30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 26: Holiday Socks.
Every year around Thanksgiving, I find myself at the store food shopping for the holiday. Each year, I am always side tracked by the holiday socks. I can’t help it. I love holiday socks. They make me happy. It’s always the simple things for me. Especially the holiday socks with bells or toes. 🙂 This year, I settled for penguins and Christmas songs with snowflakes. 🙂
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 25: 1 month until Christmas and I am definitely thankful for Australians who go the extra (31) miles for Holiday decorations! 🙂
According to NPR:
“Janean and David Richards’ display uses 502,165 LED lights that, laid end to end, would stretch for more than 31 miles. The family is reclaiming a record it grabbed in 2011, with 331,038 lights…The Richards’ 2011 light show was also part of a charity drive, as they reportedly raised more than $70,000 in donations.”
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 24: Chilly, campfire weather on a little west coast beach…with sand dunes.
There isn’t much I love more than a beach on a chilly day, cuddled up by a beach fire.
Anna Quindlen said, “I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” There is something about gazing into a crackling fire, listening to the ocean crash, feeling the salt in the air that makes me feel the same.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 23: Wonderful people who surprise me with holiday treats like this delicious and adorable snowman cookie!!
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 21: Holiday lights are up in downtown Seattle!!
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 19: My childhood memories of my sister, Kathryn reading me books when I was a toddler. Even after I was older and had learned to read, I still preferred to listen to her read to me, instead. My favorite was the Trixie Belden series because she had different voices for each character in the Bob-Whites of the Glen. Even Trixie’s kid brother, Bobby. I’ll never forget my childhood pony, Sumi, but years later, I named my first horse after the black gelding, Jupiter in the Trixie Belden books.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 18: Happy to be sipping champagne and not in traffic on this rainy evening.
It looks like pretty ribbons of tail lights.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 17: Football Sunday today with my sister, Kathryn.
Yes, this sister of mine. My one and only, older sibling.
The girl who is such a good example for me, jumping out of airplanes and all.
It used to be that I hated anything to do with horror films or zombies. I’m in my 30s and still sometimes afraid of the dark.
It used to be that she couldn’t care less about the game of football. I think it was her way to rebel.
I loved football, so she had to hate it. She loved sic-fi and horror so I wouldn’t touch it.
Then, she moved to Seattle. I wasn’t anywhere around and she found the Seahawks. I started watching the show Supernatural.
Now she knows almost more than I do about the game of football and I got the two of us tickets to the 5K Zombie run this year.
Yes, football Sundays with this sister of mine is my 17th day of Thankfulness this year. 🙂
“To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
I remind myself of this each time I’m not happy with one of my photos. At least my soul has grown a bit in the process. 🙂
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 14: I’m so excited to see holiday storage containers on the shelves.
It might seem like a simple thing, but these little plastic containers are always a fun reminder for me that
the Holiday season is here. It reminds me again how much I have to be thankful for and to take a deep breath.
Soon, I’ll be home with my family, in front of a roaring, crackling fire in the fireplace…making dough for cookies.
The holiday music will be on and the champagne will be flowing.
Yes, my sister will jokingly complain about having the be the cookie cutter, but I give her that job because she’s patient
enough to peel off all of the cut out cookies so we can each decorate them. She’s the best cookie cutter sous-chef, ever. 🙂
Makes me want to get out my cookie cutters and start baking!