1. Going for my Wellness Exam
I thought I was going in for my yearly physical, but learned that Medicare covers a yearly Wellness Exam, which is quite different. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but, yeah, I'm normal.
2. A helpful and knowledgeable worker at a hardware store
Being able to hand some parts to a worker and just say I need some more of these, without having to indicate sizes was very beneficial. (I had figured out the size, with the help of my
husband‘s knowledge, but when I told the worker the size, that wasn’t the number the store had in their system, so I was glad I had the parts available to hand him.)
3. A Thanksgiving meal that didn’t require hours to prepare and met dietary restrictions for the most part
|Baked salmon for the main dish|
4. A Zoom gathering with our family on Thanksgiving
5. Options when trying to avoid crowded shopping conditions
The bigger the store, the bigger the parking lot, and on the day before Thanksgiving, that can be problematic for the person just needing to get just a few forgotten items. A local health food store with a much smaller parking lot was a better match for what I was trying to avoid and to get.
6. Missing hitting the five old tires someone lost off their vehicle, or purposely dumped on the hilly less traveled country road where I was driving
In my younger years I would have pulled into a nearby driveway and tried to move the tires off the road, but I knew that wasn’t a feasible thing for me to do, so I had no option other than to weave through them all the while hoping someone wasn’t coming the opposite direction over the hill since I had to go into the oncoming lane to get around the tires.
7. The two men who had just finished moving the tires off the road at the point I was returning home
I was concerned about that return route for fear of meeting another driver trying to avoid hitting the tires. I was glad that I could thank them for moving the tires.
8. For prayers across the miles when there is no way to give the kind of physical help that we once could give
9. A little touch of Christmas in the home
We are just keeping it simple with tiny trees, nativities, and battery operated candles for this week, and a wreath on the door in a few days.
|Nativities and a small Christmas tree|
|Small Christmas tree|
10. Music and all those who have composed and written pieces that have touched our hearts over so many years
Two years ago after my mother passed away, our family gathered to prepare for her funeral a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. When Thanksgiving Day came, our family was spending time with in-laws, but we were not forgotten. The idea was presented to create a shared Spotify Thanksgiving Playlist of songs that have bound us together throughout the years. We played it again this year. It is never to late to create new traditions!
As always, I am thankful for Vic, our family and our friends. That also includes the friends I have made through blog hops!