NOTHING WORDLESS ABOUT THIS WEDNESDAY

Seriously folks I’ve been trying to post since Monday. I’ve had several posts started and then BOOM, life. Some happy life, some not so happy. Some really shitty, frustrating, my hands are tied, nothing I can do, life. The latter life being the most crushing because you know a bullet would just make things so much easier, and happier.
Yeah, that kind of life…
And then, out of the blue, THIS LIFE!A happy, “just because,” box of “mitten luv” found on my front porch. A HUGE mitten mug and a beautiful card from my friend the ‘Beastly Bear‘ and his wife ‘Mama Bear.’ I boo hoo’d a lit’l bit. I’m not gonna’ lie. I needed this slice of life sooooo badly and I couldn’t wait to use it this morning and start my day out with a cup o’ luv! I have to say though, reading all of those familiar cities and Great Lakes, and seeing the mitten shape and the U.P. (upper peninsula) and Canada.. Got me a lit’l homesick. Okay, A LOT homesick.. (Sigh)
Again, my heartfelt thanks to ‘Beastly Bear‘ and ‘Mama Bear’ for this wonderful slice of “happy life” and “mitten luv.” You have no idea how much I needed this…
In other news. I know I need to get my “Reflections” post done for the ‘Blogging from A to Z Challenge.’ I also know that I have until the 13th to get that done so guess when I’ll be posting it? Yeah, probably on the 13th. Maybe. Who knows. Could be tomorrow. I haven’t really given it much thought just off the cuff observances.. So, that’s coming.My friend CiCi has been visiting off and on for the past couple of weeks while she gets some medical procedures done. Spending the night, sometimes, several nights. Lots of laughter but not so much accomplished by way of crafting. I did start a table topper for CiCi while she was here the first time. Truly only a 3 hour project tops and here it sits not finished because, well, laughter. I’ll have it finished by the time CiCi comes back on Monday.I have a couple of other projects underway. Building up my inventory.. I’ll post those pics as I go along. I’m also trying my hand at a few new crafts, AND, working on shedding a few pounds before I enter myself as a flippin’ float into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the fall!
Down 13lbs. so far! Go me!
The rest of my day is going to consist of sewing and catching up on blogs. That’s pretty much it. Who knows, I may even get that “Reflection” post knocked out.
We’ll see.I hope you’re all having a great Wednesday and that all of your slices of life are happy ones.

GRATITUDE… AND THEN PEOPLE

Linking up with Laurel over at ‘Alphabet Salad‘ and showing my gratitude today!


I did this today, I do this most days but today I actually laid in bed and said my prayers of thankfulness for opening my eyes, for my children and grandchildren, their health and happiness, this day..
And then.. People.

I found myself engaged in a debate over the death penalty. Someone was against it, I’m for it, and so it went. Fortunately this debate took place on a good friend’s page and he had my back, as he always has my back, and today, he makes my “gratitude list.”
Today I am thankful for my forever friend, online hubs, fellow blogger and amazing writer, the one, the only, the “Beastly Bear!” He blogs over at “The Den of the Beastly Bear” and writes at “Beastly Bear Fiction.”

I have already expressed my gratitude to God for my children and grandchildren first thing this morning, but I will express it again here because they are my reason for being and there aren’t enough words or feelings that run deeply enough to express my love and gratitude for them in my life.

Every creature comfort, every modern convenience. I am grateful for these. So many things I would be lost without, my home, my car, food, a washer and dryer, stove/oven, warmth in the winter, cooling in the summer. This is a gratitude list in and of itself and I am grateful for each and every one.

I know this is so, so true and I am indeed mindful.

Modern medicine. I can’t say it enough. If a person has to be ill, the year 2015 is the year to do it in, and every year after this one. So many breakthroughs, so many avenues to explore, so many cures and treatments. I am truly thankful for this..

And last but certainly not, and never, least, my Catholic faith renewed, restored. I have felt closer to God since I began my journey back to my Catholic roots than I have ever felt in my entire life. This blog, my cussing like a sailor aside, the core of who I am, rests in my faith. My children and grandchildren may stake claim to my heart and every beat thereof, but my soul belongs to God.