100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitude...month of May




Beverlyjoy
05-01-2011, 07:58 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
05-01-2011, 08:09 AM
- nice neighbors

- GS

- May

- family

- you all

Ruthxxx
05-01-2011, 08:31 AM
+ the second sunny day in a row
+ did not meet my April weight goal but am OK with that - renewed determination
+ my rhubarb is starting to grow - I love rhubarb and it's low calorie and low carb
+ found the perfect buttons for my dress for the wedding in June
+ a fun time expected at the shower this afternoon
+ a busy and maybe stressful week ahead but I can cope
+ the loons are back and making their twice daily commute between the lakes, making me smile
+ it's May so it MUST be Spring :encore:


Slimjem
05-01-2011, 02:04 PM
* Grateful for my children. They keep me going and remind me to be THANKFUL for what I do have.

jab91864
05-01-2011, 05:49 PM
I'm grateful I was able to drive the kids to the DQ to use the buy one get one free blizzard coupon I had (in my name, hence my presence was required) and was able to walk away without slipping or rationalizing myself into even a mini...lol.

bonnie2009
05-02-2011, 01:07 AM
ruth, hearing about the loons is so neat. I remembering watching "On Golden Pond" and seeing the loons and Katherine Hepburn trying to do their call.

Grateful for:
-a day off tomorrow
-family
-HOPE
-optimism
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie:)

Ruthxxx
05-02-2011, 06:53 AM
+ had extreme fun at the shower yesterday
+ avoided Wendy's gorgeous cupcakes
+ my neighbour cut up the huge pieces of my tree and hauled them away
+ it's election day and the constant phone calls and ads have ended
+ the trilliums are out so it's really Spring
+ lovely coffee and cuddle with my dogs this morning - they love me so much
+ a busy day ahead but I feel rested and ready to roll

time2lose
05-02-2011, 09:58 AM
* Internet acces - mine was out at home this weekend and I really missed it.
* Willingness to try
* Local strawberries
* Time spent with my granddaughter
* Family and friends

Thighs Be Gone
05-02-2011, 10:00 AM
Today I am feeling grateful for my husband and for all the rain yesterday and today. Rain has always been very calming and isolating for me and I want that right now.

Lizz
05-02-2011, 04:58 PM
my family
a very efficient day and ticking most things off my to do list for today
attending pilates
on my way without my cells and not needing them either :P
work making progress
flirting, just a little bit
cleaning this morning
going to bed early
looking forward to seeing my parents tomorrow

bonnie2009
05-03-2011, 01:55 AM
-day off from work
-visiting family
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-Hope
-saw a family of Geese, babies and parents-so cute:)

Beverlyjoy
05-03-2011, 12:42 PM
- my wonderful friends who care about me and are willing to hold me hand when the going gets tough

- no deep dark cloud over me this morning - improved from the past 4 days (partly cloudy lol)

- another day to try again

- GS

- family, friends, you all

Ruthxxx
05-04-2011, 06:56 AM
+ did not let the rain get me down yesterday
+ nice chat with Claire - we got the rest of May planned!
+ remembered to bake rum cake for tonight
+ number crunching paid off at the Mill planning meeting
+ triliiums!!!! and Paul's magnolia tree
+ lots of support re my neighbour problem - I feel better
+ time for a trip to the Falls this afternoon to see Joy and Jake

Beverlyjoy
05-04-2011, 07:50 AM
- at the end of the month Mike, Meg and Alex are coming for a visit.

- music

- I know how to read - can't take that for granted

- birdies are chirping

- family, friends, you all, FB

Lizz
05-04-2011, 05:48 PM
having made progress with my thesis
my family
going to the gym for zumba, which was lots of fun! :carrot:
not getting a ticket
reasonable food intake
scale moving into the 230s (ok so 239.8 but still!) for the first time this morning
stars
being in a good mood all day

bonnie2009
05-05-2011, 03:59 AM
-work
-family
-humor
-my dogs
-sunshine forecast for today:carrot:
-day off Friday:)

Beverlyjoy
05-05-2011, 07:31 AM
- did some better yesterday with my food

- ran Mom around for her errands. She loves to pick out her own fruit, etc at the grocery

- it's predicted to be sunny today

- DH's job - he likes the company so much and they feel the same

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

- Grandma's lovely teapot

Ruthxxx
05-05-2011, 08:08 AM
+ delightful review of Joy and Jake - gave Jake his official TPOC (www.tpoc.ca) tag.
+ the sun is shining! - must be a mistake
+ making progress on de-"Hoardering" this house
+ the antique projector worked fine at the Garden Club presentation
+ Spring :encore:

time2lose
05-05-2011, 11:45 AM
Beverlyjoy, I love reading your list. Your ability to see and appreciate the small things is a gift. I am trying to see those things too.

