Monday, July 14, 2014

Gratitude Journal #243

Today, I am grateful for George's successful completion of RAIN, the Ride Across Indiana...a 162.5-mile bike ride, um, across Indiana. He left Friday on a bus for the west side of Indiana, rode east for 10 hours, 32 minutes, and placed in the top half of all finishers. Way to go, George!

Today, I am grateful for Saturday morning. I went to sleep Friday night with Daisy curled up at the foot of the bed, and awoke Saturday morning feeling a paw pushing on my shoulder. When I rolled over, I saw this.

So glad my phone was handy to snap this picture.

Today, I am grateful for Jack's first sleep-over. He had a great time with his friend Jeremy. They watched movies, played ping pong, jumped on the trampoline, ate junk food, hunted fire flies, got a decent night's sleep, then went to Chuck E. Cheese (omg, I am so going straight to heaven when I die!), and ate lunch at McDonald's.

Today, I am grateful for my iPhone because my computer won't play videos or send/receive email...but my phone will.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Fireflies! I was up much too late the other night wandering and looked out my front window to the field across the street. I was so amazed to see fireflies. I didn't know we had them in my neigborhood. I've always loved them. I'll never forget the summer lecture from my biologist daughter about bio-luminessence. : ) It's an amazing part of nature.

  2. I am grateful for blogs that make me yours did today with Daisy's picture. Too cute!

  3. I enjoy watching the bikers come through my town of Centerville (last town on US 40 before the finish line at Earlham College). My brother-in-law has done the ride several times. Not many people can bike 150 miles in one day!

  4. Daisy's gorgeous! Our dog likes to sleep under our doona.

  5. George did RAIN, huh? A friend used to do the RAGBRAI - Bike Across Iowa. He loved it. There are so many Bike Across (pick a state) that he could see the country that way. I hear Maryland's is pretty, but also hilly.

    I'm grateful for having moved back to Ohio. Best decision I've made in a long time. Wanna do lunch one day? :)


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