Oh, I do I have some things to gripe about today. I could go on and on. But I don’t think I would feel any better.
On the other hand, if I join Lizzi and her crew to list ten things I’m thankful for in spite of all those things I could do without, I’ll probably feel better. And blessed. So here goes my list of Ten Things of Thankful, the first one for 2014.
1. I’m thankful that I had the option of staying home from work on Thursday. I know some people can’t afford to take a day off of work regardless of the circumstances.
3. I’m thankful we got back the full deposit from the place we were renting. My last pay-day was before Christmas, and that money has to last until I get paid again at the end of the month. Getting that refund is a nice cushion.
4. I’m thankful for my garage. After all of the snow that got dumped on us, it was nice not to have to scrape it off my car before going back to work on Friday.
5. I’m that, even though I forgot to put grounds in the coffee maker on Friday morning, my husband didn’t mention it and just used the hot water with instant coffee. It’s nice not to have someone point out every single mistake.
6. It’s a good thing hubby didn’t complain about the coffee, because I picked up one of his favorite sweets on my way home from work. I was thankful to find chocolate covered cherries on the after-Christmas 75% off clearance rack!
7. Speaking of snacks, I’m thankful that Philip asked for carrots with his iPad, echoed the word, and then took a bite of one. He gave it back to me, but he tried. I’ll count that as progress on both the language development and dietary fronts. Plus, wanting to eat is a sign of recovery.
8. I’m thankful that Philip’s babbling has resumed. It’s another sign that he is feeling better.
9. That being said, I’m thankful that the doctor is open on Saturday because we had to take Philip back this morning.
10. I know I said I wasn’t going to complain, but I need to mention that we took Philip to the doctor because he broke out in hives. But I’m thankful that we found the cause and a treatment before he had a more severe reaction.