Gratitude Sunday: Spiral Virus

Gratitude * Sunday
Sunday’s heartfelt tradition.
A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.
A list of gratitudes, our gratefulness feeds one another.
Quoted from Taryn Wilson
Joining the Gratitude Sunday Tradition at Wooly Moss Roots.


Sunday Haiku
Splashes and puddles,
sky tears drench the earth with their
needed nutrients.

Sunday Musings
Lying low this week as the body has been attacked by an upper respiratory type virus. Can barely breathe; musing has gone the way of the sinus filled with juice and headache into the vortex of the spiral universe, not in any kind of straight line, and I cannot manage to ride the wave with the helix.

Color Watch – blooming attractions in my neighborhoods this week – white lacey lichen against green grass; DSCN7304 brown bush with red berries captures bronze leaf; DSCN7247 sometimes you find that one leaf that seems to capture all the fire and brilliance of autumn. DSCN9612

Current ViewWinter Sleep (2014, drama, no American rating), a Turkish film with subtitles, a Cannes winner about an isolated motel in Anatolia and the dynamics between its owner, his young wife, and his sister, a three hour argument about not resisting evil and why that fails. Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948, G) an RKO Radio Pictures movie with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas. One of my all time favorite movies because, well, Cary Grant. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959, no American rating), screenplay by Marguerite Duras, in French with English subtitles, war memories and affairs don’t mix. Spy (2015, R) comedy with Melissa McCarthy, a computer savvy office agent gets placed into field agent work and proves she has what it takes to stop the bad guys.


Currently ReadingBarbara the Slut and Other People (2015, fiction) by Julia Heaberlin; Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight (2010, health) by Linda Bacon; Finding Peter: A True Story of the Hand of Providence and Evidence of Life After Death (2015, biography) by William Peter Blatty. Yes, concurrently.


This week I have been grateful for:

  • My bed.
  • Fresh bed linens.
  • Clean nighties.
  • Tissues.
  • Chicken noodle soup. Vegetable beef barley soup. Chicken rice soup. Rye toast.
  • A recliner.
  • Ibuprofen.
  • The hubster cleaning the wall heater and turning the heat on. I was fine, plenty of layers.
  • A job with paid sick leave.
  • Warm bathrobes.
  • Soft, fuzzy slippers.
  • Microwave heat packs.
  • Steamy showers.
  • Salsa, Chinese hot mustard, horseradish, ginger.
  • Red pears.
  • Hot tea.
  • Water.

Hoping you have a lovely week.

Namaste. Peace. Blessings.


Floral ribbon border by Laurel Burch

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1 Response to Gratitude Sunday: Spiral Virus

  1. piratesorka says:

    I am so sad that you are felled by the dread autumn cold and right after your birthday no less!. If I was at your home I would introduce you to my most favorite thing right now: The Ambrosia Apple. Far better than the Honeycrisp if you can believe that! Oh I am deeply in love and lust for these gems. Btw, I do have a bday card with the best of intentions to have mailed it on a timely basis for you but you know what they say about “best intentions pave the way to hell”

    Well hopefully not. Take care my dear

    Liked by 1 person

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