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Ten things…

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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I am joining
Ten Things of Thankful
this week.
Here is my list


  1. The cleaning and waterproofing restoration work on the building where I live is complete. Very much needed and long overdue.
  2. The installation of the new balcony railings will begin the end of this month. The building will look so much better and will improve property value.
  3. I made the best vegetarian chili ever. I never use a recipe and it is always good but this time it was better than good.
  4. I read a really good book by Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things. I always like her books but this one made me think about my feelings and beliefs regarding race more deeply and thoughtfully.
  5. A friend I haven’t seen in awhile got in touch and we made plans to meet for lunch.
  6. I still have petunias blooming. Even with some cold weather, they are filled with buds and blooms. Beautiful surprise.
  7. I went to the library and it was packed. Wonderful to see so many people in one of my favorite places.
  8. A friend wrote me the sweetest note. It came so unexpectedly, it made me get all teary-eyed and everything.
  9. I clicked on a YouTube link and watched a hilarious video of a dog fetching things his master told him to get. The dog was so excited and got everything right. It made me laugh so hard I had to watch it several times.
  10. I have peace in my life. Wasn’t always that way so I can appreciate it with great thankfulness.

There you have it, my Ten Things of Thankful.

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Celebrating the Small Things

tools-1183374_640Today I am celebrating the handyman. It is hard to find a good handyman and I have. This guy is something of a perfectionist and always does a good job at a reasonable price. The only problem with him is that he has too much work and you have to wait forever to get an appointment with him. After several months of waiting, he was here today and did some work on a closet. It’s a large storage closet that I wanted a couple more shelves in so I can be more organized. His work is done and now I will paint and then get to work organizing  all my stuff. \O/


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A good week…

Today I Celebrate the Small Things

  • It hasn’t been 100* once this week.  It has been close to 100* but no record breaking temperatures this week.
  • Work has been smooth computing this week.  A couple hiccups like email server checkdown a day or two and the software we use for everyday business was down for a few hours.  But even with that no major problems and it did give me time to do some filing.
  • Had some help straightening up the community library and now we are looking all spiffy again.

It has been a good week.

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Something to celebrate…

Today I Celebrate the Small Things


A few weeks ago I got a letter telling me that
the way I connect to the internet was being phased out by my carrier
and that I needed to upgrade or I would not have service.
What a bother.
I put it off but then I had a problem with my connection and
decided I might as well get the upgrade done now.
I called to get the deed done and was asked if I wanted a
technician to do the install or would I do it myself?

Today the technician came to set it up.
He was great.
On time, polite, respectful and had a sense of humor.
In no time, he replaced two phone jacks and installed the new equipment.
Not only did he do that but he also programmed the TV, Kindle, and Nook.
Took him all of forty-five minutes.
Now that is something to celebrate!

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