Bloganuary: Five gratitudes

Finally, a prompt that inspires me to write for the WordPress #bloganuary challenge. Five things I’m grateful for today, on the tenth day:

  1. My family: husband and his family, my daughters, grandson and granddaughter, and extended family members all over the world (England, France, New Zealand, Australia). And, of course, Junior.
  2. My good health and strength. For 76 years old, I’m pretty vigorous and healthy, walking two or three miles a day, swimming at the gym, and doing regular physical therapy.
  3. Friends, our church community, my “arty” women friends, and long-held friendships going back to my childhood.
  4. Reading: the daily New York Times, our “daily” rag that comes three times a week (good only to keep up with local events); magazines; and an ever-growing stack of books I plan to read. Right now I’m reading “There is Nothing for Your Here,” by Fiona Hill. What a remarkable woman, and she makes me grateful our family left England when we did, because there was probably nothing for me there, either.
  5. Knitting, stitching, art, puzzles, movies, TV–ways to stay busy and entertained, all at my fingertips.
  6. Bonus, because I can’t stop at five: living in a really beautiful part of the world, while there are fires, storms and horrible weather around much of the country. We are having a fairly “normal,” (i.e. mild) winter in the Texas Hill Country. We have the beautiful Guadalupe River, parks, a pretty downtown with galleries and shops; I’m happy we moved here from Austin nearly five years ago.
Junior sleeping next to me, with his Wild Thing toy, and my husband dozing and watching ESPN on a fine January Monday morning.

Happy Bloganuary to everyone else who is participating!

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2 responses to “Bloganuary: Five gratitudes”

  1. Laurie Graves says :

    Sweet, sweet, sweet. Especially love the picture of Junior. And, I’m very impressed with how active you are at seventy-four. Wonderful!

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