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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It's time for another Thankful Thursday post and today I'm actually doing it ON Thursday!

1. Our office renovation. I love the big open space I have now... with sunlight streaming in and the big storefront glass that I get to gaze out while I work. I also love my job, appreciate my co-workers and can't think of anything I would rather do for a living... other than theater. I am also glad to work for the company I do, to be able to represent and be proud of what we do. I am glad to work in Georgia, not Florida... State Farm is ceasing homeowners insurance coverage there.

2. My Blogger Babes (I am retiring the phrase "Mother Hens"). You guys always rally behind me and I love that you also rally around my friends. You girls (and guys!) are awesome! I am soooo sorry that I have not be a good blog reader lately. I will catch up this weekend... I'm planning to spend many lazy hours in the nest, just me and my laptop.

3. My nest. It's warm and cozy and just the right size. "Someone's been sleeping in my bed and she's still there!". Just like Goldilocks... I stumbled into this fabulous little cottage and found a perfect fit. I've got tons of pillows, a mountain of blankets, a great tv, my beloved laptop, a sweet son who brings me hot chocolate and hot cider and a cat.

4. About that cat. Stubby the 3legged Wondercat has become a demanding little brat in the middle of the night. Every night this week he has woke me up. If he's in the room with me - he climbs on my chest with his ... um... tail... in my face. If he's not in the room with me he headbutts against the door making this horrible loud knock that wakes the dead. But this is Thankful Thursday so I will say that I am grateful for my "Nurse Cat" who always wants to guard me and cuddle with me. I am grateful to have my OWN place to live where my children's pets are welcome.

5. Health insurance. Because my ear (jaw, whatever) is still hurting... the doctor wants me to have a CT scan tomorrow, if they can get me scheduled. The idea is to find out how much infection there is and what course of action they need to take. They could stick with the current antibioTic, they could put me in the hospital for IV antibioTics, they could put tubes in my ears (you know, like little kids do!) or they could, if the infection is too bad, they could remove that particular bone. That's the worst case scenario- that would take away my ability to hear in that ear. Because of the potential complications of this type of infection (like hearing loss) it's something you have to be certain to resolve. I'm grateful to have insurance to limit the amount I have to pay. Looks like I'll have another year of hitting my deductible early in the year. Yeehaw.

6. Leftovers. Tonight for dinner I had leftover chicken and rice from yesterday. Austin had leftover spaghetti from two nights ago. Good stuff!

7. Cupcakes. I love this blog: as it is all about the cupcake! It always makes me crave them! Be careful if you add yourself as a follower... they post ten times a day!

8. Friends. Between cyberspace and real life, my world is colored with some amazingly loving people. I have new friends and I have old friends. I am so blessed to be able to continue relationships, some that have lasted more than 3 decades! I am also blessed to begin new friendships. *you know who you are!* I am thankful for people who understand, who encourage, who give good hugs, who make me laugh, who share meals with us... I feel like I'm living in some enchanted story book land... the land of Good Friends. I don't take it for granted, not for a second.

9. The nuvaring commercial. I know it's about birth control... but I love the vintage bathing suits and bathing caps with the syncronized swimmers! Not that I'm against birth control, mind you, it's just not the type of commercial that people (myself) typically enjoy.

10. Did I mention that my rent is going down? Who does that?

Hope you all have your own Thankful Thursday going on, if not in your blog, at least in your heart!

love and hugs!


Anonymous said...

Have you tried leaving the TV on in the living room for the cat? Maybe that will give him something to watch overnight and he'll leave you alone.
That "three decades" reference makes me feel really old. But that's okay!

Tina of Moon Shine said...

I read that many landlords WERE lowering rent in order to KEEP their renters. with times being so bad, they were losing paying renters.
good list. James can be a pain at night sometimes too. He also thinks it is his personal duty to get everyone up and out the door every morning.
take care


LYN said...

thanks for the chat tonight...;-)

Estela said...

Great list, cool about your rent. :)

sober white women said...

Oh you have to love the cat's! I do not know how I would sleep if I did not have a dog, a husband and at least three cat's. Oh thats right I wouldent! LOL

Peaceful Epiphany said...

OMG I can't believe that cupcake blog. Now all I want is pink cupcakes. You are BAD to post that. ROFL.