Grateful Monday

These came in the mail! Thank you, Ms. Lacativa!

Went to the vet with this guy and, except for some seasonal allergies that we’re treating with apoquel, he’s healthy. Good weight, muscle tone, appetite. Yes, yes, yes. Also grateful that the vet was open to tinkering with dosage and pill size of the allergy meds to reduce price. I wasn’t having $250/month.

Grateful for Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer (but I don’t know WHAT to think about Michael Schmidt right now – but let me add, I’m grateful for Rod Rosenstein*). Oh, and Michelle Alexander who wrote a good piece for the Sunday Times about where we find ourselves with the resistance.

Grateful for the cool temperatures and the feeling of settling in that comes with fall.

Grateful that my sister was open to a visit on Friday instead of tomorrow because it’s supposed to rain like the dickens tomorrow, plus for reasons I don’t understand but no longer question — I need tomorrow open in order to be able to write today.

Grateful for James McBride — who writes really good historic fiction.

And coffee. Always grateful for coffee.

What are you feeling grateful for today?

* I wrote this post before the shit hit the fan re: Rosenstein. Must’ve been in the air.

27 thoughts on “Grateful Monday

  1. Delilah Christensen

    What’s McBrides new novel? I just did a search, and did not see a new title? Happy, gratefulweek to you also. Lili

    On Monday, September 24, 2018, Pattern and Outrage wrote:

    > deemallon posted: ” These came in the mail! Thank you, Ms. Lacativa! Went > to the vet with this guy and, except for some seasonal allergies that we’re > treating with apoquel, he’s healthy. Good weight, muscle tone, appetite. > Yes, yes, yes. Also grateful that the vet was ope” >

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    1. deemallon Post author

      In first draft I misspoke. I’m reading “Song yet Sung” which was written in 2008, five years before “The Good Lord Bird”.

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  2. Anneliese

    My answer is: Grateful that I could work and have done all kinds of chores – f.i. clean under the plumtrees and free the house from dust. I am sure there are ill people who would love to do all this work.

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        1. deemallon Post author

          Well I look forward to your learning more and posting about your renovation. I love before and after pictures!

        2. Anneliese

          Once more, deemallon, thank you for reminding me that I started a blog and never continued with it. I am actually blogging as Stitching Lady at anaslua2.blogspot.com.

  3. snicklefritzin43

    I am grateful to be a part of my community that works with and welcomes refugees. A most wonderful soccer game yesterday in clear, crisp fall weather between the Congolese and Eritrean men. Wow! My family with whom I have been working for two years, teaching English and sharing precious time, had the father and husband playing keeper-in our terms goalie. He was a rock star. We had a beautiful spread of traditional food and music and sharing conversation after the game over 165 refugees from these two countries plus about 100 local folks. So grateful to share time with this wonderful community.

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  4. Forever Fermenting

    Rosenstein sorrows me greatly, and guessing by Thursday they will have already let Kavanaugh through and skip the testimony from Ford. My heart is tired and heavy. Our lives so depend on the votes in a few short weeks. I want to wake up from a bad dream. Your threads look so devine, trying to sketch something to stitch. Hanging on to beautiful photos like yours! 💟

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  5. Tina

    So many blessings to be grateful for. First and foremost I am grateful that my sister Berni is finally able to fall asleep in her own home in her own bed today. Thankfully her home and business did not get flooded although many of her friends and neighbors cannot say the same. What an emotional roller coaster for those living in North and South Carolina. Please keep your prayers flowing.

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  6. nanacathy2

    It is always good to count the blessings and feel gratitude. I am grateful for the successful treatment of cancer for my husband, he has now gone to two months between check ups, and of course because we have the National Health Service treatment was free. I am grateful for Autumn sunshine, for the walks I can take and the time in the garden. I am grateful for my volunteering job at my local library and to my fellow volunteers , which mean the library stays open.

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