This is where my mind settled when looking back on the week, so I am going to share my ten things of thankful plus one and link up to the blog hop of the same name. Kristi of Thankful Me is the host of Ten Things of Thankful.
1. Bouquet of lilies
When I picked up my produce box this week, there was a pretty bouquet of lilies in the box. I found out later that it was a thank you for being such a consistent purchaser of the weekly produce boxes.
2. Shed with a facelift
Thanks to the services of a handyman, our shed received a little bit of a facelift this week. The doors and frame are now in much better condition.
3. Lightweight hoses
With the high temperatures we had here this week, the plants were in dire need of some water. I am forever indebted to whoever invented lightweight hoses.
4. Fuchsia blossoms
Our fuchsias have pretty much been deer fodder these past several years, so I was so surprised when I saw these little blossoms this week when I was doing a little weeding.
|Fuchsia blossoms hiding|
5. Reading sweet letters and notes that my mom had saved from family
6. Humorous household mysteries
Today when I was reaching into a bag of chips I accidentally dropped one on the floor. My husband and I both heard it drop, but neither one of us could find it anywhere! Where did the chip go? With a flip of the chip it disappeared. I joked that it must be with the potholder that disappeared several years ago never to be seen again.
7. Eyes to see tiny telltale signs
When I was putting some items into the back of the car today, I saw some familiar telltale signs and knew I needed to do a little inspection. Sure enough, sometime this past month a mouse attempted to make a nest in the area where the spare tire is kept, but it didn't appear the nest ever made it to completion.
8. Journalists who adhere to the Code of Ethics of professional journalists https://www.spj.org/pdf/spj-code-of-ethics.pdf
9. Neighbors with whom to share the jalapeños that were in the produce box this week
Neither my husband nor myself are able to eat jalapeños and I didn't want to just throw them away, so I was glad to learn our neighbors love them.
After coming across a birth certificate this week in a box while going through old papers, I noticed something a little unusual. After doing a little research I learned that back in 1928 some hospitals began adding footprints of babies on the birth certificate and also adding the mother’s thumbprint and/or in some cases the print of the mother's little finger. (The prints below are for people now deceased.)
|Baby footprints and mother|
11. Vic and his interest in writing more of story of his life
I love continuing to learn more about the early years of his life.