Well another week has flown by and it is nice to still be able to discover things for which to feel thankful. I'm sharing these with you and linking them to the blog hop, Ten Things of Thankful, hosted by Kristi of Thankful Me who is carrying on the hosting efforts of the others before her.
1. Animals which aerate the soil
|An earthworm moved closer to the surface by a gopher|
|Aerated rocky soil thanks to resident gopher(s)|
Worms, gophers, and moles help aerate even the hard red clay soil in our area, and it is also a reminder that there is more than one way to look at a situation, aargh problem. Worms are always welcome, but not so much the gophers.
2. A lesson learned from experience
|A maple tree that took root years ago is too close to a building.|
|With a little bit of help the rest of the tree should give up the ghost.|
Do not let a tree seedling take root by a building. That seems pretty obvious, but there are times in one’s life when other things are given higher priorities, but alas, eventually some things can no longer be ignored.
3. For a crossword puzzle I was working this week that helped me learn that what I learned verbally but apparently never saw in print was incorrect
The note following fa in Do-Re-Mi is sol not so!
4. A couple and two of their sons blew the fallen leaves off the lane and did some pruning in our yard for us one early evening this week.
5. I am thankful for the abundance of online recipes that are so quick to find, even though I am quite sure any number of cookbooks I have would have similar recipes.
Last week I posted about the crabs neighbors had shared with us and how I had frozen part of the crab meat. This week I made open-faced crab melt sandwiches for lunch one day and crab cakes for breakfast another day. Yummy and quick!
6. Playing a grownup's version of a matching and sorting game
Sometimes cleaning out a shed is kind of like that. HaHa
7. Dinner for two delivered to us, just because, by another caring young couple this week
8. Visual and auditory stimulation by talented Matthew Buckley
9. Being able to verify that our ballots were received and that we will be notified when they have been counted
10. Being able to see some improvement in Vic’s mobility and that there is now an appointment scheduled next month to see if cortisone shots might help