"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. 
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. 
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. 
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today 
and creates a vision for tomorrow."
-Melody Beattie



 ~ January 2014

  • PAJAMA DAY - in a HOME i love, sheltering me from the harsh winds - watching birds on the patio & reminiscing & relieved I survived loosing my "HOME" ...  A HOUSE.
  • Peter - DESPITE for Better for WORSE ... that he survived Open Heart By-pass & OUR crash course in Chronic Heart Failure that neither one of us signed up for... & hopeful he has come to the realization his Pacemaker/Defibrillator does not make him IRON MAN! 
  • a basement STUDIO ... THAT I will be in shortly ... AND having tomorrow off to play!
  • Healthy family & HAPPY TUMMY ~ Espresso, Cultured Veggies, Sour Dough ... Kombucha Tea ... RELAXING & Being SUPER LAZY .. that's Lazy with a Cape ... aka: Quilt! ... 
  • The complexity of TECHNOLOGY ( the smart phone i resisted, the laptop that is crippled, but working ... the NEW tv in my room ... and that the CAT missed Big Bang Theory as much, if not MORE? than me!) ... the SIMPLICITY OF A BUBBLE BATH! 
{2012- 2013 ... pretty rough years, kinda - but looking back. it's been hard to Blog, and find time to be creative. Through it all  - we have been blessed, with strength we were able to get through & make the best of it!}
~ 3/26/2011 
  • A DAY OFF .. sleeping in.
  • FABRIC - time to play with it.
  • MY FAMILY... even when they ALL disappointment me, they are still pretty great people...
  • Great friends, even though they don't ALL live on my 'block' ... 
  • i am even grateful for the crappy weather, because it is just 'dreary' and kind of fits my lazy mood, so i don't feel like i am wasting a sunny day!  
March 21, 2010
  • Peter made fresh bread: the oven is fixed!  (sadness, old HOUSE)
  • Derek is practicing the Bass .. that he had 5 years in Orchestra - (06/07-13)
  • my migraine is subsiding 
  •  my laptop has sound!  (for 2 years) ...
  • I do not have to get out in the snow - if God wanted me in church he would have made the weather perfect and me feel better - he's forgiving and will spend time with me at home!  
~March 18, '10
  • Peter is putting woodflooring down in Sam's room ... I'm impressed with his skill.
  • that my 3/4+ of my family is home - and all are healthy
  • that i got a Random day off to enjoy family
  • Ruben sandwiches
  • Spring; Sunshine; shared creativity of others.