Monday, May 19, 2008

Gratitude Monday – Long Weekend Edition

From the viewpoint at Crescent Falls.

The woods were full of excited campers this long weekend. For some, the Victoria Day holiday is their only chance to get out and enjoy the mountains.
I am grateful to live so close and to look out my front door and see the Rockies. Well, okay, it’s called a peek-a-boo view. You hold your head at just the right angle to see them.
I can see them whenever I want and I’m grateful that don’t have to fight the crowds on long weekends to do it.
Instead I went for a few bike rides, worked in my garden, and let the world wash over me.

I am also grateful that a miserable excuse of a human scuzzball scammer has been caught. The gentleman’s name is Bernd Wulffen and he is alleged to have hosed an Edmonton teen soccer team out of thousands of dollars. He has an allegedly related alleged history.

And I’m grateful there’s a calf named Jocelyn bouncing around a ranch in northern Alberta.

It’s all good.

15 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - love the photo, and another great Gratitude Monday.
I'm grateful that we have had good luck with our calves, so far. We are almost done, and I'm hoping the rest are born healthy.
Thanks for the gratitude reminder!

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag Lady - I'm glad you're having such good luck with the calving.
Glad you like the photo, too. It's a scary long way down.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

It all sounds better than good to me--it sounds great!

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

df Terrie- You're absolutely right. It is great.

Rikk Utas said...

Hey, Cousin - what a great voice. I look forward to following your posts.

Leah J. Utas said...

Rikk, good to have you here.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

In honor of Victoria Day in Canada, one of the local radio stations here in NY played Victoria by the Kinks. I was able to sing along because most of the lyrics was the word Victoria repeated over and over again.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Why df Terrie, thanks for honouring us. I always liked the Kinks, but don't recall that particular song.

Missicat said...

Yay for long weekends! We yanks have one next weekend (Memorial Day). Definitely looking forward to it....

Leah J. Utas said...

Missicat, enjoy your coming long weekend. I believe it heralds the start of summer, doesn't it?

Thomma Lyn said...

Sounds great -- I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend! And wowie, what a beautiful picture. :)

I hear ya on how wonderful it is to live close to the mountains. I just love that I can walk right up the little road near my house and get to a network of trails -- then take off wherever on the mountain I wanna go. :)

Happy Monday to you, Leah! :)

Reb said...

Wonderful picture Leah! I am grateful that the fire trucks were here only for a bad smell today. I am grateful that I made it through another day of painting.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thomma Lyn, it sounds like the mountains are right outside your door. How wonderful.

Reb, I'm glad it was only a bad smell, and I'm glad you made it through another day of painting.

Thanks, both, for the compliments on the pic.

Hilary said...

Lovely photo, Leah.. it matches the sentiment.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Hilary.