Gratitude * Sunday

by Cynthia on January 20, 2013


I’m ending my little blogging dry spell today by joining Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday.

Lately it has been hard for me to be grateful. I find myself dealing with so much right now. I’m not one that really likes to discuss my personal life in intimidate details so please forgive me for not going into things too deeply. It’s just that life has been hard these past few weeks. Very hard.

It seems I need to stop and take some time to reflect on the things I do have to be grateful for. Today I am grateful for:

  • my children being so fascinated by the frozen spider web found in the yard this morning
  • the completely goofy sense of humor my daughter has and how she made us all crack up today
  • the dog that licked Gabriel all over the face while on our walk the other day and left Gabriel standing there completely shocked (and a little disgusted! the look on his face was priceless!)
  • seeing the strength in my 14 year old son while he deals with his own pain and recent loss
  • enjoying a homemade meal together while the weather is icy and gloomy outside
  • Reading and knitting by the fireplace at night once the little ones are tucked in bed
  • pausing in the garden today to enjoy the sight of all the plants laced with frosty ice from the freezing fog we keep experiencing

Thank you to Taryn for hosting Gratitude Sunday. Please be sure to stop by and visit everyone’s post. And thank you all for stopping by and reading this post today. I am still out there in the blogging world- just not so much lately!


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Valerie January 21, 2013 at 3:03 am

Frozen spider webs are pretty cool lol. I love your blog name, very very cute :)


Cynthia January 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thank you Valerie for the compliment. :) I’ve been blogging here for over 5 years and the name as always been well liked. :) thanks for stopping by!


Hannah January 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

Hello :)

Such a sweet list of gratitudes. I hope this week is better for you.

All the best,
Han xx


Cynthia January 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Thank you Hannah for the kind words and thank you for paying my blog a visit. :)


sustainablemum January 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Sometimes when we are busy stopping to reflect is a good way to slow us down. I hope you find some calm soon.


Cynthia January 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much for this kind and thoughtful comment. I certainly needed sometime to stop and reflect this week. Again, thank you for the comment.


Taryn Kae Wilson @ Wooly Moss Roots January 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Hello Cynthia,
I’m delighted that you joined Gratitude Sunday. Thank you.
Writing my gratitudes always helps me through my challenges and rough days and weeks.
Your list brought me a smile.
I absolutely love your pictures, they are breathtaking.



Cynthia January 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thank you Taryn for your sweet comment. I am really glad that I participated in your Gratitude Sunday and thank you again for hosting it. It helped me to remember to find that silver lining.


a little crafty nest January 31, 2013 at 12:38 am

Hi Cynthia…So how about this for a little blogworld connection. In the big world of pinterest, I found a pin of our black bean dye. I am just leaping into the beautiful world of natural dyeing and loving it so. I just ordered some seeds to finally begin my very own dye garden. So I was looking tonight on some instructions for drop spindle spinning with a spindle I was given by a sweet Quechua man in Bolivia over twelve years ago. (I’m waiting for my new wheel to arrive in two weeks and being without a wheel is a little disconcerting, even for a newbie like me). Looking for those instructions, I found your black bean pin then was amazed by the gorgeous colour it created. Then I found out you also do the Gratitude Sunday posts, which I dabble with, too. Funny that…or maybe not. I like it just fine. And your blog, too. I’ve just moved it to the top of my favourites list :)
xo Jules


Cynthia January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hi Jules,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. The world of natural dyes is quite a fascinating one to me! I have been dabbling in it for over 10 (yikes! time flies!) years now and never tire of learning more. It is an ancient art and is so rewarding in so many ways. :) Good luck with your new wheel. Can I ask what it is? Oh, and the blogging world can be surprisingly small sometimes can’t it? :) I’m glad you paid my blog a visit!


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