Daily Archives: November 16, 2013

Ten Things of Thankful #14

This really should have been post #16, but I’ve missed the last couple of weeks – due mainly to sleeping through most of them – not fun – and I seem to keep missing days, then wondering what time it is as I wake up in the dark, then fall back asleep in the dark. I don’t know whether to blame the ME or the Lupus for this, but I guess it doesn’t matter what causes it 😦

So, my very first TToT is that I’m thankful I’m awake enough right now to contribute to this weeks hop! 🙂

My 2nd TToT is the fact that my Mum & Dad, along with my brother, are coming here to Wales on the 24th for a short visit! I haven’t seen Mum & Dad face-to-face since 2007, so it’s going to be a bit of an emotional time, no doubt. Although we talk regularly on the phone, and occasionally wave to each other on Skype (when there’s someone to set it up on Mum’s side) it’s just not the same as being able to hug them physically again 🙂

My 3rd TToT is that my brother got his 4 x 4 back, so he’ll be able to get around with our parents, despite the snow being forecast for their visit!

My 4th TToT, is that I’m thankful for feeling slightly more alive, and just in time to rustle up some gifts for my parents to take back home with them. Not being able to stay awake long enough to even do some crochet has been bugging me badly, and it’s been a delight to be able to get back into creative mode! 🙂

My 5th TToT, is for the care and love my hubby has been giving me throughout my latest health downturn, especially as he’s still recovering from his last bout of pleurisy, so isn’t 100% himself – he’s such a caring man, and I thank God every day for him 🙂

My 6th TToT, is that, once again, I’m grateful for my laptop, as I’ve been able to keep in touch with my daughter as she travels around with her work – I’ve mentioned it before, I know, but I can never be less than thankful for such a modern convenience 🙂

My 7th TToT runs on from #6, as I’ll be graced with another short visit from my girl at the beginning of December – too late for her to visit with her grandparents, unfortunately, but a sweet thing for me, even though it’ll be a flying visit – I adore my girl, and am grateful for any time she can spare away from her work 🙂

My 8th TToT, is for the care and attention my buddy, Helen, has taken, in keeping me spiritually uplifted. This amazing lady goes out of her way to make sure I’m able to keep up with what’s happening with my spiritual family, and she was able to reassure me that they are all okay, and are keeping each other strong after our loss a few weeks back 🙂

My 9th TToT is for the gratitude I feel for our lovely pets – dear old Fred Barker who, at 19, is totally deaf, and his eyesight isn’t great but, despite chronic arthritis, still bounces around like a puppy whenever I’m well enough to pay attention to him – he’s such a little gentleman – and eats enough for 2 still! My lovely Kushka has barely left my side this last few weeks, and hubby says she kept purring up a storm as she cwtched up to me, whenever my pain was too bad to bear – I do love my furry friends for their devotion to us both 🙂 

My 10th TToT, is for all of my internet friends who cared enough for me in my absence to enquire if I was okay! 🙂

If you have things to be thankful for, why not click on the link below, and join in the fun? 🙂

Ten Things of Thankful


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