March 26, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Good morning! The sun is shining, the government finally passed the stimulus package, and we are managing...it's a great day to be alive and a great day to show some gratitude to our Maker for all the blessings he has given us. You can join in with Thankful Thursday by linking up with Rebecca Jo @ Knit By God's Hand.

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. 


16 comments:

  1. Indeed, social media at this point has been saving grace, so to speak. So, when can I expect you to come clean and organize my house? (lololol, just teasing) Sigh, I am less motivated to dust, which really needs to be done, smiles.

    HEY! I hope you have a beautiful day, regardless of the gloomy weather (same here, sigh.)

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    1. The joke's on you Linda. I didn't mention DUSTING anywhere in that list of things getting done. Gah, I hate dusting, but it's really needing done here, too.

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    2. LOLOLOL!!! I know you didn't mention it, thought I would though, LOLOLOL

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  2. I'm grateful that I can walk on wooded paths behind our house. And also for family all together at home. I don't take any of these blessings for granted, and maybe that's the biggest benefit of this health crisis.

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    1. Oh, those paths are a wonderful blessing! I would very much enjoy that.

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  3. I enjoyed your list and I mentioned the birds too! They are really singing beautifully this year!

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    1. They sure are. My husband even commented on them today and that's not the sort of thing he usually pays attention to.

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  4. I'm grateful to you, Stacy -- reminding us to cherish life's simple pleasures. I rememeber someone once said, "This is your extraordinary ordinary life: Pay attention!"

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    1. Aw, thank YOU! You make me smile every day, Myra. :)

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  5. We are getting a lot of cleaning and organizing done around here too. Our first chore - the basement. We have lived in this house for 30+ years and somehow a lot of junk has accumulated there! :)

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    1. We've been in our house for 27 years...so much stuff collected.

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  6. Amen to that last! I am trying to do at least one little thing each day, like cleaning out drawers. I should do some deep cleaning but just don't have the energy to start moving furniture to get that done.

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    1. We are being super ambitious, either. It seems like having nothing much to do all day makes one sleepy and prone to napping.

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    2. "aren't" being super ambitious

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  7. Hold on... did I miss something? Are you not working for the nursing home anymore? Or just staying off for this virus thing?????
    So thankful for the doctors & nurses that are battling this right now.

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  8. Hi Stacy! Great gratitude list! I am glad everything is going well and that you are staying upbeat and positive! See you again soon!

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