What a week it’s been here—a couple of weeks actually, since I missed last week’s Ten Things of Thankful. I have had the opportunity to reflect on all that I have to be thankful for in this life. I have laughed and cried these last couple of weeks. And more than anything, I have been aware of the gratitude I have for my family and the fact that all we truly have on this earth that is of any real and eternal meaning are the relationships with people, with family.
Now, on with the thank-fest!
My greatest joy this week, and easily my most thankful thing, was to hear that my dear sister-in-law received normal results from a biopsy she had on a lump in her breast. I have such gratitude in my heart and such relief! I can only imagine how they must feel!
Last week, after dropping my daughter off at school, I had a near miss with a young man who what about to cross a busy street in front of the school. I am so grateful he was not actively crossing the street when I made that turn…both our lives would have been irrevocably changed in an instant. Oh, what could have been! I am so thankful.
I was excited to go hang out with my book club girls last week. I just love those girls—they crack me up. This time, we read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It was a good read, but a horribly tragic and depressing book. I always try to find something redeeming in the books we read, but it was hard with this one. Maybe, it is to be careful what you wish for, or that vanity and narcissism can only lead to a very dark place. One of the ladies offered this: What if we could all see what our souls look like? A very interesting question. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your take. After our book discussion, we opted to lighten things up by watching the film The Importance of Being Earnest based on the Oscar Wilde play. Very clever and funny.
Do we have any Walking Dead fans out there? Okay. Well, don’t judge me, but I am hooked. I mean, really, it’s not about the zombies, y’all! It’s about the people! It happened before last season and I swore I would never be interested in such fare as zombies, but there was a Walking Dead marathon last July (2012) and I was done for. And so, I was excited and, yes, even thankful, to see the new season begin last Sunday. Rick Grimes is BACK! Woot!
I teach two science classes at a local homeschool co-op. And I have to tell you how thankful I am for the awesome kids in there. They are so smart and funny and they make me laugh so hard. Plus, Jacob doesn’t have classes on that day, so he can go with me and be my helper…which I do need! Especially with the elementary aged kids. It is a blessing to be a part of their lives and really very humbling that their parents put them in my hands each week! I love it!
Last week, I went in to my local Target and found this precious gem:
Yes, it’s candy corn, which I only love during the fall months. But then they put it with peanuts! What genius is this?? The perfect combination of salty and sweet. Genius, I tell you! And yes, I have gratitude for candy corn. Call me crazy, but it really hit the spot that day!
Okay, I realize that is not technically ten things, but since it has taken my over 4 hours to get our video loaded, I’m going to close my list here. So, here for your entertainment, is Emma, Jacob and me, doing, what is, I am sure a perfectly smashing job of massacring the Queen’s English. Do forgive, and have a laugh at our expense! You can blame it all on Harry Potter.
On Saturdays (usually—I realize today is Sunday! Ha!) I link up with the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop to celebrate all the things I am feeling especially thankful for this week. You can join in the gratitude at Lizzi’s blog—Considerings.