Three to celebrate…

I always have things to celebrate and
here are three things I celebrate this week


  • We once again have safe clean water.  No need to boil it before drinking or cooking.  It is amazing how we take safe clean water for granted. We just use it every day without any thought of what is involved in getting it to our homes.


  • After a week away from work, I went back on Monday and by today I was all caught up and my desk is clear and ready for next week.


  • Had lunch with a friend I don’t see very often.  Always wonderful to catch up and hear what’s new and the veggie pizza was too good.
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Much to celebrate…

Today I Celebrate The Small Things that really aren’t so small.

I celebrate that with all the flooding in the midlands of South Carolina
people have come together to help each other in any way they can,
with food, water and shelter, assisting with cleaning up, hugs and listening ears.
Whatever is needed there is someone there ready and willing to help.

I celebrate that though we are under a boil water advisory we do have water.
It’s kind of weird to see all the flood waters and still have the possibility of no
water in the pipes coming into our homes and businesses.

I celebrate that all of this area has power and no one is in the dark tonight.

I celebrate the resilience of the human body.
After having a severe reaction to an antibiotic last week
I am now on the mend and expect to be fully recovered in a few days.

I celebrate the friends who help me in spite of very busy schedules.
This week one friend went to the store for me bringing me
needed groceries and water and another gave me a ride
to and from the doctor.

 I celebrate friends who are more family than friends.
Without these people who share their love with me,
my life would be empty, lonely and sad.


There is a lot to be thankful for here at Patricia’s Place!

There is flooding now in the lower and coastal regions of South Carolina.
It is expected to take up to two weeks for the waters to recede.
Please keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers
along with all the first responders and emergency teams.

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Friday fill-ins and celebrating…

Elizabeth from Silver’s Reviews came up with all four of the fill-ins
for Hilary’s hop Friday Four Fill In Fun at Feeling Beachie.

Here are my fill-ins:

  1. Do you ever wonder what your purpose is in life?
  2. Why would I dye my hair when I like it grey?
  3. Creating something beautiful is not to be taken for granted it is a wonderful gift.
  4. I think that more people need to get a grip and chill, life is too short to be upset.


 And now to
Celebrate The Small Things

This week I was treated to lunch by a friend.
We don’t get to spend much time together
and this was a special surprise treat.

Work was crazy busy this week but all went well
and lots got done. That’s a great feeling!

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A friend of mine…

Friends, some are friends for life others for a time or season.
There are friends that are best friends for a while then they are not.
There are friends who are more acquaintances,
people we know slightly that are in the outer places of our lives.
Then there are those who are in our hearts.
We can see them every day and not grow tired or bored with them.
Or we may only see them once in a great while.
Then when we see them again it is like we have never been apart.


I have a friend who I met when she lived next door.
We saw each other most every day if only for a few minutes.
Then she moved away to go to school.
Now she lives in another country.
Sometimes 4 or 5 years will go by before we see each other again.
But when we do get together it is like we have never been parted.

We are friends of the heart.
I am blessed with her loving friendship and so very grateful.
I love you, Lesley.

I am taking part of the
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge

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The city where I live…

This week’s prompt for
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge

The City You Live In

This is the city where I live.
It is a small city that thinks it is a big city.
It has the usual city problems but overall it is a good place to live.


I have had good and bad times here…mostly good.
When I moved here I had family here but they are gone now.
There are people who have welcomed me into their lives.
They are wonderful friends, some have become family.

I am grateful for the people who have become friends and family.
They have made this city a good place for me to live.

When I moved here I thought I would stay
a couple of years then move back home.
I have lived here 36 years.
So, I guess this is home now.

My sewing basket…

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
Week #5
Something Someone Gave You


This sewing basket was given to me many years ago.
I can’t remember if it was for Christmas or my birthday.
It is one of my favorite gifts.  I love practical gifts that are useful.
Before I received this I used an old cookie tin to hold my sewing notions
The tin was fine except it was a bit small, hard to open, and ugly.

So, now I have a sewing basket that is a good size, easy to open, and pretty,
I am thankful for the gift and very thankful for the friendship
of the person who gave it to me.
Every time I see the basket or take it out to use it I think of her
and her thoughtfulness and how much she means to me.

good boy…

mama is getting ready for bed, a concept i don’t understand but something she does every night.  since she left the puter on i thought it would be a good time for me to say meow to my peoples.  and i have a picture for you  it’s from christmas time.


see me up there?

i was up there for a long time before mama saw me. i sat up there so still like i was one of the wood cats. she was surprised when she saw me and she laughed. i am a good boy when i get up on the armoire so mama lets me sit up there. i did pull off the flowers of the christmas cactus and that was not a good boy thing to do.  how was i to know they are just for show not to play with?

you know what the best part of being on the armoire is?  jack is afraid to jump up here.  he hates when i look down at him.  he meows so pitifully.  it’s really fun.