Thursday, November 17, 2011


This week we are to share a photograph a day  from the past week of things for which we are thankful.  Not too difficult to do because there are so many things for which I am thankful.  I really should have tried to be a little more creative but our vacation is coming up very soon and my days are crammed full of getting things together for it.

Nevertheless, here are my PHOTOS OF THANKFULNESS

SATURDAY: My family. (So obvious, but still true).  The three handsome men in my life who I love deeply and who have been a major support and encouragement to me throughout the ups and downs of my life.  I am so proud of them!
The Boss
                                           Son #1                                       Son #2

SUNDAY:  My Church which, after nearly 40 years, is my other family. What would I do without them and what would I do without the Lord?

MONDAY:  Scruffy, my sweet and beautiful cat who brings me so much fun and joy. There is another cute photo of him on my side-bar. He is a sweet, sweet charmer.

TUESDAY:  My home -- the outside, front and back, some of which I helped design. You can't see the patio on which I'm standing, but it has a waterfall and bird feeders. My favorite summer time spot.

WEDNESDAY:  My Ladies' Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study, when I learn as much, if not more than they do.  This group has been going for 3 years.  Before that I had another group for 10 years.  Such a blessing!

THURSDAY:  My home, the inside.  It's not that I am so proud of my home, but that it is just how I like it --  convenient and comfortable.  We've had many years in this house and lots of opportunities to make changes.  It's never perfect, but it reflects me.

                                Part of the Living Room                        Kitchen/dining area 

FRIDAY:  My hobby of painting and drawing, which I found later in my life but which gives me hours and hours of pleasure. ( Water colors and Prismacolor pencils).

Rooster in Hawaii

Thanks for this opportunity to share.  I may not be able to make it for the next couple of weeks -- but 

Meanwhile, visit Tapestry of Life to meet the other members of our group.  Click on the button below.


Wanda said...

Your men are very handsome. I can sure see you in your sons.

Your home is lovely inside and out and of course your loving cat just adds the best touch.

What would we do without the Lord, church and our Bible studies.

What a great Thankful List... still working on mine too.

Got back to posting today.

Nanka said...

Your home looks gorgeous and blissful!! A perfect set-up in perfect order!! Love the rooster painting!!

MorningAJ said...

What a great list - and what handsome men you have around you! (including Scruffy :) )

conservativelybohemian said...

Those sons of yours are scrumptious! A wonderful post and thanks so much for sharing it, Chris. Have a grand vacation!

Scriptor Senex said...

A really thankful post... Have a super holiday.

snafu said...

You have a lot to be thankful about. Nice to have such a nince family, nice to keep them close, but isn't that a young Captain Kirk on the right?

Kay L. Davies said...

What a lovely, peaceful place your home is, Chris. You have three handsome men in your family, and a very darling cat.
Your back yard is just gorgeous, and it's wonderful you discovered your talent for painting and drawing.
I certainly enjoyed visiting with you for Coffee Klatch Friday.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

kaybee said...

What wonderful blessings! The photos of your home make me feel homesick :{

claude said...

Hi Chris !
Wonderful family included Scruffy and nice week.
You have a beautiful inside.
My husband is actually relooking my kitchen. From brown to light color.
I love the rooster.

jabblog said...

You are blessed indeed:-)

photowannabe said...

Have a wonderful vacation Chris. Your thanksgiving list is perfect. Mine would be the same.
Hubby, sons and their families, church home and our "forever" home now.
New and old friends. Life is Good.

Patty said...

You have three handsome men in your life. Your home is beautiful inside and out and you have a great cat. Perfect. Enjoy your time away from the computer. Have a great and Happy Thanksgiving.

Diane said...

Hi Chris - glad the china made it . Hope there isnt an earthquake!!!!! My, you have 3 very handsome dudes and a very beautiful home. Sending you a great dollop of Yorkshire love across the pond. xxxxx

Werna Gail said...

What a lovely post of things to be thankful for. Just came by to wish you and yours a BLESSED and Happy Thanksgiving. I was reading back over your past post, love all of the kitty shots. I just purchased some of that grass, the man called it muley grass ? of course you must remember I live in north Fl.

Quiltingranny said...

Thanks for stopping by and I encourage you and your readers to stop by my blog and leave comments for a chance to win some cool prizes.
As far as the shoes go Chris, some days it helps and others not. I cannot wear Dansko's at all but do well in Earth Shoes.