Thursday, June 21, 2018

Give Thanks in All circumstances...... {Thankful Thursday #177}

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So I'm going to try & ease back into this - because even in the worst of times, there are amazing things to be thankful for.

& I know I've not been the best at writing down the things in the past few weeks, though I know they've been there. It's been what has gotten me through the past 2 months.

The ones I have written down, I've lost track of my numbering as well - so I'm just letting that go for the rest of the year. 

So here we go.... Giving thanks in all circumstances

Vacation days at work
Who knew I'd change jobs & then have to have 2 surgeries back to back?  This could be really bad.  Luckily, I started off my job with 17 days of vacation time.  & I'm going through them FAST - I only have 4 left for the year, but at least I've had them & they've covered my time off with my surgeries.  Now, let's pray that I wont need these last 4 for any more surgeries (Please Jesus - PLEASE!!!)

Finished blanket
When all you can do is lay in bed with a catheter sticking out of your back side, I got a lot of yarn stuff done. Including a blanket I've been working on for my nieces in their school colors. It fits a queen sized bed - so hopefully it will be loved on for years to come.

McDonalds Coke
OK - I'm not a fan of sodas. I gave up Diet Coke about 10 years ago & dont want to go back - but I was so sick on pain meds that I needed some sort of fizz & got a coke from McDonalds on the way home from the hospital.  Do you know - that thing lasted in my fridge, in the cup they give you - for a WEEK! & it tasted fresh & fizzy the whole week long so I could just sip it when I needed to.  That's probably not the healthiest thing in the world for something to be able to do that - especially when my sparkling seltzer water fizzes out in about 30 minutes after its open - but when you're not feeling well, its the little things that make you happy - even if its not the healthiest.

Catheter out!!!
Sweet relief!  Sitting fully on my back side felt like the most amazing thing of my week. 

Sweet love shown on Father's Day
Like I mentioned before - all the sweet messages & texts sent out to me on Father's Day - it really was soothing to my soul on a painful day.  Every person who thought of me & lifted prayers during the day for me, I APPRECIATE YOU!!!!! Please know that. I wish I could give you all one big hug!!!

First Responder
Before this last surgery, at work, they sent me to a First Responder Training. I loved it - every single moment of it. Except having to sit 4.5 hours when I had an abscess ready to rupture - but loved learning all the things CPR & how to do all sorts of first aid training.  It's just good to know in case I ever run across a situation - I'll feel prepared - or hope I will. I get to take the training every 2 years to keep my certification. Can I say it again how much I love my job!

... & just because life has been full of yuck & gloom... here's a picture of our BABY...
can you believe how BIG Ernie has gotten?????

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