Thursday, November 10, 2016

A voice, a perfect day & I didn't die from calcium!!! {Thankful Thursday #97}

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This week I am Thankful For:
{The numbers go with my One-Thousand Gifts Journal, so just ignore them}

966 / Friends that reach out when I'm nervous & pray for me.

967 / Results of some medical tests. (I'll talk more about this in an upcoming post)

970 / Working Out. I didnt work out at all when I was on vacation. I take that back - I did do a 5k, but other than that, no working out. It felt good to get moving again. I always feel so much worse when I don't work out.

973 / Got off work early Friday.  Not sure why, but when I got back from lunch on Friday, the CFO came up & told me to go ahead & go home. YES SIR!  It was a perfect day to get off early too. I went home & sat on the back porch & read for 2 hours.  No better way to use the time I got off work.


974 / Finished another knit hat.  I need to get all my new project uploaded to Etsy.  Especially because if I dont do it soon, I'm going to end up keeping them all & use them in my own personal stash.


975 / PERFECT WEDDING DAY.  I mean, everything was perfect. The weather was perfect. The location was perfect because it was all so close to home.  The attitudes of everyone in the wedding was perfect - just having a great time - no stress at all.  Everything came off perfect.  It honestly was just the BEST!

977 / My photo cards didnt get smashed by a firetruck! ... yeah.  So the groom is a fireman & we did his pictures at the firehouse with his groomsmen.  I usually wear a camera bag around me 99% of the time. For some reason, I laid it down with our clip board on the steps of a fire truck & went upstairs to start taking pictures of the guys getting dressed.  Then a fire alarm went off & some of the firemen there ran to get in the truck & take off. I didnt think anything of it till we walked downstairs & I saw the truck was gone.... I thought I was going to puke. The bag had the camera cards of the bride getting ready & dressed in it, plus my batteries for my camera & all my blank camera cards. I just imagined it getting drug down the road by the fire engine.... but luckily, dont know if someone threw it off or if it fell off, but it was on the ground of the firehouse. WHEW!!!!  You can believe that bag will now 100% of the time be around me. Never taking it off!

978 / Chasity. I always say I cant do weddings without her. I really can't. She's a life saver so many times during a wedding day.  For me AND the bride.  She is a hair stylist & its funny because she said, "I think we have a picture of me helping with the veil of every bride we've photographed" - I think she's right.

This is a phone pic - not a professional pic
979 / Extra hour of sleep!! Perfect timing the day of a wedding when I need the most sleep!

982 / Meeting with awesome leaders.  I was blessed to be invited to a youth meeting by the Youth Minister at our new church. I say new, but we've been there for over a year now - I can't believe that.  But I felt really honored to be invited to this meeting to discuss things we can improve in the ministry.  Everyone knows I've got an opinion on things, that's for sure.  But it was great to get to talk with some other leaders as well.  The meeting was at 6:15am so we got together at Panera for breakfast before work.  I wouldn't mind making more morning stops at Panera!  Especially if I could hang out with these amazing leaders.

985 / Calcium Pill didn't kill me.  Confession - I never knew how to swallow a pill until LATE in my teen years. I have a very easy gag reflex so a big pill always would gag me as it touched the back of my throat when I swallowed it.  I've done better with it... except Monday, I took this HORSE PILL of a calcium pill & legit almost choked to death.  It's so funny because we watched it back on our home security cameras. Funny in a 'you almost died?' sense of the word  #notreally ... but Ricky is watching the news, I pop the pill in my mouth & you instantly see me coughing... & then panic.. & then hit the counter... & then cough & cough... & start running around......
& then you hear Ricky say, "Are you OK?" & then he turns & sees me & he gets up & runs to me screaming.
I told him I nearly died & he was so into the news, he didnt even notice.  It's funny now - not so much at the time.
I was shaking for 15 minutes with nerves.
I think I'm throwing that bottle of calcium away. Gotta be a better way.

This is NOT the pill I almost died on... but the same size.
Harvey thought me running around was a game

986 / The Right to VOTE! ... I know... I know ... a lot of people aren't happy about the outcome. A lot of people are. However you feel, you gotta be thankful we live in a country that lets you have a voice on who is going to be the leader.  Don't ever take it for granted.

987 / Twitter on Election night.  On a night that was so super stressful, I have to say, I laughed till I had tears at some tweets I read.  A friend of mine told me her twitter feed was stressing her out too much - I told her I must follow just the right people because it made the night so much more fun for me on Election Night.

What are you thankful for on this historic week in the US?

