Monday, November 30, 2015


What can I say that I haven't already said.

I am so thankful for my health.

Ysterday we saw Jennifer, a marvelous, good, cheery person.

But, she has's hard to watch her body as it shakes and wiggles and has spasms.

Not only is it hard on her, but it is very painful for her.

She is in a very bad way.

My heart just aches for her.

So, it makes me realize how grateful I am for good health........

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bright Sunny Mornings

I'm grateful to live where most of the days are sunny and pleasant.

Because I'm in a BIG downer right now,

I am grateful the weather outside is beautiful.

It does lift my sunken spirits somewhat.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Sometimes when I get discouraged and feel like no one understands,

I turn to Heavenly Father....

I pour my soul out to him.

And, I know HE listens.

I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


It's the day before turkey day.

I was doing some baking/cooking.

And, I needed some hot was taking FOREVER to get hot water to the kitchen sink....

And, then, I was HUMBLED.

....I remembered the pioneers; heating the water, plucking the turkey, etc. etc. etc.

I felt so small and humbled and appreciative.

It made me grateful for so many things.

And, I feel grateful indeed......

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pictures From the Past

It's so fun to see pictures that you had totally forgotten about.

Whether it's from a long time ago, or just a few years ago,

Looking at pictures is fun.

And, I'm grateful we have them.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Man, I am so thankful I can see.

I am grateful.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Justin, Amy, and Boys

This morning Amy face-timed me....

It was a joy to see her boys....Calder is growing; he's so very cute.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


I love music.

And, I'm grateful I can hear it and enjoy it.

Oh, Yes, I do love music.

Friday, November 20, 2015


I say it often,

I mean it often.

I feel so blessed and grateful.

I am so thankful for health right now in my life.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


I can have warmth or cool,

lights on,

television blasting,

computer business,

oven cooking food,

pots a-boiling,

vacuum going,

hot water running through the pipes,

and it's all thanks to


And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Companion

Even though I'm quite solitary, I love having someone to share my life with.

we have had struggles, disagreements, challenges a plenty,

But, how I love having someone around all the time.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I'm looking out the window at my droopy flowers, and it makes me realize how essential

WATER is to every living thing.

Right now, we have plenty of it.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ability to Read and Write

I so take it for granted.

But, I am grateful I can read and write.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Peace in My Corner of the World

The world is a war zone.

Yesterday, there were mass murderings in Paris; the city is totally on edge and people are terrorized.

So, I am grateful for my little corner of the word where there is peace in the valley.

Such a marvelous thing to be grateful for:


Thursday, November 12, 2015


Sadly, as I get older, I get less and less social.

I just want to be home.

If I go somewhere, even shopping in town, I am always in a hurry to GET HOME.

I'm kind of obsessed with it,

But, I am grateful to have friends and family.  I'm grateful for being a little social right now.

It's a good and healthy thing.

And, I'm grateful.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


I absolutely LOVE bananas...

I eat one almost every day.

Such a great way to start a morning...

with a tasty banana.

I can't imagine someone not loving this tasty fruit.

As for me, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Good Food

It's fun to try new recipes....

That is, if they taste good.

I'm very grateful for good food that is home-made and healthy.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday mornings...

I always have a long list of


So, I like to get up and get going.

I know others don't like Mondays,

But, I am always grateful.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Our Church Calling

Allen and I serve as Baptismal Coordinators; it's a fancy term for mopper-uppers and laundry-doers.

Yesterday, there were 18 baptisms, so that's a lot of clothing to wash....a lot of white jumpsuits.

And, men are just getting bigger and it's a couple of full loads each month.

We share the duties with other couples and it has been a great blessing to get to know the other couples.

Oh, yes, I am very grateful.

Friday, November 6, 2015

My Three Grandsons: Eli, Miles, Calder

I can't believe I didn't take even one picture in the 24 hours we were there.

But, they are delightful, noisy, active, lively, loud boys.

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Allen's Help!

I decided to make bread this morning...

It's pretty easy with a wheat grinder and bread maker.

But, the clean-up is a pit.

And, today, Allen ground the wheat and cleaned up the bread mixer.

Hooray for husbands.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Blue Skies

I recently met a woman who had just moved here from the MidWest.

She hate winters and wanted to be where the SUN SHINES - a lot.

Well, she moved to the right place.

I'm totally with her....

I love being where the sun shines....a lot.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Beautiful Sabbath Morning

It's peaceful, lovely, and beautiful.

I am grateful.

My heart is aching because of many family matters,

BUT, I do love the peacefulness on a Sabbath morning.