Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful for encouraging notes.

And for scarf weather.

I’ve been grateful for macarons.

And for brunch dates.

For appropriate headwear.

Of all kinds.

I’ve been grateful for cookies.

And for beloved friends with babes on the way.

I’ve been grateful for kitty snuggles.

And family gatherings (with photos that capture our spirit nicely).

What are you grateful for in this wonderful month of November?

Gratitude Lately

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Lately I’ve been grateful for bellinis…

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And sweet visitors to share brunch with.

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I’ve been grateful for sukkahs.

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And times of rest.

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I’m grateful for birthday cakes with purple inscriptions.

For Mary Poppins-inspired umbrellas (and for Mary Poppins in general!)

And for squirmy calico kitties.

I’m grateful for the refreshment of cold kombucha.

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But most of all, I’m grateful that I met this guy right around 10 years ago. Cheers to the next 10 years of flirting with you, Handsome.

(bee) Showered

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bee theme bridal shower

In September 2018, Dana and I teamed up to throw this shower for ‘Bride-to-Bee’ Carol Anne.ย  The wedding countdown is on!

“If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves
All I want is you, will you be my bride?
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea…”
– lyrics by Barry Louis Polisar

Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful . . .

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. . . for brides in white dresses.

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For $6 trifle bowls, and lemon custard.

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For this “Fuzzy Thing” who makes life more fun.

For sweet cuddles with this babe while her parents eat dinner.

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For the way he talks to her.

And for mixers from 1957, and the repairmen who know how to fix them.

Happy Monday, friends! Hope your holiday week is filled with laughter, joy and plenty of rest. ๐Ÿ’›

{Ithaca, etc}

These are just a few shots from our time waterfall chasing in upstate NY.ย  Waterfalls pictured here were found along Six Mile Creek and at Robert Treman Park.

“As you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that your journey be a long one,
filled with adventure, filled with discovery.
Laestrygonians and Cyclopes,
the angry Poseidon–do not fear them:
you’ll never find such things on your way
unless your sight is set high, unless a rare
excitement stirs your spirit and your body.”

[Barry Powell, Classical Myth, 1995]

 

Gratitude Lately

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Lately I’ve been grateful for camellias that remind me of my Papa Jim…

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For queen bees set free from their boxes.

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For docks and the blueness of Lake Lanier.

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For homemade vanilla lattes.

For the love between these two, and the kippah on my brother’s head.

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For instant photos (as always!)

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For finish lines.

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And for blooming azaleas.

Happy spring! What are you grateful for?