Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Lot to Be Thankful for....

Last Saturday night, Rhett and I had the best laugh. We were playing a game at mom's after I'd cooked tacos per mom's request. Rhett was trying to tell me what the subject was by playing charades. I wasn't getting it. He'd peel something I thought was a banana. He'd keep singing "Happy Birthday" then do something to let me know that was a cup. Cake - cup. I'd keep saying cup of cake. Still not getting it & getting irritated. He finally told me it was cupcake and I'd kept saying "cup of cake". We laughed so hard till we were crying. I will never be able to look at a cupcake the same again without thinking of this and smiling. We still keep saying, "cup of cake" and busting out laughing. I know I will be thankful for this memory for many years to come...

This week I am so thankful my aunt's visitation and funeral went as well as it did. There was no fussin' and fightin'. My Daddy did good, but then he knew what shape she was in and she is better off now. I did good until some church friends came walking in. Just knowing they came for me made me lose it for a moment. There were some funny moments as well. Until my friend Nancy from church walked in with her teenage daughter Tiffany, there was no one Rhett's age so he was bored. Nancy asked him about this and he said, "There was no one there but a bunch of ole geezers!" which cracked us up. The Deputy sheriff's were standing guard on either side of my aunt's casket paying honor and tribute to her which was really touching. One of them overheard my son and tried not to laugh unsuccessfully. I told him if he was one of the palace guards in England, he would lose his job! He shook his head yes. We were thankful for that much needed laugh.

I am thankful for all the old friends and family we got to see and talk to. I am so thankful for my friends who are always there for me. In a time like this, you find out who your true friends are. One even drove all the way from Carrollton, GA! Thank you so much, Anne.

I am thankful to Janet who furnished out meal after the funeral. The buttermilk pie was heavenly and far better than mine. Makes me want a piece of it right now.

I am thankful Don has a temporary job with his friend Michael. It may only last a week or so, but it is better than nothing.

I am thankful for art that is my outlet. Rhett had a poster due today. I am thankful for his ideas and creativity. Wonder where he gets it from? Lesson learned: Don't buy blue posters ever again! My acrylic paints didn't cover it well. Some turned out a totally different color! A Cape Cod blue was brown! We ran out of red paint. Almost everything that could go wrong almost did. Rhett made a mess by spilling the dirty water on the carpet and this really upset him. He hid behind the couch crying. The carpet is old and stained anyway. What is one more stain? He said he felt like he messed everything up. I told him he didn't. Accidents happen. We will get new carpet eventually. I know he was tired and it was an "I feel sorry for myself " thing to say. But thankfully the poster is done. Hopefully he will get a good grade even if his perception was wrong in one section, but it was his poster not mine. I am learning to let go and let him do things his way not mine. Sort of like His way not mine.

I had my annual ob/gyn appointment. I am going to try HRT so maybe I won't be so dang grouchy all the time! I am going to take the generic ones as they are far more cheaper. I will have to have a colonoscopy now. It kills me that my husband was right about this! The good news is my dr will see my mom now. He gets patients every week from her old doctor. I felt relieved my doc would see her.

My Daddy fell out of bed the day after his sister's funeral. It was a blessing my cousin was there to help him up as mom was not supposed to strain after her colonoscopy. Daddy is okay just sore. Lance brought in some of the bathroom equipment my aunt had to go around the toilet and a chair for the tub. We are thankful for him and those items. Rob is keeping his mom's wheelchair should we need it later. I hope that day doesn't come.

I have gotten good feedback from my art on the web (Please see previous post). I doodled a funky roster yesterday. A friend asked me how I have time for art. I just do. I save every doodling for it may eventually end up in another piece of my art.

What are you thankful for on this Thankful Thursday?


PERBS said...

I am thankful that I don't have to go outside again in the rain today.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

Thank God for seeing you and family through your beloved aunt's funeral. Thank God that your dad is okay and didn't injure himself in the fall. So thankful that Don has a temporary job. May God continue to guide and provide for your family's need.

I just went to the website in your last post and saw your art. Congrats! May God continue to bless your endeavours.

Thanks for your visits and encouragements. Take care and may God bless you through the rest of this week!

God bless you,

Serendipity said...

Hi Becky,

Sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. Relieved to hear your dad is ok too. It's harder on old people when they fall.

I took a look at your art. It's the first one that caught my eyes!

God bless you!

Denise said...

Laughter is such great medicine, bless you sweetie.

diXymiss said...

Oh Becky, I'm so sorry for your recent loss, but thankful to see you have good support from your church family. Glad for your lovely sense of humor ~ it will serve you well (as will your faith). Congratulations on your artwork listing!


becky aka theRAV said...

It has been rainy here lately too. Misty this morning which I hate because it makes my hair frizz! LOL I am thankful you don't have to go out either, Paulie. Once again, Nancie, thank you so much for your sweet words and blessings aplenty. You are most welcome for the encouragements. That is what we are here for but to encourage one another. Thank you also Serendipity. That made me smile that my art caught your eye! Blessings back at ya! Yes, Denise, laughter is the best medicine. I will visit your blot soon! Hi DiXymiss! Great to "hear" from you! Thank you all for your condolences. I too am so thankful for the support of my church family. I am glad for my sense of humor too!Yes, it and my faith will serve me well. Thanks for the congrats too.

Lynn said...


Girl, I would have been rolling in the laughter right along with ya...

You know, You are fun. I think it is neat you see joy and silliness in everyday stuff. I am like that. If and when we ever get together, we will laugh our heads off.

Love you girl..... Happy day. and laugh out loud!!!! Hugs, Lynn

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Lynn! I loved your comments. They made me smile. I would love to meet a fellow laugher like you and myself someday.... I do try to laugh as much as I can. Some days are just not loud, but I love it when the ones like I wrote about occur. Hugs back at ya!