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NaNoPoblano – Day 20 (November 20): It’s beginning to look a lot like…well, you know…

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 20 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

Yes.  I pulled out all the Christmas decorations today.  No tree yet (it’s gotta be real, so we’ll get it close to the big day), but everything else is up!  Here are a few of them (don’t worry, you’ll be seeing them all before long…)  Thankful for this time of year!!

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NaNoPoblano – Day 19 (November 19): A sunny day and a yawning kitten

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 19 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

Need I say more?

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NaNoPoblano – Day 18 (November 18): Sign of the day

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 18 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

I love their sign!

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NaNoPoblano – Day 16 (November 16): Movie Night!

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 16 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

It’s been a busy day – just got home from the movies, gotta eat something and go to bed.

Also gotta be thankful to Volkswagen for treating us to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!  I want to see it again!! 🙂

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NaNoPoblano – Day 15 (November 15): Figuring it all out

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 15 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

No, not what’s happening in the world – I will never get that.  But I am going to try a new workout schedule.  There is a kickboxing place near our house, but the after-work classes are typically around 8:00 pm, and I just can’t get motivated to go out that late, especially at this time of year.

Thankfully (see me get to the thankful part!!) they have classes at 7:00 am as well, which means I could still get to work in good time and then my workout would be done!  I know I said to Debbie from Forgiving Connects the other day that getting up early for running would be too hard for me, but I think I can do the kickboxing.  I have to walk there in the dark, but it will be light, warm, and dry (except for the sweat flying) in the gym.

So, tomorrow morning?  Kickboxing at 7:00.  Wish me luck!!

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But for now, coffee and then supper!  Oh, and of course, relaxing with kitties…

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NaNoPoblano – Day 14 (November 14): I live in the best place!!

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 14 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

These were a couple of scenes from my lunch-hour walk today.  I don’t want to live anywhere else!

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NaNoPoblano – Day 13 (November 13): Good-bye sofa-bed!

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 13 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

After 4 years of living in this house, we finally got rid of the old sofa-bed which has been in the basement since we moved in.  I put it on Used Victoria multiple times, and finally, this time someone came to take it away!  I was happy, ’cause it was a student who sounds like he’ll put it to good use.

Goodbye old sofa-bed.  We didn’t know you at all – hope you have a good second (third?  fourth?) life!!

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NaNoPoblano – Day 12 (November 12): Time to clean up

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 12 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

The yard, that is.  Thankful that we live in a place where we can be planting and cleaning up the yard all year round!

Sorry it’s such a mess out there…

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NaNoPoblano – Day 10 (November 10): Goodbye to an artist

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 10 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

To top off a week (and quite frankly, a year) full of angst and a little despair, today we lost a legend.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/leonard-cohen-dead-at-82-w449792

That is all – thankful we had him in the world for 82 years.

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NaNoPoblano – Day 9 (November 9): Thankful for fresh air and kitties

Go NaNoPloblano (National Blog Posting Month) (https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/) !  And day 9 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/30-days-of-thankfulness/).

I’m not going to rehash my feelings from today – I imagine many of you have been feeling the same way.  I am thankful that, for me at least, life goes on and the ordinary has been my anchor today.

The ordinariness of a work meeting with colleagues, and a great conversation that looks like it’s going to lead to a fun project.

The ordinariness of a garden that desperately needs to be cleaned up (I sure hope the long weekend isn’t rainy!)

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The ordinariness of kittens wanting to be fed and scratched.

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I am finding comfort in these things today, and I hope those ordinary things help others get through all that is happening, and all that will happen over the next while.

May all be well;  may all be happy;  may all be free from suffering.

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