100 lb. Club - *** Attitude of Gratitude for April ***

04-01-2012, 07:37 AM
+ I'm grateful I remembered to start this thread

+ super Indian dinner with some friends last night - Great food and just hot enough

+ enjoyed the Wizard play

+ my dear cousin Cathie is coming for lunch today

+ although it's below freezing, it still feels like spring

+ no weight blip after meal last night

04-01-2012, 07:50 AM
Hi Ruth... thanks for getting us started!

No matter how good or not so good our lives our going ... we always have things for which we are grateful. It puts life into perspective. It feels good to remember our gratitudes.

- even more garden work done

- I helped at Mimi's yesterday

- ankle feels some better today

- willingness to get on the scale

- I found my Mickey Mouse garden hat... I love that hat.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music

- saw some long time friends yesterday - nice

- talked to my sister yesterday

- the grill on the deck

04-02-2012, 06:42 AM
+ ticker is finally being truthful

+ great, but short, visit with Cathie yesterday - I love my cousin

+ the Pypers are coming for dinner this Friday - haven't seen them since Christmas

+ sunshine and warmer weather is predicted for this week

+ it's a busy week but I am putting "me" time on the schedule

+ finally have dog evaluations done - just paperwork now

+ wore new olive green outfit to Church - a tad snug but it felt great

+ chatted with Donna last night - she seems in a good space although it was an anniversary of Ted's death

+ the "lads" are taking down that dead tree for me this week

04-02-2012, 07:09 AM
- willingness to make it happen yesterday - so grateful

- Mom is feeling better

- heating pad and bag of frozen peas help my various pieces and parts

- fixed the anti virus and firewall issues with the computer - glad to be able to figure it out

- enjoying pretty pictures and things

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, internet, fb, cell phone, music

- Little GS called yesterday and told his grandpa that the 'new baby was born.' DH acted so excited.. of course, then, GS said,'April fools' and giggled. So excited for my granddaughter to be born this month.

04-03-2012, 07:28 AM
+ the "lads" are coming to do the tree today!

+ figured out a sugar-free dessert for tomorrow's lunch at the Clinic

+ Jazz dug another escape hole which was quickly found and plugged

+ I have two of my gorgeous quilts back for binding

+ I'm now the official "colour consultant" for the quilting group - that will settle some arguments

+ pansies are now available at the garden centre in Smiths Falls

+ busy day ahead but there will be "me" time before I start it

04-03-2012, 07:45 AM
- willingness to try - so grateful for a healthy day

- ankle got sore gardening - willingness to take care of it and hault

- family coming this weekend - healthy dinner planned

- little children in the neighborhood are so joyful

- friends, family, YOU ALL, internet, cell, fb, music

- good coffee and good tea

- my sister sounded very upbeat and almost cheerful when I spoke to her

04-04-2012, 05:42 AM
- every day is brand new.

- good doctor visit

- mom conistantly shows gratitude for things - at 87, she still is a good example in this

- accountant has finished the taxes - yay

- lilacs blooming

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- comfy outside chairs

04-04-2012, 06:06 AM
+ cake turned out "OK" - Splenda baking is tricky

+ major car problems but I can afford a new one

+ I have a "loaner" - a 190 huge Oldsmobile wagon which is a fun drive

+ Wendy cleaned up the flower beds at the Church for me

+ nice chat with my brother David yesterday - he seldom calls

+ the dog yard seems secure - for now

+ my scillas are a mass of blue behind the barn

+ sunny but cold days - April weather without the showers

+ I feel safer now that the big dead elm is no longer looming over my house

04-05-2012, 07:09 AM
- a new day full of promise

- things are falling into place for Paula - what a blessing

- taxes all done and filed

- soon there will be pink & purple in my world

- plant swap is coming together

- Nancy, Erika & Rachel coming here this weekend

- my family, my friends, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- brita water filter pitcher

04-05-2012, 07:18 AM
+ found and "fixed" another escape route in the dog yard

+ cake was a huge hit with the clients at Pet Therapy

+ my friend Keith, a retired dealership owner, is searching out a car for me - I am grateful to avoid the hassle

+ the Pypers are coming for dinner tomorrow instead of Sunday! I am grateful to be able to shift gears in organizing.

