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Ten Things of Thankful: Christmas in February

Photo: The view from my front porch. Snow covers the street and yard.
The groundhog predicted an early spring; Mother Nature proved she doesn't take orders from a rodent. Snow fell and fell and fell, and it felt more like Christmas than February (thankful #1--the snow was beautiful, I didn't have to go anywhere, and I just enjoyed the quiet day). It also felt like Christmas because some of my children came (thankful #2), and we finally exchanged presents with youngest son and his girlfriend, who couldn't come in December (thankful #3--no more wrapped presents taking up space in my bedroom!) 


Photo: A photo of some of my family (including Drexel)
We laughed a lot and played games (thankful #4). Our house was filled with friends of the kids, and thus even more laughter and games (thankful #5).

Drexel (thankful #6) mysteriously managed to add a blue streak in his fur.

Photo: Drexel, normally just a typical yellow lab, shows off his blue streak on his right ear

We ate cupcakes in celebration of oldest son's birthday (thankful #7), even though he couldn't join us, so we called him and left a rendition of "Happy Birthday" in his voicemail box. 

We remembered to take a photo (thankful #8), and it only took two takes (thankful #9) to get the picture shown at the top of this post.

Thanks to John (thankful #10) for his ingenuity in rigging up the camera and being a great photographer! 



(The video shows John standing a garden rake upside down through the back of a dining room chair, and placing his cell phone in the tines of the rake, as an improvised selfie stick.)

What are you thankful for this week? 

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MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Multitude of Musings
Carin's Gratitude
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine


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    1. The kids were only here for the weekend, but it certainly was fun-filled!

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  2. Enjoyed your TToT, it had that 'old school' style, more narrative than linear... fun.
    Though no fan of snow, I concur that a snowy day can be enjoyable when you don't need to leave the house. And given the mercurial character of the weather these days, it may all melt before week's end.
    Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks. Some weeks seem to lend themselves to lists; others do better with narrative.
      You're right; most of the snow has melted--just in time for the predicted Sunday storm! :-)

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  3. I love that video and hearing the laughter. It sounds like you had a fun weekend.
    As to the strange blue marking on Drexel's ear, could it be possible he rubbed up against a copper pipe somewhere, one that possibly had some corrosion?

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    1. We did have fun.
      I don't think the blue is from a pipe. The source remains a mystery.

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  4. It looks like a good time was had by all!

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