Mindful Monday – Silver’s Healthy Living Journey

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I attempt to live in the present. Come … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Silver’s Healthy Living Journey

Thanksgiving yarn and hooks giveaway!

Look what I found! Check out this fun giveaway from Hannah at the Not Your Average Crochet.com blog! ❤

not your average crochet

There are so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, even if you’re not celebrating the holiday in the United States.  To demonstrate this, check out this list I found (from itsbubz on Instagram):

Grateful for…

  1.  Early wakeups = children to love
  2. House to clean = safe place to live
  3. Laundry = clothes to wear
  4. Dishes to wash = food to eat
  5. Crumbs under the table = family meals
  6. Grocery shopping = $ to provide for us
  7. Toilets to clean = indoor plumbing
  8. Lots of noise = people in my life
  9. Endless questions about homework = kids’ brains growing
  10. Sore & tired in bed = I’m still alive!


Even though I don’t have kids, this is a great reminder that we can find things to be grateful for in what we usually consider to be unpleasant chores.

In the spirit of spreading thankfulness (which incidentally can also be…

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Technology to the Rescue!

After the blizzard a couple of weeks ago, Ron and I decided that we needed a snow blower/thrower. My dear, California boy has now learned how to deal with the snow in style. We love Colorado! ❤ Thanks for stopping in to see us,

Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Havana Brotherhood,” by Graydon Miller

Title:  The Havana Brotherhood Author: Graydon Miller Paperback: 200 pages  Publisher: Grady Miller Books (July 28, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0986273422 ISBN-13: 978-0986273421 Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces Formats: Paperback Genres: Crime, Thrillers, Mystery, and Suspense *The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review which follows* The Havana Brotherhood is … Continue reading Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Havana Brotherhood,” by Graydon Miller

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #72 Life & Give

I saw on the weather broadcast for Thanksgiving Day that northern California was finally receiving some relief from the drought. Heavy snowfall was falling in an attempt to remedy some of the worst drought conditions ever recorded in our history. Ronovan's words for the week are "life and give," quite fitting for Thanksgiving week. As … Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #72 Life & Give

Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Threading

To all of you who are part of my on-line family: I hope your Thanksgiving is spent with loving family, great wine, and fabulous friends. I am thankful for all the wonderful connections we share! Happy Thanksgiving!

#ThankfulThursday – Non-toxic people

Frances sure says everything that I am thankful for! Non-toxic people rule! ❤


We all need someone…what a joy to have non-toxic people around you, those that know how to make you cry and smile at the same time.

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Can You Feel The Blog Love Tonight?

Do what the lady says! Visit some blogs, have some fun! Make some new friends. What a great post! ❤


1blog52Turns out, being an adult is hard work.

Adding blogging to that and anxiety, well, it could be the proverbial straw.
When it’s quiet here on my blog, I have time to think.
Why am I really doing this?
Should I be doing this?
I have so much else to do, is this a distraction?
Or is blogging just another version of chocolate, sappy movies, wanting to cry, desperately wishing a time machine would materialize in my living room to whisk me back to a time when the biggest decisions I had to make were: what to wear to school, who to hang out with, what to listen to…Probably shouldn’t go back, I might scream at myself to quit wishing to grow up and just enjoy growing up.


Some days I feel like blogging is more Hotline Blog (I’m assured Drake will drop this as a follow-up to his famous

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday (on Tuesday) & #BeWoW – Yecheilyah Ysrayl

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, "Writer's Quote Wednesday" and Ronovan Writes event called, "Be Writing on Wednesday."  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep … Continue reading #Writer’s Quote Wednesday (on Tuesday) & #BeWoW – Yecheilyah Ysrayl