Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Or as dey say in Park Valley and MINNeSOta, T'ankful T'ursday.

Our granddaughter Masha will be 12 in August
 1. I am thankful for Masha's love of and ability to dance and that she took first place in the regional competitions again. She has milked Turkish dancing for four Firsts in the past two years and I think it is time to retire the routine.
 
Irrigation for Tanya's vegetable garden
 2. I am thankful for irrigation for Tanya's flowers and kitchen garden.  With low water pressure we could not automate watering and she had to stand there for hours making sure everything was watered.  Now she can control it all by turning a few valves.

Our masonry chimney showing a crack down the centre.
 3. I am thankful we found we needed to replace our chimney before it fell apart in the middle of winter.  We had winter chimney problems a few years back and it is no fun to be without heat or for Yuri who had to climb on our roof and add a long section of pipe.

Iris and Lily in glorious colour
 4. I am thankful for Tanya's love of flowers and her ability to make our yard so beautiful all summer long from April to October.  I am so proud of our yard and it is all her doing.

Photo bombing the Iris patch
5. I am thankful Tanya still loves me and hasn't murdered me yet.

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Masha! And nice photo-bomb. ;-)

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  2. You are a lucky man
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  3. Once you start thinking of things to be thankful for, it is hard to stop with just 5.

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  4. Don't expect anyone to stop doing anything when they are on a winning streak! Bravo for her...and bravo to you for practicing thankfulness!

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    1. We are going to take Masha with us to Turkey when we go on holidays. One evening every week the resort brings in a Turkish belly-dancer to entertain. We will introduce Masha to her and ask if she can perform with her for a few minutes.

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  5. And is Tanya thankful for your unique fashion style-cowboy boots, work sock and summer shorts?

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    1. I don't wear cowboy boots anymore. Just socks with my sandals.

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  6. Ya, it's gud yew ar tankful!

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    1. The entire post was just for that line, for my friends in northern Sask and for you. I love people who can write in the vernacular. Lois Lenski in "Prairie School" wrote all the dialogue in Russian-German tinted English with which I was very familiar having grown up in a Russian-German area. Awesome.

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