1. Cindy

    Loved hearing about all that you’re grateful for. I also have so many blessings! I’m so thankful that all of my family is healthy and safe. I’m grateful I’m getting a new granddaughter soon. I celebrate 13 years being cancer free on Thursday! And in a bitter sweet way I’m grateful mom doesn’t have to be here, isolated, at the end of her life.

  2. This is such a sweet reminder to pay attention to all of the things that make your life better. It really is as simple as the right bottle of beer sometimes. I love the coffee sign! I wrote about all of the music that is being shared on-line during this crisis. It has given me joy and hope!

    • Sometimes it really is that simple, isn’t it, Michele. Music really does bring me joy as well. It’s nice to see so many artists sharing their talents with us during this time of social distancing. That’s another thing to add to my gratitude list!

  3. Hi Christie – I’d missed you and then Sue told me you were living La Vita Loca in Mexico on holidays – it looks like it was fabulous. So sorry about your gorgeous little dog – but also it’s lovely that you can be thankful for all he brought into your life.
    I’m thankful that I’m relishing the stay-at-home message and not really missing the social outings – although I do miss our kids and grandgirls – but very thankful for the internet and video apps and photos – I think I’ve seen more of them virtually in the last month than I would have in the 6 months before that!
    Sending love from Oz and thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM ?

    • Hello Leanne. I’m glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying the grandchildren via technology. Thank goodness for the internet! Thank you for your kind words. It makes me feel good that I was missed. 🙂 Sending love back to you. Stay safe!

  4. Lots to be thankful for. Didn’t know you lost a pet, so sorry. I’ve always wondered why as man’s best friend that dogs don’t live longer, so sad. Congrats to your daughter and her new hubby! Love the coffee sign.

    • It is so hard to lose a beloved pet, but I keep reminding myself it’s worth the sorrow to have had the many years of joy. Isn’t the sign fun? A good reminder to treat those who serve us with kindness. I hope all is well with you Dee. Stay safe!

  5. Thank you for sharing your ‘thank you notes’ each month. They are such a refreshing reminder of things that we sometimes forget to stop and note. But this month takes on a deeper meaning as you say thank you and goodbye to a beloved pet. And then, in turn, thank you to all those who shared their love and condolences.

    • You’re welcome Jennifer. I do enjoy going through my photos each month and reliving those happy moments. Of course, saying goodbye is never easy, but it helps to be well supported by loved ones. Here’s to a happy April!

    • Hello Donna! Isn’t it funny what a distinctive look Mazatlan has? When I see your pics on Facebook, I know immediately that you are in Mazatlan. Maybe one day we’ll meet up there. I know a lovely cafe on the beach with the best food and live music.

  6. Love this Christie, it is full of warmth, love and gratitude! I am now smiling :). I’m smiling at the glorious autumn colours lighting up our quiet stay at home days 🙂 #mlstl

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the thank you notes and that they made you smile. Isn’t the effect that color has on us interesting? I am looking forward to spring, but do love autumn and I can see where that would be the perfect stay-at-home season.

  7. Hi Christie, now more than ever we need your Thank you notes to remind us that despite the stressful situation we find ourselves in, there is always, always, something to be thankful for. Appreciate your taking the time to write and remind us to give thanks and for sharing with us at #MLSTL. Stay well and take care. xx

    • Perfectly said, Sue: There is always, always something to be thankful for. Right now I am especially thankful for a husband I enjoy spending time with; thankful that I have a job that is considered essential and that I can do from home; thankful that my family is well in this moment; thankful for internet; and so, so much more. I am also thankful for #MLSTL and all you and Leanne do to keep it going. Thank you.

  8. Well, I never… we like Blue Moon and Shock Top but this version of Blue Moon is not familiar to me. I will look for it. Pretty certain I will like it.

    Your thank you note posts are among my favorites. I used to do little letters and should start doing them again, but the thank you format is so much sweeter.

    Beachy-paradise colors are so vivid! The flora, the people, the buildings, the sunsets. When the Pope visited across the border from us in Juarez, Mexico, the community around the amphitheater where he was speaking painted everything with very bright colors. At first, I thought the buildings looked so tacky. And it seemed so pretentious to put a fresh layer of paint on these raggedy buildings.

    But then I decided it was sweet, they were trying to put on their best face in his honor. I remembered the charm that similarly painted buildings had in Panama and even in New Orleans. My whole neighborhood – Sandstone Ranch – is brown. Every once in awhile someone gets a wild hair and paints their house green or blue or orange! And I think that is pretty darn cool.

    • Hello Leslie! If you find that beer, you should try it. I really liked it, but haven’t seen it since. I can’t imagine painting my house a bright color like those in Mexico, but in that beach community, it seemed to fit, and I felt cheerier just looking at them. Your story of the Pope’s visit reminds me of me–putting on makeup and my best clothes when I want to make an impression or honor someone. Putting on my best face, as you say. I hope all is well with you and yours. Take care and stay safe!

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