August Thankfuls

It is August first. It is my mother's birthday. We would have been celebrating in Las Vegas today and having a reunion but because of the current circumstances of doing our part to keep each other healthy, we canceled the get-together. We celebrated in spirit and togetherness via Messenger video. 

Here's my gratitude list.
  • A visit from my son in my new home. He stayed a bit and we talked and ate together. Just the two of us.
  • My reservation in a nearby city went through however last-minute. It will be nice to get away but not have to fly to a new area. It has been months since I did something for fun away from home. I will be doing short hikes with Paul. The patio picture is a little glimpse of the place.
  • A picture from 2018 with my mother in Vegas. We went swimming. It was a good day on her birthday week.
  • My grandkids greeting their great-grandma with a video.
  • This week's humble harvest and the near future's.
  • Support from Lettuce Grow where I got my planter. I don't think my plants are growing fast enough. They gave me some tips. One more grow light. I don't see a lot of difference so far from weeks 1 to 3.
  • A new hobby that makes me smile--miniature garden. It is a sort of fairy garden without the fairy. I want to use little animals instead.
  • 8 days off from work. 
  • My daughter and daughter in law helping me do my last boxes of packing.
  • My family in the Philippines for making my mother happy on her colorful birthday.
Ten Things of Thankful


  1. Happy birthday to your mom! It's nice that technology allows virtual gatherings when in-person meetings are not possible.

  2. Home grown tomatoes taste so good. So far there haven't been any tomatoes in my weekly produce box, but I am not surprised since we had so much cool weather in June.
    A fairy garden without the fairy! I like your approach.
    Enjoy your trip away.

  3. It's always good to get away even for a short time. And I'm with you - if you don't have to fly that's bonus!
    I hope your Mom had a good birthday :)
    Vegetables look good :D

  4. Lovely list of thankfuls.
    Nice you had time with your son on your own. With all my children, we have nine, it's difficult to get to be with any one of them on their own, especially as they have their own families. Twenty five grandchildren and four great grandchildren make it virtually impossible. I keep trying though .

  5. sounds like you've made the best of (these) trying times, with birthdays and visits and such
    technology has turned out to have a beneficial side


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