Ten Things of Thankful – May 6 2022

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Happy Friday and TTOT day! Where did the week go? I better hurry before it’s the 13th!

  1. Grateful for progress with daughter’s PT
  2. Grateful for progress with other person’s medical successes.
  3. Grateful for planning fun things.
  4. Grateful for surviving each day a little better after my booster.
  5. Grateful for a wedding invitation from a child I have known since birth. Over the years we didn’t see each other so much due to geographical changes. It’s nice to be included.
  6. It has been lovely weather, less rainy this week.
  7. You can always count on the weather to find a way to bring cheer.
  8. Hope for those who seemed to have none.
  9. Goodness in the hearts of humankind.
  10. YOU and what do you have to share?
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Ten Things of Thankful – April 29 2022

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Happy Friday and TTOT day! I took a bye week last week for a much needed staycation. Back in action (somewhat) as April winds down. Let’s do this!

  1. Fridays with the family are back with tax season slowing down and family life picking up.
  2. Daughter has a potential new opportunity with a program.
  3. We got haircuts because mullets are not a good look on us. No offense to mullet wearers, because if it’s a good luck, go for it.
  4. National Poetry Month has been – well – poetic. I was named the Poet Laureate for the Garden of Neuro Institute. The term is April to April. It is such an honor and I certainly could think of others more deserving.
  5. Planning is in session for a virtual women’s retreat in the fall.
  6. Write Now! is having their annual conference tomorrow. I am excited!
  7. We are in the planning for the Fine Lines Summer Camp
  8. Birds are showing great promise for Spring and the green has been especially luscious this year.
  9. Our staycation was relaxing. I will confess that I worked some, but it was not so much on the computer but is reading/editing on paper.
  10. YOU! What’s your April been like? Are your May flowers starting to stick their buds in your way?
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Ten Things of Thankful – April 16 2022

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It’s TTOT time, so let’s hop to it.

  1. Spring has brought out the goslings, not Ryan, but the little baby geese who are so cute!
  2. Nest building has slowed, so I am guessing we will be seeing little baby birds before long.
  3. Newness, freshness, rainy days or nights leading to a certain harvest.
  4. Tax season ends the current phase on Monday. Other phases to come. But we will gladly accept a break.
  5. Opportunities to influence youth. I was asked and accepted advisor status for the youth of another country.
  6. Poetry 101 has ended the first round and we have graduates. It brings so much joy to work with poets. I learn as I teach. It is a win:win
  7. Despite #4, we will still have a nice dinner tomorrow.
  8. Groceries for #7
  9. Ability to cook.
  10. YOU What’s up with your feathery friends?
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Ten Things of Thankful – April 8 2022

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Happy Friday and Happy TTOT! Would you believe I actually made this post on FRIDAY!! So, let’s go to it.

  1. Washing machine working – mine has been doing this thing where the light comes on but doesn’t go until I keep moving the laundry around until it is happy and then it works. It’s not like I have this huge overload in there. Oh well, I am also thankful it is part of my rental so if it goes I can call the rental office.
  2. Grateful that I can call for help when things go wrong in the apartment. The maintenance person came by yesterday and fixed some things. What a joy and he is so nice. No grumpy people is a bonus.
  3. This afternoon I am going to be reading a couple of poems for a group of students in Bangladesh. They are youth who are learning the value of poetry. I’ve been combing through my files to find just the right ones. Have you ever gone back to something you wrote even as recent as a couple years ago and asked yourself: “Did I write this?” It’s amazing how the words look after they sit in files. I am grateful to be able to meet the youth and to also hear their works.
  4. Grateful that the Poetry 101 class I am teaching is going well. It’s good to my heart to see people writing poetry who have never done so.
  5. Grateful that a dear friend is on the mend and going home to continual, supportive care today.
  6. Grateful that that same dear friend’s husband is also going home by Easter.
  7. Grateful for the rare cardinal who visited my porch yesterday to pluck from the herbs that have dried. They seem to be very popular with the birds. They will have sweet smelling nests.
  8. Grateful that since it is sprinkling this morning, the birds are singing louder as they welcome their food to crawl up a little higher from the ground. Such an example to be grateful for what is provided. I suppose the crawlers are not so happy about it, but that’s the cycle of nature I suppose. Nom nom…
  9. Grateful that every day, so far, in April I have written a poem each day for National Poetry Month. Some days they are short and others they are longer. I share some here and there. Others, I keep for more work and possible publication.
  10. YOU!! Look at you sitting there reading this to the end. You are my people! Here’s a special Easter display for you. And even if you don’t believe in Easter, it doesn’t matter to me. I enjoy the colors of spring hope. And we could all use hope, right?
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Ten Things of Thankful – April 2 2022

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Happy April and Yes, Tax Season! Looks like this artist has their 2021 records ready to report! I can be thankful #1 and say that YAY!! My taxes are files and YAY, I didn’t owe any taxes. That’s a Two-Fer, So I will go straight to #3 of gratitudes and that is that is the cause to celebrate that spring is making itself known. While the showers are plentiful, those veggies will be even better once harvest time comes. #4 is that I have one more book launch in the books (see what I did there)…it was a wonderful time with lotsa love in the room. #5 Grateful for a partner who supports me in my creative ways. #6 thankful for my nieces who look out for each other. Just last night, my niece flew out to help her sister whose hubby is stationed away, so that Spring break is manageable for her younger sister. #7 thankful for daughter to venture out to walking without her walker. She has a knee injection which has helped her, as well. #8 Thankful that tax season only has 16 more days and I will be thankful when those 16 days are past (no apologies), #9 thankful for freedoms. #10 YOU This bunny must not have eaten his carrots!

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