Ten Days of Thanksgiving: Days 4, 5 and 6

The list continues! The idea was conceived by Lisa. I am doing the Cliff Note version of her Book, 10 Days of Thanksgiving. Here are numbers four, five and six.

#4: These Legs: In the last 5 months, my legs have successfully carried me hundreds of miles and I want to say, “Thank You Legs, for not giving up out on me”. I am also appreciative of these lungs and this heart. They are hard workers and rarely ever complain. I have been incredibly lucky to be in good health and I realize it may not last forever. I am happy to have it while I do! My grandfather used to say if he had three wishes, they would be: To be Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. I am working on the other two, but the heath thing right now is great!

Hamming it up at the Newburyport Green Stride Half Marathon
#5: Librarians: Thanks to various libraries, I have saved approximately $357.35 on books this year. Not to mention the Audiobooks, DVDs and CDs that I borrowed. I guess the thanks also go to Your Tax Dollars at Work. Thanks to all of you for supporting my book habit in a round-about way. You are contributing to my education and entertainment. Due to a dearth of good books, I have also managed to avoid watching crappy TV. (You can see some of the books I have read this year on my Bookshelf)

My stack of To-Read library books
#6: People Like You: Yes, you. All of you. From people like my Grandma and ST (you know who you are), who never leave comments publicly but always send me notes of encouragement, to people who have never met me before who give advice and antidotes and support. To the runners, the writers, the readers and the everything-in-between-ers. I don’t know where I would be without you all. And to those bloggers who I have met up with, it was like we were old friends, meeting up after a separation. What a great feeling! I can’t wait to meet more old friends!

Blogger Meetup with Raquelita and Lisa in Minneapolis

Do you especially appreciate (or loathe) a particular body part of yours? Do you ever get books from the library? Have you ever met someone you knew from the internet? If so, how did it go? 


  1. What would I do without the library?! Honestly, it'sone of my favorite places now, plus I just discovered I can call in and extend them, so it's only a once a month trip for my stack of books.
    Normally I'm loving my legs but right now I'm hating my ankle injury...

  2. I have a love hate relationship with my legs and always have! I hate the way they look but love that they have carried me along so many miles!

  3. Being a librarian is one of my extreme joys in life, and working with other great librarians is fantastic.

    I'm grateful for my entire body this year -- it's ability to break down and then heal itself, and its cooperation as I shed 35 (going on 40) pounds. Thank you, body.

    I'd love to meet some online friends -- missed a chance to meet a bunch of flickr ladies at Grand Central Station. But someday....

  4. I probably have 40 different academic books checked out from the university library right now. I haven't checked out as many books from my public library since I got my kindle, but I'm still grateful for its existence.

    I normally really love my feet, but with my left heel giving me some pain for the past week, I'm kind of feeling cranky toward them right now.

  5. I love my legs too. I am so thankful for them and all the miles they carry me on. Thanks little legs!

  6. Hopping over from FTLOB Comment Love Sunday!

    Those are some great things to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my white blood cells & platelets. They tirelessly work to rejuvenate parts of my body that I have messed up due to my clumsiness. It's such a thankless job.

  7. Popping by from FTLOB and so glad I did. WE're loving the way you see beautiful in so many aspects of life.

    Happy seeing beautiful and hoping you legs have hundreds and hundreds of miles left in them. ;)

  8. Oh fun, that last picture brings back great memories.

    I am thankful for my legs, too! I am not using them as much these days, but I will get back into the swing of things soon!!

    I have been using the library a ton lately! Right now I am reading "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton and am really enjoying it!

  9. Getting a library card totally saved me! I don't know how I (or my wallet) survived before I got it.


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