Gratitude Sunday – August 17, 2014

This past week has been one of those ones where nothing in particular has stood out to make me feel “Wow, now this goes on my Sunday list”.  That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t have loads of things to be grateful for!

Gratitude List:

  1. My sunflowers are finally making an appearance!  I thought they’d never bloom as many of their leaves were gobbled by voracious insects…

  2. Friendships created on-line that I am convinced will move into the in-person phase one day.

  3. Lunch dates with my husband at a great bistro in town.

  4. Having seats protected from the rain when watching our soccer team finally win a game in a very heavy downpour.

  5. After a perfectly grey and rainy and cold week, the sun begins to shine on the Sunday; reminding us that summer is so not over!


Gratitude Sunday – June 8, 2014

Another great week has come and gone!  The weather has been pretty darn good and you can smell the end of the school year.  Two more “weeks” of exams for the boys are all that are left.  This in reality means there are only three or so half-days of exams!  This silly school has added tutorials after some exams!  Seriously, how many kids are going to attend these?

Zeke and I had quite a few nice walks, meeting new friends like Pouf, Lily, Tom (cute names…) and yesterday got to hang out with the neighbour Nyala as she was going to be left alone all day.  Couldn’t let that happen!

Thursday brought another lovely day and an even lovelier lunch with my good friend Karen.  How funny is it that we went to elementary school together, lost touch after she moved away after fourth grade, only to re-find each other on Facebook!  For all of you Facebook haters, this is the main reason I am on it…. I have reconnected with so many people I had “lost” over the years.  And, though it starts on line, many of them have moved up to the face-to-face type get-togethers.  So no, it is not impersonal 😉  I have hopes that some of my “Internet Friends” (whether through Facebook or the Blogosphere) will one day be met in person.  This will “sadly” mean I’ll have to hop a plane to Portland, Oregon; County Waterford and County Cork, Ireland or Crawfordville, Florida; to name but a few!

On Friday the day looked quite “iffy” and I kept hesitating on when to go out and of course chose the wrong time!  Zeke and I got caught in a lovely summer downpour!  I was on my way back home, having chosen a short one because of the clouds and we should have just continued on as it stopped not long after.  Just the smell of wet dog is so unappealing…. However, just as the rain started, I spotted this little fellow!  He was kind enough to pose for me before hopping off!



Gratitude List

  1. Being able to have lunch with a friend so we can just catch up on each other’s lives.

  2. Cooking up a storm to entertain friends on a Saturday Night.

  3. Walking in the summer rain after a hot day where the pavement has that fabulous smell known as petrichor (such a weird name for a fabulous scent).

  4. Capturing wildlife with my camera on my walks.

  5. This one item is difficult for me to explain or write.  For the past week, I’ve been absorbing all the Maya Angelou “things” I can get my hands on.  The Master Class episode, the two Super Soul Sunday episodes, the quotes being recited pretty much everywhere, parts of her memorial service (will watch it all later)…  I was so inspired by her (as were millions!) and am so grateful I was lucky enough to have read a couple of her books (and now want to read everything she has ever written!) and well, I just want to be better.

Isn’t if funny how we can be so deeply affected by certain events in our lives?