|Photo: Mountains show a dusting of snow under an overcast sky|
1. I'm thankful for the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop (started by Lizzi), and for all the hosts, co-hosts, and participants through the years.
2. I'm thankful for (technically still) summer snow on the mountains behind our home. Today is a blustery, rainy day, and snow is falling at the higher elevations. Having grown up in rainy Oregon, there is just something homey about gloomy, cloudy days.
3. I'm thankful that yesterday was nice and sunny, and I spent time painting the back steps. I had started scraping old paint off months ago, but had procrastinated the fun part of the project. It's so nice to know that the wood is protected from the elements again.
|Photo: John snapped this photo of Drexel lying inside the house near the glass door. Outside, I am painting the steps.|
4. I'm thankful for good news. I was notified this week that I have been selected as a RootsTech ambassador. RootsTech is the world's largest genealogical conference, and it will be held in Salt Lake City in February 2020. As an ambassador, I will receive a pass to attend, in exchange for blogging about RootsTech. Please look for future posts, because another perk of being an ambassador is that I will get to do a giveaway with a great prize for one lucky reader. (And believe me, it is a fabulous prize!)
|Caption: White text on a black/grey background reads, "AMBASSADOR rootstech February 26-29, 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah Register at RootsTech.org"|
6. I'm thankful for my parents, who will celebrate their 56th anniversary soon. I couldn't have asked for better parents.
|Photo: My dad, me, and my mom stand smiling in my grandparents' back yard as I was headed to my first year of college. Apparently I inherited my "stand for the picture" stance from my mom. (We both have our hands behind our backs.)|
7. I'm thankful for modern medicine. I got a flu shot this week. Even though last's year's vaccine didn't prevent me from getting the crud, in all the other years I have received the flu shot, I have been well, so I'm hopeful I will be healthy this winter.
8. I'm thankful for the ease of necessary tasks. We needed to renew our cars' registrations this month, and all I had to do was take the cars for a quick emission's test. At the shop, I was given the sticker and registration paper.
9. I'm thankful for a sweet gift from John's dad. My father-in-law offered to make a house for our vacuum. Isn't it nice?
|Photo: A robotic vacuum sits inside a wooden "house."|
Won't you join me in celebrating World Gratitude Day? The TToT welcomes all to participate!
Linking up this week:
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time