Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Science day in the WSJ was fairly skimpy yesterday. There was an article about some virus now believed to be associated with chronic fatigue syndrome possibly contaminating the blood supply and one on how grateful people in general are happier campers. It suggested keeping a 'gratitude' diary. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here is what I am most thankful for.

My family: I am thankful that my children still want to hang out with me and are healthy, happy adults. Shanna and her family safely made the long journey last night and we saw them briefly.

I am thankful for my grandchildren even though all were not planned, they are blessings. Ms. Maya had her 'popping' joints checked out today at UM by the orthopedic specialist. Although they too hear the 'pop', the ultrasounds show all is fine. My grandsons needed this done too as they were both breech babies, which is hard on the hips.

I am thankful that so far my breast cancer seems to not have come back. Last night I thought I felt rib pain (bone mets? Oh no!) but it since has faded. I am grateful that I can run for more than an hour without stopping even though now I am so, so slow.

I am thankful for my friends both away and here who have supported me so much.

I am thankful that even though the economy is so hard right now here and we have had a very bad year financially, we will do all right. Steve had an interview this week to work again to deal with some of these unexpected expenses. Upside: he can work when he wants to. Downside: it pays a fraction of what we used to earn.

1 comment:

Alli said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving Day!!
May you continue being blessed with your family and most of all your grandbabies. They bring so much life into lives.
Keep that Breast Cancer thought far away..
Again have a great "Turkey Day!!"


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