Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Some Words of Gratitude

Today, I am simply going to write some words of gratitude.

Thank you card - pun on the words, a-latte for a lot!

When I began this blog, I really had no understanding that it was even possible to gain an audience. It began mostly just as a writing exercise and a creative outlet for me. It is so nice (though sometimes still a little intimidating) to know that there are people who read the posts I publish! Whether you have read just one post, you are a sporadic visitor, or one of my loyal readers - I appreciate you taking the time to visit The Most -- of Every Moment.

I am very grateful for the readers who loyally comment on nearly every post, especially those who are busy writing blogs themselves. Even in the past months, when I have been commenting on and sharing your posts less and less, you have faithfully continued to support mine.  I am looking forward to getting back to a better blog visiting schedule soon - and catch up with all that I have missed.


November is National Blog Posting Month, "NaBloPoMo."  While I do not plan to increase my posting schedule to daily this month, I did take a peek at the daily prompts posted on the Blogher website.  Some of them look really fun to answer, and may be my inspiration for a few posts.


Today, the prompt on Blogher was "What was the one toy that a friend had that you wished you had when you were little?"  


My answer is definitely an Easy Bake Oven. I remember desperately envying my friends for having one. My mom's response to my request was always, "Why do you need one of those, when I can teach you how to use my oven?" 




I couldn't resist buying my daughter her very own easy bake oven when she was young and it was practically being given away during a Black Friday sale.  It was a lot of fun for her at first, but then it did not get a lot of use, and eventually we gave it away.


In retrospect - I think my mom's decision was a smart one. Her patience while teaching me to cook and bake, and learn to use her oven led to my lifelong love of baking! 


Thanks Mom!

How would you answer the November 2nd Blogher NaBloPoMom prompt question above?

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18 comments :

  1. When I was really little, I always wanted one of those power wheels. So many kids had them and they looked like so much fun. There is something magical about being able to drive when you are little. Now I probably won't get my little guy one either. I would rather have him running around or riding his trike!

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    1. My parents never got me one either ...

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  2. Boy the looks and price sure have changed over the years! I can't remember any toy jealousy probably because I was mostly surrounded by boys. I used to trick my little brother by baking mud pies and telling him they were chocolate! I toyed with the idea of a cow patty but figured I would get into to much trouble. The mud pie was worth the trouble though haha! Can't wait to hear your take on Maddie and Delaney!

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    1. Sounds like you held your own in a house of boys, Rena! And yes - the Easy Bake ovenhas changed, even since I bought my daughter one!

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  3. The warmth and the wonder of the blogosphere is a gift isn't it?
    I can't remember 'wanting' a great deal. I am sure there were things, because we didn't get a lot of toys, but I had enough.

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    1. Contentment is a very good thing - and yes, so is the blogosphere!

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  4. There were two actually....my cousin had a set of Lincoln Logs and wouldn't let me play with them....the neighbours son had a train set to die for and also wouldn't let me touch them. Yes, I know I was a girl. What's that got to do with anything?

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    1. What does that have to do with it?! We bought my daughter a set of Lincoln Logs!

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  5. Hi Susan. Stopping by to say hi and send you blog love. :) I've never been able to get a regular blog review into my schedule so I applaud you as I've always been impressed how you can stay on top of it all! That said, I can't remember any toy jealousy in my childhood. But, my memory is so horrible I can't remember much of my childhood! :)

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    1. Thank you Amy! And actually, it is me who is impressed by how on top of it you seem!! Not easy to write a blog with small kids, and you have accomplished a lot on yours!!

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  6. I don't recall wanting anything my friends had...other than, perhaps, the stately wooden rocking horse that sat proudly on the verandah of our neighbours across the street. I often used to stare at it from my bedroom window and wish I had one...even when I was too big for such frivolities. Years later when I returned to my the town of my childhood when visiting those neighbours who, over the years had remained friends...they still had the majestic rocking horse. One of the sons of one of the daughters of the family had restored it to even better glory than in its glory days. :)

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    1. There is just something about a rocking horse, isnt there? We had one when I was small (the kind you buy) named Dobin. How we loved him!

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  7. I was so envious of my friend's Barbie Condo. I wanted one so badly! Hope everything is going well for you - how did the boys do at State?

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    1. I never had a Barbie condo, nor did any of my sisters. Boys took second at state - not quite what they wanted, but it was a good fight to the end and they can all be very proud.

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  8. I always wanted a golliwog or a teddy bear; something soft that I could cuddle. My sister had two golliwogs and my brother a teddy bear, but they wouldn't share. My own doll was a "walking-talking" doll made of hard celluloid I think it was. Definitely not made for cuddling.

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    1. I have always (to this day) loved teddy bears. And now I have to google a golliwog to see if they look like how I imagine them!

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  9. I remember buying my daughter a Jenny Gymnast doll because she wanted it so badly and I missed out on a lot of those type of toys when I was little. It was the same story - used for a while and then I think we sold it on to someone else. Still I got brownie points for buying it and that was a bonus!

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    1. I bet your daughter's initial excitement of receiving the Jenny doll was worth the price!

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