* The cool breeze this morning
* Stubbornness, which can be a big blessing
* My very nice coworkers
* New picture of my grandson that my daughter posted on Facebook
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Hyacinth
05-05-2011, 01:11 PM
I haven't done this thread in a while, but it is always a good one to read and post!

1. Resilience. Knowing how to let go.
2. Unexpectedly being at a lower weight than normal!
3. Finally starting to tackle the "I really don't want to do this" list: filing paperwork, repairing furniture, organizing the tool box.
4. An observation I made at dinner with my son, mother, and the ex-inlaws. You could clearly see who was in what family by the distinctive food choices. Mom, son and I had water to drink and meals with chicken, fish and vegetables. The ex-inlaws all had sodas and meals of fried cholesterol.

bonnie2009
05-06-2011, 12:18 AM
-sunny spring day
-family
-my dogs
-optimism
-HOPE:)

Beverlyjoy
05-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Cheryl - thanks.. you inspired to appreciate indoor plumbing!

- my friend came over yesterday and helped with weeding - yay

- DH has been gone all week.. coming home today... yay

- love that Wendy's chicken, apple, peacan salad with pomegranite dressing and gorganzola cheese. Delish and healthy.

- 9 plants for the swap potted

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

- hot water tank

Ruthxxx
05-06-2011, 08:50 AM
+ the wild plum is in bloom along my fencelines - lovely fragrance outside
+ worked hard at the plant sale prep yesterday and identified many plants
+ my darling Disney has clean and sparkly teeth now - for $565!
+ I can afford doggie dentist bills
+ new friend, Ken, used to live in Delta
+ Donna comes to clean today - good timing for the weekend
+ nice grant cheque arrived for the Mill - the remainder of last year's grant
+ Moel came to take the rest of the wood and stand and brought me lovely garlic scallions
+ Jazz makes me smile with his silly doggie smile these mornings

bonnie2009
05-06-2011, 11:58 PM
-gorgeous sunny day
-family
-my dogs
-smell of grass that just been mowed
-Hope:)

Beverlyjoy
05-07-2011, 06:29 AM
- pretty spring days ahead

- joyful children in the neighborhood

- got the card out for Meg's birthday

- folks are getting excited about the swap

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

- stove

Ruthxxx
05-07-2011, 07:57 AM
+ a semi-sunny day
+ had time to sneak in a bit of my own gardening yesterday
+ darling Jazz is finally getting a haircut this morning - much needed
+ cleared half the pile of paperwork on my desk yesterday - the rest today
+ Donna finally broke down and cried about Ted - I was glad to be there for her
+ the daffodils are lasting a long time because of the cooler weather
+ I have three trilliums on the kitchen table
+ Garden Club Plant sale will be over by 11 this morning - Whew!
+ made a beef stew last night - seems I've not cooked for ages
+ coffee is particularly good this morning

bonnie2009
05-08-2011, 12:37 AM
-mostly sunny day
-great visit with both of my brothers
-knowledge
-HOPE
-Optimism:)

Beverlyjoy
05-08-2011, 05:36 AM
- glad we will see Mom today. Glad that Rachel is in Ann Arbor, to see my cousin's art show, and to celebrate Mother's Day there.

- a handmade garden ornament, made by GS, came in the mail yesterday

- there are at least 8 bird families nesting in bird houses and trees in my yard

- so fun to see my one year old next door neighbor 'playing' with the kids on my street. Finally, a boy for Adam to play with. Eleven girls on my street and Adam... now Carson is old enough to 'play' a bit. He had some little cars - Adam was thrilled.

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

- gas grill

Ruthxxx
05-08-2011, 06:51 AM
+ successful plant sale yesterday and leftovers donated fro the Church plant sale
+ new friend Mila is interesting - Serbian and a classical musician
+ did some of my own gardening yesterday
+ got another volunteer to adopt a Village planter
+ Jazz looks so cute in his summer hair-cut
+ three huge trilliums on the kitchen table - so fresh looking
+ feeling rested and ready to tackle the day

time2lose
05-08-2011, 09:05 PM
I was sitting in church this morning reflecting on all my many blessings. I was surrounded by my husband, children, a grandchild, and dear friends. I was well fed and wore decent clothing. I was going home in a working car to a pleasant home and a good meal. I feel good and can do almost anything that I want to do. I would talk to my parents and other children in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning, I will go to a good job. I have basic control over my life.

