I’m fickle! The name Attitude of Gratitude isn’t going to stick. I didn’t like the attitude part. Just recognizing that we have things to be grateful for is the most we can strive for sometimes, so my weekly posts will simply be called GRATITUDES! (I realize this isn’t really a proper word, but I like it! It has a bit of an, shall I say, Attitude! ha! Feeling a big cheeky today aren’t I?) Now, on with the GRATITUDES!
I have so much to be grateful for this week!
Not to say that there haven’t been challenges, but this post is going to focus on the many things that I am so very GRATEFUL for!
Hubby is working!!! This week Stuart started a part-time contract position. It is a position that he is very excited about, doing something that he wants to do. The company is new, so it’s not full-time, yet, and we don’t know when it will be. There is more about this that I will tell later…..right now, I just want to say…..I am so grateful that my husband has a job, and it’s a job he is excited about.
My father’s tumor is GONE! My father was diagnosed with liver cancer this winter. He has been undergoing chemoembolization treatments. He went in for tests on Thursday, before setting up his final treatment, and there was no tumor to be found! He will need no further treatments. He does have to go back in a few months for an MRI just to be sure, but all looks great. I’m amazed at this treatment. Each treatment he has gone in, had the chemo delivered straight to the tumor, and has gone home the next day. He feels icky for a couple of days and then he’s fine. He had 3 treatments. He says he feels great, just old. : ) Also said, he wants to lose 10 pounds, and he’s thrilled he still has all his hair! How many 81-year-old men can say that? I’m so grateful my father’s cancer is gone.
Baby Bunnies Safe. Stuart was mowing the lawn this week and uncovered a nest of Baby Bunnies! He was so upset. He just fretted over these poor little things. He actually mowed right over them! They didn’t really move, acted like they didn’t really notice. He covered them with an upside down flower-pot. Then he asked me about it. He thinks since I grew up in the country I know everything about all woodland animals and plants. I know a little…like the fact that baby bunnies are called kittens, and they have their babies in a nest, but that’s about it. So off to the internet! He was afraid mama bunny was going to abandon babies. He found out that the mama only visits during the night a couple of times to feed the babies. It said to cover them with loose grass or straw, we had dried corn husk so he put that over them. It said if there was any sign that there was any digging around then she had been there and all was good. (He saw digging, and the second night, he even saw mama bunny, he was so relieved!) Since the ears are up, and eyes are open, these bunnies are about the go on their way all by themselves. I told Stuart he was a good Bunny Daddy. He said NO, he wasn’t their daddy. I said, Step Daddy….he looked, shook his head and said….Foster Dad. I liked that. Bunnies are safe, and the nest is just right outside our back door. Might be a good thing we don’t have a garden this year. (our back yard does back up to woods so these bunnies will have a perfect place to grow up.) I’m so grateful that the bunnies are safe, and that my husband has such a kind and compassionate heart.
I had a BATH complete with washing hair and shaving legs – this may sound like a little thing to many, but this is a VERY BIG DEAL FOR ME! I have a very hard time taking baths and showers. Showers are worse than baths for me. I have to stand in a shower, the only thing helping me stay stable is my feet and my hands on the walls. If my hands are on the walls how am I supposed to wash myself? So stability is not very good. Falling is very easy. Shower has equaled many disasters. (I have tried a shower chair, it was not a success.) I can only take a shower if Stuart is with me, unfortunately this is not nearly as much fun as it used to be! (darn) A bath is easier, but still a challenge. This week I did it! I will tell you all a little secret. This is the first time I’ve washed my hair in 6 weeks. Yep. That’s right. I washed my hair the week right before my Walmart expedition. Then I had weeks of having vertigo on and off and constant disequilibrium, I couldn’t wash my hair during that time. My personal hygiene consisted of washing up at the sink or sponge baths. Therefore, I am very grateful that I was able to take a bath, wash my hair, and shave my legs!!!
More things I’m grateful for this week!