Category Archives: One Thousand Gifts

A Quarter Century of Motherhood: TToT

My first born turned 25 this week.  Twenty-five-years-old.  A quarter of a century. Nearly half my lifetime ago I became a mother.  Looking at this photo of us on our first Mother’s Day through my bifocaled eyes today, I now … Continue reading

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Ten Things of Thankful:The Bubble Man

The Bubble Man, Innsbruck, Austria. Bubbles are a universal symbol of happiness–rainbow filled promises of joy.  It’s been a good week, a good year, a good long while, and I am feeling thankful. Three days before the start of the … Continue reading

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Toasting My Marriage

Marking our 30th Wedding Anniversary with Ten TOASTS of thankful… To my husband who knew much sooner than I did that our union was both inevitable and genius. To the haters who cast doubt which made us do soul-searching to … Continue reading

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TToT: European Sensibilities

Ten things the Europeans reminded me for which I am grateful… SUVs and huge club-cab vehicles are a choice, not a necessity.   Water should be preserved. (Run off from the mountain is captured in Salzburg, Austria.)   A person … Continue reading

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TToT: After Christmas

Once the Canadians released us so we could continue our journey home (Long story-more to come.), Christmas was wonderful.  Ten things about it that make me thankful: We arrived home to a house filled with treats and Christmas cheer created … Continue reading

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