Ten Things I’m Thankful for This Week

Last week was my first time participating in the Ten Things of Thankful challenge, and it made me feel really good.  This week my ten things were not as obvious; I think that  makes it even more important to take note of them.  I’ll be the first to admit, I did not have a good week.  A lot of pain and stress has taken hold of my body, I’m holding on, but it’s getting difficult.  It’s time to step back and figure out how I can make things a little less demanding.  Every weekend is filled with so much to do, when it gets to be Monday I’m in full flare.  That has to stop, but I really like my busy weekends. I haven’t been able to do any of these things in so long, it does my heart good to be able to do them now, but my body is not as happy with me, and I’m afraid if I don’t slow down my body is going to make me.

I’m so very thankful:

  • for my amazing friends who keep me going every day.  Some I “talk” with almost every day, some I don’t keep in touch with as often. but I know they are there for me, and I am so very, very thankful for that.  I can only hope they know I’m there for them too.  I love my people.
  • that I didn’t get really hurt when I fell down the other day.  Yep, I fell, again.  Hey, it’s been a while, and I didn’t fall because I was dizzy or anything like that, I fell because I stepped on something slippery and my foot flew out from under me.  Mostly, it just scared me.
  • that I was able to go back-to-school shopping with my niece.  It’s so much fun getting to know my niece and nephew, I’m so grateful we can now spend so much time together.
  • that a local friend of mine texted me today saying that if there is every an emergency I can call on her.  That really meant the world to me.  She’s local, and I haven’t even seen her yet, I must rectify that.
  • that I have Air Conditioning.  It has been dangerously hot here; I honestly don’t know how anyone could live here without A/C.  There are so many homeless people here, I don’t know how they survive in this heat.  I’m so grateful I have a safe home and don’t have to live on the streets, my heart goes out to those who do.
  • that I have been having fun learning to decorate cookies.  I’ve only just begun to learn about it, but I’m having so much fun discovering this new art form.  I attempted my first watercolor on a cookie this week, it turned out pretty cool, not perfect, but not too bad. 20180725_121650
  • That my father-in-law is letting me use one of his cars, and it’s a really cool car too.  I’m just beginning to drive again, after a few years, so it feels amazing to be able to get to go somewhere whenever I want.  I’ve only gone on one errand so far, I’m very nervous driving here because I don’t know the area and I can’t hear the GPS.  I need to get a GPS that I can see without taking my eyes off the road, that would make things much easier.
  • for cooler mornings.  I’m trying to get up earlier so I can enjoy the weather before it gets too hot, some days I make it, other days, I don’t get out much.
  • that my surgery is soon.  Just got a call this evening that my surgery date has been changed to the 7th. This is causing a bit of inconvenience with Stuart and work. as that was supposed to be a training day for him, I’m grateful he will still be able to take me.
  • that I was able to do write a post.  With my wrist pain, migraines, and additional pain this week, I didn’t think I’d be able to get this done, I’m so grateful that I could do it.

What are you thankful for this week?  I’d love for you to share with me just one thing you are grateful for this week!!

I’ll try and write more about my surgery soon, a little mini update before I have to disappear for a while.

I’m always thankful for you.



15 thoughts on “Ten Things I’m Thankful for This Week

  1. Rita McGregor

    I know what you mean about paying for what you do. I just know that I am going to pay and so plan to have 1-2 days off after I do anything. As you know, it doesn’t matter if it is something fun or not…got to pay the pain piper. 😉 Being thankful for as much as possible every day helps keep me happier–more grounded and patient.

    Love your watercolor cookies!! So nice that you are near family and getting to know your niece and nephew, too. AC–super grateful for AC. I hope you have a really good week, Wendy!! 🙂

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    1. I hope you do too Rita. I hope your knee is improving. I hope I can get as close to my niece and nephew as you are to your grands. And be a good influence too, they need it.


  2. Hello Wendy. I’m so sorry that I haven’t stopped by your blog for a while. Life has been getting in the way of blogging recently – but in a good way 🙂 I had never heard of watercolour cookie decorating! Your cactus paintings are so cute!! Looking forward to seeing more creations! I am thankful to be spending some time with my sister in England 🙂 She is my favorite person and I miss her when I’m in Spain.
    Take care Wendy
    Carly ❤

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  3. Kristi

    So glad you joined us again! Some weeks are harder than others to find things to write, but I’m so glad you were able to share with us! Good luck with the upcoming surgery; I’ll be sure to remember that date, because it’s my daughter’s induction date–grandchild #5 is arriving soon.

    (The cookies are beautiful, by the way.)

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  4. This was an amazing post you have shared. I am really sorry you did not have a good week, but incredibly impressed you were able to write up this fabulous list. When we are going through difficult times it is often so hard to think of anything we are thankful for, but you did! This was extremely encouraging and uplifting! I think more people should try to think of things they are thankful for even when life is a little difficult, it kind of takes the edge off the negative!

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  5. I’m sorry you’ve had such difficult times lately and been feeling so rubbish. Understatement really when in pain and exhausted, but you’ve done amazingly to still find such things to be grateful for. The watercolour cookies are cute, I love them! I’m glad all’s okay with the new surgery date, it can be pretty inconvenient when these things get moved around. Sounds like a good reason to revaluate a few things, put yourself and enjoyment at the top of the list.. Sending love, stay strong Wendy 🌷
    Caz xx

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    1. Yes, thank you again Caz. Wise words…..”put yourself and enjoyment at the top of the list”
      good advice indeed. I’m certainly going to try.
      If I could just stop being so dang grumpy! hahaha
      now, take your own advice.

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  6. This is such a precious beautiful site, so glad I found you! I’m a survivor of chronic fatigue and understand some of what youmight be feeling. Stay blest you lovely human, am inspired by the energy here! Would love to quote you, with back track here, if thats ok?

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    1. sorry I’m late answering this….ooops.
      yes of course you can quote me, just give me credit. It’s all good.
      I’m very happy that you find my blog precious, that is so sweet.
      Hope you are having a good weekend.

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