Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Family

I am so thankful for my family and I'm thankful for the wonderful time we had together at Christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Decorations

One of my favorite things about Christmas is decorating. I love the lights in particular. During this dark time of year, Christmas is definitely a bright spot of the winter. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Princess Bride

The movie The Princess Bride was on tv last night. It is my favorite movie of all time. I can't believe I don't own it. Anyway, I'm just thankful for the people who made this movie.

“"Inconceivable." You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"

“Don't rush me sonny. You rush a miracle man , you get rotten miracles.”

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Warm Cup of Cocoa

It is absolutely freezing out today. It's one of those days that just chills you to the bone... and I'm so thankful for the chance to curl up with a hot cup of cocoa and a good book.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Smell of Fresh Laundry

Today, I'm thankful for my washer and dryer and how easily it is to get my clothes clean and fresh-smelling. For so many thousands of years and in so many places still around the world, laundry is such a chore - bringing it down to the river or carrying water for miles back to your home in order to do it there. And still, the clothes don't always get fully clean or they can be stiff when they dry. I have been, at times, travelling or in third world countries where I've had to do my laundry like this, and I never want to take these things for granted.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Being inside a warm house on this cold, rainy day

Today, I'm thankful for roof over my head and a fresh delivery of oil for my furnace to keep me warm.

window (after the rain)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stepping on Crunchy Autumn Leaves

Today I'm thankful for sound of fall leaves beneath my feet... and especially for the particularly crunchy ones.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

An Awesome Book of Thanks

I am thankful for the person who wrote An Awesome Book of Thanks. I Love it! To see the whole book, go here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Little Secret

I'm thankful for learning the secret...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Great Day With Family

Today, I'm thankful for a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was the first time when it was at my house and where I coordinated the menu. Everything was perfect and there was so much good food. I'm also thankful for my mother, father, and mother-in-law for helping to prepare such a tasty meal.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A good cup of coffee (or two)

Today I am thankful for coffee. It is my fountain of life...

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Colored Sprinkles

They just make me happy. Need I say more?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

For the ability to be perfectly imperfect...

When I was a kid, I was a bit of a perfectionist. Always the straight A student. As I've grown older, I've realized that its our imperfections that make us (and life) interesting.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Going back in time...

Today is daylight savings. I knew about it, but then at one point I had totally forgotten about it. My computer clocks automatically change, but not other clocks, like on my microwave. At one point today I was wondering what was going on because it seemed like time was going by so slowly because I looked at one clock at one point and then a different clock at another point. Anyway, I'm thankful to have an extra hour...even if its only theoretically.

For antipersperant/deodorant

Its definitely a simple thing... but have you ever had a day where you forgot to put it on before going out the door? Thats when you realize how much you appreciate it.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Moshe

This is my little kitty, Moshe. He was born in my garage. His paws have 6 little toes. His name was originally Oreo. Then it was Milton Friedman. Then it was Cat Stevens. Then it was finally Moshe. He's a silly kitty. He's afraid of his own shadow.. literally. He sleeps like 22 hours a day. He loves to purr and cuddle and he's sitting on my lab right now. So thankful...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the incredible architecture of the Renaissance

... and the ability for me to see it in all its glory!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

For an amazing husband like mine

... and for a wonderful friend who took some incredible photos!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Flying South..

I love the sound and sights of Canadian geese flying south for the winter...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn in New England!

This week's weather has been spectacular. It's Indian Summer.. which is the best of both worlds - warm days (but not too warm), cool breezes, and the ever changing landscape of colored trees.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Old Books

I'm thankful for the written word and the passing on of knowledge... and for the beautiful bindings.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Where would we be without water? We wouldn't exist. We are made from water and we survive because of water. Last week something happened with our electrical system where our well pump wouldn't work and we didn't have water for a few hours. It was amazing to see how much I use water and take it for granted. I am so thankful for water, as well as the usual way that it is so easily obtained in the country that I live in!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Learning to Soar...

We have a baby hawk on our property and it just learning to fly. It is wonderful to see it soar!

Monday, July 19, 2010


My sister was just visiting tonight and the whole family came over to our house for dinner. She took this photo and put it with one from when we were kids... and just posted it on facebook. I feel so grateful for a sister like her.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


After a few weeks of seeing no rain and an incredible heat wave, I am very thankful for the rain today!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Watching fireworks from our house on the fourth of July...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Passion Flowers

It's finally beginning to bloom more!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010


It's amazing how much we take plumbing for granted until we have to fix something or figure out how to get water out to a needed place in my yard...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Even though Memorial Day should be a somber day of reflection upon those who gave their lives in war, I think its wonderful that it has really turned into a celebration. We are thankful for their lives and for our lives. Memorial day weekend in Vermont is also all about celebrating the beginning of summer, with farmers markets opening, yard sales on every corner, and backyard picnics.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The miracle of photosynthesis

Sometimes I am just amazed at life. Its incredible how this

can become this:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Toilet paper...

Its not necessarily a 'joy', but just imagine life without it...