Good morning! I'm up early and hoping to get my Thankful Thursday post posted before I head out to work this morning. I'm linking up with Rebecca, Leslie, and Jennifer. Thank you, ladies, for hosting our weekly thankfest!
This week I am thankful...
** we've been enjoying beautiful, comfortable weather compared to much of the country.
** my Daisy's back seems to be getting better. She's a toy Poodle, but is built more like a wiener dog...low and long. She's been prone to back trouble since she was a year old. Now that she is getting a bit older I worry the pain will end up being a constant thing. But not yet, not this time.
** filling in for my sister-in-law at work, while she's on vacation, has been going pretty well. The run that seemed so confusing when I rode along with her (love her, but she did NOT inherit her brother's gift for giving incredibly precise directions...they were ALL OVER the place) fell into place with ease once I was on my own and I now know my way around our county seat very well. The clients she picks up are quiet and easy so it's a quick go every morning and afternoon.
It's also worked out that I'm only seeing 2 of my own clients this week.
** I feel like I'm hitting my stride with work, organization, and getting things done. It helps more than I could have imagined that I sat down on Saturday and hunted up two weeks of crock pot recipes, made a list of ingredients, and hit the stores for a big grocery run. Now I throw dinner in the crock pot when I am home between runs and there's a nice hot supper ready even if I am not going to be home. That is really making Tim happy. Plus, every third day is a leftover day. My next goal is to finally master the Insta Pot.
** I love Fisher Price's Little People toys for Leah. Colton is starting to outgrow them, but still likes certain things. I like how durable and easy to clean they are. I also like how often I can pick them up at yard sales or thrift stores. Unfortunately, the secondhand ones rarely have the people or other little pieces that went with them. (I always imagine they are in the same place the missing socks and bottoms to go with all those Tupperware lids end up.)
Anyway, I scored the zoo and the animal rescue sets at Goodwill this week. Some cruising on Amazon turned up (at reasonable prices) a bunch of animals and a zoo keeper. I also discovered a lot more pieces for the nursery set I bought Leah last year. I'd never seen these before. They arrived yesterday and Leah loved them! Here she is feeding one of the babies. I was laughing too hard to get a picture of her trying to sit on the little potty!
** for a new phone. I have Boost Mobile for my cell phone so no contract. It's a pay as you go thing. Last month when I paid through the app a message popped up that my phone would soon stop working with their network. They weren't kidding. For the last couple of weeks I could barely get it to do anything. I need my phone for work so I finally had to admit defeat and go phone shopping.
I dread phone shopping. I have terrible luck. I don't think there has been a single time that I have ever spent less than 2 hours at the store getting things switched and set up...many times it's longer than that. So, what a joy and blessing it was that the little Justin Bieber look-alike really knew what he was doing and I had a new phone and was back out the door in less than half an hour! I thanked him profusely!
Now that I'm getting used to it (I got a Motorola-no need or desire for iPhones here-after having Samsungs since forever...and everything is very different.) I am loving it.
** for the things I'm letting go of as I work through Lysa Terkeurst's Forgiving What You Can't Forget. I've discovered I maybe wasn't as over some past hurts as I thought I was, but the exercises laid out in the book are helping to put things in the past and leave them there. I've also found that a lot of stuff really speaks to other areas of life, too. If you haven't read it yet, I really recommend it, and do yourself the favor of getting the workbook and doing it, too.
** the peace God gives me. While everyone around me is getting angry and imploding over all the crazy stuff going on in the world right now I can rest assured that it's all in the most capable of hands. God's. And I just need to leave it there and trust that He works all things according to His plan and for the good of His children.
** as always, for all of you, my sweet bloggy friends!