Today I am thankful for the invention of the doppler, which allows midwives and doctors to hear an unborn baby’s heartbeat, and for a midwife who knew what we needed to do to make sure my son was born safely. I enjoyed his giggles yesterday. He is a happy and healthy baby, and I…
I am very thankful for the opportunity to speak to friends around the world via video calls. I am so amazed each time I am able to do so. Yesterday a friend and I were able to introduce our children to one another, even though they are in France. Our children are similar ages and…
Today I am thankful for vanilla! What a rare ingredient that is so easy to purchase, and yet would have been difficult to obtain in times past. I’m also thankful for spatulas! What are you thankful for today? P.S. Here’s a little history of available spices in the 18th century to English-speaking cooks.
I am thankful for all of you today! Thank you for sharing your stories with me; they remind me of why I write. Thank you for sharing your successes with making ends meet. Thank you for sharing your tips on saving money that help all of us. Happy Thanksgiving
Today, I am enjoying a breakfast of frittata made with Swiss chard from my garden, grape juice from my garden, and a mug of lemon verbena herbal tea from my garden. I was reading a book this morning; a true story that takes place in Germany prior to and duing the second World War. I…
Today I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for the upcoming weekend and the good weather we will have.
Thankful for a dog who seems to feel when I am down and comes and lies down next to my chair and next to me when I am in bed (forcefully pushing the husband over!).
I am very thankful for electricity.
I am thankful for my family, and for a good friend in my daughter-in-law’s mother!
I am thankful that I could see my mother today and give her an early gift that she needed.
I am thankful for a lunch date with my husband – we try to get 2-4 dates each month and this was our first for November this year. He had a very rough week and we both needed that reconnection. We took advantage of a lunch special at a local restaurant and had a delicious lunch for not much.
I am not particularly thankful that in every letter I get from a health insurance company that there are three extra printed pages I immediately recycle, telling me my I can receive mailings in any number of languages, that I am not being discriminated against, and that I have rights to appeal the decisions of the company.
But I am very very glad that I have these rights, and thankful for the people who made sure of them.
And I am glad that health mailings are now written for the understanding of the consumer, not for the company as they used to be.
Nov. 21–I’m thankful I’m able to hire Heather to help with the gardening and housework. We swamped out my daughter’s room. That’s about all we did, and I am certainly grateful for her help.
I am thankful for the book recommendations from people who posted in Frugal Accomplishments. I have found some wonderful things to read. Thank you!
I am thankful to be able to spend time with a friend who I haven’t seen in about a year.
I am thankful that I was able to get my hair done, cut and styled. I always cut my husband’s hair and last time I asked him if he could try to cut my hair but he didn’t want to chance it. I trimmed it myself and then decided to get it professionally layered.