Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Thirteen

I am thankful for:

1. My husband. He's my hero and a fine man.

My most excellent spouse.
2. My family of origin.
My niece a few years ago.
3. My friends. I love all of my friends, old and new, and hold them dear.
My oldest pal, who would kill me if
she saw this photo up here.
4. Time. I am grateful that I have lived for a half-century.

5. Flowers. Where would the world be without nature's brilliant beauty?

6. Today's feast! (Not really).

These birds roam free on the farm. We don't shoot
turkeys around here.

7. My mentors. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to go to Hollins and met some wonderful and supportive folks.

One of my creative writing professors (left)
and yours truly.
8. The wildlife around my home. I am blessed to live in a place where I don't even have to get up from my seat to see cool things.

9. My home. I may not have the biggest house on the block, but it is full of love.
My house.
10. My husband's family. I've been a part of their lives for 30 years now.

My two handsome nephews.
11. Great art. I think we are all enhanced by the things we create as human beings.
Local artwork.
12. Brilliant skies.

A rainbow kisses the earth.
13. Good books and writing. I can't imagine a world without words.

A local author's book.
And I am thankful for you, dear reader. Thank you for visiting my blog, reading my thoughts, and looking at my photos. I hope it gives you some small joy.
Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 321st time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.



  1. I'm thankful for friends like you, Anita. Your blog always brightens my day. And what a surprise it was to see my book Ferradiddledumday on your blog this morning!

  2. It's the love at home that matters. You have beautiful people in your life. Lovely list. Happy Thanksgiving!

    And oh... hugs for Bambi. Oh, those eyes really melt my heart.


  3. I am having trouble thinking to thirteen this morning, too much running around. Happy thanksgiving!

  4. Among other things, I'm thankful for Wendell Berry's visit to Floyd last week and for the wisdom he shared.

  5. What a terrific list! Obviously written by a lady who has her head screwed on right. :) I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend with your most excellent spouse.

  6. Wonderful list, hon. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Great Thansgiving T13, Anita. I wish I could see more wildlife and fewer neighbors from my windows. Right now I see snow out my windows from earlier this evening, but it won't last long as it is to change to rain for Tuesday.


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