Sunday Gratitude – November 16, 2014

Gah!  I fell behind on my NaBloPoMo!  I was supposed to post on Friday, yesterday and today!  You’re getting two for the price of one today…  I’ll just have to suck up that I missed the deadlines…. dang.

This week was a wonderful week.  My sister went to pick up our mother on Sunday night to bring her back on Monday to spend the week with us.  We just love passing her around from sister to sister!  We got to take her to the movies, for lunch, made her dinner, went to see our niece’s art at Expozine…

I got a chance to go down memory lane, thinking of my Dad when I brought my youngest to the famous Wilensky’s for a Wilensky Special (one cannot have anything else! Especially when one hasn’t been in, oh, twenty years!

Gratitude List

  1. Being able to have Mom over for a week, tossing her from one sister to the other!

  2. Spending quality time one-on-one with my boy.

  3. Having a Wilensky’s Special (fried baloney sandwich!), thinking of Dad, being able to share this with my son.

  4. Eating a fresh, hot bagel, right out of the bag from Fairmont Bagels.

  5. Having a friend – Lucy – get you a contract for a lunch at her firm.

  6. Through word-of-mouth, getting yet another “family meal” contract.

  7. Not getting the office job – who wants it if they don’t even respect potential candidates enough to call them and let them know they didn’t get it?

Sparkles

Mom lives a good two hours “up north” (however, when officially looked at on a map, is more of a western, slightly northern direction).  To us, it will always be “up north” and that’s just how it is.  One must accept it at our word!

Having not seen Mom since before the Christmas holidays (since we Snowbirded down to Florida) my sister and I decided to go up to see her  for an over-nighter and with the hopes of kidnapping her for the rest of the week.  Yay!  Success!  She is now being passed from sister to sister to sister, spending an evening with each of her girls and their families.  Win-win-win for all!

Monday was such a gorgeous day, a walk was in order!  As promised to Annarette, I had to find Sparkles for her!

Well, it is to be hoped I succeeded!!!