Saturday, November 8, 2014

Focus On Life Week 45 ~ Grateful

I have missed participating in Focus On Life.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of what you want to do.

The topic for November is ...ful.  This week's prompt is grateful.  I try to live my life with gratitude.  Everyday, I find something to be grateful for.  It's too easy to focus on the negative and everything that is going wrong, but when I deliberately look for something to be thankful for,  I feel better and it becomes easier to put everything in perspective.

Today, I'm grateful the sun was shining.  It's bad enough that it gets dark so early since changing the time, but when it's cloudy all day for days on end I get depressed and a little grumpy!

What are you grateful for today?

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Annette xo

192.  health insurance
193.  old movies
194.  new movies
195.  sunshiny days  
196.  phone conversations with a 6 year old

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Good Day

It was one of those days that was good from start to finish.  We got up early and drove three hours so Michael could work at the home office and I could see my girls.  I enjoy the drive in the fall because the turning trees can be breathtaking.  I took all the tree pictures through the windshield!  It's a good day when that drive is enjoyable!

One of the iconic landmarks of Baltimore is the smoke stack.  I've tried so many times to capture it and this is the first one that turned out half way decent.  It's always a good day when a picture turns out!  Especially through the window!

I only got to see Erin for about an hour before she had to leave to go to Shylee's Halloween parade at school and put in some volunteer hours.  But that was okay because I got to spend the afternoon with a friend.  And it's always a good day when I get to hang out with one of my favorite people.

I picked up Michael at work and we headed back to Erin's to see Shylee dressed up for trick or treating.  She was so proud of her Elsa shoes to go with her dress.  It was fun for me to see her get made up and witness her almost uncontrollable excitement for the evening.  It's always a good day when I get to see her completely happy!

What is a good day for you?

I hope today is a good one!

xo Annette xo

187. a friend who gets me
188. getting a doctor appointment a week out instead of 3 months away
189. good days
190.  being a grandma
191.  pure joy and excitement

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Mail

You may remember a while back when I posted about the pay it forward art making project that I signed up for.  Well, I recently received my art project from Kathy at Kluless.  Kathy is a junking junkie and maker of all kinds of beautiful mixed media art and more.  I knew that whatever she decided to make for this project would be fabulous and I was right!  Oh my, this journal is beautiful and full of inspiring pages.  I was in awe as I turned each page, running my fingers over the paper and carefully pulling out the contents of the the pockets and envelope.  There is so much creativity and inspiration in this journal and I absolutely love it!  Thank you again, Kathy!

As if that wasn't enough, Kathy also included some vintage packs of rick rack and buttons.  She knows what I love!

I hope you have a marvelous week!

xo Annette xo

184.  cruise control in the car
185.  happy mail
186.  handmade art