Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thankful Thursday - My Blessings of Late

Don't you love this ?

I snapped this pic at our local City Hall.  I think it's a great thing to honor the heroes.  My husband fits several of those categories.  He's my hero in so many ways.

Our doxie had to wear a collar for a week because of an eye infection.  She's fine now, and I'm so thankful that it was healed so we could take it off.  She's happy, too, because she can roll around on the floor.  Because she's blind, she had a very hard time navigating with that thing on her head. 

She's a trooper

Recently, I had a visit from my dear, sweet friend, Brenda.  We've been friends for almost thirty years.  Even though we don't see each other often, we can pick up where we left off and chat for hours.  We enjoyed the day, having lunch and window shopping in the historic area of Cocoa Village.  If you ever visit the Space Coast, you must stop by because it's just lovely.  Lots of restaurants and stores ladies love.

Our muscadine and scuppernong grape vines have been abundantly fruitful this summer.  Here are just a few of the ones we've picked.

We've eaten and given away most of them, but this week , I decided to try making grape jelly.  It is challenging, because you have to mash them, cook them, and then strain out the pulp and seeds.  Out of the batch above, I got one cup of juice. Here's the finished product.  The batch made five jars. 

GiGi's jelly

I'm thankful for all the children we've been having under the tallit on Erev Shabbat.  Some are hidden behind the front row.  I love seeing them and giving them their weekly blessing.

I'm thankful for my new Complete Jewish Bible.  It has a wealth of study helps, maps, and is a goldmine of information.  I've had the original hardback one since the 1990's, and it's falling apart, so I splurged on a leather cover this time.  I highly recommend this to you, Gail-Friends.

I ordered it from

What are you thankful for this week, Gail-Friends?

Thankful Thursday is my day to focus on, and be thankful for, all the good things in my life.

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  1. What beautiful grapes, friends and living! Sweet blessings all of them! ~ Maryleigh at

  2. Yes !!!
    Thanks for stopping by today, and come back soon.