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Ten Things of Thankful

Here are ten things I am thankful for this week.


  1. Washers and dryers in the building where I live so I don’t have to go out to do laundry. There are seven washers and seven dryers. Usually, I am the only one in the laundry room so I do three loads at once and I am done. Wonderful.
  2. I took a walk the other day and stopped at the grocery store to pick up a couple of things. Of course, a couple of things were more like several things and the bags were heavy. I only walked about two blocks when there was a short beep and when I looked it was a neighbor on his way home and he gave me a ride. Saved me from some huffing and puffing and a sore back.
  3. The library in the building has received several bags of books. It is nice that people donate books so we can have new books for the shelves. I was able to clear out some older books that were ready to be retired to make room for the new ones. The old ones will go to the public library for their sale.
  4. I had a surprise when I opened my door today. A friend had left a large plush throw for me. It looks great on my sofa and is so soft and comfy. Sweet friend!
  5. I had some leftover vegetables and pasta so I stir fried the veggies and added them to the pasta with some herbs. It was quick and easy and made a delicious supper.
  6. We have had some rain which we needed. The trees and shrubs look clean and refreshed. So pretty.
  7. With the rain, there were no leaks in the building so the repairs made last month worked! So thankful for this.
  8. I love to read and it is a wonder to me how many really good authors there are and so many books to choose from. Even when I find a book that isn’t something I really like it is still a joy to read.
  9. I have my theme for the A to Z Challenge in April! It helps so much to have a theme for this challenge. I look forward to being a part of it and reading new (to me) blogs. There are so many talented people in blog world.
  10. I have started walking up the stairs, eight flights, every day. After two weeks I can make it to the top floor breathing almost normally, not quite normal but almost. And my legs don’t feel like they have cement in them when I get to my apartment!

That’s it for this week.
I am blessed!

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28 thoughts on “Ten things…

  1. Hi, Patricia. So many things in your list of thankfuls resonate with me. Getting all laundry done at the same time – a real thankful. I enjoy reading as well and this week discovered a new author – Joy Fielding. I think she’s been around awhile, has lots of books to her credit and I’ll be visiting the library to read more of hers. See you at the A-Z.

    1. Though it would be nice if we could have washers and dryers in our apartments there is something to be said for getting all the laundry done at one time. I don’t think I have read anything by Fielding I will have to get one of her books when I go to the library.

  2. Stairs are no fun, but I’ve made an effort in recent months to be more willing to do steps more often and it pays off – pounds and inches lost, plus I find it easier every week to go up and down more! Good for you!
    I agree that reading is wonderful, even if you don’t love the book. I used to tell my students even if you don’t like a book, you now at least have enough ammunition to discuss why. 😀
    Laundry facilities in the building where you live is definitely a good thing! I used to have laundry in the next building over and then in the basement when I lived alone before I met my husband. It was a total drag and…a little scary, too. I’ve always been grateful for easy access to laundry since then.
    Leftover vegetables with pasta and herbs is a terrific go-to meal when you’re looking for something quick and easy. I love when what seems like nothing becomes a perfectly fine meal.

    1. I only walk up the stairs down is rough on the knees and hips of this body. The up is getting easier everyday. I hated it when I had to take the laundry somewhere to do it. What a bother. I am spoiled now for sure.

  3. I have never taken on the challenge of writing all month long in April, but I am curious now what your theme for this one will be. I love a week full of kind deeds done and books, lots and lots of books.

    1. Books are favorites of mine. I get antsy if I don’t have a book I am reading and a couple on the table waiting their turn. Sometime in March there will be a theme reveal.

  4. A happy list, and i’m sure your whole body will thank you for those walks up the stairs in days weeks and years to come!

    1. At first I wondered if I was going to have days and weeks let alone years from walking the stairs. But now I think there is the possibility of years. 🙂

  5. I enjoyed your Ten Things of Thankful! I have just gotten back to walking again after not wanting to walk all winter. I am sore but feel so much better for doing it! You have some thoughtful friends!

    1. Slow and easy is my way of stair climbing. I can do about four flights before I have to rest a bit and get my breathing and heart rate to slow. Looking forward to the day I can do all eight without a break.

  6. Wow, Patricia, this was a GREAT list! It was just full of blessings and good things you are doing for yourself too! Walking up eight flights of stairs is quite an accomplishment, if I did that I would collapse in the chair and be done for the day… if the ambulance didn’t come for me first! I am eager to find out what your A-Z theme is, did you read about the changes this year? No sign-up list! I set up my blank posts for it tonight so I can began working on them as I have time. Enjoy that cozy throw curled up with a kitty or two and a good book, it won’t be too long before Springtime! Thank you for sharing with us at the TToT! Your whole list made me smile. 🙂

    1. The first week of stair climbing was awful! Better now but still not as comfortable as it should be that will take awhile. I haven’t started posts for A2Z but have some ideas. Are you going to have a theme or just wing it?

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