Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Rav is Thankful

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Today I am thankful my husband is okay. He called me yesterday from his dr's office. I asked him what was he doing there. He'd had chest pains earlier. The doc thought it was due to the cup of coffee with cream he drank which he had not drank in awhile triggered his gall bladder again. It has been six months since his last episode. His EKG or EEG was clear. The next day he had to undgo a stress test beginning at 5 am! Just getting up that early would be stressful enough for me! His bp was slightly elevated after the tread mill but I did not think it was bad compared to how high mine was many years ago when I was first diagnosed with it. They gave him a free breakfast which I am sure he liked. Afterwards they did more x-rays to see what his gall bladder was or was not doing. Today he had to have blood tests. New Year. New Deductible.

In a way it has been a blessing in disguise that my husband still hasn't found a job because he has been able to take my Daddy to his dr's appointments. I am thankful for this small blessing. I am thankful that my Daddy is looking much better; more like his old self and not a bruised, beaten up person from his recent fall.

I am thankful for the five old friends I have talked and seen lately. John C, one of my old mangers at JCP, Helen who sent us free tickets to a play at the Springer Opera House on this Sunday, my friend Pat H. also from JCP, Lefty and Deborah, another old JCP co-worker I saw today. I am thankful for all the good deeds I have done lately.

Today I was thankful for my art muse once again. I was sending a note to another co-worker through inter-office mail using an orange 4x6 sticky note. It looked entirely too plain to me so I had to do something about it. I just happened to have a raven stamp with me along with ~theRAV~ stamp. I put a piece of tape over the copyright symbol before stamping the top of the page to form a header. I took this picture of it. I liked it so much a made a few more to send to my other friends in differing departments to brighten their day. Recently I read on someone else's blog who also loves ravens too that they are not omens of bad luck, but are bringers of light. So I hope I brightened their today which will be tomorrow.

I am wearing all black today except for black socks with hot pink polka dots and have been called, "Mrs. Johnny Cash" as well as "Johnny Cash. I guess with the orange paper and my all black clothes, and the raven stamp, it has felt sort of Halloweenish.

Today I thankful I discovered two neat sites. One shows you the front page headlines of newspapers around the world. I sent this to all of Rhett's teachers. His 1st grade teacher, who has moved to another school replied back her thanks for it and to give Rhett a big hug and kiss for her. I printed out her email for him to make him feel good. Then I went to
where I made my own snowflake which I thought was cool until I saw some other Beckys had made. I knew I should have went by theRAV. LOL I will try to make better ones. Please try these sites out if you have kids or would like to make your own snowflakes.

I am thankful to Thankful Thursday because it has taught me to once a week be thankfl for all my blessings that happen each week although I am indeed thankful EVERYDAY.

If you would like to participate in Thankful Thursdays, please go to Lynn's place who has taken over Thankful Thursdays at the following...


Denise said...

Praying for your hubby to feel better very soon. I praise God that your dad is better.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thanks bunches, Denise.

Lynn said...

Hi Becky,

I enjoyed reading your post. You know, my husband has been out of work also... It has indeed been a blessing in disguise.

Have a wonderful weekend. See you next Thursday. Hugs.

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Lynn! I am so glad you enjoyed reading my post. Sorry to hear your husband has been out of work also. I will be praying that he and my husband find a job soon! You have a great weekend too. I'll be looking forward to next Thursday. Hugs back at ya!