Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yard is Done... Ten Things of Thankful

So I’m thinking that maybe I shouldn't write a Ten Thankful this week…I am not sure what or if I have ten things to be thankful of.   But because I am who I am, I won’t give up and figured, once I start writing it will all come flooding in; after all showing up is the first step to anything, writing, succeeding, achieving; right?

Therefore, here goes:


An old friend is battling a very critical sickness and we are praying for our friend that he comes through.  When I spoke to his cousin, who is one of my oldest and dearest friends, she told me that he is still critical but things  are more hopeful…she proceeded to tell me how she is praying every night,  and also meditating with her Aunt’s Rosary Beads.  Last week she prayed to the angels and asked for a sign, a very specific sign.  She told me that, she said out loud I am taking random pictures of the clouds with my phone please show yourself to me ….two pictures of clouds did reveal an angel or angels, she sent them to me, sadly I did not see them, yet .. I am not in the same mind set as my friend is ….I lost my faith a long time ago… oh I still believe in God and pray, I go to church but it is more of an understanding or out of respect. As for Angels, she reminded me that I was the one to tell her about Angels, and about guardian angels. She asked, “Do you still talk to yours”? It took me by surprise because I have not. 

So I am thankful of the Angels my friend saw in her clouds, and that she reminded me that faith is much bigger than we can fathom… it is always there, we just need not only to believe, but to feel it.


It does exist; the power of prayer, and that all things are possible with a light heart, a light spirit, believing and being positive.


I have known Christine for almost 30 years; I met her after I married my husband, who hung out with her brother, but often times Christine hung out too. After we were married, our apartment was where everyone hung out.  Chris is funny and kind, smart and generous with her time and love.  During our friendship, she met the love of her life, her soul mate – her husband Jeff, and moved away to the country.  We have always kept in touch and when we talk on the phone, we can talk for hours…like way past our bedtimes.  Not only has our friendship stood the test of time, but also the miles…she reminded me Thursday night that faith exists…logic is okay, it’s okay to worry, but it’s better to be positive and believe in Angels, believe in prayer and just believe.


I was very thankful for Friday, and having two days off.


My friend Deb for posting this on Facebook, thank you Deb –I needed that.


Closet is 100% done now with all my summer shoes are out and my winter shoes packed.  YAY!


Our pool is open and ready!

That’s Bob our pool; we name the pool because it is a great presence in our yard.


Yard is done and we will enjoy it this year.

My Herb Garden

It’s thriving!
Teacher’s gifts

Amelia has five teachers, aren't they adorable… in a gift bag with a Dunkin Donut gift card and we are done!

Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!!!


  1. You managed to come up with a wonderful list! I'm sorry that your friend is so sick. I find that faith and prayer can bring me peace even during difficult times. I hope that you can find peace and comfort, and that your friend's health improves.

  2. Thank you Kristi, he is an old friend through the years we have gone our separate ways; these separated years that past has nothing to do with what and how we feel. yes prayer helps i have seen with my eyes the power of prayer...when Chris was visiting, our friend, her cousin i text her tell him the the puppies are praying 20 something years ago we called ourselves puppies, instead of yuppies...she did and he smiled. TY

  3. Marisa, you DID it! I knew you could. If we find ourselves in a quiet room, or a lovely garden, or just before sleep, in the cozy cradle of our beds, we can 'hear' the list being read, one thankful thing after another, I believe.

    I'm sorry to hear your friend is ill and I hope that he gets better very soon. I bet the angels also like to hang out in quiet, cozy spaces. Give them a whisper, I know they'd love to hear from you!


    1. Thank you for stopping by really and truly is the simple things in life...a walk, hug, a cup of coffee. we are praying everyday for our friend...and yes after my last conversation with my friend Christine - I am reacquainting myself with my guardian angel (s)... everyone has one. :)

  4. Bob is the perfect name for a pool. I wish I had a Bob in my yard!
    I heard that Polish proverb a few months ago, and I LOVE it! I use it all the time, saying it nearly every day.
    My best friend and I live 500 miles apart. When we get together, we just pick up wherever we left off and it is beautiful.

    1. Dyanne, Amelia named the pool - we had one of those bull frog that hold the chlorine tablets - I named him Jeremiah...because he was a bull frog (LOL) I love that saying and when I saw it was what I need it (I work at an really awkward circus)... OMW Chris and I always pick up where we left off, on occasion we had gone on vacation upstate in the Catskills and she has met us at our resort and hung out too. It's the best.. thanks for stopping by.


  5. Love this post!!!
    There is always something to be thankful for. ALWAYS
    Hope your friend gets better
    Xo Marissa

    1. Still praying hard for our friend....thanks for coming over. Have a lovely weekend.



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