100 lb. Club - *** An Attitude of Gratitude for November ***




Ruthxxx
11-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Our founder, Beverlyjoy said:

No matter what is happening in our lives... good things or not so good things - there are always things for which we can be grateful. Knowing this helps put life in perspective. It feels so good to acknowledge gratitudes. Studies show that doing this makes you feel good.

Please feel free to join in.


Ruthxxx
11-01-2012, 09:21 AM
+ it was cold but not rainy for my Halloween visitors

+ I love the happiness on the wee children's faces and bewilderment on the very little visitors

+ the rest of the H. stuff is in the trash which is being picked up right now

+ found my Halloween decorations and got the porch ready in a half hour yesterday

+ Joanne and Heather came in for a short visit when they brought their kids around

+ my bruised wrist seems better today - seeing the doc re bloodwork and will get him to check it

+ the Mill accounting workload has eased considerably

+ garlic planting 'bee' for Saturday is a go!

+ dogs behaved like angels with all the visitors last night

+ feeling very ready to tackle weightloss more seriously

dangerouscurvesahead
11-01-2012, 03:15 PM
* no rain and a little sunshine!
* healthy choices.
* my life in general.
* being motivated.
* the scale going down another 2lbs.!


Ruthxxx
11-02-2012, 08:54 AM
+ doc visit went well - great bloodwork and BP - gently chided me about weight gain

+ Donna is home again - I miss her

+ wrist and forearm bruising is from bloodwork, not a break - very strange reaction

+ took down the H. decorations and packed them away yesterday - time to think of Christmas lights

+ Leanna brought over her wee nephew for a visit - he loved the dogs and vice versa

+ weather is supposed to clear over the weekend - I'm tired of rain

dangerouscurvesahead
11-02-2012, 11:28 AM
* sunshine- so in need of bright sunshine!
* coffee n ibuprofen
* house stocked with healthy choices.
* getting bills paid.

Ruthxxx
11-03-2012, 09:50 AM
+ x-rays show knee joint deterioration but Dr. J got me an appointment with the ortho for Monday!

+ we missed the snow that fell just north of us

+ slept until 8:15 this morning!

+ feel a tad down but know Aleve and some more coffee will perk me up

dangerouscurvesahead
11-04-2012, 10:41 AM
* my life
* my family, friends, neighbors
* my hole in the woods, running water, electricity
* my vehicles
* bills being paid
* healthy food in the house

dangerouscurvesahead
11-05-2012, 11:08 AM
* fleece blankets, sheets, n pullovers.
* cellphone w/internet
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating Class.
* learning to handle things more calmly.

healthyginger
11-05-2012, 11:24 AM
I'm so grateful for this website. As of sat I'm no longer morbidly obese. A really big deal to me.
I'm grateful I've been able to spend more precious time with my grandbabies this month

Ruthxxx
11-06-2012, 08:45 AM
+ life is looking better since my ortho appointment yesterday

+ been "sleeping in" until 6

+ sunrise is now in the southeast and lights up my kitchen wonderfully for coffee

+ good meeting with the quilting group - they are finally understanding my financial reports

+ found the perfect fabric for binding a quilt I need to finish for the group

+ very cold weather but I have warm clothes - so many do not

+ my dogs who are even more cuddly in cold weather

dangerouscurvesahead
11-06-2012, 02:50 PM
congrats ginger! glad ur dr. appt. made u feel better ruth!

* my dog for making me take her for walks even tho its cold out n i dont wanna go!
* being able to go to the YMCA.
* my journal to keep all my thoughts and emotions in check.
* 3FC for my weight lose n health track!

Ruthxxx
11-07-2012, 08:55 AM
+ silly thing but am all pleased about finding the solution to a quilting problem

+ Paul is bringing me a dumpster to help with barn clean-up - it looks like Hoarders in there!

+ have finally decided not to go to PA for Thanksgiving - feel relief over that

+ gave my wee dogs a bone each last night and watched them carefully - they are grateful

+ sunshine despite the cold really lifts my spirit

dangerouscurvesahead
11-07-2012, 02:43 PM
* The good Lord above for making everything possible for me.
* my sanity {which may be questionable to others}.
* any small bits of motivation i can latch onto.

Beverlyjoy
11-08-2012, 08:10 AM
My computer is fixed!!! New hardrive. It took such a long time. The Geek Squad had to have HP replace it and send it out. I missed 3fc.

