Sunday, November 21, 2010


One day last week before leaving for work, I glanced out the back door and saw this little reminder of why I could never, ever live in a city again.

I am very thankful to live in the house I grew up in (before moving away to college and then to Northern Virginia [shudder]). 

This wouldn't be possible if not for my parents, who gave me the property after they moved next door into my grandparents' house. 

Now my children are able to experience the wonders of discovering fiddler crabs in the garage growing up in a rural area with the water just a few steps from the house.

This week is Thanksgiving, and there is so much for which I am grateful, starting with this view and my parents.

p.s. I am also very, very, very, thankful for paid vacation days, one of which I am taking tomorrow to spend with my daughter, who is off from school this week. 


Kay L. Davies said...

So you just spend the day with CBD and don't let anyone else get in the way.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

BayBrowder said...

CBW.....well said....a great perspective. Every day, my wife and I look out at the water, geese, ducks, herons, egrets, the tide mill, the sunsets, the sunrises and say...."we are so very lucky to have found this water wonderland as a retirement destination". All this and the great friends we have made since moving to Mathews three years ago. And, I have to mention our dear hound Robin, a life-changing addition to our lives discovered at and adopted from the local animal shelter. Thanksgiving is a significant time for us.

deborah said...

Beautiful views and beautiful thoughts! I miss living in the 'country' and the spectacular sunsets, but thankful for my family and home now. I also live in my childhood home.
Enjoy your day with your daughter!

Country Girl said...

So glad for you, your vacation day, and especially for your daughter.

Mental P Mama said...

Have a wonderful day! In your beautiful place;)

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Hope you have a wonderful day off! I'm looking forward to a short workweek -and am headed back to the rural views I grew up with over the long weekend.

Ann Marie said...

BUWHAHAHAHA every time I look out my door I see the reason I want to get BACK TO THE CITY.. hahahahahahah