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  • September 4th, 2008 | 1:07 PM
Thankful Thursday

There are so many things for me to be thankful for today. Here are just a few.

Puppy kisses and puppy antics that never fail to bring a smile to my face. We can never have too much laughter in our life, can we?

A husband who, on the long weekend when I was so sleep deprived, got up at 6am with the dog and took her downstairs, kept her busy, took her for a walk, fed her breakfast and let me sleep until 10 am each day. Then, once I got up, he went back to bed.

That same husband who after getting up the second time of the day, worked by himself (in the hot California sun) setting stone by stone the new patio in the backyard. With my bad shoulder I can't offer much in the way of help so I supervise and approve the placement and spacing between each stone. I did, however, vow to plant all the plants in-between the stones when the patio is done.

I am thankful beyond belief for changes happening in my life and in myself.

A change of attitude, from victim to woman in charge of her world.
A good friend or two or three.
Doors that open and close.
Possibilities that abound if one only dares to dream, then dares to put dreams into action by jumping.

Hope really is the thing with feathers.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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September 4th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Beautiful silver feathers.
September 5th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Thank you.
September 4th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hooray for things to be thankful for! xo
September 5th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I missed you this afternoon....it popped up on my calendar and for a moment I forgot we had postponed things.

Hope your project is going well.
September 4th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
I am so happy for your joy!
September 5th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Thank you. I hope it is contagious to all.
September 4th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm happy for the hope in your life, Susan. May it keep flowing.
September 5th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you. I will do everything in my power to keep the flow moving in the right direction.
September 4th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
That sounds fantastic! Glad to hear things are looking up, up, up!
September 5th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
They are. They really are.

I still haven't had the time to get around to other blogs but I did watch your video and thought it was a lot of fun. I also wanted to throw a wet sponge at someone else who lives in your house. Grrr....
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September 5th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for saying that! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I am trying, really trying.

I think for the patio stones I will put some kind of creeping thyme as it is really low growing, can take some foot traffic and won't need irrigation. It is one of the few places in the yard that we won't have native plants. There just aren't really any low growing natives that would do well in that place.

We have a stone path on the sideyard and I'll plant Yerba Buena in-between the stones there. It's a lovely native groundcover.
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September 5th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
The more I learn about native plants the more I fall in love with them. The thyme isn't native but at least it is drought tolerant which is important in my area.

Irish Moss, all mosses, need a lot of moisture and I don't have that naturally. If you do, it might work for you. Have you looked at your state's native plant society? http://www.ncwildflower.org/

If you need something for between stepping stones take a look at http://www.stepables.com/
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September 5th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
yes, I'll be doing pics. I actually put together a new blog to track all this progress but things have so insane in real life that there has been no time to get the posts up.
September 5th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Yay for good changes and lots of hope!

September 5th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jo. It is nice to be on the sunny side of the street for a change.
September 5th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful list!
September 5th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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