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by Ta
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A journal for all to record the best thing about their day, each day, for all to enjoy.
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Welcome to my journal. Well, actually, welcome to our journal - I hope! So that everyone can enjoy it, please stick to items with an E rating. Thanks - Enjoy!.

The best way I know of to count my blessings is to keep a daily journal recording the best thing about each day. I thought it might be nice if we had a community journal here at WDC where anyone could enter the "best thing" about their day. Believe me, whenever you're blue, or lonely, or not feeling well, it is wonderful to go back and read the journal entries. One day it might be something material and the next spiritual - whatever strikes your fancy. So please, be my guest and join me in a wonderful journalling experience.

Ta - 4/20/07 - Italian sausage heroes - Mmm!
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January 6, 2008 at 11:15pm
January 6, 2008 at 11:15pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Energy - I'm still exercising and eating right and I can really feel a difference!

Warm and sunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about 40 out there today and that's about 38 degrees better than a few days ago.

The leaf is still there!

Desperate Housewives was finally on again tonight!

A very quiet day at home, just Bob and I.

Shrimp - yum!
January 5, 2008 at 11:16pm
January 5, 2008 at 11:16pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Rolling over and going back to sleep!

Exercise - I really feel much better.

My new camera - I just love taking pictures with it!!! It's a bright red coolpix.

A nice quiet, lazy day at home - just the two of us.
January 5, 2008 at 12:05am
January 5, 2008 at 12:05am
The best thing(s) about today is:

Roast Turkey Breast - yum!

A visit from my dear friend, Barbara, who has been snowed in for almost two weeks.

Lots of phone calls frm my daughter Casey re. her dinner party.

I exercised and I've lost two pounds!!!!!

The leaf is still on the tree.

Once again the 1st of the month has come and gone and God has seen fit to bless us abundantly and so our bills are paid.
January 3, 2008 at 11:33pm
January 3, 2008 at 11:33pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

The clear blue sky this morning and the deep blue, star-studded sky tonight.

A featherbed ! Ooooh so soft.

A lovely phone conversation with my daughter, Casey - helping her prepare a menu for a dinner party.

Exercising and eating healthy.

Saving money on medications with the Walmart $4.00 plan!!!!!!!

Curling up with a magazine.
January 2, 2008 at 11:58pm
January 2, 2008 at 11:58pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Lunch out with Bob - A BLT - Yum!

I exercised! I really think I had more energy as a result.

The Great American Body Challenge - I registered today

The leaf. There are 4 large trees in the back of our yard and when you look at them against the sky it is very stark because they have lost all their leaves - all that, is except one leaf on one tree. Each morning Bob and I check and it is still there - despite the snowstorms, the wind and the frigid temperatures.

Youth - today I saw a "stylish" teenage girl walking home from school in a thin hoodie, jeans and flip-flops with no socks. With the wind chill the temperature today was minus 1 below!

A long homey chat with my daugther, Susan.

A Godiva chocolate covered cherry!!!!!!!!!
January 1, 2008 at 11:05pm
January 1, 2008 at 11:05pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

I'm back here and I'm smiling!!!

A brand new year- a blank canvas

The most beautiful snowfall ever in our village

The joyful anticipation of spending another year with Bob

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2008 To Everyone At WDC!
September 21, 2007 at 11:37pm
September 21, 2007 at 11:37pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Today is the first official day of autumn!

The beautiful pink rosebud in the garden opened and it is sooo pretty.

Bob and I spent the day out today riding around in the countryside - the leaves are just starting to turn and it's looking beautiful already.

Chocolate truffles from France - a gift from Bob.

My favorite moves was on TV tonight - "Something"s Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
September 20, 2007 at 11:53pm
September 20, 2007 at 11:53pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Sunshine - and lots of it

Lunch on the porch - hot dogs and potato salad

The wonderful sound of children playing outside after school.

Dinner out - we went to a friend's and ordered Chinese take-out - lots of fun and no work for anyone.

Hershey's kisses - dark chocolate truffle - Yum!!
September 19, 2007 at 11:07pm
September 19, 2007 at 11:07pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Waking up next to Bob.

Roses - Now our pink rose bush is blooming again too! It has a bud on it that is going to open very soon.

The sky - Today it was a beautiful blue and clear all day.

Friendship - My dear friend Barbara came by today and we went for a drive.

