The first warm days of spring have arrived, and it’s put me in a very thankful mood. Rather than keep them to myself, I’ll share what I’m thankful for in the hope that you can find things to be thankful for as well.
First, I’m thankful to Hubby’s aunt and uncle who allowed us to live in their nice, warm house all winter. It allowed us to look for houses without having to rent an apartment in the interim. While I felt homeless and very strained this winter, it was a personal problem and not a result of the comfortable place where I was living. I was thankful for the home’s proximity to restaurants which allowed quick delivery of very hot pizza. I’m thankful the indoor plants stayed alive until they got home. Before Aunt left, I warned her I was an inadvertent executor of indoor plants, but between Hubby and I, we kept them going. So a big, huge, enormous thank you to Aunt and Uncle for allowing us to live in their home this past winter.
I’m thankful for Zoom. While many people complain of virtual meetings, I loved them. I could visit with people and be a part of groups and church services from long distance. This helped me make it through the long winter days. Special thanks to:
- The Spunky Creek congregation who allowed us to attend services with them. It was uplifting and inspiring. The lessons were fabulous, and it was wonderful to hear them. Hugs to you all.
- Thanks to the Idaho Writers Guild who zoomed their meetings and gatherings. I loved seeing my fellow writers and friends and for all the good information and instruction on writing topics. I learned a lot, as usual. As you move back to having in-person meetings, I’ll miss you, but hope to see you at the conference next spring.
- Thanks to the Idaho Editors and Writers Association for their online meetings. Again, I learned a lot, and your cheerful faces and voices lifted me up. You’re a great bunch of people, and I’ll miss you when you go back to in-person meetings.
- Thanks to the five grannies who stayed in touch via Zoom all winter. Two of us grannies have moved out of the area so it helped us maintain our close friendship circle. Your love and support mean the world to me. I renewed my Zoom account so let’s keep this up. Hubby says I’m always much happier after our calls so he encourages us to have more of them.
I want to thank God for the mild winter. I dreaded the bitter cold and deep snow during our first winter back, but we only experienced three significant snow events and only a week or two of bitter cold. While the farmers, ranchers, and irrigators don’t like it the lack of moisture, I appreciated the easy weather transition.
I also want to thank God for good health through the winter. Thus far, Hubby and I have been well. With a sigh of relief at having avoided Covid, we have our vaccinations. We’re thinking this mask-wearing thing might be a good idea next flu and cold season. It seems to work for that as well.
Lastly, I want to thank my blog readers and all those who read my books over the winter. You keep me going with your comments and reviews. Thank you very much for that. Please, keep it up!