This week I am thankful...
** all of my family and friends remain healthy.
** the bathroom re-do is finally getting finished with Tim being at home all day, every day.
** for all that earlier mentioned sunshine! It's been so gray and gloomy, which didn't really improve the mood we are all in these days.
** I am getting all kinds of cleaning and organizing done.
** for a huge stack (okay, multiple stacks) of books to read. The new James Rollins book in the Sigma Force series, The Last Odyssey, arrived yesterday. I can't wait to dive into it!
** for all the fun and creative ways people are finding to stay in touch and express their talents and creativity while we are hunkering down.
** to no longer be working at the nursing home. I miss the residents and some of my co-workers, but I do not miss my boss, the stress the on-going financial problems are causing everyone, or the stress and worry the virus would strike and we'd all end up quarantined at the home.
** our family was able to have one last family gathering on Sunday, a day before our son's family became subject to a mandatory "stay at home" order.
** for exercise DVD's I can pop in at home and get my body moving. I did my Body Groove workout this morning and it felt sooooo good after days of kind of being a slug.
** for how great everyone is being about social distancing when I do have to go to the store. People are being patient and taking turns walking down aisles and such to keep that 6 ft. buffer space.
** for all those who are risking their own health every day to care for the sick.
** for all those who are working to keep us supplied with the items we need.
** a call from our tax preparer brought good news. WE DON'T OWE!!
** for the plant stand and house plants I bought just a few weeks ago. Just looking at them brings me joy.
** for birds singing so loud in the mornings we can hear them inside over the noise of the television. Spring really is coming!!
** Joyce chose to bring back The Wednesday Hodgepodge yesterday. Judging from all the participation, we've all been missing it and it helped ease the isolation a bit, too.
** as always, for all of you. Social media has been a saving grace during these difficult days. The community seems to have grown stronger as we're all home and hungry for social interaction.