Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Latitude for Gratitude



While riding my bike yesterday afternoon in Sacramento, under the looming branches of the big elm trees, on the wide Midtown streets, over to the studio to set up the space, I pedaled into a realization: that it's when we have less that we are often the most grateful.

Here are the things that I am deeply thankful for this week, in no particular order:
  • Mama Q: cheerleader, seamstress & patron all rolled into one
  • The generous spirit of Lindsay Rickman who is literally opening up her house to me
  • A certain Dahon Ciao 7-speed folding bike that makes getting across town fun and easy
  •  Dear ol' D, who seems to tolerate my manias and relish my company
  • The sweet community of bloggers, local & global
  • My cats, Boris, Georgie and Karl
  • My neighbors, many of which are also my friends.
  • My handful of good friends who without a batting of the eye are there to support me.
  • The amazing people I've met this year, through the course of blogging: business owners, artists, photographers, writers, designers, shoppers.
  • An impending pumpkin pie eat-a-thon which I enjoy every Thanksgiving holiday
  • Eggnog lattes
 

 Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!

18 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Happy thanksgiving dear, enjoy your pumpkin pie (how I wish we had it over here).

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you my English Rose, Ms. Penny Dreadful. Pumpkin is pretty awesome as pie, but sweet potatoes work nicely too! xo.

sacramento said...

No Thanksgiving in Spain. Everybody should stop and be grateful sometimes.
I am very much, for having started this blog, having met you, a town name like me, and so many sou mates all over the world. Isn´t that fantastic????
Have a marvelous Thanksgiving.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Nora-transient*treasures said...

Well put. I am thankful to have met YOU!!! Happy Thanksgiving, and best of luck on your opening!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

You are so right - we all have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!
I would LURVE to try an eggnog latte!We have a Starbucks (iffy relationship, poor independent caf├ęs, etc.); perhaps they might unleash it on Ireland
xxx Comtesse xxx

propriatress said...

yes....it is always the planet earth, family, old friends, new friends, and making.
and don't leave me alone with pumpkin pie.ever.unless you like magic tricks.
;-)
tressie

the Citizen Rosebud said...

LMAO! Tressie, I wish I had two pies so I could give one to you! xo.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

You folks have really been a HUUUGE part of this year's reason to be thankful. If we didn't blog, we wouldn't have "met." And my life is so much richer with you all in it. xo.

Marta said...

happy thanksgiving, my dear!!!! huuuge hug xoxo

RETRO REVA said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY ZEN MASTER :)
WOW, YOU HAVE BEEN SO BUSY!
I KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE SUCCESS IN EVERYTHING YOU DO AS YOU ARE ALWAYS AND ALREADY A WINNER.
YOUR BIG HEART AND INFECTIOUS NATURE WILL GET YOU THROUGH ANYTHING........
(I go Ga-Ga over that floral dress every time I see it ;)
EAT TONS OF PIE FOR ME !!!!!!!!!
xXxXxX
REVA

Terri said...

It's true...the less one has, the more grateful one is.

BTW, I was doing research last night for upcoming blog posts. I don't recall the search word, but that recent newspaper article on you came up in the results!

jemina said...

Hi Sweetie Pie
I am most grateful to have you as my friend, loyal supporter and the best buddy a gal can have

I'm thankful for you

Sincerely
Jemina
XOXO

PS: Sending LOVE and Happiness to you Sweetie, mwah........ xoxo

Heather Fonseca said...

Thanksgiving is the best holiday ever I think. A whole day to say "thank you". How great is that?! And I love your list of gratitude. Hmm, perhaps I should copy you and make one myself?

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I just got in after spending 8 hours at the studio trying to get set up by Friday. Ack. nothing is priced, but oh well. Space looks great.

And what a wonderful treat to see so many of my faves' comments waiting for me. Thank you, dear friends!

Heather, I wait for your list! xo.

Lee Oliveira said...

Happy thanksgiving! have a fabulous day
LOx

RETRO REVA said...

Another quick Happy T-day !
I mentioned you in my post today ;)
xXx
Reva

RETRO REVA said...

How cool!
My sister-in-law is now following you per facebook !!!!
( Julie Whitledge )

Glocal Girl said...

Hey!! Great to have met you via the wonders of the blog world :) I AM originally from Sac (well, Elk Grove). Born and raised! I moved to Barcelona to study my Master's degree with every intention of coming back to CA but life took an unexpected little turn... I met my (Dutch) boyfriend so after graduation we have moved to Amsterdam. I'm loving it so far but I MISS home a lot but will get my Sactown dose through your blog now!

I compare my funny/awkward/eye-opening experiences as an expat in Holland thru my blog, so hope it brings you a little amusement from time to time :)

take care & hugs from holland,
jeanelle

www.glocalgirl.com

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