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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Gratitude List

Maybe I didn't exactly celebrate, but I did consider being grateful...this is my gratitude list for a snow day (we're enjoying another today). I really should do these more often because even though a few nasty things crept into the day, a few disappointments, they were far outmatched by the delights. This really must be remembered. 1. After my beloved had been out plowing, shoveling the roofs and the walks, I made him some hot chocolate...from scratch. 

2. He brought home some donuts.

3. And together we enjoyed a mid-morning snack. We used our Mr. and Mrs. mugs saved for special occasions. John's daughter sent those to us for a wedding gift. 4. I received an email from my daughter-in-law with a photo of my grands attached. 

5. I was able to do a little decorating and some cleaning and organizing. 6. We had Butter Chicken for supper and my dishwasher cleaned up!

7. It was still light outside after five pm.

8. In the evening, I made crème brûlée...

9. using the new ramekins.

10. Such a cheery yellow...can't wait to taste one.

11. It was a wonderful and cozy jammie day. Have a great weekend, Everyone. I'll catch you another day. ( Blogger always makes creating lists so much fun! Not. =} )


  1. What a lovely snow day! It all looks cosy and warm and great. And I know exactly what you mean re blogger and lists, Vee. Not the best!

  2. I love the idea of a gratitude list. I often think about starting one, but so far haven't. After seeing yours, I think I need to make it a point to get started. I imagine by now you are getting tired of snowfalls, but it does look pretty and cozy. Also, the homemade hot chocolate and donuts look yummy.

  3. A gratitude list is a great way to turn an otherwise dismal day into delights.
    I love that you know how to make a cup of hot chocolate and a donut a date. .a girl after my own heart. . .and yes. . of course it was my beloved. . .(I changed my post sentence just for Vee)

  4. There are days where gratitude lists help us to put it all in perspective! And it does sound like there was much to be grateful for yesterday...despite the snow.

    Good food always make things better! Do you have a good butter chicken recipe? I've never made it...but sure enjoy it.

    Have a wonderful weekend...with your favorite 'carpenter-turned-snowplower'...come what may!

  5. Now that looks like the perfect day to me! Just the donut alone would have made me happy :-)

    I love that the days are getting longer again. We had the most beautiful sunset last night.

    Blogger can be a puzzle to figure out sometimes, isn't that so? I tell everyone it is more mind stimulating than doing a crossword puzzle which makes me feel like I'm a least accomplishing something ..lol.

    Hope today is another good one!

  6. Gratitude is what it is all about! Making a list is good for your soul.

  7. I love your list. Sounds like a most wonderful day. Have a great weekend...m.

  8. Good afternoon Vee, What a lovely snow day you had! I think during Lent I will make a gratitude list for myself every day. I love your idea. I hope you have a happy weekend!

  9. ~Sigh~ That sounds like the perfect day!!

    I just love reading your posts. They never fail to make me feel good.

    Thanks Vee!

  10. It looks like you had much to celebrate in your day. I am trying hard to find something nice about being sick but today I am just cranky! I can't even express being cranky as I have lost my voice! Maybe that is something for the others in my family to celebrate ;c) Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Sounds like an enjoyable day! I love your Mr. & Mrs. cups. I just bought 4 of those clear custard cups today at an estate sale. Always enjoy those! Have another enjoyable day today!

  12. Looks like ya'll had a "yummy" day with cocoa, donuts, creme brulee, butter chicken (hey I need that recipe - we eat so much chicken).
    What a good day just to putter around and piddle. Putterin' N Piddlin'. How's that!

  13. you certainly filleld your day Vee and isn't it nice when the evenings begin to get a little lighter.

  14. How complimentary you and your hubby are - one makes the cocoa and the other brings the doughnuts: a perfect match! It's so nice that you had a blessed day!

  15. Sounds like a wonderful day. You have some cute grandkids there!

  16. Sounds wonderful. Lots of treats and someone to do the dishes. I will be there asap. ;)

    xo Terri

  17. Makes me ALMOST wish we would get more snow so I could have a day like that too. :-)
    Sounds like one happy day!
    Hey wait a minute, I have days like that without snow!

  18. Vee, sounds like a lovely day to me. I used to regularly keep a gratitude journal. It is a very good exercise.

  19. What an enjoyable day you had! Gratitude is such a lovely quality to have and I am so glad that you shared this wonderful list. It's an encouragement for me to looking for the little blessings in my day.

    Have a fabulous weekend,

  20. It sounds like you made a day at home special! Very nice!


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