I am thankful for employment that allows me to enjoy creativity, and lets me feel that I make a difference in the lives of young children.
|We made "handprint turkeys", and then taped them to toilet paper rolls, they could be a finger puppet, or a table centerpiece.|
I am thankful for the city workers who plant our city's trees. We are on the prairie, and almost all our trees were planted. This is very amazing to consider because our city does have many beautiful park areas, and LOTS of trees.
|I walk past the city conservatory daily on my way to work. This fall I've passed several trucks carrying tree seedlings ready to be planted.|
I am thankful for new friends I've found since blogging. I love this medium, and the chance to meet people all over our world.
I'm thankful for new friends met, when I researched some of my family roots, this past winter.
|This is Mechtild, and her son Michael. Michael is the great, great, great grandson of Cuthbert Grant, a famous Metis leader in Manitoba. He founded the town Granttown, later renamed St. Francis Xavier. I learned that I am a great, great, great, great, great grandchild of Cuthbert Grant, on my Mom's side. Michael is an aspiring graphic novelist, and film maker. This year he made a film on First Nations veterans of the Korean war. Michael is also abit of a "gentle giant". :)|
I am thankful for the mystery of my grandmother's past. My Grandma Irene, (on my father's side - his mom), was adopted and we never knew much about her early years. I've started writing a story about her possibly background - all fictional of course.
I am thankful for the beauty of nature - the sound of the geese, and crows, the colours of fall.
I am thankful for the peace I live in. I moved here last year, and I think it was a good decision. Sometimes I miss the spaciousness of my old house, and I do miss my old neighbours. But it was time to move on, and I was tired of the huge yard and it's maintenance.
|For me being at home, most often involves curling up with a book - my most favourite author is Charles Dickens, I've reread these books many times.|
|My two cats, Herbert and Arthur are always happy to say hello when I come home|
|I made this sketch with pastel crayons many years ago from a photo when Paul was just a few weeks old.|
|Mom was a genuinely good and gracious person. She believed in treating people well and fairly, and I believe passed this down to her children. However I always regretted that I did not inherit her looks. :)|
I'm thankful for my son Paul, who is always ready to help me with my computer questions, and likes to go for coffee with me weekends. And I am so thankful for my Mom, Evelyn, for everything she was, and for what I learned from her.
For anyone who has persevered in following along with me in this post, many thanks, and wishing you peace where you live.Happy Thanksgiving!