30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/24/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for the gauchos and chefs at Fogo do Chao who will be feeding Big Al and me our Thanksgiving Dinner today. No cooking for me this year. We’ll be joined by #2 son and #1 grandchild.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/25/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

It was so nice to have this little holiday – train ride, stay in a hotel, dinner at a fine restaurant, and another train ride. This is the first time (other than to go Whale Watching this summer) that Al and I have gone anywhere or done anything since the start of the pandemic. Many thanks for vaccines and science.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/22/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

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. I’m also thankful that the transportation department from FTJ is taking us to the train station (and picking us up on Friday).

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/21/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

I’m thankful for a wonderful sunset we can see, now that the leaves have all blown off the trees. I know it’s pretty cloudy this morning and the AQI is pretty high with “fine particles”, but that usually leads to wonderful sunsets.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/20/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I was reminded of Mama’s funeral (thanks, Facebook) 25 years ago. I’m so thankful that I had my parents as long as I did. They were wonderful people, and I hope we did as well raising our boys as they did raising the four of us.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/19/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for all the sometimes forgotten heroes who make life worth living – especially the staff here at Franke Tobey Jones. I’m talking about the chef who provides goodies and special meals, the maintenance men who come and do the things Al and I are no longer able to do (take down the wind chimes, crawl under the sink), the “Life Enrichment” crew who hosts happy hours, and takes us on outings, the barista who runs the Bistro and makes fancy coffee, and the Wellness Staff who teaches fitness classes and gives personal training.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/18/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for my husband of 57 years. We’ve had bad patches, good patches, and great patches during that time, but we’ve been faithful to each other and to our little family. Together we’ve raised two outstanding sons, who have married two outstanding women and have families of their own. Love wins.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/17/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for my electronic gadgets – my iPhone, my iPad, my Kindle reader, my FitBit. They are easily portable, and enable me to take my books, and reminders with me.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/16/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for the constantly changing weather, Yesterday was bright, temperate, and breezy. Today is cloudy, still, and cold. As we used to say in Texas, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it will change.

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/15/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

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. On this day when the eagle flies again (an old military term for payday) I give thanks for those lovely deposits in our savings and checking accounts.