Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thankful Thursday

It is Thursday, and thanks to Gretchen at Living in Savannah 2, I am remembering to feel thankful for the following things...

1.     My kids.  Even though they just acted like barely civilized chimps while eating lunch, they make me laugh... I love them so much.  They are what keeps me pushing on.

2.     My parents.  Their help, support, and love, is giving me strength and getting me through these latest health crisises.  No matter what your age, sometimes, you just want a hug from Mom!

3.     My Hubby.  He has been being my rock, dealing with all the technical issues that I don't want to deal with (read: doc appointment difficulties, etc.), and my moods.  And, believe me, the last one may be the most difficult.  Last night, I was crying over him calling while I was trying to get the kids into bed.  I don't usually do the 'bedtime routine', but Hubby was out at a meeting.

(Yes, I know they are aged 10-12-14, but at bedtime they suddenly digress into 2-4-6 and we have to herd them like greased pigs, through teeth brushing, medicine taking, getting jammies, and into bed.)

Fuzzy just made me a coffee, bless his fuzzy head!

4.     K and K.  Kathy and Karol.  Thank you.  You are both great moms to your own boys, fabulous aunts to my kids, and wonderful support to me.  Even if we don't speak on the phone, and communicate only through emails, I feel the love... the kindness... the caring.

5.     Coffee.  Yes, here it is, back on the list in its own special spot.  Elixir of the gods, manna from heaven.  Bless the natives who came up with the idea of pouring hot water over crushed beans.  Today, with the rain we had, and the weather change, I am sore and tired, but the coffee it putting some zip in my step! 

6.     Libby, the yellow lab, Pumpkin and Tina, the cats.  They provide their own style of comfort and support and distraction from all the crazy stress the world is giving right now!

Libby goes for two of her favorite things today, a car ride and to see the vet!  Oh yes, she loves them!  All the office help, the tech's, the docs... she licks and kisses and plays with them all.  :-D   She is such a happy dog!!!

I am leaving with the kids for the pediatrician's soon.  Forms to be signed, ears and throat and cough to be checked, and a pneumonia vaccine shot to be given! 

Then, back here, pick up Libby, drop off kids, and out to the vet's office!

be well,



tenyearnap said...

"Barely civilized chimps"...HEE HEE! Yes, I just swept under Lex's chair. He gets more breakfast on the floor than he does in his mouth some mornings.
;-) Cin

topazscorpio27 said...

Holy geez!  I'll trade Fuzzy, Hammer and Pumpkin for Austin any day.  He gets food all over the floor, leaves his toys out and then is surprised when we're annoyed that the house isn't clean!!  I'll throw Col in too because he just spit up on me!! -Dawn-

lindaggeorge said...

You should have my 62 year old child, he gets more dinner down him than the average 2 year old! lol

Linda x.

deshelestraci said...

Yeah for the thankfulness list!  It keeps us going!  And of course the coffee!

coelha said...

I'm thankful it's Thursday.  This has been a LONG week.  :)  I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  Julie

sangrialel said...

You have a busy day!!  Have an extra cup of coffee!  Linda

gehi6 said...

I am so glad to get back to reading journals after about 6 days off with a virus.  Stayed in bed 3 days.  Your graphic spoke to me.  I am so glad about who the host is for the next CarnivAOL.  It will be interesting to see what people send to her.  I hope I can find something apropos.  I always enjoy your writing, very lucid.  Gerry

eml625 said...

Safe traveling on your doctors visits!!!

dpoem said...

Screw the coffee...  I'm thankful for Vicodin.  The weather here has been uber-wonky with evening temps in the low 40's with rain and daytime highs around 80.  Needless to say, doll, OUCH!

Peace out gangsta,

klconard1 said...

I enjoyed your thankful list dearheart!  I had such a busy day I didn't get mine done, will have to make time for Thankful Thursday a day late lol!
loving you

toonguykc said...

Another excellent list.  I might do my own tonight.  Or not.  We'll see.


ksgal3133 said...

Great list and thanks for doing it :)
Many prayers and hugs to you!
Have a great weekend.


sunnyside46 said...

Can you beleive I am out of coffee this morning,Dawn?

donejustwrite said...

I need to do the Thankful Thursdays thing...  I really do.  It's Sunday & I'm just reading this.  I gotta tell ya, I'm thankful for that cartoon about the jumper cables.  I may steal it!!!

gazker said...

I like this thankfull Thursday idea, it's one import from America I love and your J too Dawn ;-)
Hugs, Gaz xx