I have more than many, many people in the world.

Whenever I feel the urge to complain or be down because I am not the size I want to be, or that I can't afford designer clothes, or that my house is not decorated as nicely as some people's, or any other superficial complaint, I need to remember those blessings and appreciate them.

bonnie2009
05-09-2011, 12:23 AM
time2lose, what a beautiful and meaningful post. All so true.

-sunny day
-sitting out on the deck with my dogs most of the afternoon:)
-pretty wildflowers
-HOPE
-staying on a semi-healthy eating plan
-forgiveness

silentarctic
05-09-2011, 01:20 AM
-Spring is finally in the air, I was able to go for a decent walk without worrying about putting on snow pants, i was a little chilled in just jeans and a jacket/scarf/hat but not COLD. It was nice to walk and (mostly) not have to worry about slipping on ice as the roads are the first place where the snow melts because we keep them plowed close to the real-ground

It was nice that I made keish for supper so I have breakfast ready for tomorrow as well.

I am thankful for my washing machine and it making doing laundry so much easier.

I am greatful that I am excited about the prospect of aerobics tomorrow. And I am SUPER thankful that I get to watch my team play another game in the stanley cup playoffs.

I am greatful for my cell phone I missed it so much when I didn't have it.

I am thankful for my ipod.

As one of my friends says , life is good. other than stopping by the store for an onion i spent the day in solitude, and i think i needed that. A day alone just to recharge, i love people but I'm an introvert so I like the balance.

Beverlyjoy
05-09-2011, 06:45 AM
- our sweet little neighbors brought my mom and I, each, a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day. It was so dear. My mom is so touched.

- talked to my boy yesterday

- I'll try again

- birds are chirping...love that first thing as the sun is starting to rise.

- my family, my friends, you all, FB, cell phone, music

- beautiful flowers in the vase on the table right next to my easy chair.

Ruthxxx
05-09-2011, 07:02 AM
+ a glorious day is unfolding
+ coffee on the deck this morning listening to the loons
+ I'm excited about getting another rescue dog
+ dug plants yesterday afternoon and am not sore and stiff today
+ hired Wendy to do my foundation plantings
+ caught up on accounting for now

bonnie2009
05-10-2011, 03:46 AM
-another beautiful sunny day
-sat on the deck with my darling dogs
-work
-HOPE
-Optimism:)

Ruthxxx
05-10-2011, 06:25 AM
+ my car is finally getting bodywork and painting
+ was able to find time for gardening yesterday
+ Ian dropped by for coffee and we had a pleasant visit
+ the robins were singing at 4:20 this morning - nice alarm clock
+ Joanne is on board for the Mill membership drive
+ found the missing donation cheque when I cleared out my car - Whew!

Hyacinth
05-10-2011, 09:11 AM
- I'm happy for a sunny day
- I want to grumble about my job, so I will instead say I am thankful for the job
- I'm traveling later in the week! :D
- I'm happy I made a nice connection yesterday

Beverlyjoy
05-10-2011, 10:19 AM
- I had a healthy food day yesterday... I am grateful

- getting new brace on May 24 instead of today - the brace lady called off. They said they would send it to me in the mail, but recommended I wait and talk to person who fitted me. I am grateful that it doesn't upset me. (it's the way everything goes with this ankle LOL)

- family coming to visit Memorial Day weekend

- ice & heat for my pieces and parts

- family, friends, you all, FB, inernet, cell phone, music

- I tried out my air condiitoning in the car yesterday and it works well (ya never know after some 6 months)

time2lose
05-10-2011, 11:30 AM
* My mind, I don't have to base my decisions on how I feel
* A beautiful day, not too hot for walking outside
* I convinced my grieving friend to go out for dinner tonight
* Many of my clothes still fit
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-11-2011, 01:20 AM
-overall sunny day
-work
-my dogs
-common sense
-HOPE;)
-Optimism

Ruthxxx
05-11-2011, 07:21 AM
+ felt sick at bedtime last night but fine this morning :shrug: but :)
+ Jazz was perfect at pet therapy yesterday - he worked 1 hours straight
+ Wendy came and scoped out my foundation planning last night - fun
+ asparagus is up!
+ love my shiny black Impala rental car
+ at pet therapy yesterday, I easily spoke French with a resident from Quebec which means I haven't lost it
+ the orioles are back - flashes of orange and a glorious song
+ my knee is holding out despite the gardening stresses

