Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dollar store saves my dad, another Bible Study to lead & family always for the win!!!! {Thankful Thursday #138}

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

542/ Family
When the going gets tough, family comes through, dont they? It was great having family come up & sit with dad & check in on him while he was in the hospital. Such a relief at times to know someone was up there when me or my brother couldnt get there.

543 / Surprise from my love.
I got home from the hospital last Thursday & had this sitting there waiting on me from my hubby.  I've already found one picture in it that is my fav (involves books) & I so want to color it up really nice & frame it for my room.

544 / New bag.
Up at the hospital, my aunt came in carrying the cutest little bag that had dogs all over it.  One of them even looked just like Bruno.  When I commented on that, she ended up taking everything out of her bag, shoved the things in her purse & handed the bag over to me. How sweet was that?!?!?... I carried that bag with my knitting every day since.

See little Bruno on there? :) 

547 / Nursing Assistant
So when dad got out of ICU & headed down to a regular floor, we are taking the turn at the new nurses station & I looked up & see a familiar face.  One of dad's nursing assistants was one of my old youth kiddos!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe that?  Such a small world. It was so great seeing her again. It's been quite a few years since I've seen her in person & not on social media.  So nice to check in with her about her family too. Just love her & her family!

548 / Vet had meds ready
We are nearing the end of the shampoo for Bruno's skin & needed some more... & we actually were re-thinking a prescription for itching that they offered if Benadryl didnt work for him - which it didn't. I called the vet & they said they'd have everything at the counter for us to pick up with no need for another vet visit. WHEW. I have been to plenty of vets that are just about getting every dollar they can & would make you come in for another office visit.

550 / Support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.
Always will be Waging Hope for a cure!!!!
Always there to support this cause that can help my uncle kick cancer in the face!!!!

551 / Time with my cousin.
I just love any chance I get to spend time with my baby cousin ... & got to meet her new man in her life - whom I TOTALLY give a thumbs up in approval.  Such a nice guy.

I also just love seeing her little girl, who is growing up so fast... such a little baby doll with those eyes & that smile!!

552 / Starbucks after a 5k
... I gotta get my energy from somewhere...

553 / Gift Card
I had a gift card that let me get my new fitness tracker for free. BAM!  BOOM!  CHA-CHING!

554 / Dad HOME!!!

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555 / NEW Bible Study starting up
OK... how can I refuse this? My MSM girls got in touch with me this weekend & asked if we can do a bible study together? WHAT?... how do I tell these girls no?  I had just saw a bible study for teens when I stopped in the Christian bookstore over the weekend & now I see why God put that one right in my path. I suggested that one - their mom's approved of it... & it looks like I've now got ANOTHER Bible study to lead.  Excited to see these young girls get closer to each other & to God.

556 / Dollar Store
Let me tell you - when you live out where nothing is close to you & they build a Dollar store - its like an oasis in a dessert when you when have an emergency. When my dad's fever got up to 104.7 Sunday night, it would have taken 30 minutes to get Tylenol & get it back to him.  The Dollar Store now gets credit for saving my daddy's life.

558 / Fresh Eggs & Fresh Pears.
Our neighbors are just keeping us stocked on all things natural & fresh & yummy!  Look at how pretty these eggs are - such a beautiful light blue color.  & then I got an arm full of pears off their tree they gave me.  DELICIOUS!!!!

(PS - Lift a prayer for my neighbors.... I just found out my neighbor lost his father yesterday)

What are some good things that happened in your life this week?


  1. I love reading all the things you're thankful for. I completely understand about having a Dollar Store saves us lots of trips much farther down the road....and probably winds up costing me, too, because I love the seasonal decor!!! ;-) Happy Thursday to you!

  2. What a great list! The eggs are so pretty too! We had a couple chicks that were going to be blue/green egg layers ... before a raccoon got into the chicken run. :( Dollar General for the win! I never really think about going there, but they definitely come in handy at times like that.

  3. Hooray for your dad being home! That is the best news!
    So...which of those Bible studies you took the pic of are you going to do?

  4. One of these days I want to come do a walk with you. I think it would be so fun and I so would come to do it. I'm learning to love the Dollar Tree more and more. We have one about 5-10 minutes from our house. I also love Dollar General.

    Ok. Why are the eggs blue? Will pray for your neighbor.

    Have a great day and thank you for continuing to do Thankful Thursday.

  5. Oh and I love that bag. So cute and looks perfect for carrying a knitting project. Can't wait to see the picture you color and frame.

  6. Yay for your dad being home! That's great news :) And that bag is so cute. That was really sweet of your aunt.

  7. Of course, I saw little Bruno in that bag. Adorable! I'm so glad your Dad is back home! Hopefully both he and you are resting and feeling better. :D

  8. I'm so glad that your dad is home now! :) That's wonderful! :) Love the coloring book.. makes me want one!! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  9. Fresh eggs are amazing.

    Love that your aunt just dumped her stuff and handed over the bag. Mine would have done the same!

  10. Prayers for your family and your neighbors.
    The bag is so cute and the coloring book is too.Dollar stores can be a big blessing!
    Happy Thursday.

  11. Love that you find all the little things to be happy/thankful about. Love that your hubby bought that cute book for you.

  12. It is definitely all the little things that add up in times like these. Love how positive you are!

  13. I'm late getting around today but enjoyed your Thankful Thursday post and I did link-up!!

  14. Oh no! So sorry for your neighbor.

    That Beauty and the beast book is perfect for you!

  15. I LOVE THAT BAG!!! Your Aunt is just too sweet!!


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