Here are my Ten Things of Thankful for this past week.
1. The week began with having some friends bring me a bouquet of fresh flowers when they came to visit me.
2. Being able to figure out how to make some revisions on my blog. (Still lots more to learn and to do, but it is good to be able to feel I am progressing.)
3. With the help of my daughter and Google, being able to learn how to alphabetize my blog bookmarks on my Mac.
4. Seeing two osprey fledge from their nest atop a cell tower near the building where I go for PT.
5. Being saved by a cat. I feel this demands some kind of an explanation. One late afternoon, as I was on the verge of rounding a sharp corner as I returned home, I had to come to a complete stop to see what direction a yellow cat was going to take. It was already in the other lane heading the direction of my lane. As it began to go back to the side from which it came, I notice a spike standing in the grass along side the road. It was standing so still, it looked like a statue. If it had not been for the cat, I would not have noticed it. If it had bounded into the road, there would have been a good chance I could have hit it. Thanks to the cat, all those "ifs" didn't happen.
6. Thanks to video streaming, we were able to watch our son attended a special ceremony in Washington DC.
7. Making real progress in getting stronger as I continue to do physical therapy.
8. For all the firefighters who have been fighting the fires in the NW and elsewhere for that matter.
9. Being able to read signs that tell a little bit history.
|Sign in Turner, Oregon post office|
10. Being able to enjoy a Scrabble Game with some of my family. I didn't win, but I tied with a team. The youngest playing the game came up with some great words, and also got the most points. Good for her!
And here is something that just made me kind of laugh. We have been inundated with the worst smoke ever in our state. The normal blue skies and scenic views of the mountains that we see in the summer were just nonexistent yesterday due to the smoke from all the fires in our state and the neighboring state. I found it ironic that we would receive a piece of mail from the following charity. What perfect timing to be considering this.
|Jet stream backdropped by very hazy smoky Oregon sky.|