November 27, 2020

Black Friday Thoughts & Thanks

Good morning! Happy Black Friday! Happy hunting to you if you are out and about shopping for good deals today. Me, I choose to sit here at home and let the deals find me. I've never been a Black Friday shopper...totally hated it the two times I've gone...so online sales make me happy. 

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving whether you spent it alone or with family and friends. Yesterday was also Thankful Thursday...and it fell on the biggest of Thankful days. Unfortunately, I didn't post yesterday so I'm going to share my list of thanks today.

I am thankful...

** for our daughter and son-in-law's negative Covid tests.

** that we were able to have dinner with our daughter's family yesterday. I wasn't feeling that thankful yesterday when after being there only an hour and a half, Tim said he wasn't feeling well and and came home. I stayed a little longer but then came home to check on him. I allowed my disappointment to fester, I felt kind of resentful toward Tim (he always puts off taking care of health issues, doesn't do what the doctors tell him, always gets sick when he's off and on holidays, etc.), and basically had myself a big old pity party.

** that God intervenes when we need him. This morning I repented of my crappy attitude and asked God to forgive me and to help me change my thinking. Then I opened the Bible study I'm doing and wouldn't you know...today's lesson was on contentment. Talk about an immediately answered prayer and why I can be thankful for yesterday.

** I was able to get a message to Tim's urologist this morning. He came home from work with a kidney stone. Not entirely out of the blue...we know his kidneys are full of gravel and the doctor was planning to deal with the larger ones after the new year. It was good to talk to her and get the real scoop because somewhere along the way Tim got the idea that she/someone in her office had said he could take 6 Aleve's every 3 hours! I didn't think that could be right and it wasn't. So since he already took 6 before he got home he's done with those and ibuprofen for the day. This afternoon he can have some Tylenol if he needs it. If the pain remains and the meds don't help, we'll be off to the ER tomorrow or Sunday.

** the Christmas decorating is done except for some outside lights and if they don't get done it won't be the end of the world.

** I don't have to cook today. Yay for leftovers!

** season 2 of Virgin River starts today on Netflix.

** for all of you!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Stacy. I am glad you are feeling better. I hope your husband can pass those kidney stones and get back to his old self quickly. I will include you and Tim in my prayers. I get frustrated and have pity parties too sometimes, so I get it. Hope today goes well for you and that you have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. His pain is much better tonight, but I doubt he will pass the stone. He never has before. This is an ongoing issue for him. The urologist knew there were some big boys in there that they were likely going to have to blast into dust, but she wasn't planning on it until after the new year some time. I hope this was just a little flare so we can enjoy his weekend off.

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  2. Ugh on those kidney stones! I'll never understand why men feel the need to challenge what the doctors (AND wives) tell them. Praying a trip to the ER won't be necessary.
    BTW, I had a little pity-party myself yesterday re. DIL's attitude. "I'm overwhelmed!" I really wanted to say, "Well, it wasn't ME who invited 19 of my relatives." LOL.

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    1. Being tough, I suppose. I'm hoping to skip the ER, too. He's actually taking the weekend off...rather not spend it at the hospital. 19 for dinner? Oh my, no wonder your DIL was feeling overwhelmed.

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  3. Ugh on kidney stones...poor Tim (and you). I fully understand how your feeling...keeping in prayer.

    P.S. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the new look here, very festive. smiles

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I hope your comment here means you survived Black Friday.

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    2. survived and ticked at the same time...management was horrible!

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  4. So sorry for Tim's kidney stones. I've not had one but Joe says it is the worst pain you can imagine. Hooray for negative rona tests! We will have help getting our decorations out of the shed's loft tomorrow so will get some decorating done this weekend.

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    1. They are indeed miserable. I had one and I can tell you I'd rather give birth, though it may be a toss up between the kidney stone and the gallstone.

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  5. Oh, no wonder Tim wasn't feeling well! I had a kidney stone when I was 7 months pregnant, and the Dr. and I both thought I was in labor! They admitted me to the hospital and wouldn't let me have anything to drink until morning, thinking I was in labor. When the labor didn't happen, they let me have a glass of water, and out popped the stone! Thankfully before the Dr. got the lab report saying there was a stone because he said they would've had to do surgery and possibly take the baby out early too. God was very good. Baby came a month later anyway, but was fine. Anyway, Kidney stones are very painful. I do hope his will pass without having to have any further issues. I do understand the "pity parties" too. I've been there, done that, have lots of t-shirts to prove it. Praying your family will all feel better soon. God bless you dear friend.

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    1. Oh my, that would be scary to have a stone while pregnant and completely miserable! I've had one stone so I know how much they hurt. I'm glad God was with you and took care of you and the baby. Pity parties...not moments we're proud of but yes, we do all have them once in a while. No harm, I guess, as long as we don't decided to wallow there.

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