|My furry babies make life so much richer and some days |
are the reason I get up in the morning. Being loved is really
nice, especially when it comes with hugs and purrs and
naughty behavior that make me laugh.
I take great joy today in the knowledge that my sister's children (and children's children), their husbands, wives and husbandishes along with their father and other aunts are all gathered today in Arizona. I wallow in a touch of self pity that I'm not there.... except in spirit. Still, I plan to have a nice day. My neighbors usually bring me something and I have stocked something special to make for myself, so I am richly blessed. I'll probably watch Babette's Feast (one of the best movies ever). That's the plan - and listen to music and find ways to entertain myself.
I think I figured out a way not to be cold all winter and still not have a big heat bill. I cranked the heat up to 68 to take my shower today and turned it back down to 50 after I was done. But the house stayed COZY for at least another 6-7 hours. I'm hoping this was not a fluke and I can run the thermostat at normal people temps for an hour each day and be warm for most of the day. That would be a lovely change of pace from the past 4 years when I have shivered through the days in 3-4 layers. I also noticed that 68 feels almost tropical to me now that I have trained myself to live between 50 and 60. I'm very excited about this. Cross your fingers for me that it a) works and b) doesn't increase my heating costs. We will see. Something to explore in any case... and to be thankful for.
|Shannon - my neighbor - took this one. We had her|
trapped between us. She does not suffer fools gladly.
How she puts up with me is a tribute to her good nature.
Speaking of things to be thankful for....
Some things I'm grateful for today:
- a warm home
- Babette's Feast
- food and shelter
- running water
- a lovely warm shower
- microfiber mats to soak up the flood and make it easier for me to get in and out of the shower
- my cane
- my legs
- the ability to walk
- my red chair & my cane
This is Angel last year, but I really love it.
She has gained weight. Not sure why, but
it worries me a bit. She's so darned, cute,
though, isn't she?
- all the senses
- kind neighbors
- my sister's children
- knowledge that the above "children" are happy
- Angel and Tara Grace
- toy mice
- kitty hugs
- the smell of white sage
- apple cider
- my SSD
- my microwave & my kitchen
- Facebook (only once in a while for pictures...)
- Raven's Nest
and happy small "t" thanksgiving to those
"across the pond" and elsewhere