Beverlyjoy
05-11-2011, 07:39 AM
- a pretty day yesterday

- my pretty flowers in the vase are so cheerful to see

- my special seniors - Mom, Rachel, & Aunt Mackie

- music videos - like mini musicals...so fun

- my family, my friends, you all, FB, internet cell phone

- ceiling fan on a hot-ish day

time2lose
05-11-2011, 09:48 AM
* Sharon is learning how to live alone.
* Yesterday was a good food day.
* No damage from the storm last night.
* Frozen vegetables.
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Lizz
05-11-2011, 06:32 PM
my family
a new online friend of sorts
having completed most of my theses
looking forward to retuning to work tomorrow
my weight loss so far, no matter how the skin turns out in the end
having found the car's papers again
lovely weather

Darby1970
05-11-2011, 06:33 PM
:) my wonderfully supportive husband and family
:) that even during the economic woes things might be tight but we can manage to stay employed and get things paid
:) that i have a site like this to come to, especially when its just before lunch and i'm thinking "one little burger, one little cheat" - and get my mind back to being focused

Ruthxxx
05-12-2011, 06:49 AM
+ Moel tilled half my back garden
+ Liz dug irises for me - and her!
+ dental appointment cost less than usual
+ had a great conversation with a tourist at the garden centre - in Italian! (Languages are coming back!)
+ picked a huge bunch of tulips before Moel ploughed over them
+ weight down another two pounds - my work is paying off
+ Fair Board meeting was fun for a change
+ my morning is free for gardening and potting plants I've dug

Beverlyjoy
05-12-2011, 07:34 AM
- a healthy day yesteray...I am grateful.

- talked to all my seniors yesterday

- DH has some wonderful golfing planned

- my sweet little neighbors brought me the package at my mailbox

- family, friends, you all, FB, cell phone,

- music

- clean drinking water

Hyacinth
05-12-2011, 10:02 AM
I am grateful ....
-for my beautiful house
-for our cute and amusing cat
-for the freedom and income to travel
-that everyone in my family is healthy and safe
-for spring!

time2lose
05-12-2011, 01:29 PM
* I have not gained quite as many pounds as I thought. When I got on the scales Mon., after not weighing for a couple of weeks, my weight was 215.1. I have been losing a pound a day since then. Now I know that I did not lose a pound of fat a day, so I have to believe that some of that weight was water weight. Every pound helps.
* Yesterday was another on plan day.
* Finally made myself get that appointment for estate planning
* Green grass
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-13-2011, 12:30 AM
-sunny day
-great dinner and talk with my niece Carla
-my dogs
-work
-HOPE:)

Beverlyjoy
05-13-2011, 06:58 AM
another healthy day - that's three since Monday. And - two in a row. When I get three in a row, I am buying myself a new dress. Willingness to try.

- DH's golf game wasn't rained out

- my son

- DS asked four year old GS what he wanted to be when he grows up and he replied: "Papa Mia" (that's what he calls his Grandpa - my DH) So wonderful

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

- electric garage door

time2lose
05-13-2011, 10:08 PM
* Yesterday and today were On Plan
* my DVR
* Willingness to try
* All the weight loss information that is available to us now
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-14-2011, 01:49 AM
-I had my car windows up enough so that an unexpected rain did not drench my car seat.:carrot:
-work
-my dogs
-lower humidity
-Hope:)

Ruthxxx
05-14-2011, 08:13 AM
+ my garden is now all tilled and the pump is in place for watering
+ today I get Domino, a new rescue dog
+ confidence that she will be accepted by Disney and Jazz
+ it's raining but I need a day indoors to clear "niggles"
+ book club last night was loads of fun
+ I'm getting to know Toni much better
+ finally found "Bright Lights" Swiss chard - so pretty in the veggie garden!
+ the front perennial bed is looking gorgeous with the pink and purple tulips and Allium
+ new weight is holding steady

Beverlyjoy
05-14-2011, 08:57 AM
- another day on plan... I have earned my dress! (happy) That's three healthy days in a row. I am so grateful. Next goal - five healthy days in a row for something special.

- working on remembering that worry doesn't fix anything - it's a wasted emotion.

- ice and heat for my pieces and parts

- Leighanne helped me weed.

