Thankful Thursday



Thankful this week for a warm house.  I know that might seem trivial, but it has been seriously cold.  As in, the dogs do not want to be outside for any sort of reason, kind of cold.  Yes, we do have modern heating, but nothing warms the bones like an old fashioned wood stove.  

Nothing like watching some sweet pups stretch out and warm their tummies by the fire.  It's the little things, you know....


"On a cold day there is nothing better than a seat against a warm stove."  

from the book, A Pattern Language  







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  1. You are right Michelle I never want to give up our wood stove but it is such a lot of work. Nothing better to warm your bones though. Keep warm spring is coming in a few months. Hug B

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  2. Good morning, I do not blame the dogs. I would prefer being by the warm fire than outside in the cold. Great shot!
    Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  3. sweet picture...my crazy ozzy loves the cold weather, i can hardly get him to come back in the house! our wood stove has been getting a workout this week! we didn't get snow, a few flurries was all...today will jump up near 50, heatwave!

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  4. I'm with you on this whole "staying warm" thing . . .
    it's been bitter cold here lately.
    Gots to keep the bones toasty!

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  5. Great photo and wonderful post! Glad you and your dogs are staying warm! A wood stove sounds fantastic! We frequently thank the Lord for a warm house as well. We have a propane furnace, and there have been a few times it has stopped working or the power has gone out, so we know a little about what being cold is like...nothing like that to make a person appreciate a warm house!

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  6. i love to see my pups snuggle in on a cool day, too. :)

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  7. The little things, indeed. Stay warm.

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  8. Delightful post and beautiful barn and fence photo ~ Glad you are cozy and warm ~ cold in MA too!

    Wishing you a joyful weekend ~ ^_^

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  9. On these cold days, I am like you...so very thankful for a warm house. I always wonder how our ancestors survived. I really do. BTW, this is a beautiful shot.

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  10. In one of my books on the history of Red Lake, Ontario, there is a picture of a fireplace mantel with the following carved into it " He Who Cuts His Own Wood is Twice Warmed". Kind of appropriate me thinks!

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  11. Yes we are so glad that we installed a wood stove this winter and we are making good use of it! Lovely picture of your sweet pup and gorgeous old barn!

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  12. It's the same here in my little mountain town in NY - bitterly cold and the wood stove has been going non stop for weeks now. Just found your blog - looking forward to reading more!!

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  13. I love the picture Michelle, sweet pup.Blessings Francine.

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  14. It has been very cold AND windy here too this week...all we need is some snow now :) I love the warm comforts this time of year brings. When it is hot and sticky in the middle of the summer, the comforts the air conditioner brings, although relieving, just doesn't seem to have the same effect, does it?

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  15. I agree with your dogs. - Of course we have Central Heat so no need for the wood stove. - I like this shot of the dog outside very much.

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  16. We're plenty cold here in Oregon.. 41. But I do love our wood pellet stove.. nothing better than the radiant heat of a real fire.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. MMMMM!!! I remember toasting my butt on my parent's wood burning stove and the sizzle of snowy mittens lain on top of it.

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  18. You make me wish we had a wood stove!

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  19. I know what you mean about the wood stove. Love this shot!

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  20. So nice for us all to feel warm when the weather turns rather wintry!

    All the best Jan

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  21. Our cats don't want to be outside, either! It's a rare thing to have them all in at once...kind of humorous, actually!

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  22. I have been so busy at work trying to relearn my texture techniques that I am way behind in commenting. Am trying to get caught up. It is freezing cold here, too. Miserable. The dog will NOT go out but for a second. This is such pretty shot. That sky is so blue and the dog so cute sitting there looking about.

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  23. Not much longer till Spring for you Michelle....I will be spending the last two weeks of our summer in the northern hemisphere...I do hope I see some deep snow! I love to see our puppies lying warm and snug on a winters night too! have a great weekend.

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  24. It is the little things that's warms our souls! Soooo glad you treat your animals well!! So sad for all the animals having to endure the harsh elements!!

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  25. The simple things are free but are the best!:)

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  26. The older I get the more I appreciate a warm house.

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  27. What an amazing, story-filled image!!! I truly LOVE it.
    As for cold and wood stoves....yes indeed. They do warm everything up, quickly!!!

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  28. Beautiful and this photo is packed with inspiration.
    Have a great weekend,
    Jemma

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  29. a very nice perspective on this image!!! i am thankful for the soup in my crockpot!!!!!

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  30. On Tuesday, it was high of 14 here. I wanted to surprise my hubs with a certain gift & that took me downtown. Unfortunately, there were no parking spots near the place I needed to go, so I parked in the parking garage & walked the 3 blocks there ... & the 3 blocks back. It was pretty cold, to say the least. As I was driving back out of the city, I drove past a little gathering of homeless folks under a bridge. They were sitting on blow up mattresses & were huddled under blankets. Suddenly, I didn't feel so cold. I was all the more thankful that night for my warm house & bed.

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  31. been real cold here too. pretty country scene

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  32. My winter comfort . . . Woolrich wool socks. I purchase a few extra pairs for gifts and then I make sure I get a "gift" too.
    First thing I do after I get back from being out and about . . . grab a pair of my wool socks!

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  33. Just gorgeous! Inspirational and so peaceful! Have a nice weekend. xo

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