Saturday, May 7, 2022

Ten Things of Thankful

With another week having slipped quickly away, there are some of us feeling thankful who are writing a post to link up to the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop hosted by Dyanne of Backsies Is What There Is Not. If you have your own list of things for which your are thankful, and have a blog, won't you consider posting it on your blog and linking up. The more the merrier.

A wild sweet pea seen on the Oregon coast

1. My mother whom I still miss, but know that I will be able to see again (RIP Mom.)

2. We enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous day at the coast one day this week, which to me meant it wasn’t windy, wasn’t raining, and while I needed a light jacket, it wasn’t too cold outside. It helped too that it was a sunny day, unlike the majority of the days have been in the valley so far this month, and almost all of last month. (We don’t complain too much about the rain, nor the snow falling in the mountains, because of the severe drought like conditions last year.)

3. Since the day trip to the coast was in the middle of the week, there were not the crowds like would be the case on a weekend, so we took a chance and had an early lunch in a restaurant with very few occupants, in hopes of lessening our risk of a possibility of a Covid exposure. The New England clam chowder served in a bread bowl was delicious!

4. A surprise gift bag of homemade muffins and cookies from a friend in the area one day this week, just because she was thinking of us

5. Being able to get our tractor serviced and repaired

6. Voters’ pamphlets and online interviews with candidates where each candidate responds to the same questions (Our state has a closed Primary election, so at this point in time I am just trying to understand the viewpoints of the candidates of my party, but I will consider both sides of the aisle at the next election just because I think there is value in doing so before deciding who you think will be the best candidate for the job.)

7. Being able to schedule an appointment to have the car serviced soon and have the driver’s side window checked out before on some really rainy day I am not able to get the window to go up and stay up (The trick so far has been to keep my finger on the button for a few seconds after the window has gone up and then release my finger from the button.)

8. That I was able to stream the graduation proceedings for one of our grandsons who received his Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Engineering this week at the University of Utah

9. A treadmill that let me give it a try again even though I had ignored it for quite some time, and that I didn’t spend so much time on it that I won't want to do it again 

10. That some family members who recently got Covid are getting better

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  1. Grat # 3 (of course!) there's no such thing as a bad oceanside day

    Treadmills! Always thought they'd be good indoor exercise machine... (even with the mandatory scene of it speeding up)
    Weather here is perfect. For March
    Have a good week

    1. Thanks, Clark. Thank goodness we have some options on the treadmill. I can go as slow as I want, but I have a lot of different options if I want to go faster.
      Laughed at "Weather her is perfect. For March."

  2. Congrats to your grandson for earning his Bachelor's degree. I am also happy to read that your family members who had COVID are getting better. Great list of gratefuls.

  3. The day at the coast sounds wonderful!

    1. I think you would have enjoyed it, Romi.

  4. A wonderful list, topped off with a graduation. Congratulations!

  5. The trip to the coast looks like such a nice time! April really as a rainy month, and May started out that way, too! Congratulations to your grandson - engineering is a tough degree! I, too, like to have candidates answer the same questions, so you can see how they compare. Otherwise, it's apples and oranges.

    We never stop missing our mamas, do we?

    1. We may need to get to the coast again if we get more days like we had that day.