Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Good morning. What a beautiful day we have here in North Carolina and today that is one of the things I am thankful for. When we walked early this morning the sky was pink, the temperature was cool and the air was fresh. It is going to warm up into the 70s, a perfect fall day.

There is something else I am thankful for. My sister from Canada has been visiting here all week. It has been such fun just to hang out together. We don't have to do anything special to enjoy ourselves, just being together and chatting is enough.

"To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's heart. We share private family jokes. We remember family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." Clara Ortega

Today I am thankful that I have a sister who I am close to and that I get to have here in my home for a whole week!

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi Rhondi,
    I love this post and I love sharing time with my sister. We just don't do it enough. Today I am thankful for my children. Today my son is home with me. He is out for Fall break. We have really enjoyed our time together this week.

    Lee Laurie

  2. Normally, I am not up at this hour but am because one of my employees does not have a very important item in which he needs to get the job done- soooooo, my husband is running it down to him in rush hour traffic.

    But as I sat sipping my coffee and not complaining and not getting mad (because what good is that going to do?) I remembered- it's "Thankful Thursday!" @ Rose Colored Glasses.

    I am thankful I have a business(es) at all!

    And I'm thankful that now we see that each employee should go out with these important components already in their bag- irrespective as to whether they need them or not. So we'll get the issue solved. Amen. Pass the plate.

  3. North Carolina is beautiful this time of year, isn't it? What a sweet post and I love the quote about brothers and sisters never getting old.

  4. Love that sister/family quote. How true.

  5. I am thankful for blog friends like you who have beautiful blogs and stay on the positive end of things, remembering that it's good to give thanks! :-)



  6. Hi Rhondi.....It is nice to have a sister, isn't it? I am hoping mine comes to visit over the holidays. I am thankful we can talk on the phone everyday!~Patti

  7. I was looking for Thankful Thursday posts to link to (cause I need a cool Thankful Thursday pic - and I really like yours)...anyway, I don't know where you are in NC but some of us who are near enough to the Raleigh/Durham area are getting together Saturday night. If you are interested - contact Kelli at and tell her Robin reffered you

  8. I am thankful to be sitting here in my very own home with my dogs and cats. I wish I had siblings. I have them. Just don't know who they are or where they are. Always admire those who have sisters. I think that would be very special indeed.

  9. Hi Rhondi!

    Lovely post. I am so thankful for Fall days that are cool & crisp. The golden afternoons are especially beautiful and bring such peace to me.

  10. Hi Rhondi!!
    Where is your sister FROM in Canada??
    Warm greetings,
    Rhonda in Montreal

  11. Dear Rhonda
    My sister is from Havelock Ontario. We grew up in Toronto.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  12. I am so happy you girls got together to have a real sisterfest. My sis lives 1145 miles away and we get together once a year. Look out world when we do hook up. I just wanted to pop in and see how you are doing. You and your sis have the best time ever...I won't even tell you to stay out of trouble.

    I am thankful for my best friend who supports me no matter what. God bless you sweet Rhondi

  13. I love the way you wrote about your sister. How touching. Glad y'all are having a wonderful visit. laurie

  14. What a wonderful quote from Clara Ortega. I don't have a sister, but I do have 2 very special brothers. I find we have grown closer as the years have passed.
    The pumpkin photo with verse is super. That needs to be an applique/stitchery design!

  15. I am also thankful for my sister. She was 14 when I was born; so she played a big role in taking care of me. I've looked up to her my whole life. She is more than a friend to me.

  16. Hi Rhondi. I'm glad to read that you're having a good visit from your sister. I certainly know Havelock well - passed through there many times while driving between Camp Borden and Ottawa.
    Today I'm also thankful for my sister - we've made plans to go out to our favorite tea room tomorrow.

  17. Hi Rhonda, what a wonderful Thankful Thursday you are having! I am thankful for a new grand baby!

  18. Having siblings must be wonderful. I am so glad you are enjoying your time together.

  19. I was in your neck of the woods yesterday...well a little west of you in the mountains. It was a gorgeous day! Like you I am so thankful for sisters. I have 3 of them! I love the time we get to spend together.

  20. Rhondi, I love Thankful Thursdays even though sometimes I don't get to read it until later. I have two wonderful sisters and we are very close. We even go on trips together. I am so thankful for them. They are my best friends.


  21. Hi Rhondi...I am so glad you posted that lovely quote...its so true, at least for me. I don't know what I would do without my sister. Next to my husband, she is my best friend. My two grandgirls are as different as night and day, and I just pray that someday they will be sad to see sisters who do not share their lives with each is such a special relationship. Thanks for sharing this!


  22. Hi Rhondi, I,m cottonreel, I read on Elizabethd blog you ask about rock cakes
    8ozs sr flour
    3 ozs sugar
    3 ozs butter or your choice
    1 egg and a little milk
    3ozs dried fruit
    Mix fl,. and sug,rub in fat, add egg and milk to a fairly stiff mix, make about 6 rough heaps bake on 7 a fairly hot oven 20 mins
    sprinkle sugar on top before baking

  23. Hello Rhondi! How great that your sister is visiting you. Have a really wonderful time together.

    Hugs ~

  24. What a lovely post and honor given to your sister. I do not have any siblings, so I've never shared that joy. I'm thankful for your post and how you share such sweet memories.

  25. Have a wonderful time with your sister -- those visits are much too short I've found.

  26. I am Thankful that our grandson who has been sick is feeling better today and hope he continues to.


  27. How wonderful that you get to spend time with your sister:>) I hope you have loads of fun!


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