Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks!


I am thankful to have spent time with friends in September for whom i conducted my first Stampin' Up! workshop. I designed two cards for the workshop which each person made...this is one, perfect for the holiday. We all had a fun time together and i was thrilled that they were eager to buy some stamping supplies so that they could make cards of their own.
I am so thankful that my father moved to Virginia in May and has settled in so well. He is finding his way around, establishing new favorite places, meeting new people, and even started baking bread again. I had Thanksgiving brunch with him at his place today and had a great time. I baked and brought an apple pie, made with local apples from the Farmer's Market. I am thankful for those hard working farmers who come to market each week, no matter the weather, to bring the produce that they have raised so that it can nourish others.

I am thankful for the continuing good health and loving companionship of my cats: Sylvie, Louie, Fuzzy, and Gingy.
I am thankful to have met so many sweet and talented people through the magic of the internet. And i'm very grateful that you all have been patient with me as my blogging has dwindled to nothing for the past month or more...amongst other things, i started a 90-day detail to a new job that is keeping me very very busy...and i love that feeling!

14 comments:

  1. We're happy to hear your busy in such a good way. It's so cool you conducted a stamping workshop. Mom would have loved to attent that too - you do such beautiful cards. And the one we got with PIF sits on our bookshell so we can admire it. Great to hear about your dad! Ahhhhh, all is well.
    Many purrs, Siena & Chilli

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving. We're glad your dad is settling in well and that you love your new job.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your furry children...

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  4. That is a lot to be thankful for!
    Smoochies!

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  5. And we are thankful for our wooden spoons and crystals and lovely lovely dog chews that didn't stop Rosie getting a chicken casserole posh stick yesterday!
    Love from the Pride of Ginger

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  6. I have been watching for a post from you--wondered how the cats were doing and if you had any projects in the works. Glad to hear that all is well.

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  7. And I am thankful that you returned to blogland! I thought you had vanished. Glad to know you were just enjoying yourself and that you had a wonderful holiday with your dad.

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  8. Lovely to read your post and see that you're all well!

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  9. Such lovely things to be thankful for and such lovely pictures of your kitties. I check your blog almost every day and am glad to see you back.
    Great card!!

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  10. Hi kitties, its nice to meet you!

    I had some great turkey for Thanksgiving, I just loves to eat. Keep snuggling with the ladybean, they seem to really like it.

    Yer pal, Milton

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  11. Just discovered your blog (via Whitey) and really enjoy it!

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  12. there was an empty space while you were away....glad you are well, busy and counting your blessings. lovely card. and feline beasties. :-)

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  13. It is good to be busy. We are always glad to see you when you do have time to post. Glad your Dad is settling in

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  14. Hi Paula,
    Great to hear your lovely things you're thankful for xxx

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