- friends, family, you all, FB, Cell phone, internet, music

- ceiling fan in the living room and bedroom.

time2lose
05-14-2011, 03:33 PM
* Long conversation with my mother this morning
* I have been on plan all week and it is getting easier.
* steamer bags
* My flowers on the front porch
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-14-2011, 11:08 PM
-work
-my dogs
-staving off a bad eating decision
-learning to let go
-Hope
-Optimism:)

Beverlyjoy
05-15-2011, 07:06 AM
- another healthy day... I am grateful

- DH is home. YAY He's been gone for six days. Glad to have him home.

- went to lunch with Mom yesterday - Max and Erma's. It was fun. Grateful I made a healthful choice.

- special shout out to my cell phone. I certainly remember the days when we only called friends and family on a Sunday. This is so much nicer. Also, texting seems to be the communication choice of DS. He loves to chat via text. I don't quite get it.. it is his generation, I guess. (now that I think of it..he never did like talking on the phone much.)

- my family, my friend, YOU ALL, FB, internet

- new blacktop on the driveway... looks so nice

Lizz
05-15-2011, 07:38 AM
my family and their support in the last crazy 6-8 weeks
having both of my theses written and just needing to finish them up
finally starting to feel like normality is returning to my life
having sat for a good exam on Saturday - results to be out in a few days but I am quite sure that I have passed, so only a total of 3 more to go until graduation! :carrot:
not having gained weight in the last two weeks back and being at 240 pounds at my lowest in 2 years. :)
for the exercise bug to have bitten me, it is TOM and I can't go to the gym but I am already planning for my zumba class on Wednesday next week. :)
getting the apartment cleaning done yesterday
my room mate who heaven knows is not perfect but at least she is trying
a lovely blue shirt one of my colleagues wore to work on Friday that just made his blue eyes pop ... ahem ... so, yes, also grateful for workplace crush - Not smart thing to have, I know! - but still brightens my days :)

Ruthxxx
05-15-2011, 07:47 AM
+ disappointed that I am not getting Domino yet but confident it was meant to be - just not now
+ had a delightful and hilarious impromptu lunch with Paul yesterday
+ grateful (in a way) for the next week of rain so I can get indoor things done
+ had some times to shorten new pants - Size 14 feels good
+ watched "The King's Speech" last night and loved it
+ summer clothes are half unpacked - a bit baggy but will do for now

time2lose
05-15-2011, 04:30 PM
* Great worship this morning
* Found that the freezer was turned off BEFORE everything thawed
* Bought lots of fruit today. My frig has watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, apples and clementines
* My father is not taking chemo!
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
05-16-2011, 06:55 AM
Cheryl... so glad your dad doesn't need chemo.

- yesterday was a healthy day...I am grateful

- I have some plants ready for the plant swap on Saturday

- stringing together many healthy days... so grateful

- even though we've had so much rain, etc - I am grateful that none of it has impacted me or my loved one. I keep those who have lost everything in floods and tornados in my prayers and thoughts.

- internet - answers to questions are a touch away

- leighanne - who helped with weeding last week

- five birdhouses, 3 trees, and one bush have birdie families in my yard.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, FB, internet, cell phone

Ruthxxx
05-16-2011, 07:35 AM
+ decided to rise above the rain and had a very good day clearing niggles
+ my two sump pumps are keeping ahead of the water seepage
+ Dr Bob came around with free samples of my diabetes drug, saving me $900 over the next three months!
+ I fixed the problem with my TV receiver
+ caught up on the accounting postings for the Mill
+ yet another hilarious phone conversation with Shirleyanne
+ a great night of sleep
+ feeling a tad relieved that I do not have another dog to deal with this busy and rainy week

bonnie2009
05-17-2011, 12:08 AM
-family
-humor
-HOPE
-Optimism

Beverlyjoy
05-17-2011, 08:11 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day. I am so so grateful.

- DH has gotten two new huge accounts. This is good. He is so good at what he does.

- friends will step up to help with the plant swap since Mimi can't be there. Her sweet mama passed away yesterday

- patience alot of the time

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, FB, internet, cell phone

- a long talk with my sister yesterday

- many weeds gone

Ruthxxx
05-17-2011, 08:35 AM
+ good Mill Board meeting yesterday
+ the guys managed to get the bolter moved into the drive shed without getting hernias!
+ my car is all painted and will be ready tonight
+ time to do some quilting this morning
+ I'm sick of rain but grateful that I don't need to water the plant sale plants
+ The tulips in the front bed are spectacular despite the rain - people are stopping to take pictures

time2lose
05-17-2011, 12:55 PM
* Finally moving on an important project at work
* Air conditioning in the office is fixed
* birds chirping
* Get to see my grandkids soon
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-18-2011, 01:07 AM
-my dogs, Brownie and Blackie
-my family
-Hope
-stayed on food plan fairly well
-HOPE
-Optimism:)