+ Wendy is coming to work on the front gardens today

+ my neighbour's cat who thinks she is mine and makes me smile (She goes home for food, sleep and her litterbox!)

+ I am grateful to be physically and mentally able to cope with my busy life

04-05-2012, 09:16 AM
* Job interview went great yesterday! Excited to return today to fill out paperwork and plan next week's work schedule.

* Looking forward to working hard at the gym today.

* Enjoyed a delicious breakfast this morning.

* Excited for the long weekend! I get an extra day to spend with my wonderful boyfriend. :)

* Very thankful for this thread. I've been feeling down lately and posting here and remembering all the little blessings in my life helps so much!

04-06-2012, 07:29 AM
- Our good friend came through his surgery well. So grateful. DH went down and sat with his wife until it was over.

- soon family is coming for a visit

- soon a new baby in the family

- I stayed within my plan yesterday - always grateful for that

- yard looks tidy & DH repainted all the metal furniture in the gated garden.

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell phone, music

- hot water any time I need or want it.

04-06-2012, 07:49 AM
+ my front gardens look wonderful thanks to Wendy's hard work

+ Keith has found me my car and is looking into getting it shipped closer to home

+ did lots of prep yesterday for dinner tonight

+ looking forward to seeing the Pypers today - they are such fun people!

+ had a good chat and visit with Barb yesterday at the Post Office

+ my peony rings arrived by Canada Post - great timing as the plants are peeking up

+ my scillas are a large puddle of blue under the cedars

+ Miss Lillian came through her surgery just fine and is staying at her son's place a while

+ found and fixed the problem with the Fair schoolwork info

+ found and cooked that missing beef heart to be ground and used to supplement doggy kibble

+ Church at ten which gives me time for a relaxing bath this morning

04-07-2012, 08:26 AM
- company coming soon

- Shirley has found some peace with food.

- birdies chirping

- my pillow

- freinds, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell phone, music

- Meg's cold is getting better

04-08-2012, 08:12 AM
- watching the pure joy of some of the neighbor kids when they found the eggs DH and I put in their yards... we had on our 'Easter Bunny hats'. Fun!

- being with family

- Erika was excited to tell us about her two weeks in France.

- the gardens look so pretty

- trees in bloom

- DIL said it was funny when GS asked, "Isn't that Easter Bunny just someone in a costume." (Growin' up fast.)

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- dishwasher - what a wonderful luxury when we have company

04-08-2012, 08:25 AM
+ a glorious Saturday and another beautiful Spring day today

+ laughter with Rob and John in the grocery store yesterday

+ a bouquet of yellow tulips on the kitchen table - indoor sunshine

+ watcher Superstar last night and did hand sewing - so relaxing

+ no cooking today - just enjoyment of Easter

04-09-2012, 07:37 AM
- our friend is doing OK after his heartattack

- gorgeous weather yesterday

- Bubba won

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cellphone, net, fb, music

- Mom came over yesterday

- new grill

04-09-2012, 09:21 AM
+ sad this morning over news of a death but know the cloud will lift

+ a relatively "free" week ahead

+ daffodils at the Church are coming into bloom

+ today I may get news of my new car

+ I've lost my keys to the Mill office but Anna has another set

+ yesterday's Church service was wonderful

+ Peter and Elizabeth are expecting in the fall - so glad for them

I am grateful that I can find gratitudes even when my heart is heavy. RIP Julie!

04-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Ruth - sorry to hear of your friend Julie's passing.

04-10-2012, 08:03 AM
+ Keith has found me my new car

+ I'm finally all caught up with accounting postings for the Mill

+ my dogs, my lovely old house, financial security, friend and family, my garden, being independent, good health ... the list is too long to print!

