Monday, May 16, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (part 11)

Inspired by Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts, I am making a list of 1000 things I am thankful for. Everyday miracles, gifts from above. Here is my continuing journey:

174. chocolate milk

175. smell of roasted chicken

176-186. trip to Old Sturbridge Village: bleating sheep, dusty roads, sticky stripy candy sticks, tin hearts made by proud little boys, bayberry candles, hoop games, gardens full of busy bees, waterpumps, old coins, little girls in bonnets

187. boys playing soccer on windy field

188. bunny nibbling clover in backyard

189. catbirds at feeder

190. waking up before alarm; extra quiet time in morning

191. sky all streaked with pink and orange at sunrise, fiery orb climbing above treetops

192. world transforming into leafy greenness

193. azalea in bloom

194. whole family piling into big bed for a snuggle

195. daughter's delighted squeals over bubbles

196. big brother feeding his sister yogurt-precious sibling moment

197. bounce house birthday party-sweaty hyper happy boys!

198. proud blue-jay cocking head in curiosity

199. fragrant smell of spice cabinet-pungent and exotic

200. digging in the garden--smell of rich moist earth

201-209. day at the farm: honeybees, making beeswax candles, trotting calves with lanky limbs, baby chicks kept warm under lamp, wooly sheep, muddy pigs, hungry tortoise, good friends

210. windows all open-smell of fresh air throughout the house

more to come...

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  1. Love the smell of roasted chicken. The trip to Old Sturbridge Village looks like so much fun! Digging in the dirt is the best. Love all the sweet animals! Beautiful list of gifts! :)

  2. Loved reading your list today! I have always wanted to go to Sturbridge...haven't gotten there yet.

    I'm now wanting chocolate milk and a roast chicken....maybe tomorrow's dinner.

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