Thursday, August 27, 2009

Small Blessings

Well, we got the ball rolling on my aunt's affairs. I signed the paperwork last Friday. I found out she had more money than we thougtht which made me feel better about her situation. I was thankful for that. At least that girl did not take a great amount of her money. I immediately saw where at least three things could be eliminated to save her money like the land line phone she used to call her kids in Idaho who never came. She can use Rob's cell phone instead for free. They use cable/phone/internet so AOL can go. There was something else, but I can't remember now. Small stuff but less than $100. I did not mean to come in and start taking over. I hope I didn't sound like that to my cousin. I can't judge from my cuz's non-responsive emotions.

Then Janet scared me by saying she hopes Robbie doesn't take off now that I am in charge of the money. It made me wonder if he said something about it to her about this. I mean after all, I would never have known there was a problem if Janet had not called me. Only Don and Lance had a inkling there was something wrong going on with Aunt Va's accounts when she called. Even Janet said she nor I could take care of Aunt Va like Robbie has. She wants to continue to praise him for all he has done for his mom. One friend suggested using a medical supply place to buy items for her cheaper such as Depends. Janet thought this was a good idea too.

Some things got postponed this week. That happens I know. It is apart of lilfe. Still her will was not done. It probably worked out best as I had my own personal female problem which improved so I canceled my dr's appointment. I made an appointment for my annual physical where I will discuss HRT this time instead of refusing to accept I am getting older. I guess I felt my age this week. Or I am just in a funk. I do admit I felt underappreciated as a wife this week, but at least I wasn't as grouchy and didn't yell as much. I am sure I wasn't the only one thankful for this minor miracle. LOL

I created one piece of art this week out of some scumbling I did the week before and I was thankful for it. I turned it, could see an image in it and I went with that image. I thought it was cute. I realized my artwork has dwindled down a lot. My inspiration has not bombarded me lately. I don't think my muse has deserted me. At least I hope and pray not. Lesson learned: turn your art around. View it from every angle to see what else you can come up with.

I was lucky enough to find two pennies heads up this week. I need all the good luck I cvan get! I had to smile, thinking of the email "Pennies from Heaven". I'd had a dream about two deceased church memembers the night before. It may have been them. Or I'd like to think it was my Grandma Graddy or Uncle Frank.

I am thankful to my friends who send me good inspirational emails. Especally one that I let Rhett read which made him cry. He was emotional, tender and raw Sunday night worrying about his daddy not having a job which made him wonder if he (Rhett) would have money to do things when he grows up. I assured him his daddy WILL find a job. We had two jobs that looked promising this week and we were thankful for them. It seems you have to be computer savy to sign up for jobs on line these days. You can send resumes via emails! I assured Rhett everthing will be fine. His daddy and I will always help him. His Daddy will teach him how to do things so he doesn't have to pay people to fix things. I will continue to teach him art. Not to worry. A child shouldn't be worrying about such things. This one email also helped another friend. It was just what he needed to hear so I was very thankful for it.

I wasn't thankful the school nurse called me to say Rhett had a fever of 102 yesterday. He went in complaining about his back hurting for some unknown reason. Now if a child's fever is over 100, they put a mask on them and send them home. They cannot even come back the next day! I am sure the mask scared him to death! If his fever is down, he may be able to go back Friday. I was not a happy mom about his missing school especially since he missed two days when we went to the reunion. 4 days in the 1st month of school is not good.

I had his baby asprin with me in my purse so Don took him to mom's. After work, I went to buy some for home, but Walmart's shelves were bare of Bayer! I found some at another place. It seemed a lot of kids were out or had to be picked up from school yesterday. A girl in Rhett's Wednesday nite Bible class also went home from school. Our preacher's wife told Don last night there was something on the news about it a lot of kids being out. Mom called later to tell me a lot of kids had bladder infections.

I could tell Rhett didn't feel well, but had no real symptoms of anything. He did cough some before bed, but not enough to warrant medicine. He and I stayed home from church last night.

This morning he scared me to death. I was drying off from the shower when I thought I heard him gagging. I wrapped the towel around me and ran to his room just steps across the hall from the bathroom. He was lying at the foot of his bed watching tv! I told him he needed his rest; to go back to sleep. He said he was fine. He did turn the tv off but got up later. I tried to take his temp but the thermometer wouldn't work for me. I told him his daddy would have to take it. When Don took it, he thought it said 104! But Rhett didn't feel hot. We'd never make it in the medical profession! LOL

I have an artist guild meeting this evening. I will be paying my entry fee for the upcoming art show. It has been over a year since I joined the guild. It will soon be almost a year since I won the People's Choice Award. I am hoping I can win it again this year! I have a photograph in mind this time. It was suggested by a wonderful photographer/journalist/blogger, David McMahon of authorblog at
back around Thanksgiving. So keep your finger crossed for me.

Sorry if I sound as blah as I feel. I know I have a lot to be thankful for and I am indeed thankful. I know everyday can't be an up day or every week can't be an up week. We'd probably take them for granted if that were the case. In trying to come up with a title for this post, I realized I had small blessings this week. Small is better than none at all.

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PERBS said...

Well, it is the "problems" in life that make us appreciate the "small" blessings! I think your cup is full with so many responsibilities. Hope your son gets better real soon -- they use the masks at school and public places because of the swine flu epedemic they expect. . . still praying for hubby's new job! Hopefully, he will find his niche before long. It is a blessing you have a job presently and can help out the family.

If you get the time, coem and visit my bench from last Friday -- it is my personal bench. This coming week, I will be showing photos of wterfalls, etc from my trip Wednesday up the Columbia River Gorge.

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us, Becky. It is so heartwarming to read of your thankfulness in every circumstances. Thank God for His goodness and mercies to you and your family. Praying for your dear son and hubby.

Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. It is always such a joy and great encouragement to hear from you! Whenever I read your comments, it brings much cheer to my heart. Thanks for your love and kindness. I thank God upon every remembrance of you. You are such a blessing. You are in my thoughts and prayers too. Take care and God bless you!

With love and prayers,

Lynn said...

Oh Beck,

You are a ton on your plate. The art, fever, and all sorts of stuff.

Girl, cling to Jesus. i am loving on you now and praying for the Lord to shower you with His lavish love. Hugs.

Serendipity said...

How true! Will be praying that everything works out fine for you.

Denise said...

My prayers continue to be with you dear.

becky aka theRAV said...

That is so true, Paulie. My cup is full. I sent my son back to school today and am keeping my fingers crossed. Yes, my job is a blessing. I am sorry I haven't made it to your bench blog yet but hope to get there soon. Nancie, thank you for your beautiful words. Thank you for them and your prayers. I am glad my comments can cheer you. Your's certainly uplifted me as did all of them. You are a blessing to me also. In fact all of you who commented here are a blessing to me. Another thing to be thankful for. Yes, Lynn, a full cup and a full plate. I should be very fat! LOL At least I still have my sense of humor. Your comment meant so much to me. I could actually feel the love. Thanks so much. Thanks for your prayers Serendipity and sweet Denise. I love you all. Ya'll made my day.

Rita T. said...

Wonderful thankful post! Bless you this weekend.

becky aka theRAV said...

thank you, rita. Bless you too.