- healthy day yesterday... two in a row... yay
- yesterday was the first day of peace... no election ads, thank goodness
- in two weeks 'the kids' will be here for a long weekend. Can't wait.
- friends, family, YOU ALL, fb, internet, cell, music
- nice weather predicted

Teresa66
11-08-2012, 08:13 AM
I'm grateful that I'm back on 3FC!

Ruthxxx
11-08-2012, 08:41 AM
+ found some of Cathy's baked beans in the freezer - a yummy supper although carby

+ got started on barn clean-up since Paul brought me the trailer early

+ once again am caught up on Mill accounting postings

+ finally got to the bank with deposits

+ cancelled accommodation for PA trip - no penalty

+ haircut this morning - always makes me feel good!

Beverlyjoy
11-09-2012, 06:36 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day... I am grateful

- all my kind neighbors

- I saw my little neighbors at the grocery store yesterday. They squeeled with delight to see me there. It made me feel so good.

- talked to my sister

- my 'in town' SIL has offered to host a family gettogether the Friday after Thanksgiving. She wants everyone to get to meet Maya. I actually was going to do it. It's nice that she offered.

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

- being back online - computer fixed. YAY

dangerouscurvesahead
11-09-2012, 12:52 PM
* beautiful warm sunshine!
* making it thru another tight week.
* my life in general

Ruthxxx
11-09-2012, 05:46 PM
+ cold but sunny again

+ slept much better with an extra blanket last night

+ nice afternoon playing with a friend's 8 month old puppy - worth the agony of getting up and down off the floor

+ discovered that two investments will be cashed and put into the Mill account mid-December

+ Claire and Doug are coming to help with the barn tomorrow - found a nice frozen lasagna for lunch

+ started stocking up on Christmas entertaining supplies

Beverlyjoy
11-10-2012, 07:16 AM
- yesterday was a great food day. My 'food strategy' worked well at the party.

- I got to meet baby Rilee - my neighbor's friend's new granddaughter. Life's blessings.

- Grateful that 6 year old Adam came running in our house to say that his sister was hurt. He didn't know where his dad was. I ran out of the door fast and was running to their house when I saw his daddy coming from our backyard with kindling for the fire. John then came to her aid. Yes, grateful that Adam knew what to do and - well, I haven't moved that fast in several years! ;) LOL PS - Kathryn is fine, afterall.

- I sure do love my heating pad

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

- so grateful I have my computer back!

- Mom is OK from her fall... so grateful.

Ruthxxx
11-10-2012, 03:45 PM
+ grateful for my friends. Claire, Doug and Moel worked four hours today cleaning the crud out of my barn. There is now so much room for my car and garden equipment

+ my knees feel fine after working with them all morning

+ nice lunch of lasagna from the freezer and a green salad - just right

+ Doug is driving me to Church tomorrow

+ found a trunk of my old clothes from the 1990's - fun stuff that I may be able to use

+ feeling much better about having cancelled my trip to PA - pressure is off as I was quite worried about driving seven hours on my own

+ four meals of leftover lasagna are now in the freezer stash - comfort food for busy days

+ nice chat with Cousin Lisa this afternoon after not seeing her for ages

dangerouscurvesahead
11-10-2012, 05:14 PM
* warm sunny days during cold season.
* bill of the week is paid.
* new car battery.
* fruits n veggies of the season.
* visit with my baby sister, always fun.
* dh getting to spend the whole day hunting with a buddy.

choblet
11-10-2012, 05:25 PM
I am grateful I am not alone in my journey. :)

Ruthxxx
11-10-2012, 05:59 PM
:welcome: Choblet. You will find many more things to be grateful for every day. :hug:

Beverlyjoy
11-11-2012, 07:31 AM
Choblet - WELCOME! So glad you posted.

- yesteray was a good food day. I am grateful for the willingness to plan and try. When I was craving junk food... grateful I was willing to use distraction techniques, etc.

- such a beautiful day out yesterday & one more predicted for today

- having my computer back!!!!!!!!

- YOU ALL here at 3fc

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

- Mary, my nextstore neighbor, will let us use her pack and play crib for when Mike and family are here for Thanksgiving.

- family gatherings are starting soon.

dangerouscurvesahead
11-11-2012, 11:53 AM
welcome choblet, this thread helps give perspective!
* brite sunshine
* quiet mornings
* having enough...

