Tuesday, October 12, 2021

31 Days of Thankful: 6-11th

 

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For October I'll be posting Thankful Tuesday & sharing what I have been grateful for during the week. 

October 6:  my library ladies; during all the lockdowns & restrictions, the ladies of the library ensured I was able to visit with old friends, meet new ones, travel about in new to me series & discover things about some people I really didn't want to know but needed to.  Delivering chocolates to them to say thank you was a joy.

October 7: quote to trim 3 more trees was quite reasonable & not as much cut back is required.

October 8: a very unexpected gift in the mail from a fellow stamper, card maker. I am constantly in awe of her generosity towards me.

October 9: a washer & dryer at home, making laundry day a lot easier when it is just up & down the stairs.  Also it makes it easier to get a little crafting in between loads!

October 10: a splendid Thanksgiving dinner shared with those I love the most. A friend brought us two slices of her very fancy 4 layer pumpkin cake. Oh so good & I'm most thankful that there was only 2 slices, so no further temptation! 

October 11: a beautiful weather day, one to be in the garden. There are still butterflies, bees & birds fliting about & of course my chipmunks still visit gathering up as many peanuts as possible before the big snooze.



20 comments:

  1. I endorse all your "thankfuls". We are so fortunate to be blessed with family, friends and good times.

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    1. Thanks Chris, in spite of all the craziness out there, we are living with many blessings. My motto for the last 18-19 months has been "not stuck at home, safe at home".

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  2. Lovely reasons to be thankful, this week. :) Glad you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and your friend bringing you slices of her pumpkin cake. It sounds delicious!

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    1. Normally my friends are not food exchangers, so the cake slices were a delicious surprise :) Thankfully my prepared dessert was able to go into the freezer & I can share later in the month.

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  3. I second your gratitude to the library ladies (and men, in our case.) For much of the lock-down we were able to reserve books online and pick them in a brown paper bag without going into the library. I know some had difficulty concentrating during the worst of the pandemic, but reading, crafting, and cooking saved me!

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    1. My library ladies are gems & all but 1 were new to our branch during the pandemic, so I've yet to meet them properly. I chuckle because I become quickly known to the new staff & several times after ringing the bell for curbside pick up, they would greet me by name & others waiting said "must be nice to be so known" & I would say "it is a blessing" :)

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    1. Indeed we are very blessed & while I do a gratitude list every night, this exercise is a good reminder of how truly grateful I am for all we have.

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  5. A great bunch of things to be grateful for, especially a lovely thanksgiving dinner with those you love and who love you back!

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    1. Thanks Deb. It was just Mr Man & me with the fur girls.

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  6. I'm glad you were able to share Thanksgiving dinner with friends, and that you were treated to unexpected cake! And happy mail is always something to be appreciated and savoured.

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    1. Thanks Lady Ella. Happy Mail is indeed a fun thing to find in the mailbox.

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  7. I'm with you on the joys of library staff and I'm they enjoyed the chocolates.
    Happy belated Thanksgiving to you.

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    1. I like the feeling of being known to the library staff - all in a good way.

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  8. How lovely to have shared food and friendship at Thanksgiving and to have these lovely people in your life ... Yes, library staff are unsung heroes; lockdowns would have been harder without their splendid efforts.

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    1. Without all the books & DVDs it would certainly have made lockdown restrictions even more difficult to live.

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  9. Crafting in between loads is my favorite laundry day beat as well.

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    1. Sometimes knowing I have limited time to craft, makes me craft more efficiently - if that's possible (lol).

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