November 23, 2011

Thankful for...

Update... 72 and sunny on Thanksgiving Day in Lincoln, Nebraska. Very thankful!!

  • texts, emails and phone calls from my daughter
  • a polite customer
  • heated seats
  • safe bike trails
  • red wine
  • voicemail from my granddaughter
  • dark chocolate
  • snail-mail from old friends
  • ripe avocados without bruises
  • my Annie-Dog
  • a dream job in a bookstore
  • new friendships
  • comfortable jeans
  • my siblings and their families
  • a box of books in the mail from my mom or a good friend
  • Keurig coffee!!
  • great neighbors
  • Shazam
  • a dedicated biking partner
  • Netflix
  • a dry basement
  • 4 wonderful, loving parents
  • American Express Blue Cash Back
  • old friends
  • memories...
  • back rubs
  • a good night's sleep
  • my blog-mates
  • the warmth of the sun
  • a day off
  • the opportunity to reconnect with childhood friends (thanks, FB)
  • laughter
  • my books
  • porches
  • music
  • the opportunity to travel to the coast and mountains
and, of course, for the love of my life--my best friend & husband, Rod.

Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours!


  1. Anonymous7:35 PM

    This is truly lovely, Les. So many special things that you love. I wish you guys a very special holiday. Enjoy your time off - know it will be short. Hugs to you!!!

  2. I think we were sisters separated at birth :) Great list, Les. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend.

  3. My gratitude post will be up tomorrow, but I had to laugh at Keurig coffee ... because that's on mine, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Lesley, what a wonderfully long list! I love this time when we can take stock of all our blessings, and give thanks for them in our hearts as well as before others.

    I, too, am so grateful for you friendship...I'll never forget the first box you sent me with a sachet of lavender, amongst other lovely things, when I had my surgery in 2006. You have been a faithful friends, for which I am thankful. XO

  5. And a great thanks for a wonderful daughter, who not only makes her Dad proud, but oh so very glad.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Thanks for sharing your wonderful list! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Kay - Thank you for your kind words. We had a lovely day with friends and several phone conversations (and texts) with loved-ones. I am very blessed.

    Wendy - I would have to agree. :) Hope you had a beautiful day.

    Melissa - I actually bought the Keurig for my husband for his birthday, but I love it as much as he does. He says it's the BEST birthday present he's ever received. He loves his coffee (and I love being able to brew my flavored blends!).

    Bellezza - I had fun putting it together over the past few days. I am so blessed and thankful for all I have in my life.

    I hope you had a beautiful and relaxing day with your family. Love you, dear friend.

    Dad - Awww... I love you, too.

    Kailana - Thanks. It was wonderful!

    Staci - Hope you had a great day with your family.

  9. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  10. All wonderful, beautiful things to be thankful for! And I'm SO onboard with the Keurig coffee!

  11. Such a beautiful post and thankful list Les. Hope your holiday was special.

  12. I've never had Keurig coffee. Apparently, I'm missing something wonderful (but I am very grateful for my Nespresso machine). Nice list! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  13. Kathy - It was! Now to start in on the Christmas preparations. :)

    Andi - Isn't a Keurig coffee machine wonderful?! I can't get over how good a cup of coffee tastes when brewed in this machine. After 7 months, Rod is still raving about his morning brew. :)

    Diane - Aw, thank you Diane. I need to print it out to hang near my computer so I can reflect on all these things when I'm feeling blue or upset. I have so much for which to be thankful.

    Nancy - Those Nespresso machines are very cool, too. Rod's Barnes & Noble coffee of choice is an Americano, which would be fun to make at home with a Nespresso machine. If only we had more counter space!

  14. All such wonderful things to be grateful for! Though, right now I'd be grateful for weather in the 70s. Cold outside--couldn't believe when I had a dusting of snow on my car this morning. Normally we don't get our ice/snow until February.

    The last picture is simply gorgeous. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  15. Trish - Another belated response. Better late than never, right?

    We're having a lovely weekend with temps in the high 40s. No more snow on the ground and none in the near future. So much for a white Christmas.

    That last photo was taken in Colorado this past May. We were near Red Feather Lakes over Memorial Day Weekend -- and it snowed!


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