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November 12th, 2012


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01:13 pm - Catching Up in the Month of Thankfulness
Currently I am struggling for equanimity, largely because I can't see particularly well. (It is a sad saga of scratched and warping lenses necessitating my main pair of glasses be sent back to the lab wot made them; I now apparently will endure seven days or so with only prescription sunglasses for distance, prescription reading glasses for close-up, and a backup pair which was two prescriptions ago and is at the moment headache-inducing. La la, I am blind.)

Because of these travails, I need to redirect my whingeing thoughts. Let's play the gratitude game, as seen on Facebook -- I'll catch up the twelve days of this month as follows.

1) I'm grateful for consumer protections like warranties, even if I'll be struggling for the next week.
2) I'm grateful for apples, tart or sweet, slathered in peanut butter or left free, sliced, diced, and delightsome.
3) I'm grateful for neologisms like 'delightsome.'
4) I'm grateful for the Oxford English Dictionary which tells me if something's a neologism.
5) I'm grateful for boots.
6) I'm grateful for a surprise rain shower at bedtime, the rattle of water down a spout, the sweet slow fall of drops down a black pane.
7) I'm grateful for Skyfall.
8) I'm grateful for Captain Vorpatril's Alliance and its de-stressing qualities.
9) I'm grateful for blue skies, blue water, blue eyes.
10) I'm grateful that Bing Crosby's slightly downtempo rendition of "Blue Skies" is on Youtube.
11) I'm grateful I can (usually) overlook an artist's private derelictions and concentrate on the good work.
12) I'm grateful that I'm at the end of this list.

Cheers to all, and may you find more than twelve things to be thankful for!

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From:paratti
Date:November 12th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm grateful for you:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 12th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
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And I for you! [beams]

[hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:November 12th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
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[hugs]

I'm thankful for the Internet, which has given me friends all over the world, including and especially you.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 12th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for the Internet and you, A! Hugs and a wonderful start to your week, too.
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 12th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Re: #5) Today I am grateful for my comfortable green suede ankle boots.

Also, I am grateful for all the great vet returns to General Hospital...

:-)
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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
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Green suede ankle boots would be worth ALL 12 gratitude bullet-points. :)

And I will likely turn back in when Lucy returns! (but where is DOC....)

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:November 13th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
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I have never had a apple with peanut butter.

((hugs)) for glasses troubles.



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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
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An apple with peanut butter is good for what ails a person! (Um, unless the person is allergic to peanuts...)

:)

Cheers and hugs for you, S!
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From:stateless82
Date:November 13th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
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Oh, and Mallomars are definitely something to be grateful for.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
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[sends you virtual Mallomars]
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From:roguedemon
Date:November 13th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
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I'm grateful that you exist. And for dark chocolate. Organic, free-trade 70% dark chocolate with sea-salt and almonds. ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Mmmmm, dark chocolate. :)

Cheers, hugs, and thanks, Nell -- I'm grateful for you, too!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, L, and more thanks and hugs sent your way.
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From:janus_74
Date:November 13th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic list of things to be grateful for :) I got a box from Fortnum and Mason today, so I'm grateful for that...except it's supposed to be a Christmas surprise, don't think I can wait that long.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 13th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
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A Fortnum's box is worth celebrating! Woohoo! (Even if you have to wait til Christmas.)

Cheers, T, and a wonderful middle of the week!
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From:heron_pose
Date:November 20th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
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I'm so grateful for your lovely posts ... and so sorry I'm so derelict in my duties. I coulda sworn you just posted this day before yesterday, or summat. Sigh.

::HUGS::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 20th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Heron Pose! [hugs a million] I was just thinking about you!

May you have a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving week! [more hugs]

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