Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gratitude List #13: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! ;)

Today's gratitude list is on the themes of 'Eat, Drink, and Be Merry' as part of my summer fun in terms of music, free concerts, and summer foods/drinks, in order of the events of this past week:

March Hare Band at Shipyards Market, North Vancouver, BC (my photo)

I have to tell you, I had a fabulous week this past week!

* Kirtan in North Van in someone's home in my old neighbourhood
* I knew the woman hosting the kirtan
* Creating a scrapbook page for a colleague leaving work
* A staff BBQ in a Vancouver park, near the water's edge
* A pair of new runners for walking (hope they work out fine!)
* An outdoor movie playing at the main library's plaza area
* A fun movie, "Into the Woods" with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp (
* Winning a popcorn prize for the trivia question what the movie was based on (I knew as I sang part of the song in a previous choir)
* A free slushie at 7/11 as it is 7/11 day
* Salmon burger - yum, yum!
* Summer fruit: cherries and apricots
* March Hare Band (, a great band to dance to!
* Dancing in the rain literally with other folk: fun and cooled me while dancing
* Rain - finally! - for nature including gardens, wildlife, and us humans
* A volunteer meeting where I got to sample different iced teas
* A free concert of a boys chorale in North Vancouver
* The Maryland State Boychoir (

Last week I had wondered if I "should" stop repeating that I love to air dry my laundry. Well I did on this list as I did'nt as we got some much-needed rain! (Needless to say, I really missed doing so this weekend.)

What are you grateful for at this time? Today/yesterday/this past week?


  1. Nice list Elly, small things make a big day! So, you enjoyed rain dancing this week, nice feeling, it is :-)

    1. Thanks Mahathi! :) Yes, it was actually a lot of fun dancing in the rain! ;) <3

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    1. Thanks Laurel! :) Glad you enjoyed reading it. <3

  3. Lovely list...salmon burger sounds delish!

    1. I so LOVE salmon burger! :) Did you have one during your visit here Sanch? ;) <3

  4. The joy of little things that add up to an awesome day, isn't it, Elly? Keep at it.

    1. Yes, that's certainly true and I think gratitude works like that, growing and expanding by noticing the little things. :) <3

  5. That's a nice list, Elly. Looks like you had a fun week. :) Free slushie ? Now who wouldn't love that? ;)

    At the end of the day, it isn't the expensive pleasures that fill us with happiness, your list was right on spot to just prove that. :)

    1. I certainly did have a fun week, including the 'slurpee' (not 'slushie' or what is the difference really?!) ;) And yes, sometimes the best things in life are free! ;) <3

  6. Great post Elly. And Kirtan? Like an Indian Kirtan? Tell me more :)
    What a fun week!

    1. Thanks Parul. :) Yes, kirtan I think like an Indian kirtan, chanting in Sanskrit and/or sometimes English with call and response usually. I SO love it! Sometimes I dance too! ;) And definitely, a fun week! :) <3