Beverlyjoy
11-12-2012, 07:40 AM
- another healthy day... I am so grateful. Sanity with food is such a fluctuating and irregualar thing to me. It's almost like it can change in a moment. I have to hold on to it when I can.

- dh put up the outdoor Christmas lights yesterday. It was a beautiful warm day. It's great to have it done

- willingness to try to eat slower - breakfast & dinner were over 20 minutes.

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

- a few flowers are still blooming in the garden.

dangerouscurvesahead
11-12-2012, 09:26 AM
* another warm sunny day.
* dh seems a bit calmer.
* coffee n chat w a neighbor this a.m. at kids bustop.
* modern conveniences.
* my car running good.
* my hole in the woods.
* friends near n far, new n old, online n in person.

Ruthxxx
11-12-2012, 12:04 PM
+ lovely stretch of warm weather

+ good to be back to the gym this morning - my PT has changed my routine to allow for my sore knees :)

+ Aleve and my heating pad alternating with frozen peas

+ lovely and meaningful Remembrance Day service at our cenotaph yesterday

+ a busier week ahead but not out of control - said no to several requests

+ starting to collect food for my Christmas Eve bash - a bit at a time makes it easier on the budget

Beverlyjoy
11-13-2012, 06:22 AM
- another healthful day - I am so very grateful for the willingness to try.

- I took Mom to get some xrays after her doctor appointment.

- cleaning people are coming today to do a deep cleaning - it will be looking good for Thanksgiving.

- my neighbor was so excited when I told him about the free dinners he could get being a veteran for yesterday

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

- talked to Mike yesterday - so is very excited about coming at Thanksgiving. Me too!

dangerouscurvesahead
11-13-2012, 09:15 AM
* healthy food in the house.
* its a rainy day but at least its not cold.
* kids cleaning the kitchen lasnite.
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating Class, my journals (food n emotions).

Ruthxxx
11-13-2012, 02:46 PM
+ sunshine although very cold out there

+ lovely homemade veggie soup for lunch

+ caught up on bills for the Mill

+ my friend Leigh came through his kidney removal operation - it was cancerous

+ time to do some cooking this afternoon for the stash

+ most of my Christmas entertaining cooking is now planned

Beverlyjoy
11-14-2012, 05:39 AM
- the cleaning folks came yesterday and washed/cleaned/or dusted just about every surface in the house. (a gift from my mom!!) Looks GREAT and I am grateful.

- mom is feeling some better

- GS received his 4 ft plastic snowman we sent for him to put outside - sounds like he likes it

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

- I found a huge mistake in the checkbook. (Yikes) Grateful for online banking that let me my inaccurate subtraction.

Ruthxxx
11-14-2012, 08:47 AM
+ Paul has found me a propane generator at a good price - that will be just wonderful when the power goes out

+ enjoyed an afternoon in the kitchen yesterday - made a meat sauce for pasta which I'll test tonight

+ pet therapy at noon today - always fun!

+ progress is being made on the Town Hall reno although still behind schedule

+ am on duty only two Saturday nights for the Festival of lights

+ Moel put up the wreaths and lights in the windows of the Mill - looking great!

+ Donna does not have shingles - whew!

Roo2
11-14-2012, 09:44 AM
*live in a country where we have freedom of religion
*freedom of speech
*warm shelter
*my family including our 3 dogs
*friends
*the change of seasons
*all of nature and it's splendor
*free-will
* kind people
*life experiences the good and bad
* 5 senses

Beverlyjoy
11-15-2012, 07:01 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am so, so grateful

- Mom got the results of her xrays. She didn't break anything when she fell. Her bruises wil heall in a few weeks - along with the aches and pain that go with it all. I am grateful. I am always fearful that if she falls she will 'crumble'.