Chocolate - I bought a bag of those little Hershey chocolate bars wrapped in fall-colored foil. I'll have to set them out in a very pretty dish so it will still look nice when they're gone (in about 10 minutes)*Smile*

As I go around the house, changing things here and there for the cooler weather, I realize how much I love our home and how fortunate I am.
September 18, 2007 at 11:19pm
September 18, 2007 at 11:19pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Our back door - Bob painted it black today and it looks great against the grey and white of the rest of the house.

I fixed a fruit bowl for the dining room table for autumn today and it looks so nice.

Our porch - all the cushions and pillows are now in shades of oranges, reds, yellows and green. The table has a pumpkin colored cloth on it. We love our porch and can use it for at least another 6 weeks.

A nap - delicious!

Perfect weather - warm sunnny afternoons and just enough of a chill in the air at night to make it good for sleeping.

Old movies - Bob and I watched Suspicion with Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant this evening.

Answered prayers - thank you God.
September 18, 2007 at 12:17am
September 18, 2007 at 12:17am
The best thing(s) about today is:

The deepest, bluest sky without a cloud in sight.

Cooking - A day spent in the kitchen, frying peppers, making chicken soup and cutting and preparing vegetables for the freezer. (Note to Wren: Frying peppers are a lighter shade of green than your usual pepper, a bit smaller and shaped with more of a curve. They are sweet, not hot. They are delicious, sliced in strips and fried with a little olive oil. A great Italian sandwich I ate a lot as a child is peppers and eggs. When the peppers are just about done frying, scramble the eggs in with them. Pile them on Italian bread and enjoy!!!!)

A visit from a dear friend and we decided to go to Church for prayer and then to the cemetary to visit several people. We'll go back soon with flowers for those graves that don't have any. Some things you can ony do with a really good friend.

A very long talk with my daughter Susan and a nice chat with my grandson, Collin who says he does not mind going to school but, "I just want to spend more time with my family".

The most adorable twin girls whom I met on their way home from nursery school -
they both kept saying over and over, "I go to school now". Oh and, of course, they had new shoes too!.
September 16, 2007 at 11:50pm
September 16, 2007 at 11:50pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Bob and I spent the day out - shopping for odds and ends and having lunch.

Bob - While we were out today I saw a set of 5 stoneware bowls in beautiful autumn colors and remarked to Bob how pretty they were. Don 't ask me how he got them by me but when we got home, there they were on the kitchen counter.

Abundance - I have joy and health and family and friends and financial stability. Some days I have to pinch myself; I truly love my life - God has blessed me generously.

The joy of a child - this evening we babysat for a 5 year old boy - what a joy! So full of energy and awe. When we stepped outside and he saw the moon - he got all excited and pointed it out to Bob and I. It was as though we had never seen it before. When we played a game, he wasn't satisifed to win - we all had to win!
September 15, 2007 at 11:42pm
September 15, 2007 at 11:42pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Sleeping late - cool mornings are perfect for rolling over and ignoring the clock!

Touch up time - no more gray roots (well, at least for a few weeks *Smile* )

A trip to the farm market - first, a beautiful drive through the country, then, the farm with baby kid and lots of pumpkins. As usual, I overbought - it's the end of the season and everything looked great and was so inexpensive, I bought peaches, tomatoes, eggplant, red peppers to roast and green frying peppers.
Bright red, crispy apples for a pie.

My kitchen - it's a good thing I love it because I'll be spending a lot of time in it!

Neighbors - our next door neighbor brought over homemade chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting - yum

Friends - Our dear friends stopped over this evening for a visit, we were going to play dominoes but we just got to talking and had such a good time we never got around to it.

Autumn - did I mention I LOVE this time of year!!!!!!
September 14, 2007 at 11:37pm
September 14, 2007 at 11:37pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Autumn - the cooler weather is here!

A catepillar on the porch today - it was the first one I've seen this year - ugly and slimy looking, it will soon be a beautiful butterfly. Thinking of the wonder of it all I realized that "hi-tech" is neither new or man-made. *Smile*

A new hair clip - in brown to match my hair - very pretty.

A long chat with a dear old friend.

Roast chicken - yum! (and, the house smelled sooo good all day)
September 12, 2007 at 11:44pm
September 12, 2007 at 11:44pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

My heart - I went to the cariologist today and got a wonderful report - it's working at normal capacity !!!!!!!!!! Once again, the power of prayer at work.

