I'm linking up with Rebecca Jo @ Knit By God's Hand
for a little Thankful Thursday goodness.
This week I am thankful...
** for beautiful blue skies, sunshine, and temperatures more fitting for June than April.
** my mom's recovery from knee replacement surgery continues to go well. She sees the surgeon today so we will find out where she goes from here.
On a side note, it is just so weird when it hits you for the first time that your mom is getting...old. I stopped up to visit yesterday and found her in her recliner wearing long slacks with surgical hose under them and fuzzy slipper socks, a long sleeve sweater, and covered up with 2 afghans. That could be normal, but it was 80 degrees outside and her house was closed up tight as a drum with no windows open or fans running so it was like 85 or more in there. That's when it hit me that she was like the residents at the nursing home who were never warm no matter how hot it was. Old.
** for a wonderful Easter weekend with family and friends.
** Colton and I had an afternoon out yesterday, just the two of us.
** my new exercise machine came yesterday. I got it because my doctor says strengthening my core muscles will help with my back pain, but I can do a lot more on it than that. It isn't very big or heavy, but it can be used for sit ups, push ups (yeah...), crunches, curls and presses (no, that doesn't have anything to do with hair), pedaling, lunges. I can even use it to do some of the exercises physical therapy gave me for my hips. I can't wait to try it out today.
** Tim and Colton took the plastic eggs off the tree in the yard last night. I had to put them up. Twice. (Thank you big wind storm.) It seems fair.
** Megan seems to be handling her anxiety and depression a lot better now that she's been taking Cymbalta for a while. Between that and her hubby changing to afternoon shift from midnight shift, life is almost back to normal around here.
Now we need to find her a hobby. She gets bored so easily. Always has. She's never been able to amuse herself and always wants someone to fill that need. So now she's here with the kids nearly every evening from around supper time until she takes them home for baths and bed. We love seeing them, but sometimes you just want to relax. That's especially true for Tim at the end of a long work day.
Still, I'm very thankful she is doing so much better. I have to keep reminding myself...baby steps...baby steps.
** I have hardly been on social media at all in the past week. And I haven't missed it. God is breaking that hold. Hallelujah!
** for a big container of the garlic hummus in the frig. My Bible study group makes it every year as part of our middle eastern meal at Passover. I love the stuff and this year I took some extra ingredients and mixed it up right along with the rest.
And guess what? Leah likes it! She sat and ate a bunch of it with flat bread while she watched a movie the other day. It's nice to have one not-picky eater in the family!
** I signed us up to try out the PureFlix streaming service. I knew there were some Christian films on there that I wanted to watch, but there is so much more. It's going to keep me busy!
** that every day is one day closer to Mom's constantly barking dog going home!
** we are all healthy, safe, and happy.
** as I always am, for each one of you!