04-10-2012, 08:42 AM
- Brand new granddaughter has arrived! Everyone is doing well.

- feeling happy

- Ben did a good job weeding yesterday

- sunny morning & the birds are chirping

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cellphone, internet, music

- New GD's middle name is for DH's mom - that is so dear. We had no idea. Wonderful surprise

04-11-2012, 07:46 AM
+ my sadness over Julie's death is lifting

+ glorious clear sunrise is happening with the remains of the moon still hanging in the sky

+ the dogs got a good bill of health at the vet yesterday

+ my new car is being driven from Ottawa to Smiths Falls this morning

+ lots of spring activity in the garden and it looks like some sunny days are scheduled

+ my Keurig coffee maker

+ my dear friend Shirleyanne who is 74 today - we have been BFFs since 1958!

+ Aleve which works on my sore knee which is grumbling a bit this morning

04-11-2012, 08:23 AM
- our precious Maya

- it was an 'easy' quick birth according to DIL

- so many plants are up from their winter sleep

- soon I'll meet Maya and then go see my sister in California

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cellphone, fb, internet, music

- sharp clippers

04-11-2012, 01:05 PM
Beverlyjoy, congratulations on the new granddaughter!

- Time spent with grandsons Easter weekend
- Safe travel
- The fun of an Easter egg hunt
- Momma managing better than I expected
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-11-2012, 03:06 PM
- Wonderful Friends.

- Most Amazing Mom Ever.

- Family, Friends, 3FC

04-12-2012, 08:26 AM
Cheryl - thanks for your good wishes!

- beautiful sunrise with the birdies churping

- Son & family are home again - I wonder how their first night home went. DS was so, so tired from his fribroyalgia.

- Mimi and I decided this will be the last plant swap we put together - I'll be grateful for that & grateful for the wonderful friends I've made.

- Soon I'll see my little Maya

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cellphone, internet, music

- neighbor, Ben, will do some weeding.

- arch lift

04-12-2012, 12:10 PM
- Cool morning that I appreciate because I know that HOT weather will be here soon
- Allergy meds
- Get to see DGD this weekend
- Can listen to music while working
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-12-2012, 12:13 PM
I am greatful I remained calm, cool and collective all week with my negative, nasty, mean, hurtful teenager.

oh and that I didn't open that bottle of wine.

04-12-2012, 02:23 PM
- a new day

- family, friends and all the chicks

04-13-2012, 05:47 AM
- Ben, who helps me in the garden

- it is fun to share my joy about the birth of Maya - people celebrate with me

- checking things off my to-do list. Much to do - I'll be away from home for ten days.

- tomorrow I'll meet Maya

- my friends, my family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- my wonderful pillow on my bed

04-13-2012, 10:17 PM
Hi gratitude friends.... I will be going here, there and everywhere the next two weeks. I will try and check in... but, I won't have my computer. But, as always, I will still write down my gratitudes./

04-14-2012, 06:07 AM
- sharing my joy with my friends

- I will meet new granddaughter today

- Ben has turned out to be a good helper in the garden... very grateful

- just about ready ... it will be a busy two weeks of travel

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cellphone, music

- my desk top computer.... cause my laptop's not working

04-14-2012, 07:24 AM
+ it's Saturday with very little on my schedule that MUST be done

+ the sun is supposed to be here, making for a good garden day

+ no red car yet but the dealer gave me a luxurious white one for the weekend

+ felt too rotten last night to go the Book Club but feel fine this morning - dodged the bullet again!

+ daffodils - such a cheery flower!

04-15-2012, 08:43 AM
+ rain was predicted for today but the forecast has changed

+ woke to the loon alarm this morning

+ Christina is beyond delighted that I am giving her my grow-light stand

+ the outside water and hose are now connected - by me!

