Friday, January 20, 2012

Giving thanks-3 at a time Jan 20

What am I thankful for today? Bright colors--normally, I don't wear them and I am trying to branch out. Normally I don't post pictures of myself and this year , I am getting over it, lol.  Be myself........yup---let go of wrong kind of fears.

Secondly, I am thankful for all the bloggers out there who are organizing. I looked in one of my drawers and earrings were all mixed up. I decided to pin these on a piece of hard computer paper for now. It is amazing what straightening up a mess (even if it be little) does for your psyche

I am thankful for sunshine streaming in the windows in the winter time.  ...and this rosemary tree that needs repotting (or it may die on me!). I love the smell and taste of rosemary.

Sometimes I just take a few pieces and chew on it! God is so good to give us smells and colors---all things that make life enjoyable even during hard times---colors and smells are for all of us poor or rich if we can see and if our noses are not damaged (!).

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.  ~John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells

Here is hoping that last quote is not true for you!

PS. part of 1000 gifts see link on sidebar
PPS--I somehow managed to place 45 or so of my posts on draft by accident. Then I had do go and hit publish and I started seeing weird things--hope it is back to normal!


  1. Great job!
    I need to take a picture of the room I am going to work on. You may remember I went from having an office craft daughter, husband and 2 kids moved in. Everything in many rooms was stuffed away to make room. Now I am unstuffing and trying to put something back together (o:
    Love it that you decide to put pictures of yourself on!!! very cute.
    I can't believe you don't want to see a moose. They are amazing. I am usually sitting safely in the worries.

  2. You are as cute as a button, Kim!
    Isn't it amazing how reading a book can change our outlook on life?
    This book has been a real gift for me!

  3. I'm glad your posting pics of yourself..I LOVE having not just the 'name' but the face when you come to my mind...Loving your 'bling bling'..beautiful!

  4. Branching out is a good thing. It means you aren't afraid and that has to be the best feeling. Your rosemary bush is beautiful. I tried to have one in the house last year but it died...I either didn't water it enough or I watered it too much! Happy Weekend Kim!

  5. I must share this. I was born with very very little sense of smell. No connection to the hearing. So most of my life, before the deafness, I would just sniff, smile or grimace depending on what others were doing, hehe and it is truly a wonder my three children did not grow up have really issues because all my friends knew and would alert me instantly to check the diapers(Pampers) but other times, I had to keep stick my finger in there to check! When I lost my hearing, I thought, "great now I have another thing that makes me weird", but you know the Lord sees me with His love and while it has taken a long long time to accept myself, I too am "letting it hang out there" a bit more and more! Oh such wild living! hehe. However, yes, sight and smell and hearing are all free and beautiful to rich and poor. That is why I am hardly ever without a camera. Just to be able to record the tiny details gives me so much pleasure! Happy day!