Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I've been doing some pouting and whining lately, lamenting over illness, leaks and roofing. In an effort to dig my way out of this horrible mood, I thought instead of tallying the repair bills or the number of times I have blown my nose, I thought I'd count my blessings and perhaps ask for a little input.

Humor me for a moment as I list a few things I am grateful for today:

1. I am thankful that we were able to find two reliable and sensible workmen to brave the cold and help us with all of our water issues.

2. I am grateful for the time I have gotten to spend with loved ones over the holiday.

3. Peppermint flavored stuff: ice cream, kisses, coffee. . .

4. The sunshine streaming through the windows. Even though the temperatures have dropped, the sun is shining, bringing beautiful light into the house..

5. Creative, caring people. I am surrounded, both online and offline, by creative and kind people. What a blessing.

And now onto the interactive part of this post. Soon I'll be making my resolutions or plans for the new year. What are you hoping to accomplish in 2009. I'd like to reach beyond the typical weight loss and financial goals. Maybe dig a little deeper.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love the idea of counting your can never go wrong there. :)
I think I am going to make a goal this year of doing some type of knitted lace....maybe even a knitted doily (I know gasp! who makes those any more, well, I do in crochet, but I digress).
And yes, I think I will spend more time next year trying to count blessings, too.
Oh, and I need to work on NOT increasing my stash...but I better just settle for counting my blessings and leave it at that. No sense in starting the new year off in a lie! :)
Happy New Year to you.

madretz said...

Sunshine, no matter how cold it is, does seem to make things feel a bit better, doesn't it?