My garden at the end of the day today

Today I’m thankful for the ability to envision a plan in my mind and on paper, and a husband who is dedicated to helping me realize that vision.

I’m also grateful for upside-down spray paint! What a wonderful help in marking out all the garden beds!

What are you thankful for today?

A note to all readers: Today was election day in the U.S. Readers, please remember that this blog has a worldwide audience and that the U.S. readers of this blog come from all political parties. As such, please keep your comments politically neutral so as to respect all readers. I am glad that we have the right to vote as we each see fit.

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  1. I’m thankful I was able to make room in the freezers, and now have 29 pints of vegetable broth to add to my pantry shelves. A new bag of veggie scraps was begun from last night’s zucchini (tromboncino, really) soup, with squash, onion and garlic ends, and basil and parsley stems. I’m grateful for the garden’s bounty.

  2. I am thankful that I found this blog years ago! This site has so many useful ideas, a positive hopeful outlook, and readers who offer new ideas…a huge positive addition to my life! Thank you Brandy for creating such a lovely space in the world.

  3. I am thankful for a beautiful day to hang clothes outside, cold though it may be. Hanging out clothes is therapy for me. It gets me outside to see nature and gives me a wee bit of exercise as I strive to reduce our electricity costs.

    1. Marley, I was reflecting on this very thing yesterday, as I hung laundry on the line. It was so pleasant to be outside, moving about a bit, on a beautiful day, and I found myself reminiscing about “helping” my grandmother hand clothes on the line when I was little. I found myself feeling thankful for my folding clothesline. It’s the little things!

  4. Today I am thankful for peaceful music, even if a little Christmas music thrown in and sunlight streaming in my windows as I work. This provides a welcome distraction to the chaos & noise of the day after the election. I hope that each of you are able to find something soothing to your spirits today and every day. Happy Wednesday!

    1. I am thankful that I was able to take the baby I nanny on a 3.5 mile walk, it was cool but so beautiful! On the walk I found a camping chair in good condition in the trash, that was on my list for my husband for Christmas!

  5. Yesterday was my shopping day, and I came home with groceries for the week and extra to go into food storage. I am so thankful for the abundance that we have been blessed with! Even with empty places on store shelves, there is still so much food available for us to buy. I am so very thankful for God’s overflowing provision, not only for us, but so we can also help those who are in need.

  6. I’m thankful for mental health care providers, support group leaders, and crisis phone line counselors. They are saving lives right now during a surge of mental health needs.

  7. Brandy–So thankful for your posts they are always so upbeat and positive. Thankful for a bountiful garden this last summer, lots on the shelves and in the freezer for winter.. plus all we ate fresh and shared with daughter and grand daughters and neighbors, neighbors shared with us too. We have had some cool weather but mostly nice fall days.

  8. I am so thankful that I get to volunteer at my town’s food bank. I feel so productive afterwards. The good that it does it so straight forward.

    I am so thankful for my cat. I can’t begin to describe the happiness he brings to my husband and I. He is quite the lovebug and we get to pet and rub his tummy all we want.

  9. I am thankful for the peace and quiet where I live. It’s such a benefit yo my mental, spiritual and physical health. Joy.

  10. I’m thankful that I get to be at home. There’s a lot of noise and stress in the world right now, but what a blessing to be able to just keep home and care for my family without having to be absorbed in all that is happening.

  11. I am thankful to read a post from you each day in November. I know you are busy and I appreciate your extra work here.

  12. I’m thankful for the garden where I volunteer. I love the community of workers, and the fresh fruit and veggies that it provides for those in need.

  13. Thankful for my four chickens, who are still producing three to four eggs a day, even today—when it was 26 below when we got up. We get enough to meet all our needs and more, plus some to give away to neighbors.

  14. I, too, am thankful for your blog, Brandy. Your garden changes inspired me to contact our Extension office for some advice on increasing yield in our vegetable garden next year. They had some easy and good advice and I am grateful.

    Thanks you!

  15. I am thankful that I put a little gift on our neighbors’ stoop this morning just because they’re so nice and it turns out today is their 41st anniversary! A nice surprise for both of us!

  16. I’m thankful that we can have elections, as contentious as they might be, and that I can vote. Women got the vote the year my mother was born. It’s odd to think my grandmothers couldn’t vote before then!

    I’m thankful that Brandy is able to get this new garden going! And that we’ll get to see lovely pictures of it as it grows.

    I’m thankful that my 1st-grader grandchild got to go back to physical school, finally. She was so eager to go again.

  17. I’m thankful for a beautiful Fall day even though i had to work. I consciously decided that the election noice would not mar my day and it worked! And, my daughter and grand son face timed me at work for a few minutes!

  18. I’m grateful my classes have not had an epidemic of COVID. My nursing students wear their masks, wash hands, & carefully wipe down their tables & chairs w/ anti microbial after each class.They sit 6 ft apart. I have been teaching F2F since late August. We have had 5 cases in the 211 students who are in their 1st semester. Our 5 member faculty team has stayed well too. I think we are doing a good job with infection control.

  19. I am thankful that today we have above normal temperatures and I can paint my new shutters and exterior doors before spring!

  20. I’m grateful for the beautiful green view I have out my living room windows, unusual for an apartment. Trees, sky, even a bit of pond — pine cones and birds flying and turning leaves — so much beauty in this world!

  21. I am thankful to have a zoom call with three friends. We talked and laughed for an hour and a half and celebrated a milestone of one of my friends.

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