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  1. yikes!! can you drink milk or cheese instead?

    those horse pills? i take four of those at a time LOL. not calcuim but herbs for this menopause thing and they're the same size so i pop 4 of them into my mouth and down with water LOL

  2. I miss those youth pastor/director/leader meetings from my youth ministry days. They were always so uplifting, encouraging and fun. And of course, food was always involved!

    I had a hard time swallowing pills until I was in my teens and big ones still can gag me. Funny story, I still was prescribed pills as a kid, but I had to chew them...ugh! One pill I was given was apparently pretty expensive and they couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting better. One day a year or so after we'd moved to another house the lady who cleaned the old one found all these little yellow things neatly tucked under the edges of the dining room carpet. My pills were right where I had deposited them because they were the foulest tasting thing anyone has ever tried to get me to chew. I got in soooo much trouble for that one. lol

    The tone on Facebook/Twitter/etc. definitely depends on who your friends are.

  3. I'm horrible at taking pills, too. K thinks it's hilarious that I stand there for 5 minutes with a pill in my mouth, mentally building myself up and trying repeatedly to toss my head back and swallow it. Lol.

  4. Yay for getting to go home early on Friday. I have to admit that if my boss told me to go home early I would be a little worried that I did something wrong..haha

    Wow, what a story about the fire station. I bet you didn't expect the alarm to go off then.

  5. Okay so NOT funny AT ALL that you almost died (I know that shaky/nervous feeling that stays with you for a while after...HORRIBLE!) but I think it's hilarious that you guys decided to watch it on your security cameras hahahaha. Michael's gag reflex is SO horrible that he gags from brushing his teeth. Yep. Every night when he brushes his teeth I hear these HORRIBLE gagging noises. I've never known someone to have that problem.

  6. maybe you could win $10,000 on your video?! :) I have to say, though I know it wasn't funny at the time, the mental image I have is pretty funny! My family cringes when I take pills because I pop ALL 7 in my mouth at the same time.

  7. Oh man, your camera bag story! Talk about a heart attack moment! I cannot even imagine what was going through your head...sheer panic, I'm sure!

    And my husband is the same way about big pills! I have no trouble throwing back 8 or 10 pills at a time, but he can barely handle one for the same reason of gag reflux. Weird how everyone's so different, huh?

    Anyway, I love reading these thankful posts---it reminds me that there are ALWAYS good things happening, and that's what we should focus on!

  8. Large pills make me gag so bad! Also, I LOVE that hat you made! :)

  9. Wow that pill is huge! There really has to be a better way. I'm a wimp when it comes to take pills. I take gummy chews for vitamins and chocolate viactiv chews for calcium.

  10. I am terrible with horse pills too. They are the worst and must have been invented by people with really big throats. After a similar experience with a vitamin pill, I haven't taken once since because I'm too scared. My cat, who does love me, isn't much help in those situations! I agree there has to be a better way to take calcium and vitamin pills. Love the hat! So glad your camera didn't get smashed too. Whew!

  11. I take Kids Flinstones with Iron & Calcium to avoid the horse pills. Or have you tried calcium chews? They're like little mini tootsie rolls.

    On election night we seriously had the BEST dinner. It was a sweet potato and kielbasa hash that was so flavorful and just really hit the spot but was also chock full of veggies.

  12. I gag brushing my teeth... that said, when I have to take those big horse pills, I have found it easier with orange juice and I actually put it under my tongue, then let the juice fill my mouth and the pill floats down quite nicely. Works for me.

  13. sorry I LOL at that image of you running around trying to swallow that pill. I always have to mentally get ready before swallowing anything. hehe. Glad that your camera was safe and sound! Yikes, talk about heart sinking!

  14. It took me forrrrever to learn how to swallow pills too! It's not easy, that is for sure. Glad you didn't die :)

    I agree, I am so thankful I got to vote!

  15. My husband is the same way about pills. Did you like that book? I was pretty underwhelmed, and I love the rest of the series. : / XO - Alexandra

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  16. I love your hat. Sorry you almost choked to death. That had to be terrifying! I know the picture is of the pill, but I love Harvey Dent's pic. He is so adorable!

  17. I am so glad you didn't choke on that pill. I just had antibiotics that were that big. Way too big. And that knit hat is seriously so cute. I need to learn to knit things like that!

  18. Leaving early on a Friday is the best feeling ever!! That hat looks awesome! And that pill is huge! I hate horse pills. My prenatals are gummies lol.

  19. Perfect wedding days are the best - I love when the stars align like that!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  20. I'm thankful for women's right to vote and for veteran's day!


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