Thursday, July 16, 2009

What I am Thankful for This Week

This week I am thankful my husband is alright. He got stung by a bee on Saturday while weed eating. He got stung in the same place he did last year - out by the mail box. I did not go back through my blog to check if it was the same day. That would be weird if it was the same day. Of course being a macho man, he didn't go to the ER, he only took one benedryl and one Alleve yet complained of pain the whole weekend. His hand was swollen and he couldn't wear his wedding band. I am thinking next sting, he might not be so lucky. Even our preacher developed an allergic reaction to bees after he reached his 40's. I have heard the epi shots are not cheap. He probably wouldn't get one if it cost too much!

Rhett had a terrible headache when I got home Monday. One of his worst yet. It is just amazing to me that a bottle of baby asprins was on the kitchen counter within reach yet two males couldn't find them!

I made spaghetti for supper, but I had no angel hair pasta (the only kind I use) nor any tomato paste so I had to improvise. I used elbow mac instead and tomato sauce. I thought my macaroni would never get done! It was thinner and soupier, but it was still good. Don said he liked it better. It was kind of neat making something out of what you have on hand. It sort of reminded me of either a Good HouseKeeping or Pillsbury bake-off I watched where a single mom made a unique dish & won! Of course my improv wouldn't win me a cooking contest. Still it made me feel good. Although Rhett couldn't eat much. I had to eat mine with him in his room. I guess he was scared he was dying. He was crying and I told him not to cry because that would only make it worse. I ended up giving him an other aspirin before it was due. I am thinking he might need to start regular asprins. I ended up sleeping with him. He woke up me up in the middle of the night to tell me his headache went away. I was dead to the world. I wonder if he remembers doing that? I made him an appointment with his doctor because he has too many headaches. Could be too much video game playing.

The next day Rhett was thankful he felt so much better as was I. He said it was like have a big rock in your shoe, it hurts really bad then it is gone. I told him to write that down for me. He asked why. I told him so I could put it in my journal. He thought that was weird.

This week I am thankful for my hearing. I was cleaning my ear with a q-tip when it slipped and hurt my ear. I didn't think much about it. The night Rhett had his headache, it felt like I had a wax or liquid in my ear. In my sleeply stupor, I put my finger in my ear, thinking it was just wax. The next morning when I got up, I had blood undearneath my nail. I couldn't imagine where it came from. I thought maybe it was leftover spaghett sauce. LOL It wasn't until I was on my way to work that I realized my ear had bled!

I am thankful and lucky we have nurses at work. I asked to see one of the nurses, but she forgot about me! How could someone forget me? LOL Later another nurse who just won an award told me I'd scratched my ear in 2 places & I needed to go to my dr to get anitbiotics. The next day I talked to my favorite nurse who checked my ear out, agreed about the scratch, but said the ear is just like our skin. You don't go to the dr for a scratch or ask for anitbiotics. He cleaned my ear out with peroxide (a 1st for me) which was cool then turned hot as it bubbled. He will check it again on Friday. So I will live to hear a little while longer and I am so thankful. Especially since my Daddy is deaf as a doornail, my mom's hearing is starting to go, Don's years of welding has caused him to be hearing challenged so somebody in our family needs to be able to hear! LOL

Our preacher has given us peaches again to make more pies and we are thankful. I found corn on sale at the $ store this week.

I am thankful the hospital bed will be delivered to Aunt Va's house today.

I am thankful for my art. I made two pieces of good art. My Bible class last night made get well cards with a stamp that had 3 tiny fish with bubbles that could be used for captions. I came up with one idea and Casey gave me the idea for the BACK of the card. Rhett created surf boards. I love what these kids come up with. It just blows me away. Casey may be interested in going to the art center with Rhett and I. I may encourage other kids from church to do this also. I may make artists out of them yet!

I am thankful for my art. It keeps me in a good mood despite Illy acting out towards me earlier this week. My friend Cheryl gave me a mantra this week. My friend Anne told me I am to repeat it in the mirror each morning as I brush my teeth. "I am a talented, successful artist." That I made it my mantra empowered my friend Cheryl. I have never empowered anyone before. Life is good. I am so thankful for my encouraging friends. I am also thankful to my friend Paulie of
http://postcardsfromthenorthwest.blogspot.com/ who gave me inspiration this week. In one of her comments about my bumpy ride to work, she said this, "Remember, when the road gets bumpy, God helps us ride it through!" So I put that on my pic of a stucco Taco Bell wall and made it into a picture. I used it as greeting cards this week. Paulie, if you will give me your address, I will mail you a copy of it. Thanks for the inspiration. I gave you credit for it as just "-Paulie-".

I also sent Rhett an email in which I told him this...
Do you realize I can be doing an ordinary thing at work like pulling an office supply catalog down from a shelf when I see one of your many pictures and I have to smile. Today it was your 1st grade picture where you were missing a bottom tooth that made me smile.

What are you thankful for this week? If you would like to share your thankfulness, please go to the following...
http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com/my_weblog/

10 comments:

Michele said...

What a great Thankful list. Have a blessed TT

PERBS said...

Wow! What a thankful list. I was surprised to read my name in the post. . . IF you send me an email in a comment (separate from anything you are commenting on for my blog that I would post , I will email you my address. In othr words, coem and see my latest post before I leave for camping. Leave a regular comment. Then make a new comment which I will moderate and delete -- put your email in it. Then I will send you my address. I would love to have a copy.

I am going camping with katney Friday thru Yuesday probably.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thanks for the kind commment & for stopping by Michele. I'll check out your blog in a few. Thanks, Paulie. I will do that. Happy camping. Tell Katney I said "Hi ya'll!"

PERBS said...

Hope you understood my message of typos. sorry! I will blame it on the heat.

Denise said...

I am so glad your husband is ok sweetie, love you.

Angela said...

Praise God hubby is alright. I cracked up when I read what you said to him about not to cry,,I loved this post...thanks sis.

diXymiss said...

So much to be thankful for ~ if only we rememger to make an effort to remind ourselves. Blessings as you pursue your artistic endeavors!

diXymiss said...

Can I blame my typos on Paulie's heat too? ;-)

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, Paulie. I understood & I rec'd your email. Thanks. I glad also, Denise. Thanks. Love you too. Angela, I am so glad you liked this post. My posts seem to crack a lot of people up. I thought I'd replied here but I guess it didn't go thru. Oh, well.... Thanks for the well wishes DiXymiss. Greatly appreciated. Yes, you can blame your typos on the heat as Paulie did! LOL Thanks for the laugh. Thanks to all who stopped by & commented.

Lynn said...

Becky,

Girl, you have a ton of stuff this week to be thankful for.. Love reading about your week.

Have a wonderful week this week and see you again on Thursday. Hugs.