Ruthxxx
05-18-2011, 07:22 AM
+ saw a red cardinal in my blooming apple tree yesterday - lovely splash or red against the white
+ pink and white bleeding hearts are in lovely bloom despite the rain
+ my freshly renovated Focus comes home today
+ was able to give K. a loan to help her through a bad situation
+ Lil is 80 today - I'm so glad I know her
+ my friendly and loving dogs who are always near me
+ water weight drained away overnight
+ the sump pumps are controlling the water in the cellar

Beverlyjoy
05-18-2011, 07:48 AM
- I have reinjured my foot/ankle - I can't let it devistate me. I gave in to the food in a reaction to the pain. I will try to be better today - grateful to even think of trying

- my friends here at 3fc

- DH is having a great week.

- springtime

- family, friends

- music

- television - some fun things to watch (alot of junk too)

bonnie2009
05-19-2011, 01:12 AM
Beveryjoy, sorry to hear about your ankle. I hope it mends quickly.:)

grateful for:
-work
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-forecast for two sunny days
-violet and white impatiens ready to plant

QuillysQuest
05-19-2011, 05:33 AM
I am so very grateful for:

-My wonderful husband who is the sweetest man alive
-My best friend (Somni here) who is a major inspiration to me in all areas of my life, nobody in the world "gets me" like she does.
-My two delightful animal companions: Whimsy my dog and Shanti my cat
-The house I live in, it's placement on the street and the beautifully blooming apple tree right outside my window with happy little birds frolicking among the flowers.
-The lilacs in the back yard that are just starting to appear
-My dishwasher (So happy I don't have to do the dishes by hand! lol)
-My washer and dryer (Even if the dryer is not in the best shape! Hehe)
-My neighbors
-My bike
-My incredible body that I have ignored for far too long, but still does everything I ask it to do. :)

I'll end the list here for now, otherwise I will go on forever. :)

Beverlyjoy
05-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Thanks Bonnie - I appreciate your kind thoughts about my foot/ankle.

- I lost most of the five pounds I gained overnight...so, I do have a real weight loss for this week

- my sweet mom - she hears me and isn't tired listening about my foot drama- while most everyone else is & I don't blame them. I actually, don't talk about it much. I am tired,- real tired of it too.

- ice

- wonderful music in the morning... I am usually listening to music when I do my daily gratitudes.. & I am always compelled to mention it in my gratitudes

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

- heating pad

Ruthxxx
05-19-2011, 08:36 AM
+ Beverlyjoy who has inspired me to listen to music too
+ my freshly repaired and painted Focus
+ the deep rose Centennial crab trees are in bloom
+ no need to go to town today for baking supplies - I checked the freezer
+ there may be a break in this constant rain today so I can plant the urns at the Church
+ looked after myself yesterday by doing treadmill twice and cooking healthy meals

bonnie2009
05-20-2011, 12:22 AM
-family
-work
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-sitting on the deck with them
-reading an uplifting book "Joy Breaks".
-Hope:)
-Optimism
-some sun peaked out just before dusk

Ruthxxx
05-20-2011, 08:18 AM
+ very tired this morning but I know I can cope
+ was able to help Leanna with her plant selection for her new garden
+ struggled with the new payroll rules but won and feel smarter
+ it's not raining right now
+ between showers, managed to get the urns planted at the Church
+ resolved the confusion over the Food Bank fund raiser without yelling at the trouble makers
+ baking for tomorrow's sale is underway
+ found the lost donation cheque for the Mill - whew!
+ today I will pick up my flower boxes for the porch, rain or shine!

Beverlyjoy
05-20-2011, 10:16 AM
- feeling a bit better

- have the list ready of everything we need to pack up for hosting the plantswap tomorrow

- frozen peas

- suppose to be a beautiful weekend

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

- gardens look pretty.

bonnie2009
05-21-2011, 12:41 AM
-sunny day
-smell of grass newly mowed
-HOPE:)
-Optimism

Beverlyjoy
05-21-2011, 06:21 AM
- plant swap today.... I'll be glad when this day is done

- suppose to be a beautiful sunny day

- birdies chirping

- DH

- family, friends, you all

Ruthxxx
05-21-2011, 06:25 AM
+ my front porch flower boxes look great
+ I managed to get three of the 21 Village planters done yesterday
+ turned out a lot of baking for today's sale with only one cookie eaten
+ sunshine is expected today :)
+ my shoes for the wedding arrived and fit perfectly
+ cuddly and snuggly dogs - they really love me

Beverlyjoy
05-22-2011, 07:41 AM
- fun to see friends at the annual plantswap and we got some nice plants - perfect weather too.

