Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wednesday Gratitude #19 at Heart and Home

"Reflect Each Day On All You Have To Be Grateful For And You Will Receive More To Be Grateful For." -Chuck Danes

Howdy to you my blogging friends! I'm late getting this post up, because I've been running around like a maniac all day!!
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Right now I'm feeling grateful for the nice cup of hot tea I had about an hour ago, sitting outside under the redwoods at a neighborhood coffee shop with daughter #1.

I've been to the dentist and need to schedule an appointment for a root canal.
You can imagine how this thrills me.

After the dentist we went shopping for dorm necessities for the fall.
We like to get a head start on things like that.
But, I will not lie, it was exhausting!
Making the right choices, and filling our cart with stuff she might or might not need starting making my head hurt!
I'm thankful for the 90 day return policy at Tar-jay.

Shopping is one of my favorite pastimes, but for some reason today, after starting out early running to art lessons for daughter #2, and Costco, and home, and one hour back and forth to the dentist, and then shopping, all the while fitting in phone calls, and filling out forms on the computer, and getting stuck in traffic.....

I'm feeling particularly grateful for the prospect of a calm morning tomorrow (and maybe even part of the afternoon!)  spent out here, on the deck. Enjoying the Summer break.

You'll find me in my favorite spot, with another cup of tea and a stack of magazines and my new book "San Francisco Style", which was published some time ago and I was lucky to find on sale for $5 at the book store.

That aforementioned cup of tea, that one I had an hour ago, revived me just enough to get us home and the car unloaded.
Now, I can take a deep breath, and enjoy the warm late afternoon sun and the lovely view from the wicker settee.

Because this morning at Costco I picked up a delicious looking Margherita pizza, and all I have to do tonight is pop it into the oven and make a salad - ta-da - dinner.
I'm really feeling grateful for that pizza, and for having planned ahead.
Clever me!!

Some days are like this, there's no way around it.

I'm grateful for being able to see a dentist when I need one, and to shop for stuff, and for a family that will not mind one bit that dinner tonight is not the usual home-cooked affair.

I'm grateful that we'll all sit down together and enjoy our pizza with tomatoes and basil and mozzarella and pine nuts, and that tomorrow is another day, and I get to do it all over again.

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Until next time,

Linking up to Outdoor Wednesday, at Susan's A Southern Daydreamer!  And Works for Me Wednesday, at We are that Family.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Heidi, sounds like a very exhausting day! Enjoy some relaxing time this evening and tomorrow morning!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like certain kinds of shopping, but shopping for the must have to run a household stuff is not one of them. To hot to sit outside here right now - I am inside in the air conditioning. :) Sorry about the root canal!

Average Girl said...

I think your little loveseat looks so inviting!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi Heidi, you have been busy. I think I would need a cup of tea also. Glad you got time with your daughter before she leaves to college. My son will be a senior this year and I'm already missing him. Amen about the dentist. Thank God that we still live in a nation where we can choose our own dentist and go to see them when we need it.

Take care and relax!
Yoli :)

Atticmag said...

Gratitude is such a nice theme when we tend to complain since it reminds us of all the good things in our lives. I'm thankful that my husband and I are healthy -- not perfect but OK since there's a lot of illness around right now.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Jane F.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Heidi, I love your porch. It looks like you are in a tree house sitting up in the trees. I am glad you told us about that pizza. I will have to go get one of those. Don't you love a quick dinner like that? Have a super week and sorry about the root canal.

Jemsmom said...

I hope you do have a relaxing day tomorrow! You deserve it! The root canal will be fine. They have such great ways to numb now that the only thing you will fill is well... nothing!! I don't want to even think about shopping for college. I am sad that my baby will turn 5 in 6 months! Enjoy your pizza and time with your family and have a peaceful day tomorrow!

Gypsy Heart said...

Heidi, I love the photos! I had a few that I tried to post and didn't work out but I did join in today. :-)

Take some time for you today, kick back and relax!


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Heidi, these are all beautiful photos! Wish I could sit with you and just relax in the shade. I keep forgetting your Wednesday Gratitudes, because I usually post on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week. Here's hoping next week I can remember!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did have a busy day!!Your porch really looks so pretty!! Enjoy your tea and have a restful day tomorrow....Kathy

Love Bears All Things said...

You sound so like me...I try to do all my running around and errands at the same time...it is exhausting, especially in the heat...Relax now and have the tea..You've earned it...You have a wonderful place to enjoy it.
Mama Bear

Denise Marie said...

Heidi, grateful for your meme! love your tile table...still on my to do list.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and a nice place to sit and releax after a long day.