" tonight
+ dogs absolutely delighted to be home although they have a ball at the kennel
+ my long purple wool coat with the hood - really needed in Kingston yesterday

cathydoe
02-13-2011, 11:50 AM
-one month from tomorrow will be daylight savings time-yea!!

That is worth a million thanks and gratitude thoughts!!

+ a very very fun Valentine Dinner last night with friends
+ tomato powder
+ lessons learned at our cooking class/dinner last night
+ sunshine
+ weekend

time2lose
02-13-2011, 04:19 PM
* Time spent with family
* Modern health care (not using leaches any more)
* My brother and I both got to my parents' home safely
* warm day
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Laffalot
02-13-2011, 05:53 PM
So many things to be thankful for: Health
Family
Friends & 3FC
My dog
Living in a great country

Hoping for a good weigh in on Tues. - had a couple of not good days this past week. But can't worry about that - Keep on keeping on! TTYL

Ruthxxx
02-14-2011, 12:12 PM
Yes indeed, Laffalot. We do live in a great country and you are in one of the most beautiful parts.

Today I am grateful for:
+ a super night with my "girlfriends" last night - kids, dogs, good food, wine and laughter
+ being able to sleep until after seven this morning
+ a slightly milder day today - it'll be above freezing!
+ I'm making progress on sorting and pitching stuff
+ "Death by Chocolate" - worth the calories :)
+ an hour this morning to work on my special quilting projects for teaching my class
+ blueberries for breakfast :)
+ Aleve as my back is still bugging me :(

cathydoe
02-14-2011, 01:41 PM
+ A WONDERFUL Valentine's Day with the man of my dreams
+ pink roses
+ sunshine
+ happy moments
+ home sweet home

Caring4myself
02-14-2011, 03:44 PM
I am grateful for life and another chance to be a better me.

I am grateful for:

My son
My family
My dog, Maestro
My job
Being able to take care of my responsibilities
Being educated and having an education
Knowing the Lord and how he keeps me every day
Living in a nice, quiet place
Life's experiences and how it has made me the person I am today
Music, I love it
The weight I've lost so far

Ruthxxx
02-15-2011, 05:58 AM
+ slept through the night
+ Moel and Joanne loaded me with firewood
+ the stove burned all night so the back of the house is toasty warm
+ I faced and recorded scale damage this morning - I was brave!
+ John and Rob's wedding invitation arrived
+ finally pitched/recycled the old Christmas wrapping paper

time2lose
02-15-2011, 09:26 AM
* My father's surgery went well.
* I can walk everywhere in the hospital. The last time my father was in the hospital I was embarrassed at how out of breath I would get just walking from the room to the lobby. Now I am the one volunteering to run to the car, food court, gift shop, etc. I look for an excuse to go move!
* My mother is cooperating with us and letting us do things for her.
* Family leave
* I have learned to play Angry Birds like my grandson thought I should. I look forward to talking to him about it.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
02-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Cheryl glad to hear your fathers surgery went well...and that your mother is cooperating. I SO understand!

+ memories of a wonderful Valentine's Day
+ reality that warmer weather is on its way
+ reality that longer days are everyday!
+ prayer
+ Colleen

Ruthxxx
02-16-2011, 06:27 AM
+ today the temperature will be above freezing!
+ had another good hour of my own quilting
+ Jazz was superb at pet therapy yesterday
+ yesterdays weight blip is nearly gone
+ lovely fresh veggies in The Good Food Box
+ my car repair was quick and not as $$$ as expected
+ another baby quilt is sold

bonnie2009
02-17-2011, 02:17 AM
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-beautiful sunny day
-courage
-HOPE
-spring is around the corner
-this thread

Ruthxxx
02-17-2011, 07:37 AM
+ the temperature will be above freezing today
+ Donna is coming to clean
+ I remembered to take out the trash just in time - the "lad" was early
+ spinach!
+ lots of laughter at Pet Therapy yesterday - my dogs were very silly
+ finished the January report to City Hall

Beverlyjoy
02-18-2011, 06:08 AM
(it was odd to be off-line for almost a week)

- home sweet home! - wonderful to be on vacation for a week... wonderful to be home.

- willingness to get up and plan for a healthy day.

