Somewhere along the way, my quilting blog has turned into a blog more about my cooking, my son, my dog, my husband and my life in general and quilting doesn’t get mentioned nearly enough. That’s mostly because everything I’m working on now is for the next book and except for sharing some fabric choices and some bits and pieces of this or that, you’ll just have to trust that I am quilting.
Today, I got a flu shot. The only reason I got it was because if I should get the flu, Vince would have complained 24/7 that I didn’t get a flu shot but last year I got a flu shot and I still got the flu. So, today I was feeling kinda grumpy because I had to go get the darned shot and I’m such a wimp. Worse, tomorrow I have surgery on my face and even worse, Tuesday I have a colonoscopy! I really want to go to sleep and wake up on Wednesday and have everything done . . no pain, no hassle.
My morning was busy but the shot, the face, the colonoscopy . . all that was on my mind as I was grinding wheat, making bread, getting lunch ready and by the time lunch was finished, I went down to see the nurse and got my shot and came home thinking I’d just curl up on the sofa with the dog and a good book and take a nap. First I checked out a few blogs and read this post by The Pioneer Woman! That will change your perspective!
Too often I think of the bad (even though my bad really isn’t very bad), and then I’ll think of the good things in my life and I realize I’m truly blessed and shouldn’t be feeling sorry for myself. But, rarely do I think of how horrendous the circumstances some people deal with every day. I cannot even imagine living like the people Ree is writing about.
I’m so blessed! Most of us are! Even in hard economic times, lack of job security that many of us never thought we would face, homes we need to sell and can’t, whatever our circumstances, I cannot even comprehend, even after reading Ree’s post and seeing the pictures . . I cannot even grasp what it must be like to live like those people are living.
I don’t always say it; I don’t always think it but I am so thankful! I’m thankful that I was born in America. I’m thankful that I was born to my parents. There are none better! I’m thankful both of them are still with us and in good health. I’m thankful for Vince . . that he’s been so helpful with Chad, that he has a good job and provides for our every need and too many of our wants. I’m thankful for Chad. He gives me a hard time way too much but he’s a good kid. He stays out of trouble, is fairly responsible and has stayed in school and made good grades.
I’m thankful for every one of you who reads this blog; and for those who write and tell me that you’ve been inspired by something I did or something I said; for those who write and suggest things/ways to make my life or the things I’m doing easier. You give me purpose to continue to write.
Dang . . I’m just thankful for everything! Especially my blender which I hadn’t used til today and I decided a strawberry shake might just help lift my spirits! Yum! And, I like the way the blender works and I like that it’s all one piece!
Now, I’m going to curl up on the sofa with my dog and a good book!