Thankful Thursday:3 gifts budding

3 gifts budding/blooming

This one seems a little too easy right now.  My garden/yard is full of things that are budding and blooming.

Here are just a few that are new to this world…

1. The delicate pink color of this strawberry in bloom

strawberry blossom

2.  The sweet smell that this budding freesia plant will produce when it turns into a flower

freesia plant

3. Waiting with anticipation to be able to eat the tomato that will be growing from this bloom on the tomato vine

tomato plant

I’m thankful for all these wonderful flowers and plants that are blooming right now.  Everywhere I look, it’s as if all of nature is on display for us to enjoy!

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!


What happened while you were gone

While you were on the other side of the world…

I baked cookies, bread, and muffins too.

I roasted a pumpkin to use for making bread or muffins or a pie. Roasted the seeds too.  Cut up apples and made some delicious applesauce.

Took out my crock pot and made the most amazing ham and bean soup.

I searched my cookbooks and on the internet too, looking for more recipes of good things to make.

I watched all 22 episodes of Revenge on Netflix.

I watched the football game with you via Skype!  I know I watched you, more than I watched the game.

I went shopping, and wandered around and around the store wondering why they were already playing Christmas music when it was only the first week of November!

I spent a wonderful day with our grandkids.  All day, just the 3 of us! We played with play doh, colored, had a tea party, laughed, and talked about life!  We went to the movies, ate pop corn and watched “Wreck-it Ralph“.

I heard your voice this morning tell me that you love me.  The last time I will hear your voice for about 20 hours, as you “wing” your way back to me.

But more than anything else, what I’ve done the most since you’ve been gone….is fall more in love with you!

Counting the hours until I see you again!