Tuesday, February 1, 2011

GratiTuesday

When the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius (that is just ridiculously cold), I find myself feeling grateful for all kinds of things.


::the joy of indoor cats

::the joy of outdoor cats

::after a day apart, siblings cuddling under a mama-made quilt

::the promise of a bag of yarn, and a new project on the needles

::endless cups of tea, and my shiny, whistly kettle

::the games of Hollywood Rummy with my husband that help pass the evenings

::the little love tokens my husband leaves: kindling, bundled newspaper, and wood

::and the fire I can create so quickly and effortlessly when I get home from work

::the signs of indoor play when the risk of frostbite is too great

::Jude's first taste of ice cream in years (this one is made from coconut milk!)

::and the promise of another sunny day in the snow with my chicklets.

My time on the computer is severely curtailed by the ever-presence of my children; the toddler who slams the laptop shut as I work, the preschooler who clambers up and kicks the internet stick out of the computer, the son who needs a drink, the husband who masks his irritation that I'm trying to blog now?

I'm trying to figure out how to add a Magical Widgety thingy. It's not going well. I just don't have time to fiddle around with the fancy stuff, as much as I'd like to and admire everyone else's ability to do so.

So, please share a link in your comment, or just a few words about what you're feeling grateful about today! GratiTuesday! Love it!

11 comments:

  1. Thankful that I live in a Mediterranean climate and never have to deal with snow unless I drive to the mountains four hours away. Thankful for neighbors with toddlers they let me look after several times a week; all the joy of grand-parenting and a bit of pocket change to boot. Thankful that already the orange poppies are blooming in my yard.

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  2. Being indoors and watching a beautiful wintry mix falling all around outside; anticipation of going outdoors in 1 hour to walk the dog and pick up son from school (at early dismissal time due to the beautiful wintry mix)

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  3. My whole family has been sick since Friday, but I'm grateful that my boys think 'nuggling' is the best medicine.

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  4. The list is as follows:

    -Fresh cheddar cauliflower from the garden. The kids eat because it's the same color as macaroni and cheese.

    -The new spin instructor at the gym. His class was great and he's nice to look at :)

    -Bagels. I freakin' love bagels. I think I'll have one for lunch.

    -Good hair days.

    Hope you have a fantabulous day friend!

    Stephanie :)
    www.simplicitymom.blgospot.com

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  5. Today I am thankful for:
    *the promise of lots more snow in the forecast
    *surprises that come in the mail
    *the confidence that comes with making a dinner list on the weekend.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Just posted my list. Thanks for encouraging me to take the time to see the good after a truly crummy week!!

    http://www.pattycakemanners.blogspot.com/2011/02/gratituesday.html

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  7. GratiTuesday for:
    *my 17 year old cat that is still around to sit on my lap while I type around her little black body
    *bottled organic milk
    *a wonderful partner that will come thru the door and smile his smile at me
    *childhood friends that you can always turn to
    *wool just waiting to be spun
    *CBC radio

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  8. * that beautiful gray cat named Solstice in your first pic that belongs to me
    * the heated leather seat in Amy's car which brought me to work on this frigid morning
    * the leftovers in my fridge which will be so easy to heat up for dinner tonight
    * the grand assistance of a colleague on a project today
    * the squeals of "Mommy!" and the hugs upon my arrival at home after work tonight

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  9. A little late in the day but nonetheless:
    *thankful that the whole family seems to be getting over a nasty stomach virus
    *thankful that the stray that's living under the henhouse has mad friends with her feathered neighbours ( whose kidding who, I'm sure she won't be an outdoor cat for much longer)
    *thankful that both the teenager in my life and myself weathered another stormy morning that ended in hugs
    *thankful the kids have a "snow day" tomorrow

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  10. for your blog....there is an ah-ha moment in every post.

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  11. I love this post. Your photos are a wonderful slice of a nice home life. Kids, cats, tea and knitting. Who could ask for more.

    I ma grateful for the seeing the High Mowing Seed display at the natural foods store today;)

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