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Six Thankful Thoughts on Saturday - May 18th

Things I'm Thankful For This Week 

1) A somewhat slower week at the office, and being caught up on paperwork when I left Friday.  Monday is so much easier to face when you know that your desk isn't stacked high and waiting for you!
 
2) If last night was a good indication, the music festival down the road isn't going to be a noise problem. We could hear the drums as we went to sleep, and Papa Bear could hear someone singing when he walked on the deck in the wee hours to relieve leg cramps, but it was distant. Whew! I love quiet and privacy so much, especially after the noisy work week, I am glad it will continue uninterrupted!
 
Speaking of drums, one of my favorite memories is falling asleep to the sound of drums when I attended a Sun Dance on the Pine Ridge Reservation many years ago. We were camping out at the Sun Dance grounds, and dancing continued as we fell asleep. It is true what they say, that the drumbeat is the heartbeat of creation. I think it is the most tranquilizing sound that I  know.
 
3) Papa Bear repairing the watering system for our two little globe willow trees, meaning he no longer has to haul buckets of water to them at the end of a long, tiring day.  Just in time too, as our temps are now up in the 100 range (105 yesterday), and  those little trees will need big gulps to keep them going.  They have done amazingly well in the last two years since we planted them, fingers crossed!  Papa Bear is a multi-talented fix-it man and has saved us a fortune with his do-it-yourself skills over the years. 
 
4) Finding a rental cottage at Ft. Davis for the three day weekend we are taking to celebrate Papa Bear's upcoming 60th birthday in June.  Ft. Davis is a small town lies at the foot of a small range of "mountains" and his wish was for a nice place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the view.  There are no large hotels there and rooms are booked way in advance.  We lucked out in finding a perfect little spot on the edge of town.  It's about a 2-1/2 hour drive from here, which isn't too bad. We live pretty much in the middle of nowhere and he didn't want to drive a great distance for a weekend stay.  This will be fun. We love little getaways.  Maybe we will take in a star-gazing party at the observatory there. Turning sixty is a fun reason to celebrate, although I tease him about being married to an old man. My turn is coming  up eight months after his, so I really can't say too much!
 
5) Our office closing early yesterday - at 1 PM, giving me time to go and get my Escape washed, it has been begging for a bath for almost two months.  The only time I am usually able to go to the car wash is on Saturday, and the lines are even longer then.  If I ran a business, it would always close at 1 PM on Friday, it gives a nice start to the weekend! If you haven't taken care of your business by then, it is probably something that can wait until next week.  (Though I am always surprised by the number of people that call our office five minutes before closing everyday.)
 
6) Making it to our tiny town  Post Office customer counter with just four minutes to spare to retrieve the package my son sent me.  They close at 4 PM, so I am never able to go during the week. My car wash took much longer than anticipated, but now that I am done grumbling about that , I am thankful that I was done just in time to make a flying trip to the PO.  The reward was sweet... a delicious box of fudge sent by my son!  He ordered it from River Street Sweets - the shop we both enjoyed so much when we visited Savannah... good treat, great memories!

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I'm linking up with Cate at Six Word Saturday...  join us there!

16 comments:

  1. You do indeed have much to be thankful for, and it is good that you realize it. Enjoy!

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    1. Definitely I do, McGuffy Ann. I could have gone on and on with this list, it was hard to choose just six!

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  2. You know that all of us have much to be thankful for if only we focus on what is good and positive in our lives and not dwell on those things that make us edgy or sad. That's the ticket and you have it down to a fine science. Thanks for making me smile.

    Have a fabulous weekend honey. Big hugs. (I'm so happy I found you). :)

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    1. Some days I have it right Sandee, then there are days when I get into grumpy, pity party mode. It is so silly, because no matter what my little troubles or grumbles may be, I am surrounded by a life of love, miracles and so very much to be thankful for! I am delighted we have found each other in the Blogsphere... happy thoughts are contagious!

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  3. Always a good practice to routinely be intentionally thankful.

    I am thankful that as of 25 minutes ago, I submitted my last grades and other than a couple of last loose ends, I think that I might just be DONE!! I could cry, I really could. It has been the most exhausting, hectic week/month/semester/year. I am ready to rest and get back to my 'hammocks' both real and virtual! :)

    Hugs friend!

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    1. It is so easy to slip out of the habit, Carrie, I am working hard to stay on the thankfulness track! I am SO VERY THANKFUL to read that you are at the finish line for your term! I know it's been a long, hard haul for you, and I hope you get to spend the entire next week relaxing in your hammock with a tall, cool drink, some great music, and a good book! XOXO

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  4. We all need to take time to count our blessings!
    I enjoyed reading about yours.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. Thanks, Lea, you are so right. When we count them we feel blessed, and that attitude carries over into our lives!

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  5. Happy birthday to Papa Bear. Sounds like wonderful plans to celebrate.

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    1. Some people just get better and better with age, Papa Bear is one of them! :-) I know we are going to have a wonderful weekend at Ft. Davis, we always enjoy our time away together, even doing the simplest of things!

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  6. Lots of things to be thankful for :-) I love thinking of things to be grateful for,sometimes,no make that 'always' there are more than we at first think!Wishing you a super weekend x

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    1. This is so true Jess, as I was making this list more and more came to mind. Nothing improves my attitude more than stopping to count my blessings, it sounds too easy, but it works!

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  7. It's so sweet to hear when someone's good thing consists of something good for someone else. Yay for papa bear, and the trees! It's so wonderful when good things come our way, even if it's just getting off work a little earlier, to brighten the shine on a cool car too! Love it- although in or town, I've been getting rain showers all weekend on my little car! We have to wait until about Thursday for a genuine carwash day!

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    1. The truest happiness comes in witnessing things that bring pleasure to others, Karen. Seeing Papa Bear complete something that will make his life easier and benefit our trees.. that's win-win! :-) I am certain that washing my Escape after this long will most certainly results in rain, regardless of the forecast. It works every time!

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  8. very sweet post Josie! Have a lovely day and great time in June!

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    1. Thank you Kathe, it was one of those "feel good" posts to write! I'll be posting more about Papa Bear's birthday in the weeks ahead!

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