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Six Thankful Thoughts on Saturday - May 25th

Things I'm Thankful For This Week 

1) Good memories of my father, who proudly served in the Navy during WWII. I can still see him so clearly, dressed up and wearing his American Legion Commander's cap as he raised the flag in his own yard before heading to the cemetery to participate  in the community Memorial Day Ceremony every year until he died at the age of 84.  My father was a true patriot; there will be red, white, and blue decorations on his grave to honor his memory this coming Monday.

2) A three day weekend, and one of the rare times that Papa Bear actually gets to enjoy a three-day weekend with me! We have no great  plans for work or play other than a bit of yardwork and housework, and some target shooting out back with my new Beretta PX Storm 9 mm handgun - now that we've finally been able to find some ammo to buy for practice! :-)
 
3) My best friend's husband is finally home for a few days after six long weeks of OTR truck driving. Six weeks is a long time to wait, a very long time to be alone for both of them. I can't even begin to fathom what it would be like to spend that much time apart, so I am so extra-happy for them when he finally has a few days off to spend at home with her and their beloved furkids.

4) The adorable little calf that was born over at our neighbor's this week.  It is impossible not to witness new life and not smile.  The neighbors have a dog that stays in the pen to help guard the bull and mama cow from coyotes, and is devoted to them.  We've watched him and the cow playing together on several occasions... chasing each other round and round their little barn.  In fact he is nearly always by her side.  He shows equal pride and care of the new baby, staying close to it as it spent it's first day learning to walk on wobbly legs. 
 
5) The 60 mph winds that hit us Thursday night - just as I had finished writing my post on wind no less - did no real damage and passed through quickly.  It is the first time we've  actually heard the wind whistle through the house out here and it was eerie, making the cats nervous too. If we would have had a shingle roof instead of a metal roof, we  would have been hunting for our shingles all over East Texas!  That's why we had  metal roof put on when it was replaced after a bad hail storm a couple  years ago.  They are becoming more common place in these parts, much more durable. 

6) I've had a lot of old and new friends dropping by my blog this week, and I reinstated my Two Shoes Tuesday writing prompt with a very good initial response. I hope you'll join us there this coming week!  Fellow bloggers are the reason that I love blogging... we inspire and encourage each other, and sometimes we commiserate together.  You all rock my world! :-)

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

22 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful list! Have a lovely long weekend with Papa Bear. ☺

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    1. Thank you Dana! We intend to relax and enjoy, our time together is the most precious blessing I have!

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  2. I hope it is a fabulous weekend for your household! Enjoy it! I sure plan to! Hugs!

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    1. It is sure to be, Carrie, and I hope yours is the same! I know you are so ready for a nice, quiet... no school work weekend! :-)

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  3. Love the image of the dog protecting the calf!

    Have a great weekend.

    Great idea with the metal roof, what does it sound like in a hail storm?

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    1. It is a sweet thing to watch, Joe, this dog truly considers himself to be their protector and it's is obvious that he totally enjoys his job!

      We've been blessed to have no hail since then, Joe, fingers crossed! Heavy rain makes a pretty good noise but metal roofs are now surprisingly sturdy, not like the tin shed roofs of olden days.

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  4. I love these posts. A lot. Being grateful is a good thing.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs honey. :)

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    1. Thank you Sandee, I look forward to doing them each week! If you can't think of any blessings to count, you're in serious trouble. :)

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  5. What a wonderful post! Enjoy your long weekend together. We sure will!

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    1. Thank you McGuffy Ann! We had a wonderful, relaxing day, enjoyed a little naptime this afternoon, and a great movie tonight! I am thinking of you this weekend, so glad Bill is home to help celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday beloved friend! Xoxo

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  6. I like your list, Josie. Your six words are great also. It is good that you have these good memories of your dad. And too that Mem Day is a holiday that P.Bear can have off.

    I see you had a nice response for the Two Shoes Tue. I liked doing that meme but often didn't have a whole lot of time for it as Tuesdays are my busy days. Now we are getting ready for a grandchildren visit and so I won't even attempt that until we return. I will do some blogging while on the road though. Most times doing that I get way behind.

    My 6WS is actually a re-run of Friday's post of which you were the first commenter. Thank you.

    It has two updates:
    1. "my Six Words: enjoying these Friday meme blog posts."
    Then, this note "[plus keeps family, relatives, freinds, up-to-date]"

    2. "Update. My friend Dot, who reads my blog from my FaceBook post, told me that these are Ginger plants, the herb. I did some checking and yes, she is right, they are ginger plants. (link 1)(link 2)"

    O yes, I am flying our U.S.A. Flag in the front yard today. And no, I don't have bullets for my guns. I don't have a place to shoot without paying either. So I will practice on the robbers when I get some bullets.
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    1. It was great to get this nice update from you Jim! I know that you and Mrs. Jim keep pretty busy and I think that's awesome! Blogging is something to do in the quiet times, and we'll be happy to keep up with you at your place when you have time to post. It's fun to see the photos from places you go and things you do! Grandkids don't stay young long, enjoy!

      Ginger plants? Wow! I thought they looked like some kind of canna lily!

      Very pleased to know you have your flag up and flying, patriotism is a good thing, I am proud to be an American, and I know you are too! Ammo is mighty hard to come by these days, supply is far short of demand. We've had to do some hunting and bargaining. We have a safe spot for target shooting at the end of our lot, with a large dirt berm as a backstop and no housing in that direction. Safety first, always!

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  7. I really enjoyed reading about your thankful bits of the week.Im glad the storm passed through without too much damage and thst papa bear has time off with his family x

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    1. Thank you Jess, I truly enjoy writing my 6WS posts, it puts me in a great frame of mind for the weekend, leaving the week behind on a good note. I am very thankful that the storm wasn't serious. We all know how very bad it can be, we had a terrible reminder of that in Oklahoma. Papa Bear is loving his days off, no "must do" items on the list and no clocks to answer to for the next three days!

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  8. What lovely thoughts of gratitude you've shared! You remind me of so many things I've to be thankful for this day.

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    1. Thank you Ruth! I try to convey through my list that blessings come in big and little sizes, and all are to be cherished. Sometimes the little things are the ones that make us smile the most!

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  9. The last time I was visiting my family, my brothers were complaining about the lack of ammunition to be found. Glad you were able to snag some.
    True farm dogs honestly amaze me. (Our dogs, while living on a farm, are not "farm dogs". They will attack and kill even our own animals if they get out of their pens.) My brother has a sheep herd, and their farm dog has actually adopted the abandoned lamb. If you don't greet her and call her by name before you enter the sheep pen, she will tear you limb from limb. If you do, she is as sweet as pie.

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    1. Ammo has become almost impossible to buy here, Christine. It's crazy! We aren't into hoarding it, but I know many are. I've never tested how seriously the neighbor dog takes his job, but no one is likely to get near his bovine friends, he clearly considers them family. I had never witnessed a cow play with a dog before... too cute for words, just like a couple kids on the playground!

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  10. Your photo on your sidebar looks like a kind and caring person. The things you are thankful for proves that pictures don't lie.

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    1. What a sweet thing to say Lotta Joy! That's the kind of person I want to be, some days I succeed. Other days I fall short but set my sights on doing better the following day. Always begin again! :-)

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing it with us. Enjoy the long weekend.

    Dropping by from 6WS
    Suzy http://suzyspics.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thanks Suzy! The week had its ups and downs as most do, but I try to leave it with the perspective that the good outweighed the bad. That's one of the reasons I'm doing this list each Saturday. We have a choice of whether to focus on the negative or the positive in life... it's still a work in progress with me!

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