- I miss Aunt Mackie - glad I have so many good memories

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

- the house is still clean and not messy... yay

- willingness to try - grateful

Ruthxxx
11-15-2012, 08:55 AM
+ everything that Roo2 said applies this side of the border too

+ my warm house - love that propane stove in the morning and evening

+ a day with no appointments - mine to use as I want

+ lovely long ivy plants just waiting to be trained into a wreath

+ already have a stash started of Christmas entertaining food

+ my new Book Club book should arrive today

+ Disney's limp seems to have disappeared so no vet trip

dangerouscurvesahead
11-15-2012, 02:49 PM
* not gaining anything (not losing either this month so far but...)
* warm clothes and shoes
* cozy bed
* my family, friends, neighbors, 3FC, YMCA

Beverlyjoy
11-16-2012, 07:04 AM
- yesterday was a healthful day... very grateful

- 3 days with no tylenol or nsaids

- talked to Mike yesterday - that makes me happy

- Alex is over his cold/cough

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

- loving the way the house 'sparkles'

Ruthxxx
11-16-2012, 07:53 AM
+ love my new book club book - Bride of New France

+ the ivy plants I brought in will make a glorious Christmas wreath and I have the right pot and frame

+ sunny but cold weather lifts my heart

+ another night of 8 hours of sleep with no potty break

+ a clear desk - for now anyhow

Calmontflor
11-16-2012, 09:21 AM
Sorry, don't mean to crash your party here (the 100 bit) but I am soooo grateful that I suddenly found this forum this morning, out of nowhere! There are no co inky dinks.

Almost finished with leadership application.

Having been given the courage to fill it out.

Sd remembered to give the dogs their Heartguard.

Florida late fall/early winter includes sun out, pleasant breeze, green trees.

Fam is continuing to help de-clutter and clean for Tgiving trip.

Already able to make coffee w/out syrupy creamer this morning, thanks to finding 3FC!

3-day weekend for me since I worked last Saturday.

Visions of a clean and rearranged bedroom!

:carrot:

Beverlyjoy
11-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Camontflor - WELCOME!!

So glad you posted. Please feel free to post often. It feels so good.

dangerouscurvesahead
11-16-2012, 10:01 AM
camontflor~ i agree, everything happens for a reason! I found this site in july by "accident" n its been my sanity saver ever since!
* warm clothes
* plenty of food
* coffee
* 3FC, YMCA, Healthy Eating Class
* family, friends, my dogs

Ruthxxx
11-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Welcome, Camontflor, and thanks for the heartworm reminder!

Calmontflor
11-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Thanks for the welcomes, everyone. Makes me feel at home.

Additional gratitude just now - dogs persuaded me to go for a walk :joker:

Beverlyjoy
11-17-2012, 06:52 AM
- yesterday was mostly a healthy day (aside from an extra snack in the evening) - I am always grateful for any sanity I have with food.

- going to see our cousin's new home and have a good visit today.

- Mom is feeling some better. She is all bruised from the fall - but, I am so thankful nothing broke.

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

- soon I'll see my family

Ruthxxx
11-17-2012, 07:55 AM
+ another lovely solid sleep

+ did more barn organizing yesterday

+ found outdoor lights which I feared had been pitched during the Big Purge

+ found my Split Seconds cookie recipe from 1960

+ made myself eat fish - and I still don't like it so am just not trying it again

+ my new WARM work gloves

+ my dogs who are so sweet and affectionate - they warm my heart

Calmontflor
11-17-2012, 06:15 PM
So grateful for:

Y'all!

The willingness to walk today, and I did so - miracle for this heavyblob!

The willingess to shop differently - fruit and vegies from the little produce market, lean meats from the butcher, a thing sometimes hard to find in the US.

The amazing insight/remembering that I can get gas without eating convenience store junk food!

Someone here mentioning Bragg's liquid aminos, an oldie but goodie I'd forgotten about, and then actually finding it!

Beautiful sunny-breezy day and nice public at my work event.

Good mood, so far, while temporarily off of meds.

Finding out a used bike is affordable.

Years of a spiritual life to support me in surprising changes.

My beautiful, unusual family and the best dogs and kitties ever.

Beverlyjoy
11-18-2012, 05:23 AM
- healthy day yesterday. Grateful for the willingness to NOT eat cookies, chips, and pimento cheese at my cousin's house. Grateful for willingness to try.

- I am thrilled for my cousin's and their new home.

- grateful for how the country is coming together to help the folks effected by Superstorm Sandy.

- good veggies

- Alex and Maya went to breakfast with Santa. I remember taking Mike.

