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Gratitude Monday: Cubs of course!

How could I fail to mention a soul full of hearty gratitude for a Cubs win this weekend?  Of course!  I mean, I’ve only been a fan for 30 or so years.  I’ve only been around for one sorrowful example of the curse come true, the Bartman Ball.  Oh, poor Bartman, he was only following the instincts of any baseball fan: catch the ball.  I missed the 1969 Black Cat curse, and the Billy Goat curse happened before I was even born. It’s been 71 years since the Cubs won at NL pennant and 108 years since they won the World Series.  Yes, this could be the year for the Lovable Losers. And who better for the Cubs to play against than the team with the next longest drought: the Cleveland Indians.  The last time the Indians won?  48 years ago.

Here’s a list of a few other things, in no particular oder, that are on my gratitude list:

  • Dove hairspray.  It smells terrific and holds like crazy.  And it’s not super stiff, leaving my hair touchable.
  • Head-sized avocados from Florida and my lovely friend, Lorna who sent me two.  OMGosh!  This is the first time I ever saw an avocado this big. One avocado made enough guacamole for the whole party.  halloween-3
  • My home in the dark. I know it’s kind of silly, but I really like the way the lights shine out into the yard.  It looks so warm and inviting.
  • Early morning walks with Loved-One.  There’s no better way to start the day that hand-in-hand with the man I share my life with.halloween-1
  • Fall concerts.  Mr. D is on Thursday.  I just missed Mr. N, because I birthday trumps a concert;
  • Twins celebrate a decade of life.
  • Erasable highlighters.  I got mine from Levenger.  I love how they don’t bleed through the paper and I can erase them if I want.
  • Book sales and reviews on Amazon.  I wonder if that will ever get old.  Not as epic as the Grand Canyon, but just about as likely for me to tire of.
  • Political cartoons that make me laugh out loud.halloween-1
  • The sound of raking dry leaves into piles.
  • The annual Halloween Party.  More subdued this year as schedules overlapped.  Still, all but one, Wrestler #1, who was out of town, made it to the party. In costumes, soon to be shed.  Loved-One and I dressed as Hillary Clinton and Ken Bones.

    Mid-way through the Party, wannabe-Hillary kissesfakeKenBone who picked up a Rey-look-alike’s staff

What’s on your list this week?  Please share in the comments.  Sharing your blessings always reminds me of more reasons to show gratitude.


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  1. Thanks for sharing your list. I love the cartoon! Hilarious! I was born in Flint, Michigan. Yes, the famous, Flint. I miss the sound of raking leaves. My husband and I start off our day with a morning walk or bike ride. It is the best. The best part of my week is always the time I spend with my granddaughter, Aviva. She is like a shot of pure joy!

    • Adela Adela

      Wow, Ellen. We have a lot in common. Flint (yesterday that Flint,) the joy of grandchildren, and the Cubs. Fingers crossed and prayers said!

  2. GO CUBS!!!! We are thrilled. Doesn’t matter that I’m southside Chicago and love the White Sox—so happy for the Cubs. Love your photo of your home at night. Beth

    • Adela Adela

      Thank you, Beth. I cheered for the Sox when it was their year. Don’t tell Loved-One, though. I’ve only been a fan for 30 years, so what do I know!

  3. Holy Guacamole! That is a huge avocado! I love it! And I love your list of gratitudes. There is always so much to be grateful for and your list reminds me to keep my list going. What is on my list? Time with some great friends this week, being able to attend a Celebration of Life for a dear friend, having a couple of down days to really catch up before things get busy again and the fall weather is pretty doggone amazing right now. Thanks for the nudge to list my gratitudes!

    • Adela Adela

      I know Beth Ann, I have another huge avocado to eat. I better have a party!
      We have so many lovely things, little and large for which to give thanks. Why wait until the end of November? Thanks for sharing.

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