Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 22



thank·ful

adjective \ˈthaŋk-fəl\
: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.
: of, relating to, or expressing thanks
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Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  Each Thursday, I host a "Thankful Thursday" link up so that we can share with each other the things in our lives that we are grateful for right now.  I have found that there are always things to be thankful for - even in the most difficult of life's seasons.  It goes beyond that.  Developing an attitude of thanksgiving can change your outlook on life.  Even if you don't have a post to link up, I'd love to encourage you to just stop where you are and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Do that each day.  It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for even when it doesn't feel like there is anything!

This week I am thankful for:

*  Safe travels.  We drove over to Atlanta, GA last weekend for a family gathering to celebrate my grandmother's 90th birthday.  We had {mostly} great weather for the trip and we made it there and back in good time.

*  My grandmother!  As I just mentioned, she turned 90 last Saturday.  I am grateful to be the age I am and to still have a grandparent.  It was so good to see her and catch up a bit, even if only briefly.  {It was a quick trip.}

*  Family.  I commented after our trip that I wasn't sure when the last time so much of my dad's family had been together in one place.  For this particular group, the answer was "never".  I saw cousins I hadn't seen in years as well as two of my cousin's daughters who I'd never met before - and they are in high school now!  It was great to see everyone.

What are you thankful for this week?






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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 21



thank·ful

adjective \ˈthaŋk-fəl\
: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.
: of, relating to, or expressing thanks
Source


Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  Each Thursday, I host a "Thankful Thursday" link up so that we can share with each other the things in our lives that we are grateful for right now.  I am in my third year of hosting this link up.  I have felt strongly for a long time that it is important to stop and take a moment to recount the things in our lives for which we are thankful.  When life is full of challenges, it is often hard to think of anything that could possibly be worthy of giving thanks.  I felt that way for a long time.  However, once I got into the weekly habit of doing this, I found that there are always things to be thankful for - even if the most difficult of life's seasons.  It goes beyond that.  Developing an attitude of thanksgiving can change your outlook on life.  Even if you don't have a post to link up, I'd love to encourage you to just stop where you are and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Do that each day.  It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for even when it doesn't feel like there is anything!

This week I am thankful for:

*  Keeping busy.  I started a part time job last week.  It's kept me a lot busier than I've been used to lately.  I'm enjoying it, but the pace of life is quite different now.  I'm trying to manage all the "home" things on top of a busy training schedule at work.  I'm pretty worn out at the end of each day, but it's a "good" tired.

*  Coffee.  Not just because making delightful coffee beverages is a huge part of my new job, but because it's helping to sustain me with this crazy busy schedule!  It's all good!

*  Continued improvement of my ankle.  It's been a long haul, but each passing week, things are a little better.  I've been on my feet so much these past couple weeks as I am mostly standing at work.  I think I'm building up endurance though.  This week is not as bad as last.

*  Ice.  I have a huge ice pack I purchased from my therapist's office.  I absolutely love it.  It goes right on my foot when I get home from work and then at the end of the day.  It makes everything better and allows to me start fresh again each morning.

What are you thankful for this week?






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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 20



Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  Each Thursday, I host a "Thankful Thursday" link up so that we can share with each other the things in our lives that we are grateful for right now.  I am in my third year of hosting this link up.  I have felt strongly for a long time that it is important to stop and take a moment to recount the things in our lives for which we are thankful.  When life is full of challenges, it is often hard to think of anything that could possibly be worthy of giving thanks.  I felt that way for a long time.  However, once I got into the weekly habit of doing this, I found that there are always things to be thankful for - even if the most difficult of life's seasons.  It goes beyond that.  Developing an attitude of thanksgiving can change your outlook on life.  Even if you don't have a post to link up, I'd love to encourage you to just stop where you are and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Do that each day.  It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for even when it doesn't feel like there is anything!

This week I am thankful for:

*  Finally {I hope!!} kicking this sinus infection!  It was getting pretty old pretty quickly.  I think I am finally over it!

*  Another great report card for Moira.  As always, I am so proud of her!

*  A great report from my Orthopaedic surgeon yesterday.  It has been 3 months since my surgery.  I do not need to see him for 3 more months!  He said he would not expect me to be doing any better than I am right now.  He was happy, so I am also very happy.

