This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On being grateful...

I'm grateful for:

Dad having more good days than bad...

My son in law keeping his job...(we hope and pray)

Another grandson on his way...my youngest daughter's sonogram showed a baby boy!

Not having to finish packing up this house...but looking forward to my continued purging and simplifying.

My daughters understanding with us staying put...(for now...)

My husband being able to retire by the end of the year...

My mouth feeling better, the extraction site getting smaller and finally healing.

Izzy settling in and not barking as much.  She can relax and nap in another room without having to be right beside me... Bit by bit she and my husband are forming a relationship...a (neurotic one, but it's a start)

All my blogging friends who have been so wondeful and supportive.

8 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad things are looking up! Exciting news about the grandbaby!

Mari said...

Lots to be grateful for! Congrats on the new baby. I'm so glad your mouth is doing better too!

Jeanie said...

Lots to be grateful for and its alway a good thing to look at those things in our life. My youngest daughter also recently learned that her new baby due in September is a boy. I'm glad your mouth is healing and that Izzy is coming around.

That corgi :) said...

how exciting with a baby! love those little ones (but none in sight for me for a LONG time and that is just a-okay)

always good to list what we are grateful for, because really we do have a lot to be thankful for, even in the worst of times

simplifying is always good! I went from 3400 square foot house to just over 1300 square feet when we moved down here 4 years ago. I didn't want to pay for storage so we sold 2/3 of our stuff and didn't miss anything except for a whisk! go figure! We had two whisks, a big one and a small one. I thought we only need one so I sold the small one and kept the big one. Hubby needed the small one for something one time a few months after we moved. That's the only thing we missed. amazing, isn't it?

(oh, I'm not going private, the matter got worked out)

betty

Wander to the Wayside said...

Wow, that's a lot to be grateful for! And you sound so much more 'relaxed' than a few weeks ago...I hadn't realized that you had decided to stay put, so that probably accounts for it! I think, under the circumstances,that it's for the best-it seemed too rushed before.

Betty said...

Congrats on the new baby that´s on it´s way! So exciting!
I think when the time is right, your house will sell. You´ll see.
Happy Wednesday!

septembermom said...

A baby boy, how wonderful! That's a great gratitude list. It's important for all of us to remember gratitude in our lives. I think I'll do a gratitude post soon. Hope all is well!

Darlene said...

You have a lot to be grateful for. What a great post. How exciting to have a new baby coming into your family. Jobs are hard to come by and I am personally grateful for my husband and sons jobs. They are secure for now. Enjoy life as it looks as though you are.