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Thankful for clean floors, and so much more...

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Yesterday afternoon, after chaperoning a field trip, running home to squeeze in some necessary work and a whirlwind cleaning of the house I sat down for a moment to read some of my favorite blogs. I rested upon Mystic Vixen by Elizabeth Duvivier and she had posted 100 things she was thankful for. Always one to join in on the good fun I started mine.

My natural order of things seems to involve noticing that which is immediately present in front of me, items fresh in my short term memory and then the real popping begins, one after another like kernels on a hot skillet. Objects of thanks popped so quickly it was hard to keep up... Big picture down to granular and back up again...

  • clean floors
  • freedom to chaperone my children's field trips
  • my children, my flippin gorgeous children inside and out
  • my love, their father, my husband, Steve
  • family, as a whole, those we're born in to and those family we choose for ourselves(holy moly I started listing and then quickly ended up in infinity so I'm leaving this one big...)
  • my steam mop
  • my paint brushes
  • the practice of painting
  • the practice of yoga
  • raindrops
  • crunchy apples
  • sunshine
  • sunrises
  • sunsets
  • our csa
  • my juicer
  • bacon
  • lime green walls
  • good lighting
  • sycamores
  • opportunities
  • breath
  • stillness
  • mandalas
  • my compass
  • caran d'ache
  • watercolors
  • raw canvas
  • empty shelves
  • raindrops
  • books
  • podcasts
  • audible
  • our bus driver
  • peonies
  • dahlias
  • mason jars
  • butternut squash soup with pepitas on top
  • gin and tonic
  • merrel pace gloves
  • barefeet
  • wool socks
  • leggings
  • good jeans
  • a big pot
  • wooden spoons
  • ezekiel bread
  • fireplaces
  • knowledge
  • energy
  • movement
  • persepective
  • salsa
  • my red barn
  • the red tobacco barns down the road
  • strawberries in june
  • blueberries in july
  • apples come fall
  • dogs
  • interactions with animals in general
  • ladybugs
  • spiders
  • molluck fish
  • the ocean
  • the beach
  • airplanes
  • stones
  • hearts
  • support
  • matte medium
  • communities, big and small
  • my computers(I curse them far to often but they pay my way)
  • connection
  • my purple zafu though it isn't visited nearly enough
  • big fluffy bolsters
  • nice silky eye pillows
  • roku
  • taproot
  • history
  • my brusband, above and beyond family my brother-in-law across the street from us mows my lawn, clears the snow when Steve is gone and helps out in more ways than I can list.
  • down comforters
  • quilted blankets
  • fleece jackets
  • hooded sweatshirts
  • boots, purple cowboy
  • boots, brown uggs (not the dumpy kind though I have those too…)
  • brussel sprouts
  • salad greens
  • peppers, especially anaheims when I can find them back east
  • morning time snuggles
  • bed time books
  • hot baths
  • long showers
  • minty toothpaste
  • undereye concealer:)
  • people who show up as themselves for themselves
  • Georgia O'Keefe
  • warm hats
  • toasty gloves
  • wood floors
  • a good vacuum cleaner
  • outstanding school teachers
  • our babysitters

Well, that's 100+… I could go on and on but I'm off to enjoy so many of the above…

Happy Thanksgiving:)