Last But Not Least, Thankful For Pets


Ash chilling like a villain on Thanksgiving Day. She is allergic to turkey, and millions of other foods and environmental things. I gave her a roasted carrot for a treat. She was pretty good, not begging too much. She had a twin sized mattress, sheets, toy, and comforter to snooze with. She also had lots of attention from a two year old, whether she wanted it or not.

This last day of Attitude for Gratitude, or Thankful November, I am thankful for my pets attention, warmth, reason to get up in the morning (and middle of the night), therapy, warmness, entertainment and laughs. I adopted a female black fluffy cat this year. She is a hunter, so I appreciate not seeing any signs of mice yet this year. If it was not so expensive for the vet bills, I would recommend everyone get a pet or two. If you can afford it, adopt don’t shop. There are too many unwanted beautiful souls in shelters, living on the streets and in the wilds.

I hope everyone can find something to be grateful for. Next month, I am going to try to do daily positive affirmations!

Day 29 Tomorrow Is The Last Day


I really think I have the attention span of a two year old, if only I had the energy of one too.

Today I am thankful there are only today and tomorrow to name things I am thankful for. I am truly thankful each day for the gift of a new day. It is like a homework assignment trying to pinpoint something different each day. I have been playing online poker, but I am not stuck on it for hours like I was a year ago. It is nice to know I have go to things for my boredom. I am laying low until next payday. I am glad there are only 4 days in between now and then. I really would like to get out to more meetups.

It is cool seeing everyone putting up there Christmas trees on facebook. Mine is still stuck in the bin, I feel no urge to put it up yet. I have a bunch of Ebay stuff piled in the way. My tree is only like 2 foot tall…lol…and I still do not have enough free space for it. I have a kitty this year. I hope she does not knock it over. She keeps taking my router out, then runs because it falling scares her.

Day 28 Thankful Days of November


Pic of the pitstop along route 13 in Central New York.

Today has been a quiet and peaceful, slow day chilling at home. I got to play my online poker, thanks to my computer being upgraded!

Today, I am thankful for an event to go to. I am so happy to get out of the house and have a destination. It beats wandering aimlessly alone. I will be meeting up with a couple of friends. The event is free, so bonus for me. People and culture are sometimes necessary.

Filling In My Missing Thankful Journal


Pic of the Lemon Meringue Pie I made for my preggers d-i-l craving. It is not as perfectly even as it could have been. I am just happy it came out edible and had quirky bejeweled shimmering beads on top. (?)

I am making this post to “fill in” the missing pieces of my attitude for gratitude November Thankful Days journal. (so many puns, so little I wrote them all down to identify what I had previously posted and to see what days I had missed. It looks like I was a slacker all week, and duplicated a few days. Oh well it is what it is, post stroke I just don’t give a rats ass about mistakes I have made.

Day 21-I was thankful for days I don’t have to make sure my son went to school. (it’s Saturday) He actually made it a week and a half or more on his own. Relying on his alarm clock or internal clock, either way, I am glad he is growing more responsible.

Day 22-I was thankful for quarters and the new laundry mat close enough for me to dry my clothes and towels.

Day 23-I was thankful for delicious pasta, with no salt added jarred sauce and onions and peppers to provide an inexpensive but delicious meal…I think it is better than any pasta dish I have ate at a restaurant. For about $4 for two people, I ask why would I order pasta when I go out? The answer is, so I don’t have to wash the dishes and clean up the stove and counter and sometimes the floor…ha ha.

Day 24-I am so grateful my son has a wonderful counselor that he likes, trusts, and has helped to guide my son a bit back from the edge.

Day 26-It is Thanksgiving, I am so happy and grateful to get to spend it with all my kids and their spouses, my grandkids, and their friends. I like spending time with my family….maybe they think it is the cliche dysfunctional group, but I think we had a peaceful happy gathering…and I was not on drugs, I only had 1/2 glass of wine on ice.