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

- plentiful clean water

Roo2
11-18-2012, 06:15 AM
Warm weather weekend in Illinois in November!
Faith
Family
Friends
My IPad
Directv
Kind People
Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Ruthxxx
11-18-2012, 07:25 AM
- very happy that my first night of being a "presence" in the Old Town Hall went well with no emergencies

- Moel is bringing me his trailer to help with leaf raking

+ the Church dilemma will be resolved today - so glad to get that done, no matter what the result

+ puppy-like behaviour in my older dog Disney

+ sunshine - the sunniest November ever

Calmontflor
11-18-2012, 10:59 PM
Not getting too stressed about a day with many unforeseen changes

Able to throw out some dicey foods while cleaning the fridge door shelves

My crushee being fairly unappealing this evening

A great partner and daughter

Non-toxic cleaners

A friend confiding in me that she thinks she has a problem and might need some help

Getting gas for the mower and getting a leeetle bit of mowing done

The kitten that I am not trying very hard to find a home for

:wave:

Beverlyjoy
11-19-2012, 07:29 AM
- a good food day yesterday - I am so grateful for the willingness to try

- beautiful weather this weekend. Folks were outside getting Christmas lights set out, visiting and the children were playing and giggling. Grateful for our neighborhood.

- soon, my family will be here

- DH - he didn't buy the ice cream for the pies yet. He said it would be too tempting for me. That we could wait until Wednesday. WOW - that's thoughtful.

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

- our fireplace. It will be fun to use soon.

- DH tidied up the garage. Now he can fit his car in.. for the cold mornings.

- a GREAT night's sleep - finally

Beverlyjoy
11-20-2012, 07:07 AM
- willingness to try and eat healthfully - I am grateful

- weather forcast is clear and mild for my family drivng here to visit for Thanksgiving weekend.

- DH has some degenerative spine concerns with the some of the bones in his neck/spine area. They are thinking that the therapy should release some of the compression and stop the numbness and tingling. I am hoping too. Grateful that he doesn't need surgery.

- sure do love my heating pad.

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

- today I see the dietician again. I am grateful that she gave me some very helpful ideas.

Ruthxxx
11-20-2012, 06:13 PM
+ sad that our Church will close in January but very grateful for the good friends I have made

+ another sunny November day

+ the "lad" at the hardware store cut my wreath stand for me - no charge

+ was able to get all the ivy twined around the wreath frame - will look great by Christmas

+ looking forward to wreath making class tomorrow although I've just made a wreath

+ bought some lovely rose-scented hand cream for gifts - and for me!

+ slowly resolving the anomalies in the schoolwork Fair prizes

+ meeting tonight was cancelled!

+ Town Hall construction is back on track - porch partly done today

+ remembered to get float ready for Saturday night - no last minute rush this week

Beverlyjoy
11-21-2012, 07:25 AM
- healthy day until bedtime. Am grateful for anytime I can get some food sanity.

- today my family starts coming to town. Mike and famiy will be here about 10pm. The rest will get here early afternoon on Thanksgiving. YAY

- Shirley finally has got some answers about her health problems. It's actually my biggest gratitude for today.

- saw the dietician - have a plan in place for several days of food, food, food. I will do the best I can. I have an approach and plan. Hoping for the best.

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

- wonderful children in the neighborhood - they are my joys.

- I like that Keurig coffee pot DH got from Rachel for his 60th.

- dishwasher

Ruthxxx
11-21-2012, 07:46 AM
+ looking forward to gym today - had a talk with one of my passengers about her constant complaining and want to see if it worked

+ sorted more schoolwork last night and am slowly getting rid of the problems

+ wreath-making workshop this afternoon

+ made a glorious wreath yesterday with my overgrown ivy plant

+ Rachael is going to take my 70s and 80s clothes for the theatre group wardrobe

+ got the fridge all cleared and cleaned up for the Christmas stocking up

+ binged on pretzels last night but have forgiven myself

Calmontflor
11-21-2012, 09:25 AM
how lovely to have a day with no chores, appointments or timeline!

excited about 5 days in the woods!

may get to play Hand and Foot with the in-laws

new feelings about Thanksgiving foods

the 4-leggeds are in good hands while we are gone

house is much cleaner than it was

fam is all in a good mood going on trip together

everyone has agreed to go the long way so we can drive through state and national forests i haven't seen

get to go to new meetings in new places

dangerouscurvesahead
11-21-2012, 03:01 PM
* beautiful brite sunny 60℉day!
* having today "off" so spit shine n polish my house- looong over due!
* fresh ground deer in the freezer thanx to dh!
* not having any errands, road running next few days!!!

ubergirl
11-21-2012, 06:35 PM
My brand new office is almost finished and it is BEAUTIFUL!

My husband is building a new IKEA bed and my son, who is coming home from college is going to sleep in it!

