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Beverlyjoy 09-01-2011 10:27 AM

An Attitude of Gratitude - Month of September
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 :)

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- tomorrow is college football - my favorite tv sport

- my friend has enough money to buy a house

- I think (hope) groundhog(s) are gone

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

- wonderful lunch with friends yesterday... and I saw the OscarMeyer Weinermobile when we walked out the door. Cool!

Beverlyjoy 09-02-2011 07:43 AM

- I had a healthy day yesterday... always grateful for that.

- Mom's cousins (her age, they are my cousins too!) are coming to town next weekend. She is so, so excited.

- busy weekend ahead - Saturday BBQ here with SIL, cousins, mom, & Aunt Mackie
Monday - neighborhood party for two families moving

- roasted veggies yesterday and made some spinach soup

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

- ceiling fan

Ruthxxx 09-02-2011 08:01 AM

Not Gremlins - a SuperMod. And then I forgot to post.

Today I am grateful for:
+ another glorious summer day
+ a relaxed week with good night sleeps
+ several niggles got done with very little effort
+ a great evening at "The Help" with three friends
+ no meetings all week!
+ printed the Church bulletin with no printer problems
+ four more days without commitments before the rush begins
+ time to read my book on the porch
+ the tomato avalanche is abating
+ I think I have blocked Jazz's escape routes under the dog fence :crossed:

Beverlyjoy 09-03-2011 05:31 AM

- a healthy day yesterday... very grateful for that

- DH had a good week at his sales meeting

- wonderful neighbors

- college football begins

- Krista and Ray are home safe and sound

- DS sounds good.

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

- new dryer

Ruthxxx 09-03-2011 07:31 AM

+ brilliant fall zinnias and dahlias in my new avatar
+ figured out how to fix the Dyson - gotta love online manuals
+ had coffee with Buff yesterday - charming man
+ finally cleaned out my car trunk
+ tomato preserving is done!
+ a three day weekend with no commitments except Church :carrot: :broc: :dance:

Beverlyjoy 09-04-2011 09:43 AM

Ruth... pretty avatar!

- we had a wonderful time last yesteday - SIL came down. Later our cousins and Aunt Mackie came over for dinner. Aunt Mackie didn't feel so good.... but, she came over because SIL was here. It pushed herself to do it. However, my mom didn't feel good enough to come over. (phooey)

- I ate unplanned ice cream last night - but, that doesn't mean I should over eat for the next week.... I am grateful.

- some rain here is good. It should stop, however, be Monday's cookout with the neighbors

- I know that people really care about me - what a blessing to feel that

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

- lightweight portable folding chairs

Beverlyjoy 09-06-2011 04:48 AM

- I stayed with my plan yesterday - even with the cookout here. DH brought home 36 chocolate candy bars for the s'mores. I freeked out. But, I gave the extra ones to the children to take home. I have four for my mom and they will be glad. Grateful to be willing to NOT eat all the candy bars. I did have a s'more - it about 150 calories. I ate it slowly and enjoyed every bite.

- fun cookout with neighbors. The kids are so darn cute.

- I am glad Mom lives so close now. I'll go over today and bring her all the 'doggie' bags of food from this weekend.

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

- outside fireplace

desertmouse2010 09-06-2011 06:26 AM

- made progress painting my room
- the roses are blooming
- 1 size smaller

Ruthxxx 09-06-2011 07:09 AM

+ three humid and rainy days made me slow down
+ delicious canteloupe for breakfast today
+ spent way too much time on accounting this weekend but did learn new things. Next year's report will be better.
+ took the two departing summer students out for lunch yesterday
+ cleared a lot of niggles yesterday
+ nice visits with Karen, Joan and Shirlkeyanne - two IRL and one on the phone
+ pet therapy visits resume today - Jazz will love it
+ I'm aching this morning so am grateful for Advil!

Beverlyjoy 09-07-2011 07:35 AM

- yesterday was a healthy day - so grateful for the willingness to do so.

- good visit with Mom yesterday

- meditation

- Sweet Autumn Clematis blooming - so pretty so fragrant.

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

- hot water from the tap - boy I am glad I am not a pioneer.

