Friday, November 20, 2015


With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take a moment and share my gratitude.

I’m happy the good Lord allows me one more day to live life to its fullest with my best friend, my husband, Bulldog Man.

To see our children grow into fine adults and have their own children, our grand children. 

I’m thankful to have a younger sister, K who puts up with me even when I’m a pain in the butt.  

I’m grateful the good Lord allowed my sister and me to bury our parents together, and honor our Dad’s military service at the national cemetery.

I’m very grateful to have found friends through my travels, school, and Blogger.

I’m thankful for the food we put on our table whether grown from our garden, hunted, or provided by farmers. 

I’m grateful for our water source.

I’m thankful we’ve planned and prepared scenarios for natural disasters, and situations we can’t control. 

I’m grateful being an American, and having the freedoms we have.
Daily, I’m thankful for our Military and Veterans, for protecting the United States, and fighting for the freedoms. 

I’m grateful for this earth, and Mother Nature’s beauty, allowing us to learn from her each and every day.  

With winter close by, I’m pleased………okay, I mean grateful that once again I get to pull out my fishing pole, to go trout fishing.

And most of all,
I’m grateful, I have my health.  I’m older, slower, and have aches and pains (arthritis), have the good Lord in my life, and I still have the ability to get around and work.

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?  
Winter is coming, and I'm grateful for peanuts!!!



  1. I would have to agree with your words of thanksgiving. I feel blessed to be American and a Christian and be living a life that I love. Happy Thanksgiving to you a bit early.

    1. Cottie Bug,

      Thank you! Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for our harvests and the year of 2015. We all work hard to provide for our families and those less fortunate. We're blessed to be Christians, and Americans. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and God Bless The United States of America!!!

  2. Your list of thankfulness and gratitude is a good one.

    I think I'm most grateful for good health. And living in a country where we still have choices.

  3. Sweet Sandy, my dear sister Angel - your list pretty much reflects everything that jam and i are grateful for. your list is beautiful and well-thought out and written...and your sincerity is obvious to anyone who has eyes to read (and ears to hear). this has been a difficult year for you, but you always stayed positive and upbeat. you left uplifting comments all over the interwebs that made people smile and feel good about themselves.

    the only think on your list that you missed, for me, is: i'm grateful to have a friend who i call "Sweet Sandy". that's the only thing that i would add to your list!

    we're both sending much love, as always, to you, the BDMan, Tank and Beans. your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

  4. Sweet Kymber,
    Thank you sweetie, yes it's been a difficult year for my family. We are staying positive, and motivating one another. We know this too shall pass, and life continues on. January will be the start of a new year, and we're ready to handle and tackle all the challenges it may bring.

    I'm grateful to have you, Jambaloney, and many others as dear friends.
    We feel your love, and we're sending hugs and love back to you, Jam, and family.
    Your Friends,
    Sandy, Bulldog Man, and Tank.

  5. What a wonderful list! I, too, am so thankful for friends and family, my dear furry kids, and for all of the freedom I enjoy. Have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

    1. Susan,

      Thank you Sweetie! I didn't mention my fur-bee's, and should of. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and scratch you're fur-bee's behind there ears :-)

  6. First of course I am Thankful for my Lord, family and wonderful friends like you.. 2015 has been hard all the way around.. But Gods blessings are showing through.

    But, the one thing I am really Thankful for, is we are in the last full year of Obama's reign. And I pray America has a come to Jesus meeting while in the voting booth.

    Love to you all my dear Angel

    1. JUGM,

      Amen Sweetie, 2015 has been hard and 2016 will be better.

      Hugs, and Love to you Sweet Angel, and family.

  7. I am grateful for life, the love of God, our beautiful country, and Frank, the love of my life. I'm grateful to choose the life we live and the ability to do it. Blessings to you and yours.


    1. Fern, and Frank,

      Thank you for your Blessings. Living self reliant is a great way to live.
      Hugs, Sandy

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    1. Gail,

      I pray they do!!! Thank you dear friend.
      Hugs and love to you and yours.

  9. What a wonderful post. Thankfulness and gratitude really keep one in a contented frame of mind. Something difficult to comeby some days as life presses in. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Sandy!

    1. Leigh,

      Thank you Leigh!! Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours :-)

  10. Sis,

    I am so thankful to have you as my sister! You have shared your family, sacrificed your weekends and time, helped me with many difficult decisions and lifted my spirits through these struggles. I am thankful you both have been here for me, your strength and love have kept me going!
    I am always amazed at how fast time goes when we are together. i appreciate all stories and discussions we have shared while sorting through Mom and Dad's life possessions, could not have made that journey without you! Love you guys!

    1. Kim,

      We love you too kiddo!!! We're here to help and support one another through thick and thin. Time always flies when were together. Now, get your butt up this way for some turkey :-)
      Love you!!!

  11. Things are going pretty well here, so I have a lot to be happy about. Life is a series of ups and downs, best to enjoy the ups while you can.

    1. Harry,

      That's great to hear things are well there. Yes, I agree life always has a series of ups and downs. Live life to it's fullest because you never know what will happen in the future. Don't put off things you really want to do in life.