Family together for the holiday.

Am able to keep my head focused on staying on plan.

Beverlyjoy
11-22-2012, 06:10 AM
- Mike/Meg/Alex & Maya are here sleeping in the other room. So happy they are here. Baby Maya was scooching around the livingroom when she got here.

- Today is Thanksgivng here in America - I am thankful that we have a 'thankful' time every single day.

- good weather

- cooked turkey yesterday... it's an experiement in a way. Want to see if it makes that last hour before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner less choatic.

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

- my comfy lazyboy chair

Ruthxxx
11-22-2012, 08:19 AM
Giving thanks for all my American friends I've met on this site and wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Calmontflor
11-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Being on mini-vacation away from home at FIL's

Walking all the way to the gate and back (1.8 miles)

Making eggs and onions and frozen veggies instead of eggs, bacon, and pancakes that others were having

Eating probably half of what I usually would at thanksgiving

Bringing, cleaning, chopping, bagging and freezing 20 quarts of collard greens instead of pies this year

Sticking to my balance of restrictions and allowances by having some pie

Planning to get sp an early birthday present

Woods full of dyeing material for Tuesday dyeing party

MrsTryingAgain
11-22-2012, 06:03 PM
What I'm grateful for:
1. My hubby's health seems to be improving. He now has 7 medications to take. :yikes: I don't know if I mentioned but he not only has diabetes/HBP but he also has a heart arrythmia.
*We made a pact last night to do all we can to get him off of as many meds as we can by June.*

2. Still having my mom. She's awesome & I'm so glad that she is still with us. We had a couple of close calls in the last couple of years.

3. Freedom in America. Sure, I detest politics, but you gotta take the bad with the good.

4. Beautiful places to walk for my exercise. Have an awesome park in the town where I live. Have a great "wilderness area" near my home. I can see fall colors & see some wildlife. Makes walks even more great.

Have happy & healthy Thanksgiving!!! :turkey:

ubergirl
11-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Having all of my beautiful children under the same roof.

A bounteous meal.

The delicious shrimp that my mom brought to the meal.

My favorite stuffing turned out perfectly.

Beverlyjoy
11-23-2012, 07:49 AM
- so many blessings in my home at one time. So happy to have my family here - I am grateful

- we cooked the turkey and made the gravy on Wednesday. It so LESS HECTIC than having that hour before serving Thanksgiving dinner chaos. Grateful.

- another two full days with my family here

- finally fell alseep at 2am. Better some sleep than none

- beautiful weather yesterday

- friends, family, you all, fb,interent, cell, music

- dishwasher - what a nice luxury with a house full of guests

Jojo381972
11-24-2012, 07:32 AM
I agree with the Beverlyjoy quote, Ruth. :)
Nice to see this thread on this lovely fall day!

Today I'm grateful for:

-Fresh, crisp, cool air
-Cell phones where I can keep contact with my family so far away
-My body which is getting stronger day by day
-healthy food
-restful day off

dangerouscurvesahead
11-24-2012, 11:57 AM
* long time friends
* my clothes line- luv crisp clothes, help w/elec bill
* relaxing turkey day w/family n friends
* the gym being open the day after turkey day

Beverlyjoy
11-25-2012, 06:41 AM
- spending time with family
- having the neighbors over for the football game - the kids had fun
- good driving weather
- smiley Maya, silly Alex
- family, friends, YOU ALL, fb, internet,cell, music
- dishwasher

Ruthxxx
11-25-2012, 08:39 AM
+ the first skiff of snow still excites me

+ pleasant time at the first open house of the season yesterday

+ my freezer stash of quickie meals is growing

+ found my warm scarves and hats

+ my warm house and my loyal and loving dogs

Beverlyjoy
11-26-2012, 08:34 AM
- my headcold isn't a zinger... am grateful for that

- good to be back into my routine

- fond memories of last weekend

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

- comfy bed

Ruthxxx
11-26-2012, 08:41 AM
I have no water in my house right now but I am grateful that

+ I still have electricity

+ the plumber will be back today

+ it may be a simple fix (if digging up the well is simple)

+ my friends will bring me jugs of water and have offered their bathrooms for showering

+ if I need a new well dug, I can afford it

+ Ive already pre-paid my Cuba trip!

dangerouscurvesahead
11-26-2012, 09:11 AM
* Redskins beat Dallas!
* everything went well last week
* being back on schedule as of today
* bills r paid for the week
* having whats needed

