Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cold weather gratitude

It's January 12, and we are having our coldest weather thus far this winter. It was 31 when I got up this morning, and we warmed up to about 42. Pretty cold for South Texas!

I'm so grateful for a large stack of firewood and our wonderful wood heater in the living room. We've heated with wood since 1980, and I love wood heat! It's constant and soothing.

The insulated clothing industry also has my gratitude. Without layers of warm clothing, tending the animals would be MUCH more painful.

Soup will be on the menu tonight I think. Hooray for soup weather!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 - a Gratitude Journal

My goal here is to spend some time and bandwidth to record what I'm grateful for. It's so easy to focus on the negative things and to let one's thoughts become mired in the negative.

Today is 1/1/11. A good new beginning!

I'm grateful for having spent the Christmas holiday with Nathan and Cole, and for having Travis, MaryAlice, and Arielle come down here for New Year's weekend. The blessings of healthy children and grandchildren can not be underestimated!