Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gratitude

Hi everyone,

Today's blog is a short note to say how grateful I am. I'm grateful for my husband, son, dog, health, gardens, home, friends, and my life. Even the partly misty and partly rainy weather made me happy because it's so much easier for me than gardening in the sun. And I'm sincerely grateful for meeting you all through blogging...thanks for stopping by.

It's just sinking in that we traveled to Italy in April. My husband always says that travels are more enjoyable once you're back home. I think he may be right!

Here is a lovely table we bought while there; we loved its sunny lemon theme! Every time I look at it, I smile.



Lava stone table we bought on the Amalfi Coast


What are you grateful for today?

10 comments:

K9friend said...

Hi Vickie! Thanks for stopping by Critter Alley for a visit. I love your beautiful table and envy your trip to Italy. Maybe I'll make it there someday.

Pat
Critter Alley

Sioux said...

I, too, am grateful for my family and my two senior dogs. My puppy? Not always. ;)

Thanks for stopping by. You commented on Pearl's comment (blog fodder) and I hope you follow her. Her posts are hilarious...

Sioux said...

Ooo, I read Pat's comment and forgot that I wanted to say I drooled when I read you just got back from Italy. France is my favorite place, but some day, I'd like to visit Italy.

Susan said...

Gorgeous new table, Vickie. Just love it. It's so cheerful and colorful. You were so lucky to travel to Italy. I would love to go there one day.

Hope you and Tim have a lovely Sunday. Susan

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Pat, I hope you do travel to Italy too....it was exciting to go with my dear husband, who is a more seasoned traveler than me! Many beautiful sights and warm people. Of course we have that right here at home, too. ;-)

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Sioux, Hahahahah! I know, puppies can be a handful. Even our Caesar has taken to bark-bark-barking whenever anyone walks on the sidewalk and across our driveway! A bad habit to be sure.

Thanks for pointing me in Pearl's direction...I'll go there next!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

I also wish to go to France some day...it was tough deciding on Italy first. But a local group goes every year and the price was right. Maybe next trip will be France...tell me more...where do you like best? I want to see those lavender fields!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks! We do love it for its sunny reminder of our trip. It brightens a gray day, but when the sun is on the porch, that table invites me to bring my breakfast out to enjoy a closer look at the birds and our gardens. I hope you do go too!

Septuagenarian College Kid said...

Achieving the experience of gratitude in one's life is, I think, like the kiss of dew on a thirsty rose. Once I realized there may be more in my life for which to be grateful than there is to resent or repulse negatively,it was as if a page turned and a new book opened its blank pages for me to fill. Thanks for sharing your memoir, Vickie. So much of your story (like all our stories) is universal.

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Oh, Septuagenarian College Kid (mind if I call you SCK?), What a lovely response...I just joined your blog and will comment there (I'm so new at this that I don't know if you will receive my reply otherwise). -Vickie