I think it's taken me four hours :) to track down the blogs I read - I think I've finally found them all and have my favorites folder in working order!
I would like to mention my gratitude for a few things that have happened lately -things that don't really have much to do with luck or happenstance, but things that have made a difference in my thinking (and therefore my life), none-the-less.
First of all - I am so grateful for my carpet shampooer! It is so lovely to be able to get my floors clean whenever I feel the need!
Secondly - I am grateful that we fixed our furnace! (it needed a new motor)
Third - remember how I said we (Maddie) lost three pairs of keys in the last few months? Two sets were mine, and then we (Maddie) lost Eric's work set. Well, the other day I found Eric's set. And when I was at Home Depot the other day trying to track down lye for making soap, I decided to have a new set of truck keys made for myself. We were living on just one set, Eric's, as both of mine had disappeared. I must say, I feel much better now, I feel more normal and in control of my life, somehow. As silly as that seems.
And fourth - sheesh, :) I almost forgot to mention this one! I am thankful that way back in 1996 I bought a decent computer for a staggering 2 grand and that I was able do dig it out of the garage, blow the spider webs and dirt off of it (though not very thoroughly, admittedly) and get it up and running enough first for Trevelyn to be able to get back to his computer games, and now for me to be able to do just the basics online - ie look stuff up, view my emails, publish -sans pictures- my thoughts into a blog, and of course read about what the inspiring souls around me are up to.
And one more really great thing about the computer - we now have a desktop that works just fine with our printer, and can print out all sorts of interesting things for our timeline! Woohoo!
And now I really must get up and get busy.
My house is in sore need of attention.
It's good to be back!