Ruthxxx 09-07-2011 07:51 AM

+ my Autumn Clematis is blooming too, Beverlyjoy!
+ it was nice to get back into my normal routine yesterday
+ aches and pains are nearly gone
+ remembered to make the cake for dessert at the Garden Club tonight
+ did more cooking - three meals of sausage & peppers in my freezer
+ Jazz was a delight at pet therapy at the nursing home
+ booked a New Brunswick vacation for October 9th

Beverlyjoy 09-08-2011 06:15 AM

- yesterday was a healthy day... I am always grateful for that ... along with the willingness to try

- music in the morning

- my journal

- my sister is back home in California

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

- ice and heat for my various pieces and parts

Ruthxxx 09-08-2011 07:31 AM

+ my hearing aids are making a big difference - I clearly heard the speaker at garden club last night
+ feeling good about having so many ready to heat meals in the freezer
+ found a solution to the escaping dog problem
+ Donna comes to clean today
+ the summer folk are mostly gone and the Village is quieter
+ my garden continues to produce - the eggplant is nearly ready
+ once again, the rum cake was a huge hit at the garden club meeting

Ruthxxx 09-09-2011 06:47 AM

+ did not wake up with leg pain this morning - it must be healing
+ financial report for the quilt group meeting came together quickly
+ Donna came and cleaned
+ wee Lulu played with my dogs while D. was here - delightful to watch
+ got started on barn clean-up
+ forgave myself for 230 calories of Smarties!
+ time for a soak in the tub this morning

Beverlyjoy 09-09-2011 07:22 AM

- a healthy day yesterday... always grateful for that and the willingness to keep trying

- Cousins from Georgia coming today for the football game. They are my mom's age. They will visit her tonight. She's excited.

- yesterday, when Mom was at her doctor appointment, I took that time waiting to work on me... did alot of journalling and reading of my Beck book.

- football season.. love it - especially college

- fall is in the air

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

- my 'grabber'... it's so helpful for picking this up off the floor and getting things high up.

Ruthxxx 09-10-2011 07:27 AM

+ a productive half day with the quilting biddies
+ the dogs are learning not to bark when we are on the front porch
+ tomatoes, Savoy cabbages and eggplant in my garden
+ planning a cooking marathon with my three working mums
+ got a good deal on wood to strengthen my dog fence
+ a sunny and temperate day is coming up

Beverlyjoy 09-10-2011 07:32 AM

- grateful for a healthy day yesterday, the willingness to keep trying and the meditations I am willing to keep doing/listening to.

- Mom had a good visit with her cousins

- flowers still blooming in the gardens

- fall means football

- cute pictures of GS

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

- windows open yesterday

Beverlyjoy 09-11-2011 06:58 AM

- another day to try and get it right

- grateful for all the 9/11 stories - even though they make me cry

- so nice to have all the windows open during the day

- crockpot

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

- real books with pages to turn

Beverlyjoy 09-12-2011 07:00 AM

- a healthy day yesterday... always grateful for that

- there were so many touching remembrance ceremonies for 9/11 yesterday. Sobbing was in order.

- I got out of going somewhere I didn't want to go

- the gold finches are eating the seeds from so many plants

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

- my wristwatch with the big face

Ruthxxx 09-12-2011 09:28 AM

+ a good solid night of sleep right through to 6:30
+ was able to help out Joanne's mother yesterday by lending her some quilting tools to use during her visit
+ with a little muscle help from Greg my young neighbour, I got the pressure washer to work
+ Church yesterday was sad but lovely - 9/11 memorial and summer folks' departure
+ good visit with Melinda and gave her some $$$ towards the painting at the Fair Grounds
+ a fairly unscheduled week ahead leading into a busy weekend

2sw33t 09-12-2011 10:37 AM

I've been feeling kind of miserable lately, with house issues, spraining my ankle, getting a head cold, and then a stomach bug, so I think I should start doing this too.

Some basics...
- not so sick I can't go to work
- I have a job to go to
- a roof over my head
- food to eat
- wonderful family
- being sick is helping me lose weight :lol:

Beverlyjoy 09-12-2011 12:59 PM

2sw33t - so glad you posted. :)

Gratitudes always help put everything in perspective.

Beverlyjoy 09-13-2011 04:25 AM

- grateful for a healthy day yesterday and the willingness to keep trying

- figuring out how to play cd on the computer (amazing that I didn't know before)

- keeping track of sodium (and other things) via sparkpeople food tracker has been helpful

- options

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

- coffee bean grinder

Ruthxxx 09-13-2011 07:24 AM

+ grateful for Beverly's reminder about playing CDs on my PC - I'd forgotten!

+ got the front porch nearly ready for the painter

+ my Dyson - worth every penny

+ my darling dogs who rely on me for comfort during t-storms

+ discovering some kinds of fish that I like

+ peaches which are perfect right now

+ finding another cleaning job for Donna who is strapped for cash right now

2sw33t 09-13-2011 07:57 AM

- feeling mostly better
- got some of the living room cleaned up
- little ones DIDN'T wake up went I got up to go to work (no crying! Yay!)
- coffee, a reason to get up in the morning ;)
- farmer's market tonight
- I've still got a job, a roof, food, and family

desertmouse2010 09-13-2011 10:34 AM

Thankful that
-my dog loves me
-I've lost another 2.5 pounds
-one of my best friends lives close to me again

Beverlyjoy 09-14-2011 06:11 AM

Hi dessertmouse - wonderful weight loss!