+ walked in my woods yesterday and picked a wee bunch of hepaticas

+ daffodils at the Church are such a picture as I drive by

+ it's green out there - last year it was gray and brown

+ horrendously overbooked week ahead but I am sure I can cope if I remember my "me" times

04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
- Wonderful weekend with GD
- Stayed active even though my knee hurt
- Children's church went well
- I woke up this morning
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-17-2012, 06:58 AM
+ did a couple of hours of garden spading and my knee is still OK this morning

+ today I get my new red Focus

+ plum trees are in blossom and the air is scented this morning

+ M. put the pump out in the garden yesterday - so needed because of the dryness

+ C is over the moon after getting my Floralite plant stand

+ did new weights at gym yesterday - it went well

+ sunny days ahead - I love Spring and she is early this year!

04-17-2012, 10:02 AM
- All the flowers that are blooming
- A good night's sleep
- Made it safely through traffic this morning
- Pleasant coworkers
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-18-2012, 11:46 AM
+ christened my new car yesterday with a run to the greenhouse for plants

+ the pansies I bought survived last night's frost

+ lunch with the owner of the dealership was "interesting"

+ I'm all organized for my marathon baking for the weekend sale

+ new clogs arrived and fit beautifully

+ the "yard lads" are coming today to rake my lawns

+ good food box yesterday had lovely vegetables - what a bargain for $5!

04-19-2012, 09:11 AM
+ beautiful sunrise this morning with clouds in the east

+ cold but I put on a jacket and had coffee on the deck

+ first BBQ of the season last night after Moel fixed my grill

+ the lawns are all raked and the property looks great

+ ordered some pretty tops for summer in regular sizing!

+ a very busy day ahead but I can relax totally tonight

04-19-2012, 10:46 AM
- Down a couple of pounds today
- A cool breeze
- Birds singing
- My mother
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-20-2012, 07:37 AM
Some mornings, it's a tad difficult to find gratitudes but ....

+ half of my baking for tomorrow's sale is done

+ Voltaren really helps my sore knees

+ picked a bouquet of white and yellow daffodils at the Church yesterday

+ I'm enjoying my new red car

+ my dogs adore me even if I am stressed and a bit short with them

04-20-2012, 12:01 PM
- Terri is improving
- I feel like I am getting on track and dealing with my demons
- Tomorrow I have no plans away from home and can spend an entire day at home!
- More than enough
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-22-2012, 07:22 AM
+ we are supposed to see the sun today

+ a good heavy rain yesterday will help the garden

+ despite a few aches and pains I can still do a full day of work at the Town Hall

+ Donna cleaned the house yesterday when I was working - so nice to come home to

+ looking forward to working on The Mad Hatter Tea Party

+ yesterday's Bake Sale went well and I resisted sampling

+ the Festival seems successful despite the rainy day - today looks better

04-23-2012, 07:15 AM
I am grateful that I can move this morning after some very full days. I even coped with four hours straight of standing cooking pancakes and sausages at the Syrup Festival. Thank you, Body especially Knees.

04-23-2012, 12:04 PM
- Wholeness
- Cool day
- Local grown strawberries
- More than enough
- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-24-2012, 08:58 AM
- so glad to be home. Got home at 9pm last night. I watched Project Runway on the plane for the flight.

- time with my sister

- little Maya is gaining weight

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, cell, internet, music

- sleeping in my own house!

04-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Welcome back, BeverlyJoy!

- My job

- My health

- Light potato chips (bad for me but help me stick to my calorie plan)

- Dishwasher

- Good books

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-25-2012, 07:06 AM
+ finally a day without rain!

+ it's supposed to be sunny but very cold on Saturday for Susan's outdoor wedding

+ my fur coat is not yet in storage - see above!

+ spent a relaxing time with Barb yesterday - really like her more and more

+ the problem quilt is ready for binding

+ made chile yesterday to plump up the freezer stash

+ I have time today to go to town for odds and ends of shopping

+ resisted charming McKenna and her Girl Guide cookies - gave her a donation instead

+ my daffodils and budding tulips survived Monday's snow

04-25-2012, 08:25 AM
- family
- friends
- 3FC
- modern conveniences

04-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Thanks, Cheryl!

