A Shot of Happiness

Jiminy Peak and Deer Valley shot glasses

This past year I got a lovely gift. It was a shot glass from Deer Valley, and it was made of my favorite colors — my wedding colors 🙂 Red and black.

It meant a lot to me that my tight-wad family members knew this was a treat for me. I have a tradition which might be turning into a family tradition of celebrating every three inches of a snowfall with a shot of Drambuie.

Three of my kids work at Deer Valley, and last winter I tried my hand at skiing there. So I know the trails. It’s a special place to me.

Now I decided to get a shot glass for the place where I live part of the time. Another place close to my heart. So now Chris can join me in my shots and we can each have glasses that remind us of how blessed we are.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Sea Creatures

One of the highlights of my past year was exploring the Georgia Aquarium with my colleagues. I could have spent hours staring at the animals in the huge tanks.

Sharks, turtles and more at the Georgia Aquarium
Giant turtle swimming in the aquarium.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Living With an Artistic Husband

The man creates art everywhere, and I love it 🙂 This is what he came up with when we left him alone for a short time in Moab last summer:

Rock Lizard

Rock Heart – Went well with the wedding celebrations

To see more of his work, check out his site on https://christopherpollockart.com/

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Lazy Summer Days

The ones we relish in the moment and remember happily in winter.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Breathtaking Sunsets

Thankful for the Beauty of Sunsets

Summer sunset at Elephant rock in the Needles District - Moab, UT
Summer Sunset at Elephant rock in the Needles District – Moab, UT

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Thankful for Friendships

Old friends, new friends, seeing my kids’ friends. It’s all a gift.

My friend and me at the slush pond at the end of the ski season.
My sons' significant others - also friends.
Pat, Bob and Avalon

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Funny Faces

This is my son’s lizard, and it cracks me up. Here it enjoys hitching a ride on my husband’s hat.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.

Fiddleheads

They are yummy steamed, and look adorable poking out of a forest floor in the spring. Then I love watching the fiddleheads turn into bona fide ferns.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great are things I should do more often. Last year I found that writing every day during the holiday time got a bit stressful. So this year I’m writing throughout the year and scheduling the posts to go out in November.