Friday, July 16, 2021

Ten Things of Thankful

This past week has passed quickly. It seems like I was just here, but maybe that is because life hasn't slowed down a bit. What are you thankful for this week? I am thankful for LIFE, so I will share a few of the thoughts that came to mind to post to the blog hop Ten Things of Thankful hosted by Dyanne of Backsies Is What There Is Not.

1. A grandson’s timely arrival just in time to help me deal with a unanticipated error reading on our washing machine and the need for the late night removal of a whole load of suds and the task of hand wringing as many suds as possible from the load of wet towels

An out-of-focus image of
an off-balance washer 
filled with LOTS of suds

2. The EMTs who arrived quickly when I called 911 and were able to reassure us that my husband had not had a stroke and their advice that he be seen by a doctor and ophthalmologist as soon as possible in order to get answers as to why he suddenly loss all vision in one eye, only to have it return to normal in a few minutes (Note: Lab results are pending and and an ultra sound is scheduled for tomorrow.)

3. Little by little a lessening of the gopher population which will hopefully result in a less hole-filled terrain in front of our house (Thanks, Vic)

4. A splash of color, albeit on a weed, in front of an eyesore of debris left over from the ice storm earlier this year

Thistle blossom

5. Being able to watch a British drama film based on the life of Harry Hallowes

6. Perspective and the value of zooming in on something and other times zooming out in order to get a broader understanding

7. Finished listening to another partly listened to Audible book (I am sometimes guilty of starting a book and not completing it, because another one may seem more interesting at the time.)

8. Humor that comes from either not hearing correctly or hearing, but thinking the word said was something else (What was actually said was pariah when describing a character in a movie he’d watched, but what I heard was piranha! My very surprised look and the question that followed brought laughter for both of us. Laughter in the midst of trials is a welcomed thing!

9. Connecting with family near and far via phone calls, texts and emails

10. Vic and his presence in my life 

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  1. The thistle is beautiful, and your gratitude list is encouraging.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  2. I'm so grateful your husband didn't have a stroke! Praying for him as you await answers.