“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Thursday, November 05, 2009

♥Morning blessings and dancing memories♥

I can't believe that it is Thursday already! My gosh, where in the world did the time go? I know I was here every morning and throughout the day, but sometimes I look back and wonder what in the world I accomplished. With that in mind,  these are the blessings I am thankful for today:
  1. Alarm clocks that wake you up to soothing music and not a blaring ring or mind-numbing buzz like they did when I was a kid. What a miserable way to begin a day - with a horrible noise blasting you in the ears.
  2. My fenced backyard. When still foggy from the night's sleep all I have to do is wander down the steps and open the back door for my dogs to pile outside to do their morning duty. I don't even have to use my brain - other than to remember that I shouldn't follow them to do my duty☺
  3. Warm water and scented soap to wash the night's sleep from my eyes. When I was growing up there were a few bar soaps on the market but certainly none in the remarkable scents that we take for granted now-a-days. Lemons, cherries, oatmeal, mint, mango - you name it and it will be on a store shelf for you to purchase and enjoy.
  4. My nose and the fact that it is sniffing at 100%☺ I'll stand for what seems like hours in store isles checking out fabric softeners, candles, perfumes, soaps and anything else that has a cap I can take off. I'll whiffle and sniffle the various potions trying to decide whether or not I should put it into my cart. When my first grandchild, Joey, was born one of the first things we did when he'd go shopping with me was sniff bubble bath and hand cream and perfume. We'd have such a great time wrinkling our noses at the awful smells and sharing with each other the good smells. He wasn't even two years old but he got the hang of the game in a heartbeat!
  5. My kitchen radio. It's just about the first thing I pop on after the dogs have gone out the back door for their business doing☺ My parents had a radio in the kitchen so it just seems like something you should have in there - like a stove and fridge. Early on Sunday morning there was a Polka station they would tune into while eating breakfast and drinking their coffee. I have fond memories of my dad pushing his chair from the table, grabbing my mom and the two of them twirling around dancing to those polka tunes. For the past couple of days I've listed five things but today I MUST add one more.
  6. Good, happy memories and the fact that I can still close my eyes and see my parents dancing or remember Joey and I opening lotion bottles and sniffing to our ♥s content.


Joyce said...

Hi...thanks for visiting my blog. I'm trying to stop in to the blogs on Leah's list...it's been fun to see some new sites and read so many positive posts.

I too am grateful for a fenced yard : )

Enjoy your day!

Fairy Footprints said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for. God is great to allow the fellow world to have the land of blogging to interact with other individuals and find friends

Have a great Thursday,

Sandi McBride said...

I get excited every morning as things I need to be thankful for fight for their place in line...I love the rabbit, by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Mimi, another gift from you for my birthday request. Your grateful heart. I hold this close to me an know how many wonderful folks there are in this world and you are all at my fingertips. Thanks for your lovely visit today.

Midwest Mom said...

What a great list to start my day.

I have a kitchen radio I love, too. There's nothing like good music to make the chores go faster.

And I grew up with either Dial or Ivory soap. I, too, am thankful to have more choices these days!

Have a wonderful day!

- Julia at Midwest Moms

crochet lady said...

A great list of things to be thankful for!

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Lynn said...

I love your morning activities!

Anonymous said...

Your post just transported me to someplace wonderful -- pure thanksgiving. It's so neat to drop in on your memories. I can almost hear the radio and see your folks at the table and dancing. I really don't have words. Really. Ann (and I'm really hollaring a bit so she can hear me way over where she is), this was such a GREAT idea! And, Mimi, thank you so very much! Just feels like something that smells wonderful and ... well ... all that. Thank you!

jabblog said...

What lovely memories! I'm a scent enthusiast too and always have a radio in the kitchen so I can listen and learn and argue . . .

T said...

I love this post!! It made me smile:))

Peggy said...

Blessings Mimi...Such wonderful memories...I kept scrolling back to catch up on the many THANKFUL posts you've done since I was last able to visit...WOW!!! You've been writing at least 5 each time and they are so descriptive...Love your sense of humor & writing style!!! Such a delightful blog and walk back to memories...I'm so glad that I don't need any alarm clock (just my dogs deciding its their time for morning duty) but I too put on music first thing...though not in my kitchen! EnJOY a beautiful weekend! (I'll try to continue with the others I've missed or I'll be back)!!!

ohhh and It's such a delight to see your name with those sweet hearts visiting me...Thank you!

Peggy said...

one more thing I forgot...I LOVE the White rabbit...beautiful pic!!! I'm late, I'm late for a very important date...I think it's Sat....busy day!