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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Feeling Thankful...




  1. My regular readers know I have an ongoing love affair with the moon.  And when he's just a crescent, I'm head over heels. ha.  Here he is last night, above my home.  You can even see his nose in his profile!  I'm thankful for a cloudless night so I could take his portrait.
  2. For the smell of butterscotch banana bread wafting through the house...recipe coming soon!
  3. Thankful that when someone breaks your heart, another is sent along to heal it.
  4. Spencer's contagious laughter this morning.
  5. Garden veggies... on the vine one minute and on your dinner plate the next.
  6. The married 'big kids' coming over for dinner on Wednesdays.
  7. Waking up to coffee brewing on my bedside table. Best alarm clock ever!  You don't do this? What's wrong with you? ha.
  8. An amazing summer with enough rain to keep things lush and green and plenty of days cool enough to have the windows open.
  9. God laying out plans before me that are clearly better than the plan I had in my head.
  10. Online summer clearance sales.  $10 dresses?  Yes, please!



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  1. OK...I'll take 9 out of 10 from your list.

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    1. I'd say that's a pretty good percentage! :)

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  2. Your energy is contagious .. did you know that? !!

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    1. well, we all have lots we can be thankful for, don't we? :)

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  3. I think is the coffe LOL
    Only Im kidding!
    Always I say you work sooo much!
    Kove your moon look beautiful!
    I have a coffe maker now but is in my kitchen:)
    I love season sales, I bought some sweaters on the sales!
    love this post!!

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    1. ah..soon we will be wearing sweaters!
      But I hope I can wear my sale dresses a few times before then! ha.

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  4. Oooh, I'm making banana bread tonight too. Going to be breakfast in the morning. Great list by the way! I'm thankful for a day with enough energy to finish my to do list. :)

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    1. rebecca I prefer dont see my list sigh!!

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    2. banana bread for breakfast...yum! Toasted with butter!

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    3. Aww Gloria, is it that bad? :) Hope you have a good day--you too Betsy!

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    4. I think she's teasing us! Her list probably says things like watch TV, eat cupcakes, take a nap, lay around, leave the dishes in the sink...you know...Gloria..she's SO lazy. hahahaha. :)

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  5. you have to makes smores (your list) I love them!

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    1. I know! I need to do that! I want to make a fire in the back yard and have the boys try it.
      They probably won't even taste them. Maybe spencer can put a hot dog on a stick instead. ha.

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  6. I didn't know the man in the moon was so handsome. What a great shot.

    I don't have a coffee pot by my bed, but after 14 days without it I do get a cup tomorrow morning. Phase 1 of the Fat Flush is over and in Phase two I can add limited coffee (one cup a day) carbs and dairy. I've missed my yogurt, but not complaining about 9 pounds.

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    1. 9 lbs...wow...good for you! One cup of coffee is probably all your body will be able to take after that! ha. You'll be buzzing around like a bee! :) ...a skinny bee at that! haha.

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  7. I knew the coffee one
    As you gave that a run
    One alarm clock you won't want to break
    Or chuck in a lake
    Lots to be thankful for indeed
    There at your feed

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    1. You could make a list
      about what gives you bliss
      like a new home for you
      and your little zoo.
      ha.

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    2. Gives a little bliss
      The new home and the kitty hiss
      But with a broken butt
      Bliss isn't high at my hut lol

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    3. I feel sorry for you and your behind
      so to you I'll be kind. ha.

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  8. Your list reminds me of a book I read once... :)

    I am thankful for smiling frogs on my shower curtain, a bottle of Nivea "Touch of Happiness" body wash, and a brightly painted bookcase and small table in my upstairs bathroom. Even three and a half years later I am grateful for the remodeling job my husband did in both our baths. They're still making me smile.

    I am thankful too for moonlit nights, and skies full of stars. Now I need to plan that camp out I talked about.

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    1. I really should have kept a list and maybe I'd be at 1000!

      Now you just can't wash with 'touch of happiness' and not feel happy..that's what I'm thinking! :)

      yep...you need to go camping and I need to make s'mores! :)

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  9. Beautiful moon! Feeling extremely grateful myself tonight. So agree with number 3 & 9 on your list : )

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    1. 3 and 9...oh, yes...so true. over and over. ha.

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  10. I love the moon and the moon loves me, h aha, I have to say the moon is my constant, through bad times and good, beautiful photo and an inspirational list, truly

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    1. it is a constant, isn't it...and fun to think that we all look at the same one, even though we are far apart!

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  11. smiles...very cool that your married kids come to dinner on wednesdays...will have to go take a peak at your moon and see what it looks like from here....yum...garden veggies....

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    1. isn't that fun? And you know I'm loving that...

