Gordon's List 2015

Thankful thoughts for 2015, avoiding all the cliches we’re not meant to use:

  • Bacon
  • TV and Netflix when you are laid up
  • Interesting conversations about topics you never dreamed you would have to deal with (aka the teenage years are going to be ….)
  • Travel when we can get it
  • Fun games
  • A long excellent summer
  • A re-found appreciation for ice cream

Movie: Lost track a little, guess I’ll give The Martian the best movie award this year, if only because science.

Music: I discovered some streaming, and Lucy started with Pop (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift et al) but the biggest surprise was a group from the more recent past with a solid, solid catchy album – The Fratellis with Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied

Book: It seems to be an ever reducing list of books in a year, and this year is no exception.  But I feel that final credit has to be to the conclusion of The Wheel of Time with A Memory of Light.  Brandon Sanderson brought it home.  Although I like his stuff better.

Cricket's list 2015

my family and friends’ love, support, and kindness throughout the past year

healing and forgiveness

Patience and Fortitude ( names of the lions in front of the NYC Central Library)

my father’s love, wisdom, curiousity, and humor

caretakers who make Daddy’s life calm, peaceful, and safe

Westminster Church

Spiritual Life group

dream group

painting class: new gamboge, permanent rose and cobalt blue

BPO and chamber music concerts with my father

Roswell Park Pastoral Care training Program

yoga and pilates

meditation

massage

a hot bath with spring green VITABATH

a good night’s sleep

MARZEL

Thomas Katz’s deep purr

Paradise Porch

flowers: daffodils, tulips, pansies, roses, morning glories, mandevilla, dahlias, marigolds, trumpet vine, sunflowers…and on and on……

high winds

lavender

unscented candles

bells

and always, ALWAYS …….love, sweet love

 

 

 

 

Kim's List

There is so much to be thankful for in a year of such change but here are a few:

  • Flutters and kicks inside my belly on a daily basis
  • Having the freedom to take a day of when I need it (SO glad residency is over!)
  • My “Rock of Gibraltar” that keeps me sane and keeps me laughing
  • FaceTime, so my mama can watch my belly grow
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Snuggling in bed
  • Upcoming trips to places I love (See you on Thursday Buffalo!)
  • A mentor that understands what I am going through and still supports me when I fall
  • Sirius XM
  • Quiet moments like this

Don’t get a chance to read or get to movies often but I have been re-reading the Harry Potter trilogy and forgot how much I loved it! Also, favorite TV show right now is Jane the Virgin.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sitara Irene's 2015 list

Too many tomatoes!
Too many tomatoes?
I love being a member of the Grammar Police!
I love being a member of the Grammar Police…

 

This year I’m thankful for (but not in this order)….

  • the Recrafting shop – they re-sell craft supplies!
  • a professional massage in my own home
  • dogs on the lookout! My 2 little rescues watching out the front window
  • birds singing…in my home
  • having my brother stay in my “guest room” over Thanksgiving
  • going to ThrifTown with my sister and nieces
  • The East Side Sushi movie
  • Binge-watching
  • Buffalo architecture – wish I’d appreciated it when I lived there!
  • living in Paradise, no matter where I am
  • Ever vigilant...
    Ever vigilant…

    Annual Alameda sand castle contest
    Annual Alameda sand castle contest

Karima 2015

Ringraziamaento 2015

  • A NYS pension
  • Social Security
  • Limber Limbs (sort of)
  • My ancestors and all I learned from them
  • Children and their wide-open wonder
  • Bees (pollinators)
  • EVERYTHING I need at my avail
  • my son-in-law Gordon for setting this up for us!!!
  • Peace (and my home and my city. Oh Lord, there are so many without)

And my perennials:

  • The public library
  • The U.S. mail
  • clotheslines

Bests of 2015

  • Books

Fiction

~ WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES by Karen Joy Fowler

~ THE GIVER by Louis Lowry

~ ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

Non-fiction

~JUST MY TYPE by Simon Garfield

~BETWEEN YOU AND ME-CONFESSIONS OF A COMMA QUEEN by Mary Norris

Poetry

~ THE HOUSE OF BELONGING by David Whyte

~SARAH BERNHARDT’S LEG by David Kirby

  • Trip: New Orleans in April for Madi & Tommy’s Wedding!
  • Concert:  Stevie Wonder!
  • Meal: Oh come ON! Who do I live with????  Too many to name.
  • Inspiring Words of Wisdom:

“I’d rather be happy than right.” ~Greg Miller

“Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ”  ~ E.B. White

You Tube (there are TWO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ueJ4-lTa1s

2015 Here We Come!

And the website is open once more!

 

2015 is here.

Simple limited time use username and password:

  • Username: tg2015
  • Password: tg2015

Remember to put your name in the title e.g. Gordon’s List for 2015.

I know it’s been a long time but keep the list true and simple:

* things to be thankful for

* memories of 2015 (aka favourite books, movies, smells, music etc)

Happy Thanksgiving!