Week 4 of November has come and gone. I have been so busy, I hadn’t had a chance to show a few of my last entries of gratitude.
Just a side note. I wrote this one on Saturday when I was feeling grateful to the sports my boys participate in. This week has been tough with two-a-day practices, extremely cold weather and snow storms, along with some big school deadlines. Not feeling so grateful for the crazy schedule of the sports right now. But can’t wait till the games and meets begin next week.
I can’t believe the month is over. I just realized I missed one day. I plan to finish that day. It should be easy. I haven’t decided what I am going to do to finish it so I can view it easily. I could just print them out and put them in a little box to be able to flip through. I would do a digital album, or I might put them in a 4×6 one-up album to easily flip through.
Cathy Zielske has her post up regarding how she finished her album. I love that she did a final page. I think I might have to do that too.
Did you do a 30 Days of Gratitude album? I would love to see a link of how you finished it.
Week 3, Week 2, and Week 1
A couple of months ago my son accidental dropped my blender, and it shattered. It was a normal, decent blender. It did an ok job, but I wasn’t willing to just get ride of it to get a new one. But when it shattered, I had the opportunity to get a high-powered blender.
I decided on a Ninja that also has individual cups to make one smoothie at a time. JV loves smoothies and he has been using it a lot.
I have started making Green Smoothies, and it has worked well. I know a Vitamix might do a better job at making a smoothie out of spinach or kale but it works, and cost less.
Well, today I decided to make my Homemade Cranberries for Thanksgiving. I decided to try the Ninja. My old blender never would have been able to grind these fruits. I just threw in one pound of cranberries, three oranges and three apples.
I turned it on, and it started working.
It started grinding the fruit from the bottom. I left it on for probably 1.5 minutes, then added sugar to taste. Blended a little longer, and I got this…
A nice, smooth cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving table. I am now thankful that JV dropped my old blender. I am thankful for my Ninja.
Do you have a high-powered, commercial blender? Which one? What do you use it for?
We have had below zero temperatures, a little dusting of snow. But fall seems to want to hang on. Yes, Thanksgiving is this week, and it is a little later this year, but I am just not ready for December. Can I have another two weeks of November?
Week 3 already of November is over. I am really enjoying finding one small, or large thing to be thankful for every day.
I have to point out that there is dust on the DVR. I was going to clean it before I took the photo, but then I thought, “Dust, hmm, I should clean it, but this is real life.” So I didn’t clean it. I do not like to dust, so if you come over you will see dust on things on my house. This is real life.
I crossed off the address and company #. Just didn’t seem like a good thing to leave on there for the blog land to see.
Only a week left of this wonderful month of gratitude. I am trying to decide if I should keep doing this on a random basis…whenever I think of something to be grateful for, I create a new page. Not sure I will do it, but it would be fun. Since I am only doing a 4×6 layout, it is so simple to snap a photo and write a couple of lines.
Do you keep a gratitude journal?
Week 2 and Week 1
Linking to Cathy Zielske’s 30 Days of Thankful
JFK was assassinated 50 years ago today. It was a few years before I was born, but I still have a sadness for the fact that someone killed this beloved President. I remember when President Ronald Reagan was shot. I remember the yucky feelings, and he survived. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like to be a witness to this man’s death.
Are we any closer to a peace-filled world? I don’t think so, but I do know that today, I recommit to being kind and bring peace to my little space on the earth.
One of my Etsy Shop items, Let It Snow Scrabble Tiles, was featured in a blog post over at Vintage Etsy Society, Keeping Warm. It is a blog written in France. That is one of the cool things about Etsy; we can shop and sell items all around the world. About 15% of my sales goes to other countries.
Check out Vintage Etsy Society.
If you are read my blog for the past couple of years, you know that I watched the tv series Dallas when I was young. I was excited when it returned in 2012 on TNT. So even though my blog is mostly about thrifting, scrapping and photographs, I had to tell you about it here.
I just found out the 3rd season will start in February. I admit, the series pulled me back into it. It was different; faster-paced than I remember, but Bobby Ewing pulled me right back into the family. I was sad when Larry Hagman died in 2012. It will be interesting to see how they can build a character that we all love to hate. I will be watching, will you?