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Ten Things of Thankful: Sunny Days

  Desert shrubs in the foreground, mountains in the background, with blue skies and fluffy clouds overhead It rained earlier this week, which didn't cause any problems where we live, but prompted TV stations to launch "Storm Watches," with one reporter announcing, "We saw some people with umbrellas, and drivers used their windshield wipers." So that's what those things are for!  However, the rain has stopped and the sun has come out, and it's a perfect time to join the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop!  1. I'm thankful for lovely views. That photo at the top of this post? That's the view I have every time I drive home from town. I had to stop and take a photo so I could share it with you. I love seeing mountains and even some greenery.  2. I'm thankful for youngest granddaughter, and getting a glimpse into her world. The other day, I gave Baby-baby some blueberries. She looked at them then asked me if I could "take the eye out." I wi

Ten Things of Thankful: Trying to Figure It All Out

  Stock photo from picmonkey shows five adults in business attire, each holding a paper in front of their face. Each paper has a large question mark on it. Question #1: How long will a lingering cough last?  Answer: I don't know, but with the exception of the stupid lingering coughs, John and I are back to normal. He worked full days all week, and I had motivation to start exercising again.  1. I'm thankful we've "now returned to regularly scheduled programming."  Question #2: What is a grandma, anyway? Answer: A "Mommy-Mom."  Youngest granddaughter will ask, "You're my grandma?" and I'll answer, "Yes, I'm your grandma." Then youngest granddaughter will hear my daughter call me Mom, and she will ask, "You're my mom?" and I'll say, "I'm your mommy's mom." Then she'll ask, "You're my mommy-mom?" and I'll say yes. Then she'll say, "I'm your baby-baby!"

Ten Things of Thankful: Kind of a Slow Week

  Yellow lab Drexel looks up at the camera with brown expressive eyes It's been a slow week and inertia is strong. I'm going to skip a long intro and just jump right into my list: 1. I'm thankful that John and I are both testing negative for covid now, and we are looking forward to the day the lingering cough is gone.  2. I'm thankful for Teladoc. 3. I'm thankful I could take youngest granddaughter to library storytime.  4. I'm thankful for Drexel. Guide Dogs for the Blind posted earlier this week on Facebook that it was National Labrador Retriever Day, so definitely Drexel deserves a shout-out. He's a great dog--so patient and calm.  5. I'm thankful for friends. Several have reached out to ask how we are doing.  6. I'm thankful for kind landlords. Ours brought over fresh homemade sourdough bread this week--yum! 7. I'm thankful for good neighbors. It still kind of cracks me up that we live next door to a film set and get texts like the following:

Ten Things of Thankful: It's Not 2020, But Covid's Still Around

  Stock photo from Shutterfly of an exploding firework on a dark background, with the added text that says, "Happy New Year! May you find much to be thankful for this year!" Happy New Year! I've been gone from the blog for a couple of weeks, and I enjoyed spending time over the Christmas holiday with several of my children and my grandchildren. Thankful #1 Unfortunately, I rang in the New Year with Covid as a companion, and John (not wanting me to use up all the Kleenex?) soon joined my hacking chorus. However, even in sickness there are things to be thankful for, so here are some of mine: Thankful #2: Even though my first reaction to contracting covid--again!--is anger (I am vaccinated and have all my boosters), instead of thinking, "Why me?", I really should be thinking, "Why not me?" I'm thankful my underlying health is good and other than the inconvenience of being sick and isolating, there isn't too much impact to me having Covid. I have f