Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gratefulness

1.  This has been a momentous week!  I am now back in the driver's seat of my Honda!

2.  I took my first short walk post ankle sprain, eight weeks ago.  It was simply up the hill and around the corner to my neighbor's house.  But still.

3.  This chat conversation with my older daughter is typical of what our discussions are like.  Some are less serious.  (With her permission):

her: I'm trying to think of more interesting stuff to post.
me: Post about your new appliances

her: and how they use less electricity!

me: How old the frig was. Or the washer--exaggerate. It was a hand cranked wringer style. haha
Yes. How you evaluated and rated to choose therm. NOT by color

her: Nope, it wasn't even a washing machine. I had a branch of the Licking River diverted through my basement, and I had to beat the clothes with paddles to get them clean.

me: My situation was that I sneaked down to the local swimming hole at night to wash my clothes.

her: I had to wait for rainy days so I could go stand out in it. Fortunately, it rains a lot in Ohio.

me: lol

4.  Knitting down my yarn stash a little bit more.  This time around, I'm knitting hats.  They will most likely be traveling to a snowy climate to warm up cold little ears.

5.  This quote which I stole found and copied from Colleen in Australia's blog“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast

And that's why I write my Fave Fives every Friday.  You, too, can share your gratefulness and, if you want, link to Susanne's blog here.

24 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Hurray! Driving! Walking! Amazing what we take for granted. So glad you're on the mend. What an appropriate quote for FFF :-)

Hazel said...

The quote - I paused and thought about it. How true! Yay to driving again. '...beat the clothes with paddles...' made me smile; reminded me of illustrations of old fat women washing clothes in the river in those childhood storybooks long ago.

Tracy said...

HOORAY--so glad you're walking again, and back in the driver's seat too, Willow! The freedom of getting around, it is a blessing. I hope to take a leaf out of your good book, and during the winter whittle down more of my yarn stash. ;o) Happy Weekend, Willow ((HUGS))

Kathie said...

Yay - so glad you're finally driving and walking!! Laughter with grown daughters is the best kind of fun! Love the quote and I'll keep it in mind this week. thanks Willow!

Susanne said...

I love that quote! I may have to steal, borrow, use it sometime.

Your daughter and you are hilarious.

I'm so glad you're back to being able to walk and drive. Freedom!

Dee said...

Hooray for getting your car back. It's amazing how bereft we feel when we are without wheels, isn't it? Isn't it nice to get some of that stash whittled down? I keep trying but I suppose it works better if you don't keep adding to it at the same time. Sigh! Have a great week.

Dorothy said...

Yay! I' m so glad to hear that you are driving that little Honda around again! And walking too! Wonderful!

And I love the quote! Maybe I should borrow it too....

Lisa notes... said...

Love the conversation. We all have those kinds. :-)

Back in your car! Bet that feels good. So glad for you.

ellen b. said...

Cool new ride you have! Glad you are independent again. Love the conversation!

Anonymous said...

When your MIL bought a brand new washing machine it was a big deal for her -- I remember her explaining at length to Mom and me why she had chosen a WRINGER washer. It was probably 1968 or 69 (lol). I imagine they were very good reasons. . .less work was not one of them! Mary

meg said...

It's lovely to be back in the groove, isn't it? A great way to feel the great-fulness, so to speak :)

Robin said...

You always have the best thankful list! Happy Weekend!

Bethany Hissong said...

I'm so glad to hear you're finally out and about! You better get on those hats... they are calling for snow out here TONIGHT!!! I hope this isn't a bad winter, though that makes me thankful for a warm house and a fireplace! ;) Have a great weekend!

Jerralea said...

I love that quote! And it so true that it is why we "Friday Fave Five-rs" do what we do.

Hurray for driving privileges!

Sara Lorayne said...

It must be so good to be back behind the wheel again!

Faith said...

glad to hear you're driving again! that must feel so free-ing! lol about the appliances! and i LOVE the quote!! it's perfect.

Barbara H. said...

So good to be able to drive after not being able to for a while! And taking walks, too!

Love that quote -- very true.

Melanie said...

Glad you're up and about!! Fun conversation with you and your daughter : )

Brenda said...

So glad you are driving again!

I love the quote, there is so much truth to that.

snoopydog said...

Glad to hear you are well on the mend now. Mention of yarn stash makes me shiver.... best not think about it ;-). Hope you have a good week. Ros

Sharon Lynne said...

That's a great quote! I need to be grateful.

Glad your ankle is better.

Mother-daughter relationships are the best! I spent Saturday walking around Balboa Island with my mom.

Miri said...

Ah, walking and driving we so take for granted don't we? Good to see you mobile. The conversations with daughters are treasured. Sounds like a blessed week!

Marg said...

Good to see that you are starting to get out again....I can only imagine one grateful heart....keep walking and you,ll soon be back on track. Loved your conversation.

TIFFANY said...

Glad you're feeling better! Your conversation with your daughter sounds like something you'd hear at our house. :) Love that quote!