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Old 07-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Status: "RIP Roxy and April" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I'm grateful for so many things, but I'll start with where I live. All of my life I wanted to live in a 1920s Craftsman style home, and having the oppertunity to own and restore one.

I have owned three other homes - all newer and not what I really wanted. Not one of them felt like "home" to me.

At the same time, since the mid 2000s, I've kept a scrap book of homes that I love. Mostly bungalows, American Four Square homes and other 1920s Craftsman influenced houses.
Was I obsessed? Perhaps.

Last year I was taking my son out to college in Ohio. I stayed over night in a hotel and as is my custom, I checked local real estate. And there it was forlorn, forclosed and for sale - at a bargain basement price - the house of my dreams!

So, I am grateful for the home of my dreams, and the perfect timing of a loving Universe.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I am greatful that I am young, and have many years to take in the world.

I am greatful for my wonderful girlfriend.

I am greatful for my loved ones.

I am greatful to be alive.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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I woke up this morning grateful for family members who are proud of me and who continue to support me.

I'm grateful for the level of independence and freedom I have and for a strong sense of self. I didn't always have that.

I'm grateful for redemption. Because I've taken many wrong paths in this life and had it not been for redemption, I never would've found the right path for me.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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I'm grateful for my home. I'm out of city limits and yet close to everything. The furthest I have to travel on a regular basis is college and that is just 7 miles and most of it is freeway.
I'm grateful for my talents and spatial artistic eye.
I'm grateful for being alive!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Today I am grateful for every new thing that I learn everyday, that hubs is mechanically inclined and can fix things; not that I can't, but it's better for me if he does it- and I am grateful that I can be helpful for him with the things he does not 'get' when it comes to building or designing.
Who would have known that my skill at stretching painting canvases would come in handy in building sound traps for his music recording studio. He now knows how to make them himself (but he still asks for help, and it is easier with 4 hands).
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:42 PM
Status: " Wubba lubba dub dub!" (set 6 days ago)
 
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Today -- had breakfast with a friend -- we ended up closing the joint and sat on their patio for three hours after closing yakking away. I'm grateful I don't work Wednesdays.

Warms days and cool breezes

And my back scratcher.... gotta go use it now.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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I am grateful that I have money to pay my bills.
That I work with mostly pleasant people.
That my week has been interesting and so far overall pretty good.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:43 PM
Status: " Wubba lubba dub dub!" (set 6 days ago)
 
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The smell of fresh baked bread....
Butter.
Jam.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Got a weird one. Bugs. They make the night sounds that I just love and Missouri is so pleasant for that--it's like a chorus out there. I esp like the spring peeper sounds in the spring--it's kind of eery and comforting at the same time.

I'm grateful and sad at the same time for the time I have left with my girls. I'm moving away and leaving one college girl here in the city and the other girl is taking off to college very soon and it will be just me and not sure if we'll ever have this much time together again. Today we went thru Christmas ornaments and I had them choose the ones they want and I'm getting rid of most everything else. I never did like decorating the tree anyway lol.

OK, digging deep here as I've been kind of depressed, due to being under attack by ex-husband and ex-bf but I guess that I'm grateful that I'm still attractive enough to get a date. Now that was digging deep but you've gotta do that sometimes.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Tried to rep ya T'sMom for the bread, butter and jam....so right on I could smell and taste it.
I'm grateful hubs knows how to bake bread...I know if I go get everything, he will do it.
I'm grateful that my daughter's behind the wheel drivers test appointment got screwed up. I don't think she is ready. She knows the laws, functions and operation of the machine...but she has yet to understand idiot drivers. She's a good driver, but scares me sometimes.
I'm grateful of my daughter's resourcefulness and determination. Even though it goes against my previous gratitude declaration, she does not want to wait until Aug 5 for her test so she has called her brother, and the DMV up north and found a sooner opening. Just need to see if her brother is off work to go with.

*Stepka {{{Hugs}}} guys can be such turds! I do one of two things when my ex's are saying some garbage to me; laugh or don't listen. What they are saying is nothing but what ever they can grasp at to hurt us. It's all garbage and they do it because they have no control over us and they are struggling with it. If they are struggling, then they feel the need to make sure we are just as miserable. Don't let what they say get to you. It's all nonsense.
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