The Ones We Love

“I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
Henry David Thoreau

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Today my husband and I started shopping for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For the past twenty plus years, we have hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our family and friends. The planning begins weeks prior to the holiday. Pre-ordering the twenty pound fresh Willie Bird Turkey; purchasing the tins for all the left-overs and pre-ordering the bread and homemade Italian sausage for the stuffing from our favorite Italian Deli. Then shopping for fresh produce and herbs just days before the big day leading up to the entire day of baking and cooking.

Every year I suggest and vote we go to a nice restaurant for Thanksgiving but every year I get voted down. This year I finally came to the realization that no matter how I protest I will be making Thanksgiving dinner, until I’m either dead or in an old folks’ home and banned from cooking and using sharp instruments.

This year we have so much to be thankful for. Thankful that we have the means to put another turkey on the dinner table. But most of all, thankful that we will be spending another year together with the ones we love.

Shine On




Our Lives

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
Henry David Thoreau

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On my afternoon walk, I noticed that the city of Redondo Beach added more mosaics to the pillars along the Esplanade. I took some photos and just had to share these beautiful works of art. Click on the pictures to see a more detailed photo of the mosaic.

Shine On