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



a hot bath with spring green VITABATH

a good night’s sleep


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


unscented candles


and always, ALWAYS …….love, sweet love





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

Gordon's Thanksgiving List 2014

Thankful for:

  • In a year of mortality reminders and sad and untimely demises; being here
  • After the exciting moments with a truck and a bike in June; being here
  • Seeing old friends in unlikely places, even if it is Seattle
  • Christmas with little ones
  • Being able to visit everyone I need/want to in this ever small world
  • Sometimes its only an overnight drive to Buffalo
  • Ballard
  • Running through a movie set in a zombie apocalypse (the NYC marathon, awesome!)

Movies & TV  (I watched quite a few this year), I’ve actually made a shortlist because I’m still in halo effect from watching Monuments Men last week so don’t feel sure of calling it solo:

Book (not a lot of reading, but than goodness for goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1722508-gordon?shelf=read):


  • New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers (just based on spending a summer listening to it while run training)
  • Head and the Heart: Let’s Be Still (maybe just some tracks, but a go-to all year)
  • Tegan and Sara: So Jealous (back catalog wonder)


Lucy's Thankful List 2014

(As written & typed by Lucy)

  • Lucy G
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Food
  • Glasses (spectacles)
  • Gods
  • Goddesses
  • Horses
  • Thankful lists
  • Cleaning
  • Paint
  • Seeds
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Toys
  • Home
  • Houses
  • Plants
  • Dirt
  • Trees
  • Parks
  • Vitamin c
  • Vitamin a
  • Vitamin d
  • And other vitamins
  • Baby dolls
  • Carbs
  • Christmas
  • Protein
  • Birthdays
  • Birthday parties

Favorite  books

  • Secret Seven
  • Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
  • Dragon Slayers Academy

Favorite movies

  • Hercules
  • Frozen
  • The Last Unicorn
  • Robin Hood

Favorite TV shows

  • Winx Club
  • Pop Pixie

JoMarie /SRQ 2014

Sarasota Sunsets at Turtle Beach with my husband

exploring my Czech roots after my mom’s death on a bike barge trip in The Czech Republic and along the Danube with my husband, brother & sister-in-law….

my granddaughter’s hugs, cuddles and sassy charm

the opportunity to volunteer at a women’s safe house for sex trafficked women

my sweet Sicilian dad, Carmelo Anthony Privitera, who is suffering from dementia BUT still has the sparkle in his Sicilian blue eyes and still moves his heart and soul to music

And that was 2013

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Ready for 2014?  Merry Christmas.

Coree's list

This year, I’m thankful for the everchanging alchemy of family living,

new explorations into the world of three year old boys,

and eight year old girls.

I’m thankful for legos, and horses.

For experiments in the garden that work – like purple sweet potatoes – four bushels full.

For purple sweet potato marble cheesecake, too.

I’m glad to finally be finding a creative outlet again –

radicalfarmwives.com, folks, come visit.

And knitting, the endless possibilities that exist in a nice rectangle of wool.

I’m grateful that marriage is always a work in progress,

and that coming up on forty years old isn’t feeling too bad.

I’m thankful for sweet memories, sweet love, with friends and family that have left this life, and those still here.

For the Carolina Chocolate Drops

For Isabel Allende

homeopathy and anthroposophical medicine

windmills and solar panels

to still be on this mailing list, after so many years, so many miles gone by.

I’m thankful.


Greg List 2013

Farmer’s Markets: Robinson Rd. in Lockport, Clinton Bailey and the newest, the Winter Market at Horsefeathers
Our Webber Grill
Communal Friday Evenings
Wednesday Date Night
Detroit Jazz Festival
That one Summer Sunday Morning at Besalu with the Girls.
Sista Girl Sweet Potato Pie…Ooooooh Baby
Jazz at the Albright
Friends who are artists, in one form or another
A house with wall space to accommodate that art in one form or the other
sustainable farms
wind power
rice pudding another… ooohhh Baby
A good camera, limitless subjects and in 2-3 years the time to explore the possibilities
My parents in a new safe home
My friends who were kind enough to lend a hand to help make their move such an almost effortless transition
My Darling wife who spent every Wednesday when in town this summer and fall packing up my parents in preparation for that move
St. Joseph’s Day in New Orleans
One of the most amazing dinners I have ever had, at a table out in front of a lovely little house in NOLA, on a beautiful spring evening with family and friends

A roaring fire and a glass of good bourbon when the snow is falling and the wind is whipping about in the “B”Lo

Gordon's 2013 List

Ahh, 2013, I am Thankful for:

  • near misses
  • healing quickly even when old
  • lots of fun trips with the family
  • awesome biking trip to Ecuador
  • hanging out in Ballard
  • safe airplane journeys

Movies: I watched a lot of movies, nothing is the best ever, but in decreasing order – Argo, Hobbit #1, Star Trek Into Darkness (most depressing movie – Chasing Ice)

Books: A light year, I would love to say The Quarry by Iain M. Banks but I need to say my love of fantasy brings me to The Way of Kings (Stormlight #1) by Brandon Sanderson.

Music: It seemed like a good year but I didn’t buy much, the year started with Tegan and Sara Heartthrob although my recent guilty pleasure is A Feast of Consequences by Fish (Imagine Dragon‘s Night Visions was almost exactly a year ago, so that counts too!).

Meal: I don’t remember food much but I’ll go with Julienne in Santa Barbara with my sweetie (http://www.restaurantjulienne.com) and BBQ on the deck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/machaggis/10049338816/)

Addendum: For that awesome biking trip, see these photos and photos of me on the trip!