- nice memories of our vacation at Disney! :):):)

- music

- such mild weather yesterday- nice to have it at home

- family, friends

Ruthxxx
02-18-2011, 08:35 AM
+ glad Bevelyjoy helped me recall my memories of Disney - it truly is "magical"
+ turned my sausage and peppers failure into yummy pasta sauce
+ Natalie did the camera-ready artwork for my raffle tickets - saved me hours
+ was interviewed by M. for the local paper and think I was discrete - she really pries!
+ was able to calm down Anna and solve her problem - she is grateful!
+ had a long and hilarious convo with Shirleyanne - friends for 55 years
+ temps up close to 50F today will melt some ice and snow
+ feeling less down about this hard winter - changed my avatar to reflect that

Ruthxxx
02-19-2011, 07:32 AM
+ made a wise decision to skip Book Club last night - early bed was great
+ feel good about getting the TPOC deposits done while in town
+ enjoyed yesterday's taste of Spring and can cope with today's snow and cold
+ finally got rid of that English wool rug - did not realize Claire wanted it!
+ oatmeal, flax and apple is a great breakfast
+ have two quilts ready to deliver to cancer patients next week
+ higher dose of meds is not giving me side-effects after two days - I'm OK!

Beverlyjoy
02-19-2011, 07:44 AM
- willingness to try to eat healthfully and according to my perimeters

- a joyous greeting welcome home from all the neighbor children (and their parents) That feels so good.

- my blender

- nice warmish weather here in midwest - so nice

- my seniors are doing well(ish)

- friends, family, you all, music, internet

- cell phones - it was great being in touch with everyone at Disney as we often went in different directions and were able to easily communicate.

bonnie2009
02-20-2011, 02:48 AM
-beautiful day
-heat
-my dogs
-my family
-spring is around the corner
-looking forward to the daffodils

Beverlyjoy
02-20-2011, 05:07 AM
- memories of fun at Disney with my family

- DH

- yesterday was a very sunny bright day - seemed to counteract the chill in the air

- talked to my sister for a long time - grateful for a cell phone with unlimited time on it

- music - always music

- I've made some nice friends via the internet

Ruthxxx
02-20-2011, 07:42 AM
+ a quiet Saturday with the dogs and music
+ enjoying my new CD 'Travelling Moon' by Zoe Mulford - a fun listen
+ spinach - raw or cooked - my fave!
+ dropped another pound - a wee thing but am grateful
+ a visit to the Pypers' farm near Ottawa today for the usual crazy fun

Beverlyjoy
02-21-2011, 05:40 AM
Cathydoe and Cheryl - hope everything is OK. You haven't posted for many days.

- my good friend is home now from rehabilitation and her pain has lessoned. Grateful she has hew new knees!!

- willingness to keep trying

- I'll get this dumb endoscopy done with today

- looking at the photos from Disney over and over

- friends, family, you all, internet, music, cell phone

- clean kitchen, bathrooms cleaned, clean doors

time2lose
02-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Beverlyjoy,
Thank you for caring! I have been camped at the hospital with my father for the past week. My world narrowed down and I did not even watch the news. My first item of gratitude is that he came home today.

* Father came home from the hospital.
* The staff at that hospital. They were wonderful.
* Patience
* My parents can afford medical care
* Family, friends, 3FC and technology

bonnie2009
02-22-2011, 02:47 AM
-began volunteering today
-spring is around the corner
-Hope
-my brothers reconciled
-Blackie and Brownie, my dogs
-heat

Ruthxxx
02-22-2011, 04:41 AM
+ lovely visit with the Pypers on Sunday
+ bravely drove two hours through the blizzard and survived
+ Mill Board meeting went well
+ have two lovely quilts to deliver for Victoria's Quilts
+ nice chat with Claire
+ very early bed last night
+ I'm up too early but can nap this afternoon
+ a sunny day
+ this picture from our Ottawa weather site makes me smile
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/Ruthxxx/Snowman.jpg

Beverlyjoy
02-22-2011, 05:43 AM
- my endoscopy went well... it didn't hurt at all. Doctor said that my esophagus, stomach and small intestine look healthy. He feels that my chronic stomach aches have alot to do with the stress in my life the past six months or so.

- willingness to even think about my surgery again. This I couldn't do for a while after the last delay with my stomach/intesinal flu

- It's my little GS's fourth birthday. Life has been so full of joy with him in it. Happy Birthday to my little cutie pie.

- roads are OK, they say, despite all the new snow (I want spring!)

- people that care about me

- my friend, Shirley, is home and has friends volunteering to take her to PT. I am not surprised... what comes around goes around

- family, my friends, my fsf family, internet, fb, cell phone, music

time2lose
02-22-2011, 08:48 PM
BeverlyJoy, glad the endoscopy went well!

