Friday, November 30, 2012

I took part in Deepak Chopra's 21 day Meditation Challenge. It was awesome!
You can find him on FB, or at Chopra
I am thankful for a beautiful day today, and the Christmas Stroll tonight with all the 
buildings on the square lit up to get everyone in a holiday spirit.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Today I am thankful for my "I Am" meditation CD
from Wayne Dyer. It is so peaceful and just right for
meditating. The time flies by; it sure is a good way to start the day.
I can't explain it; it just feels good!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am thankful today for freedom. Saw the very touching movie, Lincoln.
The whole movie was amazing! Be sure to see this; I think everyone from 10 years old to 100 years old would profit from seeing it. A superb job!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A change in season.

It's that time of year to turn our attention on Christmas.
It will be here before we know it.
I made a few ornaments to take to the Taylor Art Guild Sale this Saturday.
I started with a paper mache pear, and embellished with paint and jewels, and ribbon.
They are pretty sparkly even though they don't really show up that way.

Had lunch with some good friends, so I give thanks once again!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanks to Mother Nature we enjoyed a beautiful day in the park by the river.
I love those ornamental cabbage plants that lined the walkway. Not sure why the tree
limbs of this tree are stark white, the bottom trunk looks normal.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I know I'm a day late, but we were having so much fun, and eating so much food.
I am thankful for the beautiful fall colors, and for family and festivities.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Today I am most thankful for s'mores!
Remember those girl scout days?
The Hershey bars are a little thinner and the marshmallows
a little smaller, but the method is the same, and they are just as yummy
as they were years ago. Only difference is, since everything is smaller,
you can have 2 instead of one!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Confederate Rose

These Confederate roses are blooming in abundance in Arkansas, so that is what I am thankful for today!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow Lady

Granddaughter made this very fancy "snow lady" for me.
I am so thankful for all the beautiful pictures, I'm getting,
and the wonderful time we are having together.

When we got to town, I was greeted with these notes on the door.
Such a sweet child!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Today I am thankful for the time I am spending with my little artist 
granddaughter. She always amazes  me with her talent. She is so generous
with her work.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Roasted and Salted

Today I am thankful for the plentiful supply of pecans this year.
We have several trees in our yard. There are at least 3 kinds of
pecans, all sizes and shapes. I have used them in baking, and we have eaten plenty.
I wanted to roast some, but did not want to use butter, like most of the
articles on line said to do.  One article suggested wetting the pecans in a colander,
shaking the water off, and spreading them on a cookie sheet. I sprinkled sea salt on lightly,
and roasted at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. They are so good; I know they won't last long.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pumpkin Bread

Today, I am thankful for food.
Just in time for the holidays, I discovered Libby's Pumpkin bread mix.
Everything is in the box, even the can of pumpkin!
I added roasted pecans and dried cranberries to make it even better.
There was a small bag of icing included,which I did not think it needed.
My critique group thought it was great! Since I have not been painting,
I had to have something for them to critique. :)) We had to eat several pieces
to decide just how good it is.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Today I'm thankful for a big bowl of vegetarian chili on a chilly day.
Nothing better than a hot cup of tea and a bowl of chili to warm me up.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Writer's Voice

Tonight I am grateful for a beautiful talk that
I attended at Southwestern University.
Suzan-Lori Parks gave an inspiring and
entertaining talk about her journey as
the first African-American woman to receive
the Pulitzer Prize in drama. I have been having 
these "coincidences" for a couple of weeks now.
Not sure what is in store for me, but I am open.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blessing Rings

I had given a friend a "Blessing Ring" awhile back, and now she wants to pass on the blessings!
You hang the ring on a door knob or hook, and add those special blessings and gratitude's
that you want to remember. It could be a a picture, a card, travel brochure, a special prayer; whatever makes you happy.
I have started these rings off with a gratitude quote, a drawing, and some pretty ribbons and beads.

The rest is up to the recipient.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gratitude with HEAT!!

Thanks to all the chili cook off participants that made a wonderful day.
I had lots of good chili, and it was all vegetarian!
Even picked up a spinach and cheese tamale!
Great fun with great friends.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Art Stuff"

Today I am thankful for this vintage suitcase I found at Market Days!
I have been looking for a long time for just the right size, at the right price.
Today I found both.
 I will be planning how I am going to paint and embellish this little jewel.
It will be just what I need to carry art supplies in when I travel to a workshop.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Today I am thankful that we still have flowers blooming in the yard.

I can feel winter trying to come to Texas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dusting Slippers

I am so thankful for my "dusting" slippers. We have
hardwood floors, so all I have to do is take a swoop
around the house and my housework is done!
I can then go paint, or whatever. If you need an "upper" today,
go here and read all of the "quirky" gratitudes that people have.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Great Gratitude Adventure

I am loving The Great Gratitude Adventure !
Something to be thankful for everyday.
Today I am thankful for the freedom to vote,
and dream of a more loving country.
I am also thankful for my wonderful, warm, 
neck, back, foot, or wherever you want to put it
wrap! It is warm and cuddly on this cool morning.
There is also a matching therapeutic eye mask! I got mine 
from Sew Serene. You can too;
They make a wonderful, thoughtful gift.
 My granddaughter loves her A&M design.

Have a day filled with gratitude.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Meditation Challenge

Today is Day 1 of Deepak Chopra's 21 Day Meditation Challenge.
It is all about abundance, in all things. You still have time to join in.
Just go to the above link and sign up.
Today I will see how many things I see in nature to be thankful
for. Here are a few of my favorites.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Today I am grateful for our loving family! Not everyone is here, but you get the picture!
It is nice to be reminded by Dreama everyday to be grateful for something, and so nice to read what others are grateful for. It fills your heart..