Beautiful autumn weather - this morning the air was clear, crisp and cool - perfect!

Fencing - we shopped today for new fencing and picked out some really nice white vinyl - it will really enhance our house and grounds.

Apple cider - we purchased the first of the season today.

My son and daughter are here and they both look wonderful - how wonderful!!!

A young boy of about 5 was leaving a shop with his mother and his father, who worked there, asked for a kiss goodbye - he suddenly became very shy and would only kiss his Dad if Bob and I turned our backs and didn't look. Aren't children wonderful.
September 11, 2007 at 11:38pm
September 11, 2007 at 11:38pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

9/11 - There were memorials all over this country and others today - It is wonderful to live in a country where we can express ourselves so openly - it is sad to grieve but comforting to grieve together. God bless the souls of all the victims and the lives of their loved ones.

9/11 - It is my son's birthday today - John is my youngest and he is 32 years old - oh my how did that happen - I'm not even thirty yet!!!!!!!

My daughter is coming tomorrow and today I received the wonderful news that my oldest son is coming too.

A rainy day - I love then once in a while. We woke up to the sound of rain and while it stopped several times today, I think we'll go to sleep with the same sound as it seems to be raining again.

A beautiful evening sky- very foggy but yet backlit by the sun as it went down and streaked with pink. It looked very much like a Monet - the colors were all very pale and seemed to almost run together.

I planted late crops of spinach and lettuce and they are coming up nicely - about an inch tall already. I'll be able to pick them young before the first frost - baby spinach and tender lettuce leaves - yum!
September 10, 2007 at 11:24pm
September 10, 2007 at 11:24pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

It's really happening - we met with the contractor this morning and we are building an addition onto the house!

A wonderful day - just riding up and down country roads - we are always looking for ones we've never been on before. I remarked to Bob that even though it sounds corny, it was so beautiful I almost felt like singing "God bless America"! We really do live in a beautiful country.

Good food - we wound up in a small town with a really wonderful Italian store and that is how I came to have a wondeful dinner at home this evening - homegrown tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, proscuitto and italian bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum.

Exercise - I have been pretty good about it and in spite of all the things I eat - I haven't gained any weight. Of course, I haven't lost any either!

Lots of animals, deer and chickens and wild turkeys and ducks and cows and bulls - but one special one - a cow all black except for the middle - all around, just like a saddle or blanket was white. Really unusual.

Good news - really good news - from a friend who has been having difficulties.

This is the truth - As I am writing this - they are playing "God Bless America" on television!

On this eve of 9/11 - I pray for the troops and for peace and an end to terrorism - it is also my son's birthday and I pray for his future as well.

I thank God for blessing me with freedom and for my wonderful son, John.
September 9, 2007 at 11:27pm
September 9, 2007 at 11:27pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Sleep - I had a difficult night and I slept until 2:00 this afternoon!

Cash - an ariticle in the paper prompted me to look up unclaimed funds for NYS and I found lots of money - all for people I know but none for me.*Smile* I did have a really good time calling them though.

A warm and humid day but nice and cool in the house.

A wonderful talk with my son and his girlfriend.

Chinese food - yum

Uh oh - I have another yum - warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

After many years of raising children and working outside the home, I really appreciate the ability to stay in bed if I don't get a good night's sleep.
September 8, 2007 at 10:51pm
September 8, 2007 at 10:51pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

Friendship - spent the day with a good friend for her birthday - We began our day prayerfully in Church. We drove through the countryside and stopped a a French pastisserie for lunch - it was really nice. Then we went into a beautiful little boutique - things everywhere - one nicer than the other. I bought Maureen a pair of turquoise earrings and then we went to an antique shop and poked around. On the way home we stopped at a roadside stand and bought some tomatoes. Altogether a wonderful day.

Thunder - really loud thunder - so nice when you are inside and safe and dry.

Bob - waiting to greet me when I got home.

Oh and roses - beautiful coral roses from Bob!

Sweats - As soon as I got home I put them on - they are just sooooo comfortable!
September 7, 2007 at 11:05pm
September 7, 2007 at 11:05pm
The best thing(s) about today is:

First Friday - one hour of quiet prayer and meditation early this morning. A wonderful way to begin any day.

Beautiful warm weather - making summer seem longer.

Sweet juicy, Pennsylvania peaches - yum!

A nap!

Dinner out with Bob - Penne vodka.

A beautiful inky black sky filled with stars.

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