- sleeping in my own bed

- Ben, who helps in the garden.

- I did a horrible 'bend and twist' yesterday - I am hurting badly. But, the gratitude is that I have the meds to take and should feel better in a few days.

- I'll see my little GC's on Saturday (praying I'll be better by then)

- friends, family, YOU ALL, cell, fb, internet, music

- frozen peas

04-26-2012, 09:01 AM
- birdies chirping

- light steady rain

- slept well last night

- kitchen half cleaned (better than not started yet!)

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb,cell, internet, music

- freezer

04-26-2012, 09:10 AM
+ glorious sunshine for a while today but still cold

+ my warm robe that keeps me cozy until the house heats up

+ a quick and successful "odds and sods" shop in town yesterday

+ a mass of white, purple and mauve violets in the grass behind the barn

+ although it's too wet and soggy to dig, I can prune back my clematises on the pergola

+ Jack, my "extra" grandson, turns 13 today - party time tonight!

+ the week has been restful after the stress of the Syrup Festival weekend

04-26-2012, 05:54 PM
- The little baby geese

- A quiet day at work

- My crock pot

- The blessing of my friend Terri

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-27-2012, 04:49 AM
- got a shot of cortizone-like medicine in my sacral area of my back. It am grateful that it usually works. I am hoping it will allow me to go to be with the new baby to help. I don't know how I'll help because I should not do any bending, twisting or lifting. Maybe I should not go. But, I am tired of health problems stopping my life.

- Ben, who helps in the garden.

- going to see Aunt Mackie later with DH

- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet,cellphone,music

- US Postal Service

04-27-2012, 08:06 AM
+ glad that my back is usually OK - so sorry, Beverlyjoy, and hope the shot works well for you :hug:

+ spent two hours working on cutting back vines yesterday - in my winter jacket!

+ fun time at Jack's party

+ Donna will come tomorrow to clean and dog sit while I am at the wedding

+ haircut this morning - I always feel better afterwards

+ am working hard on changing my poor attitude about this wedding

+ another bunch of daffodils and narcissus on the kitchen table

04-27-2012, 10:46 AM
- yoga is helping me eat only when I'm physically hungry

- had the energy to organize a big pile of clutter

- watched it rain yesterday, it was beautiful

- family and friends

- 3FC! :broc:

04-28-2012, 11:38 AM
- The weekend!

- Got some much needed time alone

- Easy access to a wide variety of items

- Local grown strawberries!

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-28-2012, 03:11 PM
- good movies

- generous people

- my mom, couldn't live without her

- family, friends and all the chicks

04-29-2012, 07:36 AM
+ my great group of friends - we laugh so much at so many things

+ not freezing to death at the wedding although it was shivery cold

+ finding out I can still dance - Abba did it! - and I'm not sore this morning

+ a clean and orderly house - Donna was here when I was at the wedding

+ Robyn who is 14 has offered to work with me doing some garden tasks

+ only one interview left to do for Mill summer staff

+ sunshine dominates the forecast for the next week :cb:
+ an absolutely free Sunday afternoon after the big service this morning

04-29-2012, 11:24 PM
- Great worship service this morning

- A cleaner house

- My mother is handling things well

- Had quiet time to recharge

- Family, Friends, 3FC, indoor plumbing, cell phone, Internet

04-30-2012, 07:45 AM
+ sunrise and loon fly-past - a good start to the day

+ I'm well stocked with fresh veggies and am getting myself into salad mode

+ time for a trip to Kingston this afternoon :crossed:

+ found a painted trillium in my woods

+ going to the gym alone today - when I am ready

+ a fairly booked week ahead but no evening meetings

+ Robyn (14) has asked for a job helping me in the garden :cb:

05-01-2012, 07:19 AM
It's May so time for a new thread. See you there. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/258106-attitude-gratitude-may.html#post4315273