About womanwifemotherchild

As a 50+ year old mother of 4, I'm beginning a new chapter of my life. In addition to being a full-time care-giver for 25 years, I've dabbled in writing, poetry, photography, math tutoring, singing, gardening and birdwatching. Here I am, ready for my next adventure...

Gratitude Spiral: Day 181

Today, I’m grateful for the number 181.

It’s a significant number in my life, being the house number of my childhood home. We’re in the process of helping my parents empty it out and prepare it for sale. I lived there from the time I was four years old until the day before I got married. That’s a lot of years — and a lot of memories.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 180

Today, Memorial Day in the USA, I’m grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed everything to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this country. I feel blessed to live here and to exercise those freedoms.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 179

Today, I’m grateful for green strawberries.

The strawberry plants are covered with flowers, and little green fruits are popping out all over. In the next month, they’ll ripen, and I’ll be racing against the chipmunks for all those red, juicy berries.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 178

Today, I’m grateful for new wiper blades on my van.

I called my mechanic right before they were closing for the long holiday weekend yesterday. The wiper blades on my van were literally falling apart. Pollen in New England is coating everything and I couldn’t even clean my windshield! The mechanic was just shutting everything down, but willingly took my payment over the phone, asked me to drive right over, and popped the new wipers on while I sat in my car. Now, that’s service!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 177

Today, I’m grateful for the time and energy to plant my garden yesterday.

Before the temperature hit eighty, I got most of my potted plants in the ground. It feels like an accomplishment. Now comes the daily watering, checking, protecting, weeding, to keep them all healthy and growing strong!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 176

Today, I’m grateful for The Herb Farmacy.

Most years, I don’t feel like starting everything from seed in my garden, so I head up to Salisbury, MA, to the Herb Farmacy. The women who own and run it are wonderfully knowledgable. They offer an amazing selection of organic vegetable, herb, annual, and perennial plants. Their tomato section alone, arranged in alphabetical order, is worth the trip. It’s a gardener’s candy store!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 175

Today, I’m grateful for a new old desk.

I just inherited a small writing desk that belonged to my grandmother. It’s a beautiful old piece of woodworking. And a new addition to my writing/ craft room. I look forward to making its acquaintance.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 174

Today, I’m grateful for the paint delivery I received yesterday.

The paint manufacturer was closed for a while, due to the current pandemic. So, my order sat in limbo. But now I have some new colors in a special type of paint for use on outdoor projects. I’m so excited!

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 173

Today, I’m grateful for blooming lilacs.

They remind me of my daughter who wanted to get married when the lilacs were in bloom. And she did — six years ago yesterday.

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Gratitude Spiral: Day 172

Today, I’m grateful for a lazy spring Sunday!

After an exhausting Saturday, I’m thankful for the time to relax today — to watch the birds, do a little planting, or do a whole lot of nothing. It’s good for body and soul. 🙂

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