* Got a good night's sleep
* Beautiful day outside
* Experiment cooking on the patio went well
* Good time spent with my parents
* DH

Ruthxxx
02-23-2011, 06:57 AM
+ first light is now happening before 6 a.m. - Spring is really coming!
+ figured out how to tackle issuing T4s for my Mill staff
+ was able to help out Karen with some firewood and a talk over tea
+ remembered to make my kitchen "perfect" before bed last night
+ did have an afternoon nap with the dogs and slept for a change
+ got the banking done - three towns, three banks
+ temperature will be up to freezing today with lots of sunshine
+ will be able to get a quilt to Eileen before she starts her chemo

Beverlyjoy
02-23-2011, 07:56 AM
- my sister came through her surgery well. A long recovery ahead

- my warm house... it's still cold out

- willingness to face decisions

- many people care about me

- cell phone - and texts about Barb. (I never thought I'd be grateful for texting)

cathydoe
02-23-2011, 11:35 AM
I need this thread! I have so much to be thankful and grateful for!

+ 11 years of marriage to a wonderful man!
+ Government Lady at work today and as of right now I can stay in the comfort of my home...thank you COLLEEN! (this one counts for 50 billion)
+ the memory of SUN:sunny:
+ friends especially 3FC friends
+ prayer

Beverlyjoy
02-24-2011, 07:15 AM
- a wonderful visit with Aunt Mackie yesterday. We brought her some chocolate back from Disney (she LOVEs chocolate). You'd think we'd brought her back Mickey himself. She is such a dear.

- life and it's many lessons

- I just know there's sunshine above those gray clouds.

- so many nice photographs on line to peek at whenever I like

- my family, friends, you all, fb, cell phone, internet, music

Ruthxxx
02-24-2011, 07:17 AM
+ Norma came to pick up a quilt and stayed for only 5 minutes - a blessing as she is a gossip
+ got lots of help from Lise At Canada Revenue - T4s are nearly done
+ a clear sunrise this morning - the trend is warmer but Spring is still far away
+ found a dress for the John and Rob wedding
+ nice chat with Peggy Bond - brave lady with a heavy Life Load
+ time for a long, hot shower this morning
+ feeling ready to tackle the day

time2lose
02-24-2011, 09:31 AM
* Safe trip home yesterday
* My job that was waiting for me
* Beautiful weather
* Audio books that help me keep my sanity
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Emme
02-24-2011, 09:41 AM
I am grateful for:

*my husband and our dog, Jasper
*my education and job
*a place to live and a vehicle to get me where I need to go
*friends and family
*God
*my spirituality
*life in general! :)

cathydoe
02-24-2011, 04:43 PM
+ like Beverly, I know there will be sunshine someday!
+ Colleen & Monica
+ prayer
+ choices when it comes to food
+ $$ for payroll

MissKoo
02-24-2011, 07:17 PM
DH gave our lovely pup a spa day (shampoo, brushing and that new dog smell)'
My kittehs (one snuggling me as I type)
People at work who were kind to me today

bonnie2009
02-25-2011, 12:03 AM
-spring is coming
-family
-my dogs
-volunteering
-Hope

Beverlyjoy
02-25-2011, 05:15 AM
- DH will be home shortly.

- hoping for my sister's health

- I have all the paperwork to finish my taxes this weekend

- it's nice that schools still call for me to work - even though I still say not yet.

- cell phones

- friends, my family, you all

- music

- internet - it's just amazing to me that I can 'look up' information any time of the day or night

Ruthxxx
02-25-2011, 09:23 AM
+ recognized my blood sugar was crashing when I awoke this morning and did an "intervention"
+ liquid local and natural honey - see above
+ the way our Church folk work together (We are having a memorial service for Maureen tomorrow. Maureen was very poor and had psychiatric problems. She died very suddenly and had no family. We are having a reception after the service and finding homes for her pets. Delta looks after her own!)
+ I am in the home stretch on the tax forms
+ the predicted 25 cm of snow went elsewhere
+ evaluation of dog and handler yesterday was perfect - a great volunteer team!
+ the Church bulletin is done - the printer held out for another run
+ Donna comes to clean tomorrow, not today, so I will have peace and quiet

time2lose
02-25-2011, 04:45 PM
* A quiet afternoon at home. I needed alone time
* Cabbage simmering on the stove
* My cat
* The weekend to catch up at home
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Ruthxxx
02-26-2011, 04:53 AM
+ a cozy and relaxing evening with the woodstove, TV, my dogs and two glasses of wine
+ getting closer to the 180s
+ managed a wee bit of quilting yesterday
+ pork tenderloin turned out well
+ the black barn cat is getting less skittish
+ the grocery store owner donated coffee and cups for today's memorial service for Maureen
+ lots of time to bake today
+ Donna comes to clean and my house will be grateful! ;)

