Thursday, 22 August 2013

Gratitude Day ten (long delayed) (46 - 50)

One little thing gets in the way, and I forget to post for weeks... so it goes.  I ran off on a road trip for a week, then spent a couple days house-sitting for my sister, and in that time, I pretty much forgot I was blogging again. :o

My sister-in-law said she was taking a van load of teens to a youth meeting in Watersmeet MI and I said I'd love to come along.  She jumped on the idea, since she was eager to have another adult along.  I love road trips, as hard as they can be with this pain condition I have.  I asked for lots of prayers and jumped in.  It went better than I thought it would, despite getting a bad chest cold the day before going.  Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  It's a trip I've taken (at least so far as MN) quite a few times in the past.

46. A fun trip

47. A peaceful trip (considering there were 13 teens in the van)

48. Renewed acquaintance with old acquaintances

49. Continued hot summer weather

50. Continuing to find good audio books to listen to

The location of the youth meeting

There were ponds leading down to a lake

Flew through my growing up state with only stops for gas both ways.
No time to stop or see anyone.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Gratitude Day Nine (41-45)

41. Texting - I find texting to be a much easier form of communication than phone calls, even though less can be said... maybe Because less can be said.. lol

42. Coconut oil - loving it for my hair and skin!

43. That wonderful silence after turning off a fan, or the like, that has been humming in the background for a while.  Even though the sound wasn't bad, it's like a physical relief to have it gone.

44. Our new singles pastor

45. Feeling nicely put together last night

That's all for today. The list is the most important thing anyway. :)  I'll leave you with an old picture of me and my favorite horse of recent times.  The date is wrong.  It was '04, not 98 as I think the date stamp says.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Gratitude Day Eight (36-40)

36. Morning coffee

37. Flowers given for my garden

38. People who believe me in this illness and don't try to "fix" me

39. Free downloads from Alistair Begg and Truth For Life

40. Christmas pictures which I still have taped up on my cupboard doors

Busy day today, picking up prescriptions, going to singles fellowship, getting groceries after that.  The doctor suggested an anti-inflammatory diet, so it'll be interesting shopping.  I'm not even sure what that  means, but I'm trying to learn and have some idea where to start.  I think, actually, that I have already started.  I've been trying to cut out processed foods for quite some time.  I know I feel much better when I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.  I'm a little concerned about cost, but I think it'll work out.  I eat thanks to state assistance, because of my disability, so funds are limited, but not so much that I'm always straining to get anything good.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Gratitude Day Seven (31-35)

I forgot to blog yesterday.  Too busy all day, running girls with art pieces to the fair, and going to my sister's to visit.  Not that I mean to beat myself up if I don't blog daily.  Not that I know of anyone even reading right now.. lol  It's all good.  Today I have to go to the doctor, but opened this up to remind me to finish it later.  I have an art project to try finish later too, so I'll see how this works.

31. A really wonderful doctor - This doctor I found in the past and lost due to her leaving the clinic I went to, I have found again.  Now she is in a position to give more time to her patients and to treat them as she sees fit.  She cares enough to work with me.

32. My over-sized fluffy fleece robe that my eldest sister made for me years ago.

33. Yarn

34. Super glue

35. The Internet

I'm very tired after a very long appointment.  I should have gone to my future niece-in-law's bridal shower, but I had nothing to give and didn't leave my appointment til nearly the time it started.  Admittedly I have an intense dislike of showers too, so I'm glad in that way not to have gone.  I regret not being there for solidarity though.  I love the girl this nephew has chosen.  She seems sweet and calm and perfectly suited to him.  I've always been glad he chose so well.

I did my first art piece on a hymnal page today.  It is dogwood flowers in not quite natural colors.  I thought to do pink, since there are pink dogwood (white on the white page didn't seem like a good idea) but then chose to add some purple, since I've gotten the idea that the person it is intended to be in memory of liked purple.  In a picture I saw today from her funeral, her Dad and brother were both wearing purple in one way or another.  A purple shirt on one, a purple ribbon on the other with some purple in his tie, I think.  The art isn't for me to give, but for her (the deceased's) cousin to give to her family.  I don't know if I should show the whole thing, though I don't know who's looking.  I'll just put a section of it up.