Behind My Red Door

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thankful Thoughts Week Five


This week I am so very thankful for all the kind folks that took the time to leave me comments on my last thankful post and my post on lighting. If just one person finds something in a blog post that speaks to them, then it means the world to me.

I know that I am personally inspired by so many of you. I see folks dealing with health issues, loosing loved ones and cherished pets, job losses and so much other heartache. But I also see so many of these same folks overcoming all those things and more.

I see bloggers reaching out across the miles to support and cheer on a blogger they have never met. For all of that, I am thankful!

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I am thankful for leaf blowers and heavy garden gloves.

I am thankful for being able to spend last weekend at home – getting the nest ready for winter!

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I am thankful for late fall nourishing rains.

I am thankful for lunch at Cracker Barrel with a dear friend! lunch-dinner-apple-cider-pork

I met Donna over on RMS and she now blogs over at The Country Nest and we got to know each other even better. We finally met this summer when we had the pleasure of shooting her EXQUISITE gardens for the magazine. This week we met halfway between our homes for lunch and the poor waitress had to keep coming back to see what we wanted to order because we were so busy chatting that we didn’t even look at the menu! That’s how you know you are with a dear friend! I am so thankful that in between caring for young and not so young family members and all my other responsibilities, I had that time.

I am thankful for the generous neighbor who passed down this Dora kitchenette for Lili. It’s a prefect size for her and she just loves it and I love seeing her pretend to feed my prim doll and her stuffed animals!


I am thankful for the generosity and friendship of Sandi and Wayne, shopkeepers of The Cat’s Cradle 265 Hadley St. South Hadley, MA. Their delightful shop is filled to the brim with prims and and they are so warm and kind. When Bonnie, Audrey and I stopped there earlier this year, we knew we had met kindred spirits!


I am thankful that my Mom still remembers how to play the piano some days – something she did every day of her life until Alzheimer’s affected her.

I am thankful that Loretta told me about Jayme over at Tales From the Coopkeeper! If you want a giggle or two, you need to read her post about a visit to the National poultry Show!!


I am thankful for the wonderful afternoon we spent at Linda Manna’s shop , Newtown Country Mill in Newtown, CT. The shop looked amazing….004028006010014008017019027033037042044046055063

…we met two dear APP forum friends Karen and Jen….we met so many great prim folks and we got great leads on some amazing homes! And it was just wonderful seeing Linda and her daughter Michelle Ferris again. You can see both of their gorgeous homes in the Christmas issue.

And whether it is Mr. Caw at Country Culture or ole Santa Claus himself, Bonnie always manages to find the man of the hour!!


I am thankful for all of my followers, both new and old and everyone that stayed with me long enough to read this far. I’ll end with my Thanksgiving message to each of you!


When we count our many blessings,
it isn't hard to see
that what we value
most in life are the treasures that are free...
For it's not the things that we possess that signify our wealth, but the blessings that are priceless …our family, friends and health.

Thinking of you and wishing you life's dearest
blessings -at Thanksgiving and always.

Until next time – prim hugs, Grammee Linda