Jojo381972
11-27-2012, 09:19 AM
+ Ive already pre-paid my Cuba trip!
Nice! :D


Today I'm thankful for:
-3FC, you ladies rock! :hug:
-ondol heating (floor heating)
-computers and internet
-family and friends

Beverlyjoy
11-27-2012, 09:43 AM
- my helpful caring friends - so very grateful for their encouraging and wise thoughts

- feeling some better from my headcold

- it's so easy to do Christmas shopping online

- contacted my cousin about storytelling

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

- I found a pen in the car... saved me an extra trip

Ruthxxx
11-27-2012, 11:31 AM
+ I have hot water since yesterday afternoon and it was just a new pump, not a well excavation

+ was able to take old blankets and towels to the vet for the rescued dogs

+ nice chat with Donna who is pleased at losing 42 pounds since I persuaded her to join the gym

+ the Mill Board finally faced financial reality yesterday - I am cashing some investments

+ a lovely long soak in the tub this morning with The New Yorker

+ got an appointment for snow tire installation a week from today - I've left it late

+ Christmas shopping list is slowly coming together

+ found 24 brand new long-stemmed champagne glasses I'd forgotten I had - great for The Eve

Beverlyjoy
11-28-2012, 06:37 AM
- a mostly better food day yesterday - grateful

- took Mom on lots of errands yesterday. She is feeling better from her fall and her touch of flu and her reaction to antibiotics. Poor lady. She still tries to not complain - bless her heart.

- going to see Ruth today

- my neighbor, John, got the trash out for me last night

- saw Mimi.. she's feeling better from her flu

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

- having people who care about me

Beverlyjoy
11-29-2012, 04:56 AM
- yesterday was a solid healthy day - am grateful

- productive time with Ruth yesterday

- got healthy groceries

- boiling water on the stove is helping with my runny nose

- Alex got his first kindergarden report card yesterday. It said that when it comes to recognizing and producing rhyming words, he is "exceeding expectations". My dad would be SO PROUD as well as we all are. This is four generations of rhymers!!

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

- there are so many beautiful shades of blue - my favorite color

Ruthxxx
11-29-2012, 08:57 AM
Gosh, Beverly, I don't remember you being here yesterday. I must look around and see what we did! :rofl:

Today I am grateful for

+ Clare who wrote me a lovely note about how much she appreciates my help with the Food Bank

+ Donna who always makes me laugh when Doreen's crabbiness gets me down

+ nice long chat with my daughter mid-afternoon yesterday

+ dogs were delightful at Pet Therapy again

+ finally got that bean salad made - handy for over the very busy weekend

+ a wonderful relaxing pedicure scheduled for this morning at ten

dangerouscurvesahead
11-29-2012, 09:12 AM
* that its not snowing... Yet
* read a wonderful book " Body Clutter"
* meeting encouraging new people
* the courage to change my life for the better

Beverlyjoy
11-30-2012, 06:19 AM
- yesterday was healthy... so very grateful for that

- Shirley will have her surgery and start to feel better

- ice and heat - my body's good helper/healer

- getting a lot of Christmas shopping done online. Am able to find some of the gifts I want made in the made in USA....which was one of my goals.

- brought up from the rec. room the Delft lamp Murray got me years ago. It looks so pretty on the little table.

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

- got out my Grandma's china tea pot for tea today. I haven't used it 25 years. Grateful to have such a pretty thing for which to remember her.

dangerouscurvesahead
11-30-2012, 10:50 AM
* brite sunshine on an icy morning
* girl time w a neighbor this morning- it was so nice n eye opening for me in many ways
* at 45 yrs old i seem to be "growing up" in my thinking anyway.
* 3FC, YMCA, my diary and journal.
* my kids the 2 and 4 legged ones.

Ruthxxx
11-30-2012, 11:28 AM
+ Donna who keeps me going to the gym whether I feel like it or not

+ got the rest of the schoolwork and prizes delivered - finally!

+ did some Christmas shopping - all local this year

+ Book Club here tonight

+ Liz picked up the books for this month - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

+ the coldest night yet but house was nice and warm at 6 a.m.

+ milder temps on Sunday - I may get the outside lights up!

+ Doreen has not been going to the gym - I am grateful because her constant moaning and griping gets me down

+ sunshine and sparkling snow