Beverlyjoy
02-26-2011, 06:20 AM
- Learning to cook with much less salt

- Hanging with dh

- learning/willing to make postives and negative lists when faced with some decisions

- my sister has walked a little. She has a back brace now.

- my friends and family

Caring4myself
02-26-2011, 09:24 AM
I am happy to be alive! I'm thankful for another day.

cathydoe
02-26-2011, 11:17 AM
+ SUNSHINE yesterday!
+ only a dusting of snow last night
+ my sister called to check on me yesterday
+ friends
+ prayer

sabrinalecompte
02-26-2011, 02:56 PM
Today I'm grateful that the storm is over and the children can go outside to play for the first time in almost a week.

I'm grateful that I met my February goal for miles walked and weight loss.

I'm grateful that I have this weekend time to relax after a stressful week at work.

I'm grateful that my husband seems to finally be over his 2 week illness and nobody else in the house seems to have gotten sick!

Laffalot
02-26-2011, 06:37 PM
:) Family
Friends
3FC
Sunshine for nearly a week
My dog - even though he "pushes" me
Life

Ruth - Do you volunteer evaluate dogs/handlers for St. John Ambulance? I have for many years & love it!

Later everyone :wave:

Ruthxxx
02-27-2011, 06:22 AM
+ more snow - better than freezing rain!
+ memorial service for Maureen went very well
+ the T4s are done and in the mail - Whew!
+ dinner with the "Girls" at Heather's place tonight
+ nearly caught up on laundry
+ good BGL this morning despite pea soup last night
+ dogs were grateful for real meat for breakfast

Beverlyjoy
02-27-2011, 07:46 AM
- my long fuse (serves me well sometimes)

- DH

- in a sea of crap - there is some good television, if you look hard

- snow melting

- music

time2lose
02-27-2011, 09:12 PM
* Beautiful weekend!
* Started my spring cleaning
* I can get on my hands and knees to scrub under things. I could not for so many years.
* Ate healthy this weekend
* Worshipful heart today
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

colormerd47
02-27-2011, 09:19 PM
My grandkids

My relationship with God

Releasing weight last week and this week

Being more concious of my sodium intake

Being Alive

Beverlyjoy
02-28-2011, 07:11 AM
- taxes ready for the accountant

- yesterday spent so much time outside gabbing with the neighbors and watching the little children play. We live at the end of a cul de sac. It's so fun for them to ride all their bikes, scooters, etc. Signs of spring.maybe.

- birdfeeders are full.. birdies are smiley I assume lol

- DS got another promotion at the bank. I am proud and happy for him.

- wow - what a storm blew thru here last night. I felt like the house was about to be twirling al a Wizard of Oz. Thankfully, we have power.

- friends, family, you all, internet, fb, music

time2lose
02-28-2011, 08:26 AM
* I am in a good place mentally this morning.
* Get to see DGD tomorrow!!
* Left a clean kitchen this morning
* Peace
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Ruthxxx
02-28-2011, 01:40 PM
+ coped well with an eight hour power outage this morning
+ wood stove cooperated in keeping us warm
+ lovely dog cuddle - Disney is frightened when the power goes out - no idea why
+ finally finished setting up books for Victoria's Quilts
+ finally picked up raffle tickets and have started numbering them
+ lovely "girls night" dinner last night and H. sent me home with leftovers
+ a peaceful afternoon ahead

Jojo381972
02-28-2011, 04:20 PM
Hi grateful ladies! I've missed this thread! And really need it these days!

Today I'm grateful:

-for my health
-for my family
-for my fight
-for my friends
-for 3fc, facebook
-for my gym

Laffalot
02-28-2011, 09:16 PM
:) Hi Everyone :)
Family
Friends
Health
3FC
Living whre I do
My dog
There are so many things I'm grateful for......the above are a few. Everyone have a great night.stay warm, safe & happy. Can't believe that it will be March tomorrow & we still have lots of snow! :wave: