Gratitude Challenge, Day 26 of 100, “Slight Improvement in Air Quality”

Today I’m grateful for the ever so slight improvement in the air quality.  I actually feel guilty talking about this because no matter how troubling it’s been to have bad air quality in my neighborhood, it doesn’t compare to the danger and hardship that people who are evacuating from or losing their homes are facing.Continue reading “Gratitude Challenge, Day 26 of 100, “Slight Improvement in Air Quality””

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Gratitude Challenge, Day 25 of 100, “Safety”

There have been so many people devistated with The Pandemic and now the Wild Fires, tonight, I’m just grateful for safety.  The biggest issue where I live is unhealthy air from the smoke.  While it’s not ideal, we’re able to deal with it by simply staying in doors.  Many of my friends and aquaintences areContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge, Day 25 of 100, “Safety””

Gratitude Challenge, Day 24 of 100. “Fratellanza Club Take Out”

Tonight was take out night at the Fretallanza Club.  The club is navigating through Covid19 by doing take out dinners once a month.  Tonight’s meal, which included the famous Fratallanza Salad, ribs, pesto ravoli, and corn on the was delisious.  We also got a bottle of wine and a salami that will last for moreContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge, Day 24 of 100. “Fratellanza Club Take Out””

Gratitude Challenge Day 23 of 100, “Watching Baseball”

Tonight I’m grateful for a relaxing night watching baseball.  The Giants just beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 to extend their winning streak to four games.  As we live in the world of Covid19, fires, and the search for racial justice, baseball is the one thing that I can watch with no fear or expectations.  Once MajorContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge Day 23 of 100, “Watching Baseball””

Gratitude Challenge, Day 22 of 100 “The Brilliant Simplicity of an Omelette”

The Omelette is something that is never disapointing.  Omelettes can be healthy or not so health, depending on what you add.  The biggest most unhealthy omelette that I ever saw was at the Peppermill in Las Vegas.  I swear they must have made it with five egges, there was no way that I would haveContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge, Day 22 of 100 “The Brilliant Simplicity of an Omelette””

Gratitude Challenge Day 21 of 100, “California’s Firefighters”

I woke up at 3:00 to the strong smell of smoke. I actually went outside thinking there was a fire in the neighborhood.  It ends up that our neighborhood was fine but we were gettting smoke from wildfires caused by lightening in other parts of Northern California. Tonight I’m grateful to the firefighters who everyContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge Day 21 of 100, “California’s Firefighters””

Gratitude Challenge Day 20 of 100, “Oatmeal for Breakfast”

What’s better than some good oatmeal for breakfast?  I’m so happy to live in a world where I can put a cup of oatmeal in a bowl, add water, and heat it up.  And then, after taking it out of the microwave,  I’ll add a banana and some blueberries.  Oatmeal is one of those niceContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge Day 20 of 100, “Oatmeal for Breakfast””

Gratitude Challenge Day 19 of 100, “The Three Day Heat Wave”

Today I’m grateful the heat wave started petering out in Alameda.  While it probably stayed hot around in 680 cooridor of the East Bay, it lasted it’s triditional three days in Alameda.  While it cooled down, it was still pretty humid today, but that didn’t keep me from masking up and going for a goodContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge Day 19 of 100, “The Three Day Heat Wave””

Gratitude Journal, Day 18 of 100, “Living in an Area With Two Baseball Teams”

Every once in a while I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.  It’s a one mile walk to the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal where I can see Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. When I go one mile in another direction, I can lay my eyes on the OaklandContinue reading “Gratitude Journal, Day 18 of 100, “Living in an Area With Two Baseball Teams””

Gratitude Challenge, Day 17 of 100. A Great Toastmasters Day

Today I’m grateful for the rewarding day I had being part of District 57’s Virtual  Toastmasters Leadership Institute, an event where we trained the club officers who are serving during this Toastmaster year.  In an effort to get as many officers trained as possible, this event was held twice this summer, the first being onContinue reading “Gratitude Challenge, Day 17 of 100. A Great Toastmasters Day”