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Friday, November 19, 2010

2 Years and 309 Days: Even more Thankfulness

It was a hard day, but yet I am going to list some things I'm thankful for:

18. Another nice day where we got to get outside.
19. It's FRIDAY! And next week is a two day work week for me. Sure I have surgery on Wednesday, but then I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family!
20. The ability and courage (which could only come from God) to speak at Victim Impact Panel's about my brother.
21. A good meal at the restaurant tonight. Chicken fried chicken, YUM!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 Years and 308 Days: More Thankfulness

Some more thankfulness:

#13. My back massager which has got me through the last few days with my backache
#14. A Bible believing church to attend
#15. Hugs (no matter who they're from!)
#16. Good books to read
$17. Sunny days when we can get outside and play!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 Years and 307 Days: More Thankfulness

Here are more things I am thankful for:

6. A lovely home to live in
7. A job that I love (most days, LOL)
8. Warm blankets on cold nights
9. Sonic drinks
10. My best friend Brenda, she always listens when I need her. And her husband Patrick for all the fun times we all have together
11. My friend Christina for her constant encouragement.
12. A comfy bed (that I'm getting ready to go crawl in).

More later...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2 years and 306 Days: Thankfulness

Wow, Christmas is just around the corner. I haven't even put away my Halloween decorations! Yikes! But first is Thanksgiving. Let's not zip past that without stopping to consider it. What do you have to be thankful for? My friend read a blog where the writer was trying to write down 1000 things that she was thankful for. Those everyday things in life that we take for granted. So what am I thankful for? I will focus on that for the next few days.

1. Jesus Christ for giving His life for me
2. My wonderful husband Tom who shows me everyday how much he loves me.
3. My oldest daughter Serenity for being a responsible adult.
4. My son Josh for being such a caring person and being so good with kids.
5. My daughter Natasha who always helps me with the groceries or anything else that I ask.

Monday, November 15, 2010

2 Years and Days 293-305: Catching Up

Well, Tom pointed out to me that I am really neglecting the blog. He's right. I have lots of reasons (excuses, whatever you prefer). The main one being that I've been so discouraged that it's been hard to be positive and think of anything positive to write. Another is that Tom and I are not doing very well with the Dave Ramsey principles and I feel like a huge failure in that area. We are having to borrow against his 401k this week to pay to get our bathroom fixed and to help pay for my surgeries over the next few months. I had hoped to never have to borrow money again. Because we are, well I feel like a loser. We haven't had an emergency fund for months, we're blowing money in ways we shouldn't be, and well, as everyone already knows, I"m just feeling lousy. So I'm not sure where to go from here with the blog.

On a positive note, I am going to have the first of 3 laser surgeries on November 24th to clear out my trachea and hopefully help my breathing. It would be great if they could get it all in one and I am praying for that. But I am so glad that they can do it this way where i just have to take off a few days every few weeks rather than closing down for several weeks for major surgery. So pray that the laser surgery works, the other alternative is much more invasive and scary.

Thanks for all the support!