Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seven Days

We are in the midst of our Thanksgiving holiday weekend, on Lewis.  I don't know if it is at all related to the US Thanksgiving, but no turkeys are involved. Here it is a religious event; services of Thanksgiving have been held in churches all over the island today, and tomorrow is a local holiday.  So I have been thinking today of all the things I have been thankful for in these past Seven Days  


 It has been a stormy week - spent mostly indoors, with the lamps lit earlier now. I am thankful that we were safe and snug in our home, as the wind and rain lashed in from the sea.



I am thankful that the weather is not always like that - and  that we have spectacularly beautiful days too.  On this still blue Monday morning,  I pulled in to the side of the road to answer a call on my mobile.  As I sat there, chatting to my son, who was walking through the streets of Edinburgh, I was thankful for the modern technology that allowed that connection.


Thankful for my children, and for a lovely birthday evening out 



and for cosy, flickering peat fire flames.


I was thankful for dancing kitchen helpers,



and for warm, sweet smelling baths.



and nourishing food.

I am thankful that my Seven days have been filled with ordinary extraordinary pleasures.  I hope that you too have been touched by joy over this last week - thank you for reading. xxx

22 comments:

  1. Any day that you wake up on has already got off to a great start!

    After that it's in the lap of caffeine, codeine and cordial company...

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  2. I love your Thanksgiving. We are suppose to have rain headed our way and I am so excited, it gives me an excuse to just sit and knit:)!
    I think you dancing kitchen helpers are adorable and need to see if I can get my guys to do the same!
    xx

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  3. What a lovely 7 days. ours is a bit short on the photo front this week but I will share it non the less!

    http://wormseye-view.blogspot.com/2011/11/seven-days_27.html

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  4. Sounds like the weather's been dreadful - our weekly Skype call home was all about fallen branches, cancelled ferries and search parties. Here's to a more peaceful week. x

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  5. My daughter enjoyed these pictures with me, and I told her I got the Lumberjack Cake recipe (which I made today for Sunday brunch) from you. She responded:
    "We tell her WE are thankful a billion times for that recipe!"

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  6. Hi, from a new blogger in South Uist, love your blog. Weather been very rough here too, thoughts are with the poor lady in Harris and her family.Keeping up with you all on greenparent forum too, "Buddhamum", lots of love. x

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  7. Such a lovely list of such wonderful things to be thankful for:)
    I love the sound of rain, thunder and lighting..especially when it's cold and you can bundle up by the fire. Sounds like those storms you had were a little scary. Glad you and safe and the bad weather has passed.
    Beautiful post.....~ Barefoot Mama

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  8. i love your list jacqui, i could see how each and everything brought simple pleasure and much joy. i would like to be eating that dish while lying in the bath with the rain tapping the window while the dinner dishes danced themselves clean.
    :)

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  9. Being able to see, and be thankful for, the ordinary beauty in life is such a gift. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love that you enjoy life so much, it radiates from your blog. I always enjoy stopping by to see your pictures of the week.
    http://oursimplegreenlife.blogspot.com/2011/11/7-days-in-pictures_28.html

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  11. I adore the second photo and the dancing photo! Thanks for sharing your week with us :)

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  12. The extraordinary ordinary...a tribute to the simple (important) things in life. I LOVE it!!
    I thought my grandchildren and I were the only kitchen dancers!!! Made me smile!

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  13. wonderful moments - I will be joining in again this weekend - since we came back from Hamburg we have been so so busy I havent even sorted through all my pictures..
    Love Kimmy xx

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  14. A friend from Lewis told me about their last-Thursday-in-November Thanksgiving tradition. Did George Washington have Lewis connections? Your week looks beautiful in many ways. A very happy belated birthday to you!

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  15. I think I forgot to mention previously it was great to see a Kenneth update! Glad he is doing well at University!
    Your seven days are just lovely! I was thinking of you and your burning peat this weekend and wondering how it was...I am not a cold house girl. I love to be outside, but when I come in, I want to be warm without having to pile on clothes and/or blankets. :)
    Love your reflection shot (even if it wasn't intentional) and the bath looks heavenly! Love those kitchen dancers-lol!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    xx

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  16. i love your 7 days posts. they are so heartsome and you love some of the same things i do so it's lovely to read about them. i smiled when i saw your new photos on the top banner, especially the one of your toes! perfect for the season.

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  17. How different all our Seven Days are - one of the joys of blogging. I decided to give it a go, tho whether I can keep it up is another matter.
    We're kitchen dancers here too! Especially Paul Simon (Graceland).

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  18. Thanks everyone - so lovely of you to join in. it is a very informal party.
    I am having some broadband issues at the moment, so the signal is very erratic and very very very slow. Happily the engineers are now dealing with it. so i should be able to visit everyone and leave comments tomorrow. xxxx

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  19. I love the sound of your Thanksgiving and everything you are thankful for.

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  20. Beautiul photographs. Lovely post. Thank you.

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  21. Great week

    We dance too - anything really - madly and I love it!

    Mine - later but forgot to link!

    http://orkneyflowers.blogspot.com/2011/11/barefoot-and-blustery-another-seven.html

    Love and keep warm!

    Fay

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