Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another Week of Thankfulness

This week I am thankful for the fun Saturday I had with my cousin. I am thankful for the art show I attended on Sunday. Please read my previous posts about it if you haven't already. I am so very thankful for that peaceful moment I had by myself at Moon Lake where I was taking pictures of the ducks. Just sit back for a moment and soak it all in. Just breathe. Just be. It was so rejuvinating to my soul. It was like a miracle drug for me. It's after effects still lasting everytime I recall it's memory. I wish I could patent it, bottle it and sell it to all who needed it. It might eliminate depression meds altogether.

I am thankful I went to visit my friend Mike E's mom in the nursing home just up the road from where I work on Monday evening. It was so good to see her again. She looked really good even though she has a broken hip and is on oxygen now. Her hair was so pretty. I got to see pictures of her as a young girl at 18 then a pic of her holding Mike as a baby. She looked more like herself in the face in that photo. I know he is trying to make her feel as much at home as possible as you can be in a nursing home. He was thankful I went to see her. After sending out an email about my weekend which was my previous posts, Mike replied his greatest find was his friends. As is mine. I am thankful for them all.

I am thankful to have met and known a local artist if only for a short time. Manford was in a car wreck Friday night and passed on to be with the Lord. Later I thought this... God needed another artist in Heaven to help Him make more beautiful things here on earth. To paint more beautiful sunsets for us to behold and share. So the next sunset you see may be by Manford.

Believe it or not, I am thankful for hurricane Ida because it made my cousin stay a few day longer than he planned. He left today headed to Alabama for pecans and birding in Mobile. He is taking his time returning to his home in Boise, Idaho. The next time he returns will be for my either of my parent's funeral which I hope and pray won't be anytime soon! Please pray for traveling mercies for my cousin.

I am thankful for the day Rhett and I had yesterday for Veteran's Day even if I didn't accomplish much. I think I needed the rest, but I am thankful to ALL our Veteran's past and present.

I had been reallly tired lately, but then I had been cooking more at my mom's while my cousin was here. I found myself falling asleep sitting on the couch watching tv all this week. Guess I must be getting old. LOL Or else it is one of the side effects of my new HRT pills. I think I am trying to have a cold also.

I am thankful for the budding artist I teach on Wednesday night Bible class. I let them be artistic after our lesson. I just have to get them to not use so much paint! I am thankful for the piece of art I created last night. I am thankful our preacher's wife felt well enough to be there last night. Everyone was beginning to really worry about her. It was so good to see her again.

I am NOT thankful for this big ole honking fever blister I have smack dab in the middle of my upper lip! My husband had one last week, but refused to put anything on it. I am thankful mom had some of Rhett's medicine he used for fever blisters. Triamcinolone Acetonide cream. It works wonders. Takes the fever right out of it. Don even said mine didn't look as bad as his and this was after only applying it a few times last night.

Today I am thankful for the bright, warm sunshine on the changing fall leaves following hurrican Ida's wake. I didn't want to come in from lunch today. I had the window down, the breeze was blowing my hair and I didn't care.

I am thankful I posted a bit more on my blog. I am thankful my blog list has increased also.

What are you thankful for today? This week? Please share with us your thankfulness at Thankful Thursday at the following....
where Iris has a touching post.


storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely gratitude list ;-)
Finding the blessing in all things is a marvelous habit to cultivate isn't it!
Hugs and blessings,

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Storyteller! SO thankful to have you visit and comment on my TT post! I will check your's out. Hugs & blessings back at ya!

becky aka theRAV said...

Sorry Storyteller, but I couldn't get into your blog. It kept messing up what I was working on.

Tammy said...

Wow Great list. It sounds like you're very blessed. I'm glad you went to the rest home. Not nearly enough people do. I know I don't often enough. Thanks for sharing.

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks. Yes, I am very blessed indeed. Thank you for your comments.

becky aka theRAV said...

I seem to be having trouble going to everyone's blog that has commented today!

artilue said...

Thanks for the comments and link! here are some blogs I like ( I tend to mostly look at pictures since they inspire me.
this one is same person as first link but they are slightly diff types of blogs:

I love this one:

Hope you enjoy those!

p.s. Thank you for linking to me! I am still trying to workout my blog and its blogroll thing.

Lynn said...


I am always glad to read your posts. Everyday living and your heart for Jesus and others.

Loved you. Hugs.

Serendipity said...

Hi Becky aka Iron Lady, I would be one of your first customers if you ever do manage to bottled up such a relaxing potion ;-)

Glad you had a good time with your cousin. Praying for God's protection as he travels.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been sick and spending lesser time with the computer, so I missed Thankful Thursday post this week.

You have a great thankful list! Thank God for blessing you and family in many wonderful ways. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us.

Hope you have a great weekend!


becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Artilue aka Elin! So glad you could stop by my blog! That you commented made my morning this morning. You are very welcome for the comments. Thanks for the links you sent me. I'll check them out. Yeah, that blogroll thing can be confusing at times. Let me know if you need help. I'll try to walk you thru it but it will probably be like the blind leading the blind! LOL

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you Lynn! I really appreciate that you read my blog. It means a lot to me. Hugs back at ya!

becky aka theRAV said...

Well, I have been called a lot of things, Serendipity, but "Iron Lady" is a first.Thanks for that. It made me feel strong like I could bend steel like Superwoman! LOL I'd save that 1st bottle just for you since you were the 1st to ask. Thanks for the prayers for my cousin's travels.

becky aka theRAV said...

Nancie, I am so sorry to hear that you were sick again. Sending prayers of healing & feeling better soon! Yes, I had another great list. Thanks for that & for taking the time to comment while sick. Hope you have a great weekend too. Take care of you.

Denise said...

I am happy to hear you sounding so happy sweetie.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you, Sweet Denise!

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