Friday, September 6, 2013

Public Libraries and Pizza Bagels

“Gratitudes” – September 6, 2013

 Today I’m grateful for:

  1. Public transit
  2. The sound of babies laughing
  3. Kensington Market
  4. Access to a public library
  5. Cold, clean, fresh water
  6. Ceiling fans
  7. It’s Friday!
  8. Kind customer service reps
  9. Going outside of my comfort zone and applying for a new job
  10. Two dogs coming to say hello while I was on my walk – they were so joyful!
  11. The smell of watermelon bubblegum (took me right back to my childhood)
  12. Homemade granola
  13. Baskets of new potatoes at the grocery store
  14. Smiling at strangers
  15. Reusable bags
  16. Learning that baking soda paste is magical for itchy bug bites (thanks AJ!) 
  17. Being able to use the mouse with my left hand
  18. Seeing that fresh Ontario organic watermelon does exist, with seeds and everything
  19. The Toronto Vegetarian Festival!
  20. Buying vegetables and herbs that people picked from their home gardens
  21. Healing face cream
  22. Being able to only buy a few mushrooms at a time
  23. Pumpkin seeds
  24. Craigslist
  25. Sharpie pens
  26. An ipod with a full battery
  27. Really good dish soap
  28. Hearing a woodpecker doing it’s thing
  29. Positive facebook updates
  30. This blog post about pizza bagels by Julie over at My Apologies For The Novel. (Thanks!)
I saw Julie’s blog post about pizza bagels when I woke up this morning and I really wished that I could have made them for breakfast! I thought about them all day and finally found myself at the grocery store looking for toppings. The stars aligned and bagels were on sale -- as many as you could fit into a paper bag for $2.99! I managed to squeeze in nine. Pizza bagel goodness ensued. I topped ours with sauce, FYH mozzarella, onion, olives, mushrooms and green pepper. 

Happy Friday! :)


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sharpie pens like no other... (The rest is good too!)

  2. Your pizza bagels look awesome! :) Glad you got a chance to make them!

    1. Thanks! I did end up having them for breakfast the next day too haha :)

  3. your pizza bagel is making me hungry! I think I will have to make one for lunch next week!

  4. What a great post! It's beautiful to recognize how much we are thankful for.

    1. Thanks so much! It's been an interesting exercise so far, helping me to see how many every day things, big and small, that there are to be grateful for.