*  A new job!  Yes.  A job!  I haven't worked outside the home since 2008 when I had to quit work to be a 24/7 caregiver for Peyton.  I shouldn't say "had to".  I think you understand what I mean though.  I haven't interviewed for a job since 2000.  I haven't put a resume together since about 2000.  An opportunity came up for a part time job at our church.  I applied and I got the job.  It is in their cafe and bookstore.  This week has been my first week.  It's been a busy schedule for training.  I haven't been this busy myself in quite a long time.  It's been a good transition so far, although I'm pretty tired!  I love the job though.  I'm very thankful for this opportunity!

What are you thankful for this week?






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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 19



Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  Each Thursday, I host a "Thankful Thursday" link up so that we can share with each other the things in our lives that we are grateful for right now.  I am in my third year of hosting this link up.  I have felt strongly for a long time that it is important to stop and take a moment to recount the things in our lives for which we are thankful.  When life is full of challenges, it is often hard to think of anything that could possibly be worthy of giving thanks.  I felt that way for a long time.  However, once I got into the weekly habit of doing this, I found that there are always things to be thankful for - even if the most difficult of life's seasons.  It goes beyond that.  Developing an attitude of thanksgiving can change your outlook on life.  Even if you don't have a post to link up, I'd love to encourage you to just stop where you are and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Do that each day.  It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for even when it doesn't feel like there is anything!

This week I am thankful for:

*  Like last week, I am thankful for continued good health.  I think I spoke too early when I was thankful for that last time.  I was feeling ok Thursday and Friday, but on Saturday I woke up with a really sore throat again.  Back to the doctor I went.  I got more antibiotics and some other meds.  I am also grateful for health insurance and an HSA account.

*  Improvements in the world of PT and ankle injury and surgery recovery!  It has been a little over 3 months since my surgery and about 7.5 months since the injury.  I have been good about doing my exercises at home...most of the time.  I am still in pain, but not nearly as much as even a month or two ago.  I am also finding that the pace of improvement is picking up in the last week or two, which is awesome.  I took this picture just a couple days ago.  I am pointing my toes has hard as I can.  Nothing wrong with the left foot.  The right foot, which I am straining really hard to make it point, is the most flexibility I have had in this foot in well over 7 months.  It doesn't look like much, but this is a huge improvement for me!  Now if I could just get the side to side motion going.  That's not happening too much yet.


*  A new opportunity.  More later!

What are you thankful for this week?






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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Year 3 Week 18



Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  Each Thursday, I host a "Thankful Thursday" link up so that we can share with each other the things in our lives that we are grateful for right now.  I am in my third year of hosting this link up.  I have felt strongly for a long time that it is important to stop and take a moment to recount the things in our lives for which we are thankful.  When life is full of challenges, it is often hard to think of anything that could possibly be worthy of giving thanks.  I felt that way for a long time.  However, once I got into the weekly habit of doing this, I found that there are always things to be thankful for - even if the most difficult of life's seasons.  It goes beyond that.  Developing an attitude of thanksgiving can change your outlook on life.  Even if you don't have a post to link up, I'd love to encourage you to just stop where you are and think of three things that you are thankful for.  Do that each day.  It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for even when it doesn't feel like there is anything!

This week I am thankful for:

*  Our good health.  I say that as two of the three of us are recovering from illness.  Last week I was down with a sinus infection and strep hit Moira on her birthday of all days.  We were both able to see our doctors very quickly and get medications which were able to help us over the worst of the illnesses and get us on the road to recovery.  We don't get "sick" very often, so I am very grateful for our general overall good health {all my blood clot and ankle injury issues notwithstanding!}.

*  Our beautiful Moira.  She celebrated her 10th birthday this past Monday.  I have no idea where the time has gone!  I shared a little over HERE if you want to read that.


*  An upcoming vacation for Ron and I!  We are so thankful for those who will be hanging out with Moira while we set sail a month from today!  This will be our first cruise.  We're pretty excited about it.  Now that some big school projects for Moira are out of the way, I may spend more time checking out the ship and all the different shore excursions available online.  We'll be heading out of Miami and exploring Grand Cayman, Cozumel {Mexico}, Belize, and Mahogany Bay {Isla Roatan - an island of Honduras}.  Have any of you been to any of these places on a cruise?  I'm open to suggestions for shore excursions!

*  Being able to drive again.  It's helped out a great deal.  I hadn't driven for almost 6 months up til a few weeks ago.  It feels good to have that sense of independence again!

What are you thankful for this week?





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