- a healthy day yesterday.. always grateful for that.

- Neighbor came and helped me with a stuck window

- knowing what to do, sometimes, when I need to do it

- drinking alot water and it feels good to be well hydrated

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

- dishwasher - it's such a wonderful luxury

- scale went down a pound since last Wednesday. yay - got to change my next mini goal 214. I am grateful to be in the two -teens!

Ruthxxx 09-14-2011 07:30 AM

+ huge orange pumpkins at the Farm make me smile

+ Suzie at the Farm gave me two big baskets of yellow tomatoes since I did her a favour

+ a day ahead with no "musts"

+ got the Church urns planted with fall mums yesterday and they look wonderful

+ I seem to have conquered the low FBGL problem with meds adjustment

+ my "antique" 30-cup coffee maker works just fine - new ones are about $60!

+ a crisp fall day ahead although the leaves have not yet turned

+ more chicks joining in on this thread :welcome:

2sw33t 09-14-2011 09:36 AM

Congrats on the loss, Beverly!

- once again, got out the door w/o the LOs waking up
- healthy again!
- curiosity
- getting (some) work done
- looks like it's going to be a beautiful day
- as always, a job, a roof, food, and family

desertmouse2010 09-14-2011 12:16 PM

Beverlyjoy, thanks I needed the kudos and right back at ya. Thanks for this thread too. It helps make my day happier noticing all of the good things in my life.

Ruthxxx, thanks for the welcome.


So Grateful for
+ the motivation I get from reading everyone's posts
+ my brother finally getting out of the hospital
+ the rain we just got which left everything clean and cool
+ ripe tasty fruit that satisfies my sweet tooth

Beverlyjoy 09-15-2011 07:22 AM

- my food plan took a few twists and turns - however, I was willing to still write down everything I ate and I was just at the high number of calories. Still, I was around 2000 mg salt. (That's OK) So, it was a successful food day. I am grateful. Grateful to be willing to use ideas I am learning to stop me from going crazy with food.

- DH is on his golf outing with his friends. He deserves it. I know he will have a great time.

- using the Britta sure makes the tap water taste good

- good talk with Ruth near campus (not our Ruth here- although that would be fun)

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

- meditations

2sw33t 09-15-2011 07:40 AM

-our prayer group at work
-adorable little ones
-DH's grandfather (his 72nd birthday is today)
-Kindle on my phone
-all the necessities and people to share them with

desertmouse2010 09-15-2011 01:03 PM

+ the a/c is working
+ my appetite has shrunk to a more normal size
+ it's a cool cloudy day

Beverlyjoy 09-16-2011 07:00 AM

- a healthy day yesterday - I am always grateful for that & never take it for granted when I have the willingness to work my program

- took Mom her things from the store. I am grateful that she is willing to use her walker

- TGIFootball Friday - love college and pro football

- caller ID

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

- the slate top round table that was in DH's famiy - it is so pretty. I enjoy looking at it every day.

Ruthxxx 09-16-2011 07:08 AM

+ my vegetable garden which is producing despite my neglect

+ eggplants - I love the look and feel of these beauties

+ a bad eating day yesterday but renewed determination today

+ printed the Church bulletin with no printing problems - a first!

+ snuggly dogs on a cold morning

+ good response for poetry reading tonight

+ Donna comes to clean today

2sw33t 09-16-2011 08:32 AM

-healthy check-up for DS
-made it thru a busy yesterday
-it's Friday!
-Fall is starting (woodsmoke, apple cider, changing leaves, pumpkin pie)
-my job, my house, my family, and food

Beverlyjoy 09-17-2011 04:56 AM

- another day to try and get it right

- warm blanket on a chilly night

- kids coming to visit in two weeks

- talked on the phone to my sister for about 45 minutes

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

- postal service

Ruthxxx 09-17-2011 08:12 AM

+ the poetry reading last night was a great success

+ the hot apple cider on a cold night was an even greater success

+ I do not have to sell quilt raffle tickets at the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair event today

+ ditched another pair of way too big pants last night - time to shop!

+ used the propane stove in the back room for a bit last night - very cosy

+ sniffles this morning are probably allergies - I'm grateful for Benadryl

+ crisp fall scents are in the air

desertmouse2010 09-17-2011 01:33 PM

- technology
- family
- friends
- car that gets me from A to B

Ruthxxx 09-18-2011 07:30 AM

+ yesterday's malaise seems to have left in the night! :carrot:

+ Barb's fish fry Birthday Dinner was enjoyable - I'm glad I went despite feeling cruddy

+ lots of visitors int he Village yesterday for Open Doors

+ time to read during yesterday's hectic schedule

+ remaining eggplants were not damaged by the frost - a close call!

+ a relatively quiet day ahead with a very hectic week on the horizon

+ dinner with the "girlfriends and kids" tonight - always fun!

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