And I do, every day, for many things. I give thanks for my family, my Vince, my friends, for health, my job (honestly, I do), for warmth, light, food, clean water. There is much in my life that I am so grateful for and I give thanks for it.
Today I gave special thanks for an idea ....... instead of forking out a fortune on Gourmet Gold pate for Vince, why didn't I try sticking a pouch of his normal Felix food into a blender. All I needed was a blender. Oh says Toad, we have one. Do we? Yes we do. He wanders off to the garage and comes back with a very dusty and cobwebby Kenwood blender! Who knew?! So after a good wash, in went a Felix, a quick zap and hey presto, pate! At least this way Vince is going to get a better variety of flavours other than turkey, chicken or beef. That should help cheer him up a little bit.
And as mentioned above, I give thanks for all the special friends in my life - each and every one of you is treasured and held dear to my heart. Awwwwh.
Anyhoo, this week's PAPERTAKE WEEKLY challenge is Giving Thanks and I would like to enter this card which I made for a very supportive mate.
This is LOTV's Getting Ready stamp
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
to coordinate with these oh-so-pretty First Edition papers from the Spring Drop pad
Arched die and flowers are Die-Namics dies
Thanks and central border punches are Martha Stewart
Gingham flower centres are Craftwork Cards Card Candi
Unfortunately dipsy forgot to take a photo of the inside before the card was sent - I used another sheet of the First Editions as a matting layer with a white central panel and stamped one of the LOTV Quotables Friendship stamps ("Knowing you are my friend makes my days brighter, my troubles lighter and my smile bigger") and I added some more of the Die-Namics flowers.
So that's me for now. I'm off to watch the F1 qualifying for the last race of the 2013 season. Keeping everything crossed that Jenson can finish off the year with a better result than of late.
Hugs to all