Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and for days I’ve been pondering what these three words printed on fall decor, clothing, and signs mean together: Grateful, Thankful, Blessed.
1. If you dressed up this Halloween, who did you pretend to be?
2. Describe your costume (or your treat giving undressed self/not naked but not masked)
3. Was it an individual, duo, or group dress-up?
4. Why did you choose to be her/him/it?
5. Did you make or buy your costume?
6. What made your costume a winner/loser?
7. Did you create, craft, or bake something for Halloween? If so describe.
8. Do you know the H-A-Double L-Oh-W (Double U) – Double EE – N spells Halloween song?
9. Would you bob for apples in this day and age, or would you just get an app to score a Honeycrisp in a cyber contest?
10. Pick one: witch, ghost, devil, vampire, clown, bunny, or werewolf?
11. Favorite Halloween treat
12. Favorite Halloween trick
13. Favorite Halloween hometown ghost story
14. Favorite Part of November (aka tomorrow)
I’m grateful and humbled by all the warm birthday wishes I received today. Aside from deeper laugh lines, wilder gray hairs, and more time spent in sneakers than high heels, I’m thankful for the following which keeps me recharged, tuned in, and willing to praise each new day: love, knowledge, grace, forgiveness, health, energy, ambition, and laughter
The biggest things I strive for in these middle years is to keep moving, focusing, connecting, dreaming, playing, and praying. In a hurried world, it’s easy for me to neglect these birthday wishes for myself, but I thank God for another year and day to give it a go. Green light!
I hope to do my best to carefully sow and grasp the nature of the moment and fully glow and grow in it. I try to embrace challenges and stages of change in myself and others. The discarded calendar pages and infinitely made-over clock face prove change is the only permanent constant we have besides death. With each fleeting breath, my greatest wish is to transform and discover a softer wingspan one to help me and my soul glide along more presently, pleasantly, and peacefully. May each tomorrow grant a metamorphosis that floats all of us further than where we are today.
Born on date: 9/23/72 — Still having fun like a kid on the Fourth of July!
Shine on!!! Have a day you dreamed of!
On this Memorial Day, remember to never forget.
Happy Earth Day! It is with great pleasure that I wish to disclose to Pennsylvanians that we are going to be graced by spring before summer of 2018. There are still mixed messages about the exact date blooms will start AND continue to grow though, but keep the faith!
Twas the afternoon before Christmas Eve, and I had to run some last minute errands for the upcoming holidays. My list was simple: wax paper, gift tags, wine.
Wednesdays are special days in my neighborhood. It’s the day that Marc “Somebody” stops by to clean out a little corner of my world. He painlessly rids us of the grime, goo, and waste that fits into our 96 gallon trash receptacle. He does this weekly, before the birds sing. Oh how I love garbage day!
After recently cleaning out our basement, I donated “treasures” to the Salvation Army and an excessive amount of trash to Marc’s truck. Dumping all those bags made me feel like Santa when he tosses sacks of toys into his sleigh. The basement overhaul required two Wednesday visits from Marc. I was tempted to bag up the rest of the junk and spread the holiday cheer into each of my neighbors’ cans. I stopped myself though, remembering an incident that happened years ago with the family next door. Continue reading “I Trashed the Neighborhood”
With just a few hours left of this long weekend of gratitude highlighting Thanksgiving 2017, I give thanks to you and yours who have been a part of my life yesterday, today, and will still be here tomorrow. Above all else, I’m grateful for God’s design of humanity, and giving me so many glorious choices of people to connect with.
Whoa! There certainly are a lot of retail events that keep materializing for the Christmas season shopper. The biggest ones I’m aware of are Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), and Green Monday (a couple Mondays before Christmas). Of these three, Black Friday is the one that draws hordes of customers into actual stores. The others are online shopping days which are perfect for me, a revolutionized .com-customer.
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