Thursday, February 26, 2015
Gratitude for February
The last Thursday of each month there is a posting about Gratitude over at Vidya Sury's blog. One writes about 3 things that one is grateful for.
Now February has been a cold, cold month in my neck of the woods. It was a balmy -15C today but with the windchill it felt more like -35C. I mean...really? Why not just chop my nose and toes off ahead of time. I did have things happen or came at a time when I needed it and for that I am so grateful.
1. The Oscars-yup that long, long , long..zzzzz show that only geeky film nuts love to watch. I know hardly anyone who likes to watch the Oscars with me except for my friend, Ron, who comes over every year with his predictions. My hubby, bless his heart, would never watch them but he does because he knows how much I like this awards show. It reminds me of the times, many years ago, when I would watch this with my Dad. He has been dead for 27 years and this is one of the times I miss him.
2. My friend V.J. also known as Vancouver Jeff not to be confused with my ex-Jeff. I have known this man since 1985 and we had many memorable ( well we really don't remember but that was the fun) times together. He has been my brother in so many ways and I can always count on him even when I call him an ass. He is this right now and you will agree with me because he is on an island in Thailand and has been there since November. He won't be back until April. He works like crazy during the tourist months taking people to Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise staying in 5 star hotels (bastard) and enjoying the great food, sights and everything the hotel has to offer. He makes enough money that he can take off for the past 3 years and just enjoy life in Thailand (Bastard). He has been snorkeling, swimming and enjoying life. The beautiful thing is he calls me regularly and just when I needed him, he called and I felt better. He knew what to say to make me laugh, forget my pain and joke about life.
3. We have 4 cats and one doggie and I will showcase all of them but the one I wish to showcase this time is our Jade. Now I have a niece Jade and she is my wonderful sweetheart but she is in that stage of she knows all and has disdain for anything she considers mediocre (she read Nietzche when she was 15 for crap's sake-who does that??) because she is all of 19-ughhh. Nope this is about our loving Jade (you know the one from my earlier post). She is a rescue kitty who was left in a home with other kittens and they were so hungry they ended up eating crayons. We took her and she is just the bees knees. She purrs and head butts us constantly. In the morning, after breakfast, she comes to me and sits on top of my chest while I am watching T.V. and then butts my face and licks me. We have a love fest and how can I not be grateful for that! Yes she was a bad girl with our Wallace a few months back but she just loves. She purrs and needs constant love and that is the sweetest thing that even I go awwweeeee.
What have you been grateful for this past month?