Thursday, November 26, 2009


There are so many things to be thankful for, on this day- and all the year.
Here are just a few:
I am incredibly thankful for my family. For V and the children who help me get through life and who are willing to try to live out this crazy dream with me.
I am thankful that my parents are still with us, and that they have and continue to teach me about living simply and frugally.
I am thankful that we have been given the opportunity to transform this neglected house and 5.5 acres of land into something wonderful.
I am thankful that God has given us strength of mind, body and spirit to make it possible.
I am thankful that I have a job that I love.
I am thankful, even though I may complain about finances, to realize that we are rich beyond comparison with most of the world. But I need reminded of that on occasion.
I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food in my pantry and safe water to drink.
I am even thankful for our crazy pets. They provide comic relief in our days, companionship and are ever on mouse patrol.
And I am thankful for all of you, my friends. You have made this journey less lonely and made me feel that I'm not so crazy after all.

Peace and blessings to you all this Thanksgiving.


  1. Very well said. :)

    Yes, we can't forget the pets. Some days they try me crazy but I suppose I'd be pretty bored without them.

  2. Truly , We have so much To be thankful for !! Be well and have an enjoyable holiday.

  3. A Happy Thanksgiving to you all! A meaningful list indeed. Like you, that reminder of even the basic things strikes a chord with me. Have a great time with all your loved ones.

  4. Judy! well said! We had a great day and was sorry to see it come to an end even tho my back and feet were ready to sit down. I agree with you about the pets. We love ours and can't imagine life without Lincoln and old grumpy Ernie. Sometimes they're the only ones who listen to me! lol. We are having our first snow flurries today. The roofs are white and the ground is only faintly tinted white in spots. Looks pretty tho' coming down - the big fat flakes. So glad you had a good TG!!...debbie


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