Black Friday, Thankful For Not Shopping

IMG_4648I am very Thankful today 27th day this month (I will fill in my missing days next post) to be able to sit home and eat leftover pie for breakfast. My daughter and daughter in law did a bang up job cooking and prepping for our feast. I made two pies, contributed the ingredients for the third pie, and we pieced together a sampler of a whole pie to take back home. We did so, to make room in my daughter in laws fridge…ha ha. We continued our tradition from last year of about one whole pie per person. Love and Abundance is really what I am thankful for, crave, and have no need to purchase TODAY. I purposely try to stay home on this day to avoid all the people, drama, and negative energy that creeps into some as psycho selfish frenzied glutenous consumerism. This is just my opinion, so don’t feel bad if you felt you needed to get a bargain. I just wish that the pregnant walmart worker was not trampled to death a few years back, may her soul rest in peace.

The Harsh Reality of Trying To Be Thankful For What You Have

 “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

In my inbox this morning was this quote. Hello, I am neurotic insecure. I have greatly realized this year that being jealous gets me nowhere. I also know that after having a stroke and not being able to do what I used to causes many jealousies to form. I want to run. I want POSITIVE attention from other people. I want to realize my dreams and aspirations. I hate having other peoples success seam unattainable to me. Don’t misunderstand me, I like to see others happy. I just need to learn why good things are not happening for me.

I will post later my days of attitude for gratitude journal. I just needed to share this quote, because I wanted to get all my negative energy out, so I can kill it once and for all. Does that seem neurotic?

Days 19 and 20 Grateful Journal


Yesterday I was thankful like everyday just to be alive. I did a few household chores and picked up a pizza for dinner. The pizza was my peace offering to my son for helping me with the garbage. I make it his job to put the bags in the car and take them out and through them in the dumpster at the transfer station. They are far too heavy for me. I would be able to do this without him, because I have in the past. My garbage is much heavier now with kitty litter. I might experiment next year with kitty litter flower garden.

It was the start of another ebay promo yesterday, so I spent awhile relisting almost 200 of my unsold items. I am seriously thinking about just getting rid of my postcards in one big lot. They take too long to sell individually in general. I will still sell them, but only list them once and if they don’t sell quick they will go into the big lot of postcards. I might do the same with buttons and all my smalls that are not selling after two or three listings. I am going to group them all together into estate junk drawer lots. I have way too much junk in my super small house.

Today I am thankful for another sunny day. It is very cool outside, but I don’t care. My heat inside my house is turned up to 72 degrees for my old dog to be comfy. I just love how the sun gives me extra energy and lifts my spirits. I am going to try to move some of the leaves away from my house later and try to get them to stay in my garden area.



Day 18 of my Attitude For Gratitude


This pic I took with my kindle, so not high quality, but it shows my old loves greying face as she sleeps on my shoulder. I had to leave her home alone today for about an hour. She does not like to be left behind. Her face used to be all black on the side. She seems to fill in with more white every day for the last few years.

I went to get my blood work done and a chest x-ray for my upcoming doctor appointment. I then went shopping for some last minute Thanksgiving items. I forgot some and could not find one at the two stores I went to. I might have to go to Wegmans (a bigger store near Syracuse) to get one ingredient for my pregnant daughter in laws pie request. Of course after helping my son carry everything in, and I putting it all away, I laid down to watch youtube videos (my netflix was not loading). I also read a bit more of my book about the human vibration. I am learning all the answers to my questions of why not me? Here is a hint, I need to breath deeper, to get more oxygen into my blood. This is a tip that is beneficial to everyone.

Today, I am thankful for getting all the rest I require. Some days, when I am down, I stay sleeping too long. I am going to try to get up earlier and earlier everyday, until I get a more regular sleep pattern going. I am not going to allow myself to sleep my life away. At the same time, I am going to take naps to recharge. I still get strong stroke fatigue. I know the difference between my sad states and my stroke tired feelings.

Day 17 Attitude For Gratitude


I am grateful for the long way photography has come in the last 100 years. I watched two movies of my granddaughter at her 2nd birthday party without even being there. I watched them over and over, she is so precious.
Her dad took them with his iphone and emailed them to us. It was easy peasy, and free. (well after paying for phone and internet plans and equipment) Hopefully. I can watch these movies as long as I live. They most likely will be digitally stored on a cloud.