Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Full of Grace

  • Having the financial ability to take a luxurious warm vacation in winter.  I did not grow up with money and spent most of my career in low paying, but extremely satisfying, public service.  To now find myself with financial security, with a little extra money to make amazing memories with my family is something I do not take for granted.  Ever.

  • Airline pilots who safely land a plane full of people through a very turbulent, white out snow squall.  Nothing like a white knuckle landing to make one really appreciate the ground.

  • This contraption that blows the heat from my dryer into my basement rather than wasting it thru the outdoor vent.  It puts out an amazing amount of free heat. $7 at Home Depot.

  • Starting to root sweet potatoes.  There is something so hope and joy filled in preparing for the Spring garden in the grey cold of January.  

  • Very, very proud to have “New York values”


  1. The vacation looks like a lovely time.

  2. Hahahaha... thank the goddess for you and your 'New York values'! Can you believe those idiots?
    I know life isn't always rosy, but I sure like these posts. Thanks for the uplift, 8.

  3. A vacation, the joy! Living vicariously . .

    Happy :-)

  4. oh i like every word of this! from white knuckle landings to cellar warmth, with extra money and sweet potato roots thrown in.

    and new york; who could not love new york?


  5. Glad you had a relaxing time - looks like it was a lot of fun.
    I'm gonna check out that contraption at home depot - what a concept!

  6. I hate white knuckle landings (well, who likes them) and am glad you're safely on the ground.

    That dryer vent heat source looks cool. What a great idea.