I've had to think really hard this week for my list of thankfuls but, by doing so, it helped me to see all the lovely little things that can outweigh anything bad - and that's got to be a good thing, right? :)
So, on to my list of 10 thankfuls:
- I'm really thankful that the surgeon told my Mum that he didn't have to operate on her wrist - Mum fell and broke it while visiting family in southern Ireland for a funeral and, because she's on Warfarin, the surgeons couldn't operate, and so had to take special care to manipulate the bones back into place. Mum's surgeon in East Anglia, where she lives, has told her it's healing well without surgical intervention, which is a relief to the whole family :)
- I'm thankful that the downturn in my Dad's health, after he said goodbye to his last sibling, was due more to a minor infection, than the desperate grief we thought it was. At least it was something fixable.
- I'm so very thankful for antibiotics, which have helped my dad very quickly, and are something with which I wouldn't have survived to adulthood without. It makes me so very glad to have been born at this time, rather than in the past, where so many died through lack of this relatively simple cure.
- I'm thankful to Lizzy Allen, of http://muddleheadedmamma.blogspot.com.au/, who cheered up my day on monday, by nominating me to the Leibster Award - it brought a smile to my face, which was no mean feat, believe me!
- I'm thankful that my daughter has returned safely home from her American jaunt - even though she was whisked away immediately to one of the last festivals of the season.
- I'm thankful that it'll only be a week or two before she's here with us in Wales for a week, where we can catch up on all she's done this last 4 weeks, and where she'll be ready to celebrate our anniversary with us :)
- I'm thankful for my hubby's friends, who unfailingly turn up to keep him company while I sleep away my days. They stop him from feeling alone while he watches over me, and they keep him distracted, and entertained, to stave off his worries over my health :)
- I'm so very thankful that we both have a keen sense of humour - and a sense of the ridiculous! Hubby has now convinced me that I'm actually a vegetarian vampire (I'm definitely a 'nice plate of veggies, with maybe a bit of fish', in preference to hubby's 'still-dripping-with-blood' enjoyment of meat), which, according to him, is why I shy away from the light, sleep all day, and can't be woken without him pulling out the stake! Lol
- I'm thankful for the lovely days we are still having, despite the drastic downturn in temperature, and the fact that I can still look out of my window, and see the sun glinting through the many and varied grasses that hubby loves to plant around our garden, while watching the local doves bathing in the bird bath. This is such a wonderful thing for me to enjoy :)
- I'm really thankful for my cat, Kushka, who is always there keeping me company, even while I sleep - in fact, especially while I sleep, as she can then get plenty of uninterrupted snoozing herself! Lol