August 3, 2014

Gratitude Lately

 Lately, I've been thankful for

A new juicer and 
all the fixins for Adirondack Margaritas

The first day of summer!

Another beautiful morning commute

A peaceful deck

An inviting patio
and the soothing sounds
 of a water feature

A storm system that
stayed north of us
(creepy sky!)
This sweet and 
happy dog of ours

A great new-to-me beer 
with a cool label

and a tick-free dog

Lazy Sunday mornings
and time to cook

Clean windows
and a beautiful neighborhood

And unseasonably cool summer nights,
in August, no less!

Happy Sunday, friends!
What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. After my experiments with Tequila Mockingbird, I've been in a cocktail kind of mood. Must try your Adirondack margaritas!

    1. Hope you get a chance to try those margaritas, JoAnn. I've glanced at that book and has spotted a couple of recipes I may have to try. Not a big vodka fan, though, so I probably won't buy the book.

  2. Your patio looks VERY inviting. There's nothing better than a good dog and yours looks like such a sweetheart. My husband and son sell beer - I need to ask them if they can get Sunshine.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! We rarely use the patio, choosing the porch or deck 99% of the time, but it does look inviting, doesn't it? ;) Hopefully, we'll get more use out of it (and the fire ring) this fall! Yep, our Annie is a real sweetheart. Best.Dog.Ever.

  3. Grateful for days off and margaritas and family. So many good things. Annie dog is gorgeous.

    1. Yep, lots of very good things! Annie says thank you. :)

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    1. Thanks, dear friend. Hope to spend some time catching up on your blog this weekend!

  5. Hasn't this been a glorious August?! It just makes all of the other things so much better because we can be outside to enjoy them!

    1. Yes, it has been a lovely August, although now it's quite a bit warmer. But Fall is just around the corner, right?


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