Usually I don't give an additional title on my weekly post linking up to the Ten Things of Thankful post, but thinking about some of the key words of things for which I am thankful this week, I couldn't resist. Even though these key thankful words don't link to one another, they are for this title, Ten Things of Thankful - Singing Turkeys on a Treadmill. See if you can find the entries with these key thankful words.
added when served. I'm thankful for this easier way of preparing and cooking this kind of
squash, and for garden gifts from neighbors.
There are so many different kinds of maple trees seen here in the valley, and some of them have turned brilliant red. I'm thankful for all the gorgeous colors seen at this time of year in the foliage.
A question for readers: Do any of you have the challenge of your mind wandering when you are reading, and if so, does reading while moving your body help your concentration?
For some of you who have been blog hopping much longer than me, you probably know the thrill of being recognized in some way for one of your posts, or possible your entire blog. This week I received an email that my blog hop post on Cee's Photography was recognized as a featured blogger for my post to Cee's Compose Yourself Challenge: Always take more than one photo. I'm thankful for those fun surprises, that make me want to try harder.
When I was visiting with my Mom on Friday, the Silvertones, a local choir in the Willamette Valley, came to the nursing home. When I learned they were going to be there, I asked Mom if she would like to go with me to the dining hall to listen to them sing. Normally she doesn't like to go into the dining hall, I think because of the size of the room and so much visual stimulation, but she said she would go if I wanted to go. The choir sang a lot of songs that Mom would have been familiar with once in her life, but it wasn't until about 30 minutes into the performance that Mom started to smile once in a while as certain songs were being sung. I was sitting beside her and singing along with the choir, so she could perhaps hear the words better and maybe try singing along. Finally toward the end of the singing she actually mouthed some of the words to a few of the songs, AND JOINED IN SINGING on a couple of pieces. She especially enjoyed the final song, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I am so thankful for those in this choir and other groups who share their talents and light up the faces of those who have difficulty remembering, or have great physical limitations or both.
This week I made a Brave Bot Buddy to be donated to the Doernbecher's Children's Hospital in Portland, OR. Many of the women at our church were involved in making Brave Bot Buddies to be donated for this worthy cause. Click this link to learn more about the Brave Bots. The Brave Bot Buddy has a slot for holding the Brave Bot. I'm thankful I have a sewing machine and was able to take part in this activity.
Once again I learned something new this week. I learned about Puzzilla and how it can be helpful in one's family history research. I wasn't familiar with this. It is particularly helpful on those lines where one has hit a brick wall. I'm thankful for these helpful tools.
The last thing that has really been of interest to me this week are some essays on lds.org. The topics are ones that have puzzled some members for a number of years and a lot of the general public not of my faith. I haven't read all of them yet, but have read a couple of them and found the explanations very enlightening. If you have wondered about some things having to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you might be interested in reading some of these essays. I'm thankful to be able to be able to share this link with those who may have an interest in reading these.
Thanks to all who have stopped by to read my Ten Things of Thankful this week.