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Sunday Gratitude – March 22, 2015

I’m truly trying not to complain about the weather.  It is getting old after all but really?  Tonight will hit a low of -16ºC (feeling like -26ºC)!  Ugh.   We’re done.  I’m grateful I don’t live on the East Coast where they got royally slammed again… Blech.  What with following all these fabulous bloggers living in Portland, Florida, Ireland, UK, etc. showing off their spring flowers…

It’s been a week of highs and lows; get-togethers cancelled for illness, surprise visits from others; productivity and laziness; good things and crappy things ~ all meshed into one week!  Real life, shall we say!

Gratitude List

  1. Finally cleared my closet!  It’s true what they say:  Clutter affects not only the visual but the mental.  Big load off and now ready to tackle next projects.
  2. Unplanned brunch with Karen and surprise visit from Tonia ~ always welcome happenings.
  3. Friends with specialties coming to check things out for me.  Merci Pierre, j’apprécie que tu as vérifié mon système de chauffage! (Thanks for checking my furnace.)
  4. Being able to count on family to come help out when your alternator decides that quitting on our way home at 11:30 p.m. is a good thing.  Having them drive your boys home so they don’t have to freeze in your car while you wait for CAA (Canadian equivalent to AAA) and then sitting in his bum-warming car till the guy arrives.  Thanks Chris! xoxox
  5. So grateful CAA guy, along with teenaged sons, managed to push car into driveway; barely at a legal limit…
  6. Having your neighbour (5 houses down) offer the services of her husband… OK, OK, husband offered to help! to come and help change the alternator ~ even if, after working on bloody car in freezing weather for three hours, results were not what was desired.  Thanks for trying, Mike and thanks for offering his services, Fhameeda!
  7. Thankful to have a mechanic in the “family” (Mick’s friend-family, that is), Andre, who only wants supper as payment when he comes by tomorrow to fix said problem. (Fingers crossed it is only the strap and not the whole alternator…)
  8. Being nudged, by Sarah, to try my hand at Friday Fictioneers and getting a good response!  Being nudged, by Safia, to join in on Six Hens  to write one of my stories with the chance of  being published in their premiere issue.  Makes me want to write even more.  Now I’ve definitely got some goals to work towards.

26 thoughts on “Sunday Gratitude – March 22, 2015

  1. Yay, I made it here first! 🙂 This week I am grateful for all the spring flowers here in Texas. :-p

    You really did have an eventful week! Thank goodness you have CAA and someone to help change the alternator. We lost an alternator a couple months ago, and had to wait forever for the new one to arrive (from e-bay, of course).

    I hope that snow melts soon!

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    • 😀 and :/ Must you talk about your flowers? 😛
      Yes, thank goodness my account was in good order too!
      You and me both…


  2. Cheers to your family, friends, and others for their giving … yep, the many unsung heroes of the world and further evidence in my belief that the majority of the world is good.

    I’ve been a bit swamped with my time, so thanks for the reminder than you jumped into Friday Fictioneers. In general, I like them, so I will be visiting yours soon.

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  3. You are truly blessed to have such a caring group of family and friends, Dale. And here’s another nudge to write more. If that piece of flash fiction was any indication, you have much more inside you to share. 😊

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  4. I can’t fault you if you did complain about the weather. Ugh. We’re back to our normal rainy days, but we had a long period of sun and warmth, so I can’t complain about the rain at all (plus if we didn’t get any, it would be a terrible wildfire season).

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    • It’s just starting to feel redundant, ya know? That said, I know what you mean… Rain is most necessary when there is a danger if wildfires!


  5. Glad to hear it will warm up this week for you. Will send some more warm rays your way. Send some cooler ones this way because it feels as if we have skipped Spring. I shall not complain though; can’t imagine what -26 C feels like. In the Netherlands it doesn’t get that cold. Stay warm.

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