Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I am going to just jump into my Thankful's first...

Thankful Thursday

1.     Getting the Mail, first.  Sometimes I don't get there first, and things go a bit missing.  Today, I was first, and I received a second treat in the mail from a friend.  Thank you.  More than words can express, thank you.

2.     Alone.  Hubby took the kids to drive some golf balls, and I am home alone.  Alone time can be very nice.  After the last two weeks, it is very, very nice.

3.     Kathy.  My wonderful, selfless sister of my heart, who sacrificed a half day of vacation, and time with her own family, to come yesterday to spend the afternoon and evening with Hammer, for his birthday.

4.     Hammer.  For not complaining, not even once, that we didn't get to go away to Wildwood Crest, as we usually do, for the week of his birthday.  In this house lately, not getting a complaint has been rare.

5.     All of you.  Thank you, for all the wonderful birthday wishes for my dear sweet, Hammer!  He read them all, and just beamed from ear to ear!

6.     Coffee.  Ahhhhh... the smell of a fresh brewed cup of Hazelnut, the warmth as it goes down, the nutty smooth taste, and the silence of any empty house....  It is an 'Ahhhhh...' moment for me.   :-)

                

This afternoon, Pumpkin went across the street to Vi's house to do 'girly' stuff, so the boys and I decided to watch a movie that she didn't want to see.

'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' went into the DVD player, and Fuzzy and I laughed our silly butts off.  Hammer giggled at most, rolled his eyes a lot, and in the end, thought its genius was exaggerated by me.   Oh well, you can't please everyone.

I must confess, about 30 minutes after dinner, while playing video games with Fuzzy, I got a bit of vindication.  Hammer quoted the movie!  LOL  I think it is growing on him...

'Just a flesh wound!'  LOL

Yesterday, was a tough day for me.  The headache was awful, and the numbness and facial nerve pain was really tough to deal with, but I made it through.

Today was so much better!  I so wish that yesterday, I felt the way I did today when I woke up!  Especially since it was Hammer's birthday!!!  ACK!  What it is, it is... can't change it. 

My dad treated us to lunch today, as he had off from work for labs and a doc appointment!  It was another birthday treat for Hammer!  Fuddruckers... yummy... the best burgers!  While there, we ran into a lady using a walker who was probably my age.  She could walk well, it must be a balance/weakness issue, and she probably has Lupus or MS.  I think I ran into the same woman and son, at the theater recently.  If I run into her again, I think I will start up a conversation!

I read a good book over the last two days, 'Scent of Darkness' by Christina Dodd.  Very good, a supernatural thriller type.  A quick read, too.  I also read the latest Lisa Jackson... can't remember the name of it, and too lazy to get up and look, but it was also very good!

More later...

be well,
Dawn

 

 

22 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Ooh, I should watch that with Lex as he has never seen it. I'll bet he likes it! Glad you had some laughs with your sweet boys. --Cin

luddie343 said...

And isn't there a plethora of things to be grateful for, even in the midst of pain?  So glad to see you know how to use the gift of life!  Yes, I'd definitely work a way to start talking to that woman.  I learn something from each and every person who enters my orbit, or when by invitation I dare enter theirs!  It gives "live and learn" a whole new meaning.  xoxo  CATHY
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ekgillen said...

If he watches it a few more times he will quote it all the time and claim he introduced YOU to the movie. LOL!!   LOVE Monty Python (My fav is Life of Brian!)!!!
Gillie

ktkamanski said...

Be thankful it wasn't the Wizard of Oz - Hope your tomorrow brings you all the joys a friday can bring! Have a happy and enjoy!
Katie
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deshelestraci said...

Love Monty Python and the holy grail!  Great movie.  Hammer sounds like a great kid!  Our Fuddrucker's closed.  Loved that place!
Traci

glensfork4 said...

My son David just bought that movie....too funny...english humor - some like it - some don't....

Glad you are feeling better....

Michele

jckfrstross said...

ok i don't know how i missed Hammers Birthday but i did:( so Happy Birthday Hammer i hope it was a great day:) forgive me for missing it. Dawn hope you are feeling better

Deb

nay0114 said...

Glad you had a great day with the boys. Loved the thankful things.
Take care, Chrissie

astoriasand said...

Strange as it may seem better half was only talking of Mothy python yesterday whilst we ate our evening meal.He was s aying how it used to crack his mates up he worked with when the series were on English TV yrs ago.I think Hammer would understand you not being able to do the holiday.He sounds a great Kid.,and a gratfull one too Bless him.Sorry you have had the facial pain ,I will pray it soon goes away and you find comfort.Yes it's lovely to have an alone time isn't it? does us the world of good.Happy Sis found time to spend with you all for Hammers B/day.Start up that conversation,something good may come out of it.Have a lovely Friday pain free I hope.Take Care God Bless Kath
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cherry2sweet2eat said...

never heard of that movie

toonguykc said...

Did they laugh hysterically at the killer rabbit??  That was the scene that sent me into laugh spasms when I saw it as a kid.

xx
Russ

jibaro6543 said...

so glad you are feeling better today.....that is great news...I sent the name of that book and the author to my daughter.....she LOVES supernatural type books...I think she is obsessed with that sort of stuff....
Did you watch any preseason football tonight.....I was asleep...hopefully will catch reruns in the wee hours....
take care
-Ellie

preciousone25 said...

#6 would make a GREAT coffee commercial!!!   So glad you're feeling better today!!  Glad that Hammer had a good birthday!!!  I LOVE Fuddruckers, haven't been in quite awhile, not even sure they're around here anymore.... Hmmm!!!

Take Care,
Joann

eml625 said...

I LOVE Monty Python!! But you have to "get" it, to really enjoy the wierd humor !! We are celebrating birthday's here too....my boys.
Hope your well today
Ellen

chat2missie said...

I'm not a Monty Python fan, but my husband and kids love them.  Have a good weekend.
Missie

pharmolo said...

Sounds like a nice day for all, Dawn, a shame about your pain though

rdautumnsage said...

The luxury of a quiet house. I'm deaf so for me would be if all the animals, including Doc would stay in one place and relax for a few minutes. I swear I think there is something in the water I'm giving them. It's like everyone here is on speed. Doc is naturally wound up because he played a huge stage for the entire Labor Day Weekend and worried about leaving me alone. Glad Hammer had a wonderful day! It's been ages since I watched the Holy Grail by Monty Python. Keeping you in my prayers on the smoke, that today and the rest of the week are bearable at least with the pain, if not painfree (we can hope can't we?). (Hugs) Indigo

rdautumnsage said...

Meant to say Doc will be playing. Ugh the attack of the mindless. Indy

ksgal3133 said...

Great list :) I promise I will do one this week. I haven't been a good girl about doing Thankful Thursdays but thank you for doing it :)
I hope that you are feeling better!

Hugs,
Gretchen

randlprysock said...

You have such wonderful thankfuls on your list and oh how we love Fuddrucker's!! Hugs,
Lisa

gazker said...

Fuddruckers burgers? Me not get this strange name thing!
Gaz :-(

erarein63 said...

I don't know about the burgers, but the shakes at Fuddruckers are yummy!  De ;)