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  12. Oh, that is magnificent! I have a love affair with the moon too... could we share? I have always found it interesting that the moon is feminine but the man in the moon... not! Either way, she/he is incredible and your photo is amazing, Betsy. "The crescent moon symbolises new beginnings and the making of dreams into reality." How lovely.

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    1. well, that is lovely...no wonder I love it! :)

      yes, it's plenty big enough to share! :)

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  13. a thankful list. what a great activity! love the moon and the rest of your list too :)

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    1. we have rain tonight..the moon is hiding!

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    1. that moon was so bright...had to take a picture!

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  15. Beautiful photo of the moon!
    Your list is great! #9 touches me. =)

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  16. I love your moon shot - and your list!

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  17. I love these posts....I am sitting here smiling. Hoping to get outside tonight to see the meteors.

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    1. Meteors? I went to bed! Hope you got some great pictures!

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  18. What a great shot of the moon.
    Having married kids over is a blast lol
    Now they are all grown up.

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    1. Yep...I know just what you mean. I love it!

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  19. Hi Betsy .. what lovely thoughts -especially Spencer's contagious laughter ... then the big married kids coming to supper this week .. just brilliant news .. and summer, lushness, fresh veggie et al .. and a zoo - with perking coffee brought by beloved to the bedside - loverleeee ... cheers Hilary

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    1. the big kids for dinner are going to come every Wednesday...what a lovely tradition, don't you think? :)

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  20. My favourite here Betsy was number three because I've had my heart broken and I would love something else to come along, I really hope that's true, such a great post.

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    1. in time, Matt...I really believe that. :)

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  21. LOL! I love "contagious" thankfulness!! I was telling someone last Friday that I truly believe "good" is catching, just like "bad" is... on attitudes mostly. ;) Loved this post, Betsy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. it IS contagious! Look what you've started! :)

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  22. okay.......you have a "thankfull" list. I have a "wish" list and No. 4 is "being able to take gorgeous photos like Betsy does". xoxo

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    1. oh, you are kidding...you are a super photographer!

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  23. Very good things to be thankful for! The weather this summer has been fabulous!

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    1. It's just good to be thankful, isn't it? Does so much for your outlook and mood. This summer has been incredible! I hate the heat so I've enjoyed this season much more than usual!

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  24. What a great list. I'll look forward to that recipe, so delcious sounding. I love butterscotch! And what a great moon shot...

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    1. the recipe is a keeper...love it when that happens!

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  25. Hi Betsy,

    What a wonderful list and that moon shot is spectacular. You do take the best moon shots. I hope the banana bread turned out great. And to already be starting a weekly dinner session is a special thing to do since I am sure everyone will be looking forward to the visit. How are the newly weds doing? Are they getting everything decorated?

    God bless.

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    1. I love it when the moon cooperates for his photo shoots. lol....

      love the wednesday dinners...gives us a chance to stay connected and catch up...and I'll remember how to cook for a larger group. They are doing great...their little apartment is adorable.

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  26. Not a bad "thankful" list, and it's not even November. Ha.

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    1. it's good not to wait for Thanksgiving! OK...I want to hear your list. I know you have one. :)

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    2. Maybe... but I'm not about to make it public. Ha.

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    3. haha...well, I'm flattered you think the whole world would read it here. lol....

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    4. Maybe not the whole world, doll, but enough of it!

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    5. You're just worried Rebecca will tease you. :)

      But you probably should remember that whatever Pat reads ends up in a post on his blog at some time in the future. lol....

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    6. Boy, now you've really scared me off! Haha.

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    7. I'm reading this Silver!!!!! hee hee

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  27. Much to be thankful for. I don't brew on my bedside table, but I have a handsome valet who delivers every morning!

    If you like butterscotch (and who doesn't?) you will LOVE these!

    http://rustikat.blogspot.ca/2012/10/butterscotch-and-chocolate-im-in-love.html

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    1. handsome valet...well, that might even be better! :)

      ok...checking out the recipe... thanks!

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    2. yum! gonna have to try those soon! :)

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  28. OMG!!! Did you say BUTTERSCOTCH BANANA BREAD???!!! Yes, please!!!
    I know you are a moon person like me...I got a shot very similar last weekend, but mine had a bit of cloud..
    This weekend should be awesome!! Can't wait!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It's a great recipe, too...had 5 stars in the reviews. And we loved it!

      everyone's talking about meteors...I want to see them! Need to look online and see the details!

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  29. So good to count your blessings. There's been a meteor shower here for the last few nights but it's usually too cloudy to see.

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    1. you're talking about meteors, too! ha.

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  30. $10.00 dresses!!! I need the details! Also I love thinking of the newlyweds coming over for dinner every Wednesday. Those will be special nights for everyone. :)

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  31. A really interesting list, Betsy! Glad to see you doing well.

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