Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Groovy Gypsy Ways and Nine More Thankfuls

Here is a truth about me, lately I am quiet – I have nothing to say, and the more quiet I am, the less I want to share or engage. I am not complaining just simply explaining – I do that a lot, I explain too much, but once I open my mouth instead of explanations my words become excuses.


Truth is, I am quiet because I have nothing to say…because day in and day out I wake, go to work, come home, go to bed, start the same thing again.  Sure my days are peppered in with some good stuff,  and bad stuff too  (like stupid little worries that really don’t  materialize, but can) , and I understand we all have those moments  - but lately because of them  I am tired.  

Therefore, instead of moaning and whining, about my worries, because I have nothing to offer in a conversation, and lastly, because I feel like I am being ignored, I zip it!

These are my thankfuls, I am not sure if I am breaking the rules, but because it is my birthday week; on Saturday I will celebrate another year in this world.  My 10 thankfuls this week is about me.

Before I begin, I want to wish everyone blessed holidays:

I am thankful for the simple comforts of home – homemade meals, blankets and a crochet shawl to wrap in when there is a bit of a chill in the house.

I am thankful for my home-it is tiny, we need new siding,  new stoops,  driveway, patio  and maybe some  maintenance to some plumbing, oh, and definitely  a new kitchen, and  while I’m at it we should paint again-however it is a good house- sturdy and solid.

A long time ago, someone said to me that he thought of me as a gypsy and I asked why you would think that–and the answer was because you can adapt to any situation or you have a confidence to take on any task, if you don’t know how, you figure it out.

If that makes me a gypsy by this persons definition well I am thankful for my gypsy ways-I just wish lately I can be more groovy with this behavior.

Learning never stops; I am thankful that I never stopped doing so.  So far, in my adult life I have taught myself how to cross-stitch, crochet, blog, create excel spreadsheets and yoga.  I am passionately curious about almost everything.

I am thankful for quiet moments….

I am thankful for my collection. I collect, salt and pepper shakers, and dragonflies, but I also collect, images, quotes, stories and words.

I am thankful for my family…it was a crooked little road to get us all together–we are together now that is all that matters.

I am thankful  for my love of music-experiencing new music does not stop at any age–if you can tolerate it, leave yourself open to new music– anything  goes-classical, hip-hop, pop, jazz, alternative, rock, international, opera, blues, country  - oh my goodness the list goes on.

I am thankful for the people I allow near me–that is all I can say about that-in the physical world I am friendly to many, but not too many get close.

I am thankful that I am brave and courageous–but to admit that, I am also saying that I am weak and afraid because, each day I gather these traits leaving the comfort of my home and facing the unknown – but we all do, don’t we?  I know this too.

Have a wonderful week, everyone.


  1. Happy birthday! I couldn't find one broken rule in your whole post. :-)

  2. Marisa, when you're feeling like you're feeling, writing down thankfuls is the best thing to do. I knew when you mentioned "stoop" instead of porch, you were from my neck of the woods. Happy Easter.

    1. Stoop Porch you understood - big smile - thank you for coming by writing helps a lot

  3. Happy Easter, Marisa!

    I really enjoyed your 'explanations' today, as I always do. Don't apologize for being quiet, or not having something to say all the time, for you are busy observing, listening, and thinking, and those qualities are rare today, and you should be proud.


    1. Thank you my friend... yes no apologies - thank you have a wonderful Easter too!

  4. Happy Holiday! Nice list... not always easy... I do hope some day to see a photo of the salt and pepper collection...some of those are so cool.... I used to have a few dog ones but kids and slippery fingers... oh well....

    1. Thank you - i promise to display the S&P

  5. bless your quietness. and your gypsy ways.
    bless your steadfastness in life itself.
    bless your new birthday year.
    you're ageless.
    as a matter of fact in the picture of you and amelia in that prior post...
    you look like her older sister! only thing... your hair was not kool-aided! XOXO♥
    rest little wordsmith. all you want to. we'll be here. ♥

    1. Thank you - psst my daughter is begging to tell her my age I won't do it LOL - i tell her I am ageless today i think I'm 200 ask me tomorrow and she rolls her eyes. But truly thank you

  6. Happy birthday, Marisa! I'm glad your thankfuls were about you, because I'm forever thankful that you are so kind to read and comment on my posts! It makes my day!
    I am not what you would call an avid collector of anything (except clutter and dust), but I do have a salt and pepper shaker collection! I also collect those cheap little snowglobes you get in touristy areas. I ask people to bring them back from their travels, so I have quite a collection of snowglobes for places I've never been!

    1. Oh Thank you I am beaming with your kind words and I love how you collect clutter and dust hey those will be worth something you LOL if only I'd be rich LOL - snow globes are so cool -

  7. Happy Birthday to you!
    No rules were broken with this post. Unlike mine. :)

    I really liked your introduction to the list. I don't like the way you are feeling, but the way you explained it was very good.
    I can tell after all this time reading your blogs and your comments that you are a life-long learner. It's the best way to live!

    1. Thank you I'm so glad I didn't break any rules but it seems too many around me do - so I just need to focus on me - so I did it felt good.

  8. I love this post. I feel the same way these days. Nothing to say...

    1. thank you sometime its better not to talk but I am here for you if you need to vent -

  9. I always enjoy your posts Marisa. I am thankful to have discovered your blog!

    1. thank you same here i am glad to have found your blog too.


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