(never mind the YEAR! lol!)
Today's post is the debut of Thankful Thursday...which is pretty much just what it sounds like it would be.
An off-the-top-of-my-head, whatever-comes-to-mind list of random things I am thankful for today.
Pandora music site , which opens me up to soooo much awesome new music!
Plus it has a "thumbs down" icon I can click on if I never ever want to hear THAT song again!
(unlike the highly annoying radio stations, which is why I rarely listen to them anymore!)
Yes, there are occasional online commercials, but not nearly as many as on the radio.
Right now I am listening to the "Buddha Chant" station...quite nice.
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I suppose it is a "thankful" thing that I so love the rain...since I live in the Pacific Northwest!
This is how very much my soul is soothed by the sound of rainfall:
for the past 3+ years, hubs & I have fallen asleep almost every single night to the sound of rain falling...
provided by a most lovely CD that I found at the (now gone, sad face) Puget Park Drive-In flea market just down the street from our house.
For a buck.
Which reminds me, I really REALLY need to "burn" an extra copy or two of that CD.
If it poops out on us, I may never sleep again...!
So yes, I am thankful for the rain!
(except for the neccesation of wiping off 12 muddy paws about 16 times per day, do the math...)
* I am thankful for my aforementioned husbands tolerance (and practially downright support!) of my addiction to Yankee Candles.
I usually have 3 "tarts" burning at all times-two in the family room & one in the bistro.
Right now, the amazing scent is bringing me wonderful memories that I don't even really have,
of a slow stroll through a lush vineyard in the golden glow of a warm fall late afternoon.
(aka: "Napa Valley Sun")
Ahhhh, now all I need is a glass of Reisling to complete the picture... ;)
*I am thankful for the wide open expanse of time that lays before me upon waking up
(also thankful I can usually wake NOT to the jarring sound of an alarm clock!), almost every single day.
Time to do pretty much whatever calls to me to do.
Some days it is the call to spend 5 hours browsing online.
(how THAT happens, I have no clue. IE can certainly be a big black hole / time machine.
There must be a hit movie in that concept somewhere!)
Some days it is a call to snuggle the hounds, curled up in the bistro chair with a stack of magazines, and exist on lattes, tea and Hershey's Kisses.
(and doggie kisses too)
Other (more "productive"!) days find me in my garage art studio, lost in the "Zen Zone" of making a great big (hopefully!) pretty mess that I like to call my art!
Days like today bring a little bit of everything, plus a few loads of laundry.
(I am NOT complaining.)
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Thank you, Dominee, can't wait to dive into the season with you!
What are YOU thankful for this Thursday? Never forget your abundance of blessings, every day!
Happy Me-Laurie Z!