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 (or paragraph 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 definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, December 17, 2018


The NHL season is in full swing, and the players are doing their stuff on and off the ice. For a big fan like son Ryan, an invitation to Medstar Georgetown Hospital's player meet and greet in the Pediatric Oncology Clinic was just the ticket to "fawn" over these Stanley Cup Champions and relish the moments spent with many of the guys who patiently signed autographs and played tic-tac-toe with the patients. And Ryan was in his glory armed with a backpack of Caps stuff (jerseys and 8x10 glossy prints of players - all in plastic sleeves - that he was lucky enough to have signed for posterity).

A Big shout of THANKS to Tracy's Kids, Tracy Councill and Matt Gerson, Laurie Strongin, founder of Hope for Henry, and the Washington Capitals in hosting this wonderful event. A great time for all as they brought joy to so many who are fans of the game of ice hockey.

Two videos: first one from WTOP  (it's 1:21 and Ryan and I both have "speaking roles" and, and the second one from NBCsports, and some photos too! Please check them out.





Below: Ryan and Evgeny Kuznetsov

Alex Ovenchkin and Ryan

With my fav; Nick Backstrom

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