"T" Is For Thankful - Alphabe Thursday, Alphabet Soup, July 22, 2010
Today is the finale of Jenny Matlock's Round One of Alphabe Thursday so she is
having us do one last post which she is calling Alphabet Soup. We could re-link to
one of our previous alphabe posts or write something new. I wish I could remember
what letter was the only one that I missed but this feeble old brain is not responding
to gingko so I'm doing a new one. I have a feeling my life is about to become very
topsy turvy so, before that happens and I lose my sense of humor entirely, I have been
trying to think of some things for which I am thankful at this date in time.
- I am very thankful that I finished my poetry book, "Life's Journey" and published it
on Amazon. Grandma Moses and I have something in common - though I'm not a
grandmother. I have even sold two dozen books now! I am really thankful I am not
depending on book sales for food and shelter.
-I am thankful for the beautiful review of my book written by fullet who works for a
Catalan publishing house. It was a most unexpected and sweet surprise and I will
admit to almost shedding a few tears ( except that, at my age, crying really makes
my eyes puffy and I look grotesque ). You can see Josep's review on his blog at:
-I am just finishing up a three day visit at the home of my son, Alex, and Laura, his wife
of 2+months. I am so thankful that these two, after knowing each other and dating for
six years, married May 7th. Just being around them, and my two granddogs, gives me
such a sense of happiness.
-I am thankful that I started blogging. I have gained so many new friends and learned
so many new things since September 2009 when I wrote my first "Carmen's Chronicles."
With the loss of my forensic nursing profession, after 21 years, I felt like I was near
insanity ( some would say I still am, others might say I have long since succumbed ).
Blogging gives me a daily focus and allow me an avenue to express myself, my thoughts,
an opportunity to write poetry and to meet an amazing number of interesting people and kindred spirtis, world wide.
-I am thankful ( and also, incredibly sad ) that my youngest son, Jeremy, at nearly 26,
will soon be moving into his own place with his lovely girlfriend, Katie, who graduated
from Cal Poly in June with a degree in design engineering. I am desperately looking
for another roommate so I won't have to go through looking for a new place to live and
all the headaches that entails - but I love Katie and am so glad that yet another girl will help counteract the testosterone I've been exposed to all my life.
-I am thankful that my poor mother, who has had so many problems this year, came
through her emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction, none the worse for wear. I
appreciate the prayers and support of everyone.
-I am thankful for my family and dear friends in my life. Just when I think I can't endure
another thing or feel overwhelmingly depressed, that telephone rings and on the other
end I hear the voice of a friend in India or a package arrives in the mail from a Swiss
friend, bearing marzipan or my son looks at my dinner plate and says, "Mom, couldn't
you have put on more spinach and less potatoes?"
Yes, I am thankful!
Oh, yes, just want to let folks know that Jenny Matlock is having a great giveaway on her blog...a $60 CSN giveaway. There is so much in their catalogue, you'll have such fun trying to decide what to get. Anyway, check out Jenny's website for the entry requirements:
I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday