Friday, November 18, 2016

Finally Friday

yup'ers!  Thankful for Friday!  Now have boat loads of things running through my head of things to get done, fun to be had, etc.  not sure what all we be accomplished and I am ok with that!

Thankfulness, thus far today:

  • Trip to Nall's for inexpensive apples
  • Finding soy candles at Nall's
  • Pizza for lunch
  • Warm sun while outside
  • Opportunity to kick back for a bit
What's great about your Friday?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

If Facebook Status' Were Honest

How much of Facebook status' are over worked, over thought?

What if they were honest, delivered well, and not over thought?

I've been off of Facebook a few days, but for whatever reason, this started running through my head this morning.  Just transparent, honesty, with the delivery well thought out, but not over thought!  After all, someone will always be offended, but that percentage could be a whole lot lower.  Also, makes me wonder if we could get to a point, where we can truly accept our differences and find the similarities in each other.

Are you curious what my "honest" facebook status' would be?  Here are some:
  • the kitchen is a train wreck, but breakfast was worth it ~  yummy chocolate donuts with an orange glaze
  • "When You Say Nothing At All" came on Pandora; 13 yo made the comment that "When You Say Nothing At All" is appropriate because you can't sing, speaking of no one inparticular
  • how do we change the younger generation who feel so entitled to riot, pressure colleges to cancel classes, beat people up, etc. because the election went the way it did?
  • what exactly is my dog dreaming of when she's sleeping and her tail is wagging excitedly?
That's pretty much it on Facebook, if I were there and not worried about what others thought about the number of posts I had in a short time period.
Image result for thanksgiving watercolor
As for thankfulness, feels hard to find lately, but here it goes:
  • aforementioned donuts
  • fresh coffee
  • sleeping, snuggly dog
  • kids in a cheerful mood
  • Allison Kraus station on Pandora

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Day After

. . . any big event, can be overwhelming, be a joyous occasion, or be a day of grieving.

Today, the day after the Presidential Elections is no different.  Folks seem equally divided between being thankful and wanting to leave the USA.  This tension has been felt for many days and weeks.  My sincerest hopes and prayers are for unity of the common good.  The common good of every USA citizen, those who are here on work visa or school visa, those seeking asylum from their previous country.  The United States of America was founded with and by immigrants, from many nations.  The constitution was created out of a desire to safe guard our freedoms and to protect our citizens.  I am thankful for USA "growing up" and realizing it's narrow view of "man" was lacking, that human beings is a far better way of looking at individuals (although "we" still need some work on that).  I am thankful to live in a country where folks want to come to, to live and work.

Anyway, have been meaning to come back here, at least in the month of November, and blog things to be thankful of.  Nine days in and just getting to it.  Feels like the story of my life.  A lot of "Around to Its" going on.  Here's a random list of things, to include the last few days:

  • blue skies
  • some cooler days
  • fall colors
  • election being over
  • fall/winter meal planning
  • walks through the woods
  • hot tea
  • hot chocolate
  • fresh, homemade whipped cream
  • blankets
  • crazy, silly dog
  • sunshine
Random, fall picture from my hard drive