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February 8, 2012

021.366 I am grateful that Yummy Hubby is a safe driver. I am a nervous passenger on a good day so the snow really makes me clutch the door handle. We got to a road last night that hadn’t had a visit from the snow plow. We saw cars pulled over on the autobahn so we weren’t sure how the rural roads would be.

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February 7, 2012

020.366 I am grateful for a good heater in our car. We hit single digits and subzero temperatures in Germany this week and it started snowing. Oh how grateful I am for the heater in the car!

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January 31, 2012

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I am grateful for the chance to spend a few years in Europe. I always find interesting things when I go shopping. I thought I would show you the cultural or import foods aisle at our local Globus. Globus is a humongous store similar to a full service Target or Walmart. The import aisle has Asian and American foods!

When you first walk in, there are shops along the entryway such as liqueurs, gift shop with Hallmark cards in Deutsch, a flower shop, an Asian imbiss (fast food), a Backerei (bakery), and a Deutsch imbiss with bratwurst, brotchen (bread), chicken, bier (beer), and of course pomme frites(fries).

Keep walking into the store and you will be in the office supplies, stationery, and gift wrap. Then it’s kitchen gadgets and seasonal items. Next is the children’s section with toys and clothing. And this is just the aisles against the outer right wall. This place is huge, I tell you. It’s very much like a Super Walmart. I get into trouble once I reach the grocery area. There are two aisles (4 sides) of European candies. I pretty much drool once I get there. I can spend two hours in the grocery area alone.

And for the finale, I always have to stop by the cheeses. Today I came home with two soft cheeses from Bavaria in southern Germany. I was in the mood for soft cheeses so I came away with two flavors of Brie: champignon (mushroom) and picante (pepper). I haven’t tasted the picante yet but the champignon is divine.

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January 30, 2012

013.366  I am grateful for snow, in moderation.  Yummy Hubby caught me writing a love note on his ’95 Skyline!  I’m a cheeky monkey, I am!

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January 29, 2012

012.366 I am grateful for technology and my favorite Techie. The joke in our family is that I married Yummy Hubby for in-house tech support.

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Not the Wrong Camera, Just the Easiest

I’m finding I update my grateful project two or three days at a time. And that I use my iPhone 4 to do so more often than using my D5100. I need to start using my Nikon more often. I probably need to quite literally put it on a calendar and schedule it in. I don’t carry it around with me in my bag as often as I did at first; but that’s a good thing because I needed a break from tension headaches. I have enough top weight to carry around without adding several camera pounds to the everyday baggage. Here’s to goals! Not resolutions.

 
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January 28, 2012

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Genevieve 2012b, a photo by MissySu on Flickr.

011.366 I am grateful for this lovely lady. I only met her a few months ago but she is such an easy person to be friends with. She has so much enthusiasm for life and her family. She’s willing to help people at the drop of a hat. She’s so energetic despite some health issues that have plagued her recently. And did I mention that she’s a fellow crafty lady? She quilts like nobody’s business. She sews, embroiders, and well, pretty much anything fiber related. Unfortunately (fortunately for me!!! eek!) she decided to not worry about crochet or yarn related goodies anymore and focus solely on quilting. Which is completely fine. “Why?” you ask. This marvelous lady gave me a 66 qt tub full of yarn! How fabulous is that? Since we have a KMC Fiber Arts club thing going in the local area I can share the wealth. I am so grateful for Genevieve. (and I know my fellow crochet/knitting ladies are going to feel grateful also…!)

 
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