- frozen peas

- birdies chirping

- ceiling fan is the living room.. so nice

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

- lawn mower

Ruthxxx
05-22-2011, 07:46 AM
+ asparagus
+ fresh salad greens from my "salad bowl" planter
+ a successful plant sale at the Church yesterday
+ Glen came to pick up the wicker for Margo - the barn is getting tidier
+ weight is down 2 pounds
+ my Sunday afternoon is free! I will have time to organize the front porch, a great place to sit when it's raining

ubergirl
05-22-2011, 09:45 AM
My new house!
Beautiful weather.
My family!

time2lose
05-22-2011, 10:52 PM
* All the fresh fruit in my frig - pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, apples and clementines
* DS was offered a job by a former boss
* Less than a week until I see my grandsons!!!
* Work is going well
* Willingness to try - won't give up
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
05-23-2011, 07:25 AM
- slept better last night

- lilacs make the house smell so good

- this 'kids' are coming to visit over the long weekend

- annuals planted....thanks DH

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

- indoor plumbing ( a la Cheryl)

Ruthxxx
05-23-2011, 08:58 AM
+ great Churchs ervice eysterday with all three congregations
+ Jazz was a hit at Church - several people are interested in his breed
+ Rev. Susan came in for tea here after Church - I felt honoured as she has been in NZ for the past 5 years and had lots of other former parishioners to see
+ the dogs joined me in bed at three last night and slept soundly until 6:30
+ today I will finish the front porch organizing
+ no appointments today - a "me" day

Ruthxxx
05-24-2011, 08:19 AM
+ a good sleep last night
+ my raised bed was all planted before the rain started
+ Jazz slept better with his bed moved near the door - what a baby he is!
+ masses of violets in all colours from deep purple to white - must be the rain
+ solved one of the problems with Ted's quilts and hope to resolve the other one today
+ had time for tea and a chat with Claire yesterday - we are both waaaay too busy!
+ half the remaining plant sale stuff is sold and gone
+ our trees are now almost in full leaf - that was fast although late

time2lose
05-24-2011, 11:07 AM
* I have a God who loves me and will help me
* All of my grandchildren will be together this weekend
* Things have gotten better at work
* I still have my parents
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

bonnie2009
05-25-2011, 01:25 AM
-work
-family
-annual flowers
-HOPE
-Optimism:)

Ruthxxx
05-25-2011, 07:09 AM
+ a day with only one appointment
+ lovely clear sunrise
+ the loons, hollering as they do their morning commute between lakes, always make me smile
+ teamwork on the Bishop's banner was good yesterday
+ good phone meeting with Terri working out Village plantings
+ more wonderful asparagus
+ found the missing fabric from the quilt project - Whew!
+ fixed the "no hot water" problem by hitting reset - Duh!
+ time to garden today
+ the grass was finally dry enough for the lads to cut it yesterday

Beverlyjoy
05-25-2011, 07:58 AM
- soon family

- wonderful neighbors

- a respite from the rain

- grateful that where I live has been spared from the tornados and floods (I keep praying and sending little bits of money to the relief organizations). I don't know what else to do.

- having enough

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

- my gardening friend, Leighanne.

- having a flashlight, electric lantern and battery radio - and knowing where they are.

bonnie2009
05-26-2011, 03:20 AM
-like Beverly Joy said, grateful for being spared the tragic tornadoes but still at a loss. It is hard to wrap your mind around.
-work
-Oprah
-Early Girl Tomato Plants
-pretty glass vases my brother gave me
-HOPE:)

Beverlyjoy
05-26-2011, 07:31 AM
- plants are in the ground

- safe from bad weather

- family coming soon for a long weekend


- family, friends,fb, internet, faith, cell phone, music

- dopplar radar

Ruthxxx
05-26-2011, 08:36 AM
+ scent of the day - Dame's Rocket (wild phlox) is now in bloom
+ had time to do another "correction row" on the problem quilt yesterday
+ a good solid sleep despite the t-storms
+ time this morning to tackle catching up on accounting postings
+ able to help out Diane with some fabric from the stash
+ good working lunch with Mill committee yesterday

bonnie2009
05-27-2011, 12:46 AM
-day off
-great visit with my sister
-a set work schedule for the next month
-rain but no severe weather
-BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW
-HOPE:)

Beverlyjoy
05-27-2011, 06:10 AM
- Mike/meg/alex - coming to visit for the long weekend.

