We are fast approaching the month that is associated with gratitude and thanksgiving, but not without a blast-from-the-past photo reminding us that this is Halloween! I love how one has no fear of the Jack-o-Lantern while the other would like to push it far, far away.
I am thankful for the blog hop Ten Things of Thankful hosted by Kristi of Thankful Me. She introduced me to this site long before she was the host. It was her encouragement that made me consider the possibility that I could even attempt entering the world of blogging as a senior citizen.
1. Comfortable fall days
2. The appearance of perhaps actually locating the gopher tunnel that was leading to the open hole and being able to insert the tasty pellets into the tunnel so said gopher would ingest them
There has been no sign of any new mounding activity in that particular area since then.
3. Our big sturdy screwdriver is my go-to tool for digging all the root of a weed out of the ground, but this week I was able to use it to find some of the gopher tunnels that were leading to the open holes created by the gophers!
4. Having my yearly physical this past week with necessary lab work, etc. deemed necessary now in the works to make sure all is in proper operating order
5. Being able to little by little make progress doing big dirty jobs by tackling one small area at a time as I sort through materials in a shed tossing out some stuff, putting similar items together (things to take to hazardous waste, things others might be able to use, things that could be recycled, etc.
6. Driving by a nearby wildlife refuge one day after a doctor appointment
We have not done many of the things during the pandemic that had been a common occurrences before COVID-19. It felt so good to just drive over there and sit in the car watching the birds in the water.
7. When the leaves turn red
|Japanese Maple tree decked out in its glory|
8. Family group texts/emails to keep everyone informed at the same time when it seems appropriate
9. More restful nights of uninterrupted sleep than not this week for me
10. Vic and his problem solving abilities
One morning at the beginning of the week as I was unloading the dishwasher, I managed somehow to accidentally flip a couple of forks. The result of that amazing flip is shown in the photo below. I could not get them untangled and when I gave them to Vic, he tried the same tug-a-war I had tried and got the same results. Then he came up with another idea and quickly was able to separate them. How would you have tried to separate these two forks?