Thankful – Week 7

I’m taking part in the Ten Things of Thankful challenge. Simply list 10 things a week that you are thankful for, but no worries if you list less, or a bit more, the point is to get everyone to notice there is something to be thankful for. If you’d like to join in, just pop on over to TToT and add your post to the list, I hope to see you there.

Image from NatureHills.com

This week I’m thankful for:

  • family who care. My sister texted out of the blue because she had a “funny feeling” and wanted to make sure every thing was alright. Then a couple of days later her husband was worried because of the weather out our way. (El Nino is dumping a lot of rain on the desert) I’ve never known him to worry about me before. I hate for people to worry, but I will say, I sure feel loved.
  • friends who listen. I can only hope I listen as well as some of my friends listen to me. (I know I need to work on this more actually) I’m so very grateful I have such good friends. I may not have many friends, but the few I have are the best you could hope to have.
  • massages. Hubby got us massages for Valentine’s Day. Actually he just got us massages, it just happened to be on Valentine’s Day, but it was pure joy. I went in with a migraine at about a 6 and left with it closer to a 2…amazing. I just wish it could have lasted into the next day. But I’ll take a few hours at a 2.
  • getting my house clean. Stuart and I working together to clean the house. It wasn’t bad, but my back has been hurting so I haven’t been able to do a lot so things like vacuuming and mopping went undone. That has all changed, the house is clean and I’m a happy girl.
  • a local friend came for a visit. It was a nice day when a local friend came and spent a few hours with me, we just talked and had sandwiches. What a nice break from spending so much time alone.
  • a new pillow. I’ve been in need of a new pillow for quite some time. I finally bought one this week. I hope it was a good investment. It has a 100 night money back guarantee, so I felt good buying it. No risk!
  • library books. I haven’t been able to focus enough to really read a whole book in a while now and I’ve really missed it. Recently we got our library cards in our new town. I decided to check out their online selection so I could read on my Kindle. There are a ton of books available to check out on Overdrive, I’m thrilled. I decided to check out a couple of Young Adult books to get me back in the swing of things, thinking I could concentrate on them, and I was right! I’m so thankful I’m reading purely for pleasure again!
  • successful dinner. We’ve been trying to have the family together for a dinner since Christmas but something has come up every time we scheduled and we’ve had to postpone. (mostly me feeling ill, I hate that) We were finally able to get everyone together this weekend. Everything went smoothly despite my fears that everything would fall apart any moment, nothing disastrous happened, everyone was fed and I think all had a good time. (Anxiety is real in this girl lately, I’m thankful I did not let it ruin this dinner for me.)
  • citrus trees. It’s citrus season ya’ll! Everywhere I go I see citrus trees filled with fruit! There are local Meyer Lemons in the stores. I so want a citrus tree in my yard, as soon as we buy a house I will have a lemon tree, even it I have to start with a baby one. I adore lemons. yummm. I hope there is a mature citrus tree already there. 🙂
  • the taken for granted things. I’m so thankful for running potable water, electricity, food a plenty, a home, and love in my life. These are things I’m most thankful for each and every day and I never want to forget that. Most of us take these things for granted, yet there are so many who do not have these basic necessities. If you have a little extra won’t you consider giving a little to those in need. Remember there are many ways to give.

What are you thankful for this week?

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

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15 thoughts on “Thankful – Week 7

  1. The picture must be leaving a subliminal message with all of us because we’re all commenting about 🍋🍋🍋! Are there smaller varieties that you can grow in a pot and transplant when you get a house? Wish I lived in a climate where I could grow citrus. Still hoping for that lottery win and my own house somewhere warm. Haha.

    Also, I can confirm, through experience, that you are a great listener. 💕

    Also also, another great list.

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    1. You can come visit my warm place any time. Just right now we’re having El Nino. So it’s really wet. Seems weird. Migraines galore.
      Thank you my dear. Sometimes I listen better than others.
      The lemons are wonderful. And yes, actually the photo is a dwarf Meyer lemon tree. But we plan to buy in the summer, not much of a wait. I hope.
      Talk soon I hope.

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      1. I would if I could. We had record snow fall last month, a snowstorm with 30-40 CM last week and extreme cold to above freezing temps. It’s only the middle of February!! Dangerous for walking too so I have stayed in most of the time. Wish it just rained. Who would think I would say that. At least the ground hogs said we are getting an early spring.

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        1. Oh my dear. I can only say, I could never give where you do. It may be a hellish summer here but all I have to do is think about your winter and I’m just fine. I really hate the cold. It’s cold tonight though low of 38F, this week is chilly, but it’ll be warm again this weekend. I just hope it doesnt hurt the new flowers.
          Wish you were closer.
          I’ve wished that for many years now.
          I hope the ground hog was right.

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  2. I’m with the gang… lemon trees do sound awful cool to have. Being in New England, thats not so likely to naturally occurring, but I’ve read (I seem to want to remember it as an ad in the back of a magazine) that there are dwarf lemon trees that do fine indoors.
    House cleaning tends to be one those things that are so much more fun afterwards… lol
    As much as I love paper books, Kindle won me over by how easy it makes it to read in bed.
    Have a good week.

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  3. Pat Brockett

    Are there many different kinds of lemons grown in your area? In the NW there are so many different varieties of apples, because so many are grown here, but lemons are another matter completely.
    I loved reading your TToT post this week. How nice that you are able to concentrate more on reading again, and that you and your husband were able to get a massage.

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    1. There are different varieties of lemons but mainly people only distinguish the Meyer lemons apart from the rest, they really are different and they’ve only been around about 30 years. They are so sweet you could almost eat them plain!!

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