- mom and I had our afternoon of 'beauty' - we both got our hair done at her apartment. It's fun.

- predicting good weather

- plants in the ground

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

- heating pad

Ruthxxx
05-27-2011, 08:03 AM
+ another great sleep
+ made great progress on accounting stuff yesterday
+ new pink clematis is in bloom and my new lettuce plants are ready for harvest
+ no meetings scheduled for today
+ the weather prediction is "showers" rather than "rain" - there is hope!

bonnie2009
05-28-2011, 03:08 AM
-another ok day of eating
-work
-family
-my brother, Donny, who fixed my muffler:carrot:
-blooming roses
-HOPE:)

Beverlyjoy
05-28-2011, 06:57 AM
Mike/meg/alex are here!!!

Last night a campfire with somemores and some neighbors and kids playing

I am smiling

nice weather predicted

friends, family, you all, interent, cell phone, fb, faith, music

water from a hose

Ruthxxx
05-28-2011, 07:19 AM
+ rain but clearing this afternoon :crossed:
+ chicken BBQ at the Legion takes care of feeding the Pypers tonight!
+ first day of wheat grinding at the Mill
+ Anna donated lovely flower planters for the Museum porch
+ slowly resolving the problem quilt issues - there is hope!
+ mornings are so much better after an extra cup of coffee

Ruthxxx
05-28-2011, 06:54 PM
+ the sun is shining at last!
+ Ann picked me a bunch of lily-of-the-Valley when I took her the fabric - glorious scent!
+ Donna came to clean and my house sparkles
+ fresh leafy greens from the garden
+ an apology from John for his rudeness this morning made me feel a bit better
+ nearly caught up on accounting postings

Beverlyjoy
05-29-2011, 09:30 AM
- alex, mike, meg, nancy, erika, & rachel here - yay

family coming today to celebrate murray's bd

good weather for our outdoor cookout for twenty today

remembering to count my blessings - such a wonderful habit I have with all of you.

family is like candy... sweet with a few nuts

time2lose
05-29-2011, 06:33 PM
* Time spent with the Grands
* My parents felt up to coming to GS's birthday party
* Got the window back up in DD's car
* A job that allows time for travel
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Ruthxxx
05-30-2011, 06:49 AM
+ a week with only one meeting
+ the dance went well yesterday afternoon - worth doing again
+ a successful weekend at the Mill
+ warm and sunny weather is finally here
+ time for gardening today
+ the hummingbirds are at the feeder

Beverlyjoy
05-30-2011, 11:53 AM
- a wonderful visit with family!!!

- a good birthday party cookout last night with 20 family memebers for DH

- my sweet GS - he's my little smile maker

- grateful for all the brave servemen and women who gave their lives for our country

- friends,family, you all, music, faith

- ceiling fan/air conditioning

Ruthxxx
05-31-2011, 08:03 AM
+ switched to the summer quilt last night and had a lovely sleep
+ the doctor "fixed" my ear problem with a major flush-out. Very strange to have a wax problem after 72 years of just leaving my ears alone but it sure is nice to hear again
+ coffee on the deck this morning with my darlings
+ picked up almost all the plants for the Village planters
+ the lettuce in the raised bed is ready to sacrifice itself for salads
+ only two more sashing strips to do on that blasted problem quilt
+ strawberries are in flower which means fresh berries in a month or less
+ just discovered I've finished the monthly payments for Sierra's ortho work! Now to find another worthy cause.

Beverlyjoy
05-31-2011, 08:07 AM
- another day to try again.....

- a wonderful visit with family

- ice and heat for my pieces parts

- gardens look pretty

- friends, family, YOU ALL, FB, internet, cell phone, music, faith....

- air conditioning & ceiling fan

time2lose
05-31-2011, 10:24 AM
* Had a wonderful weekend with family (even if I ate way too much)
* Everyone got home safely
* Minimum amount of problems at work this morning
* Willingness to get right back on plan today
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

gloo
05-31-2011, 04:40 PM
- chobani pineapple greek yogurt + fresh raspberries (= breakfast of champions!)
- killer red heels on a gray, rainy day
- unconditional love
- long, amazing, warm & beautiful epic hugs

bonnie2009
06-01-2011, 01:11 AM
-family
-my niece graduated high school Sunday
-HOPE:)
-my dogs, Blackie and Brownie
-staying on plan more than not