Posted by: abbiewatters | November 22, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/22/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m thankful for the train that will take Big Al and me to Portland for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. It’s much nicer than driving, and I had enough Amtrak points that we’re riding for free!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: abbiewatters | November 21, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/21/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m making raw cranberry salad, even though we won’t be here for Thanksgiving Day. This is a recipe that tastes like my grandmother, and mother, and all the years in the past. I’m so thankful for my memories.

If you want the recipe, go here.

 

 

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 20, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/20/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I was reminded of Mama’s funeral (thanks, Facebook) 20 years ago. I’m so thankful that I had my parents as long as I did. They were wonderful people, and I hope I did as well raising my boys as they did raising the four of us.

 

 

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 19, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/19/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m thankful for all the sometimes forgotten heroes who make life worth living – the firefighters, the police, the mail carriers, the trash haulers, the cooks, the doctors and nurses, the farmers, the electricity workers, the plumbers, and all the government people who give their lives in service. We often never see them and we rarely remember them when hot water comes out of the faucet, and the lights turn on when we flip a switch.

I’m going to try to remember say a prayer of thankfulness for each one as I go about my daily life.

 

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 18, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/18/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I will be installed as moderator of Olympia Presbytery. I approach this with fear and thanksgiving. To God be the glory!

 

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 17, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/17/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Tonight we eat at the Chef’s Table here at Franke Tobey Jones. The menu tonight is baked French onion soup, breast of chicken Picatta, garlic buttered pasta, roasted vegetables with balsamic drizzle, and dark chocolate ganache tart for dessert, accompanied with wine. Chef Tim will cook the chicken tableside, and we’ll enjoy dinner with 10 other residents and guests.

Once more, I’m reminded how thankful I am that we chose this place for our “forever” home.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 16, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/16/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

 

Today I’m thankful for the constantly changing “sky porn” I see almost every day. From clearing clouds, to sunbreaks, to deep blue, and back to roiling gray, it’s always interesting.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 15, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/15/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m thankful for Social Security and Medicare. I might have chafed occasionally through the years at the 7.25% that came out of every paycheck, but now, in my old age, it helps to keep Big Al and me in the manner to which we have become accustomed. It’s not enough to live on, but it makes our savings and military retirement enough to enjoy our age.

Today, as the Eagle flies again (an old Air Force expression for pay-day), I give thanks for those lovely deposits in our savings and checking accounts.

 

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 14, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/14/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m thankful for my siblings. It’s always lovely to talk to them on the phone. I’m sorry we don’t live closer, but when we’re together, the years fall away and we enjoy each other. It’s restful to be able to talk without explaining the subtext of everything I say. We are about as different in political thought, religious beliefs, and daily activities as it’s possible to be, but we get along when we’re together. I love them all.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 13, 2017

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/13/17

For the month of November, I’m going to try to include gratitude in all my posts (and post every day.)

Today I’m thankful for Blue Apron, who plans several meals a week for me, visits the grocery store, and ships all the ingredients in a nice box. I’ve been using this for over a year now, and I’m really impressed with the variety and the fresh ingredients. At my age, thinking up “What’s for dinner” has lost its charm. Big Al is not too impressed with the kale, but at least I can control the amount of salt we eat.

P.S. If anyone wants to try three free meals from them, leave a comment here, or send me an email, and I’ll send your name in.

 

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