"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, June 2, 2013

* Thankful and Grateful for So Many Things *

First of all, although there were tornadoes in Missouri this past Friday, nothing in my surrounding area was damaged......but it was a bit too close for comfort. The Ronald was out of town that evening, and so just Vern and I spent some time together in the basement. I am very thankful and grateful for basements!

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I posted some of my "happy" photos on my blog post of May 28th. This is one I would've definitely included, if I'd downloaded it from my camera in time! This is a corner of my kitchen counter-top that I "decorated." I love the small plaque Simple Pleasures! And the tiny block letters underneath it says Coffee Break. Yep....that about says it all!

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We've lived in our new home two months already. I can't believe it....partly because the spare bedroom/my office still looks like a large walk-in storage unit. But, I'm working on it. I've finally gotten past the "overwhelmed" phase and am making progress. 

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When we first moved in, I didn't see or hear prop planes anymore. But as the days and weeks went by, more and more began to fly over...when I sat on our deck, when Vern and I were out walking, when just being inside...and just like before....when walking to and from my car when I am out shopping. BUT, here's the real kicker......Yesterday, while searching through the 12 or so TV channels that we have, (antenna in attic!)...I came across The Flying Nun....and there was cute little Sister Bertrille aka Sally Field, handing a toy prop plane to a little boy. He tightened up the propeller and let 'er fly!
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Okay. I got it....again! I'd kind of "lost" the desire to do any writing since we moved, but in the past few  days, I'm back to Writer Gal Becky! More memories popping up, jotting notes everywhere, etc. 

I couldn't be happier, or more thankful, or more grateful for the life I'm living. (Well, a little more money would be nice, but hey....ya can't have everything!)



To Be Continued.......

26 comments:

  1. Good to see a post from you Becky!

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    1. Hi Beth! Thank you! I need to get over to your blog and see what you've been up to!

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  2. I'm so glad no tornados did you harm, that you're settling in, that you decorate so warmly (just like you) and most of all that you're happy. Write on.

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    1. Hi Myrna! Thank you! You're always so sweet! And I say "Ditto" back to you! :)

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  3. I'm so thankful you were kept safe. And I love your cute little kitchen corner.

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    1. Hey Julie! Thank you! So glad you like my little kitchen corner. It's always such fun to use things I've had for a long time, and put them in a different place....it's like they are brand new again!

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  4. Lovely post, Becky! I'm thankful for basements too and glad to hear you weathered the storms safely.

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    1. Hey Ms. Magpie! Thank you! How wonderful to hear from you!

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  6. Glad you have a basement...and Vern!

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    1. Hey there Val! Thanks! And I was super happy to have Vern that night...even more so than normally!

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  7. Writer Gal Becky is always welcome. As are all of the people who live within you.
    I am very glad that the tornados did you no harm - and love the look of your home.

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    1. Ms. EC!! You must get tired of reading the same old replies from me...you know, when I say what wonderful, sweet, heartfelt, etc comments you leave!! Thank you, once again!

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  8. There are many things in life to be thankful/grateful for and basements under threat of tornado are definitely right up there on the list. Glad you are okay.

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    1. Hi Delores! Thank you! I agree 100%!

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  9. Those storms were really frightening, weren't they? We didn't have damage either, but our daughter lost power and stayed with us until it came back on. Glad to hear you're settling in!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Thanks my dear, and so glad you and your family had no damages!

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  10. I like the sound of that: back to writing.

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  11. We've had lots of storms here also and I too am grateful for basements. I remember The Flying Nun ( Sally Field was always a favorite, especially in Gidget ) and toy planes wound up with rubber bands. Fun memories.
    It's OK to take a break from writing. And now that inspiration has struck, you can get back to it! Have a great week!
    sandy

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    1. HI Sandy! I just knew you'd be a Flying Nun and Gidget fan! Same here! And yes, I've had quite a break from writing and it feels great to be "back."

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  12. I forgot to mention that I like the simple look on your blog and your cup that says, "Life Before Coffee? Doubt it." I agree!
    Hugs, sandy

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    1. Ha! Thanks much, Sandy! Me, too!

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  13. Glad things are well at your house!
    Wish everyone were so lucky. Those storms are destructive.

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    1. Hi Sue! Thank you! And yes, tornadoes are mind boggling, arent' they??

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