Friday, November 30, 2012

Grateful, Grateful, Grateful

I'm so grateful for everything you've ever given me...

November is a time for giving thanks. I guess it’s because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. It’s kind of silly if you think about it. Shouldn’t we be thankful every day? Despite that, every year I’m ‘going to’ post what I’m thankful for on a daily basis. But it seems every year I get behind from the start and manage to stay behind until well beyond the first of the new year. Still, I decided I had so many things to be thankful for that I needed to list them, mainly as a reminder to myself.

I’m a list maker. I should own a portion of the sticky note company because I have them all around my desk. Although I seldom get to the grocery store with said list, I decided I could sum it up nicely if I used the alphabet to make my record of things I’m thankful for. So…here goes!

Alan, apples, airplanes (when they are on time), aprons and autumn

Bryce, Belle, Bernie, babies, buttons, butter, beer, bottles, bubble baths and bacon

Callye, Caleb, candy, cars, chairs, candles, cats, Christmas lights and carols 

Dads (mine especially), dreams, and doors

Evan, eggs, elevators, electricity, and eyesight

Family, friends, fun, fireplaces, and French fries

Grandkids, Grandparents, green chili, and guitars

Haircuts, hot water, and heaters

Ice (in the summer), icicles (in the winter), imaginations, and Iris

Judi, Jimmie, Jennivee, jelly, jam and jars,

Knitting, kites, kindness and kittens,

Lights, laughter, LSSK, and leaves

Moms (mine in particular!), money, mountains, and medicine

Napkins, nighttime, and noise

Oranges, online bill paying, and October

Pennies, pants, pajamas, pizza, pedicures, and Paypal

Quilts, quiet, quality, and quarters

Reading glasses, Ravelry, and rocking chairs

Starr, sweaters, seat warmers, snowflakes and snowmen

Tyson, talking, Tartan, tea, teachers, and Texas!

umbrellas (and the chance to use them), unity, and underwear

Veterans, vests, and Valentines

Wine, WHIBSIB, water, and warmth

Xerox copies, x-acto knives, and eXums!

Yarn, yams, yo-yo’s (fabric), yesterdays, yawns and yellow

ZZZ’s, zippers, zoos and zigzags

Well, that was a little tougher than I thought it would be! And, I believed I had invented this brilliant idea but I Googled it and found tons of people had made their list this way. Regardless, however you come up with the things you are thankful for, just remember to take the time to be grateful. It makes you feel pretty good to realize all the things you have instead of focusing on the things you haven’t! 

I wanna show my gratitude, gratitude, show my gratitude to you.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Utah this year. It was a very long trip and I got a lot of road-knitting in! I had two GIGANTIC scarves to make for a couple of my son’s friends and completed one and like only a couple of inches on finished the other. 

I’m finishing up some surprise gifts too. It’s going to be here before we know it! Be pleased that you’re here to enjoy. 
Gossamer Infinity Scarf
Rainbow ruffle
Dropstitch cowl

I wanna show my gratitude, gratitude.
I wanna show my gratitude,show my 
Yeah, my gratitud...


  1. I like this Post very much. I'm so very thankful for you too. I love your Rainbow Ruffle it's so Beautiful.

  2. I am thankful for friends like you!

    1. Sweet MK! Thank you! And right back at you too!

  3. Lovely and heartfelt. Enjoy the holiday season!

  4. Thank you Patty! Glad you stopped by!

  5. So nice to read you again. I never did make that journal/knit thing. I'm not a good list maker. I still haven't figured out the photo program either. But I have started using up my odd yarn - making scarfs. I made a red and blue one and a hat to match and gave it to a collection for Vets - they were collecting coats, but I called and they gladly took the set. I didn't get a photo of that one. And have since made from odd bits four more (two child sizes) and am starting a fifth.

    Be well and enjoy the holiday season. Cheers!

    1. Thank you Jules! You may not be a listmaker but I really enjoy your creative writing!

      Great idea for turning the bits and pieces of yarn into scarves! I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive a gift like that!

      Glad you popped in!

  6. For my first for ray into blogging I chose Blipfoto ( well it chose me) and I chose to call myself ifnotforthis because the subjects of my pictures are what make me happy. There is someone called Daisy Daisy on there who every day makes a short list of things she is thankful for. And thank you to you for following my blog so closely. I love reading your comments

    1. I"ll have to see if I can Blipfoto. Sounds interesting! I love to see what you come up with on your blog. It's always something nice.