A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

Welcome to my Blog of my daily gratitude and photo of the day!

Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has defintely been a challenge every day throughout the past three years, but I welcome the challenge again this year 2015. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Non Political?

After tonight's presidential debate, are we not the laughing stock around the globe?And with the American population around 350 million people, are we serious enough that these are the two best people to run our country in 2016?

However, we must vote come November.  It's our right. And for women, it is especially so. Those suffragettes battled for many years to give us the right to vote, so in honor of those courageous women, I will. I do believe every vote counts. 

Lastly, why can't there be a voting app? This country votes on all kinds of things and TV shows etc., and it's all fairly air tight with the final results. I think the entire voting system can use an overhaul, don't you? Are you still shaking your head?


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ms. Pacman

Blog post readers know I love the game of Pacman, but recently I have delved into playing Ms. Pacman, and I like it. One thing I like better is that I can pause play, and it seems like the ghosts move faster. I am no where near my top scores from Pacman, but that is okay with me. I like to play a few games to relax, and I am thankful to get in a "good" game every now and again!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Morning Hugs!

Our Loo-C-Loo is always in the mood for morning hugs from any family member, so Ryan had the honors this morning. And since we cannot have a "pet" elephant (yesterday was National Elephant Day), a dog is just about right for us. But can you even imagine having an elephant as a pet? The thing there is that you would have an entire matriarchal family, and then there goes the "one" pet idea! 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Three "Light" Orange Pumpkins

My pumpkin patch has produced four medium pumpkins. I left one on the vine to see if it will turn a "real" orange. I'm not sure if it will, and the ones in the photo that I just picked certainly have an odd coloring to them, but their shapes are great. Is there such a color? "Light orange?"


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last Day of Summer

The calendar officially states today is the end of summer. Boohoo! The forecast for the mid Atlantic remains hot and humid so far so there's that. Incremental changes...

So to celebrate the last day of summer with a Crabfeast at Cantler's in Annapolis seemed just about right. (Work party with my husband's company!) The crabs were great along with catching up with many of my former co-workers! And I'm thankful for the double treat!


Bill with a plateful of crabs (he shared!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Loitering Lloyd"

A local neighborhood dog named Lloyd has stopped by to visit us a few times in the last couple weeks. I have no idea how he gets into and out of our yard because we have a "secured" fence, and our dog Loo-C and other visiting dogs have never gotten out through the backyard fence. So when he appeared "out of the blue" once again today, I took a few photos of this bold and very cute beagle. 

Now I must add I saw Lloyd about a week ago laying down on "his" front yard watching his owner do some yard work. I was riding my bicycle and we "locked" eyes for a short second, and he gave me that glance that said, "hey, I know you!"

I didn't think he'd be back, but I think he likes his visits...


Lloyd and Loo-C greeting

Lloyd begging to go in the house
Getting bolder 
Really begging to be let in, then poof, he was gone...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Veggie Bonanza

A great thing about driving to the beach in Delaware or Maryland are the many farm stands dotted along the two lane roads with their plethora of delicious and colorful vegetables. Their signs seem to lure veggie shoppers in, and the prices are fair and just. For 12 bucks I bought a whole bag of veggies to sauté, grill and broil! And who can pass up patty pan squash which is in season now?