Okay, I really stressed about going to see Elliot the tax man. Every year I put myself through tax Hades worrying about whether or not we owe Uncle Sam. It’s just so annoying to have to pay and pay and pay and pay ad nauseum for everything. So since I’m getting myself all worked up over nothing — it’s only money (blood pressure goes up 20 points) I thought I’d take a few minutes to just calm down and find things to be grateful for.
I’m grateful that when I programmed my DVR the other night to tape the first episode of Dancing With the Stars that I forgot the stupid clock thingie hadn’t caught up yet with Daylight Savings Time and so I only got the last hour – therefore I didn’t watch it and have saved myself untold hours of mindless nonsense in the future. Thank you Daylight Savings Time.
I’m grateful that EmmaLou, the Golden Destroyer, only destroyed part of the Bic Pen tonight and that I caught her with it in her mouth prior to her reaching the blue ink part (which would have landed on the white berber carpet). Thank you to my spidey sense which always kicks in when I know EmmaLou is up to no good.
I’m grateful that Devoted Spouse agreed to eat ribs tonight. I really wanted ribs. This man would agree to eat anything short of used band-aids if it would make me happy. I’m grateful for Devoted Spouse.
I’m grateful for Delaney who showed me that I’m only a little stupid at using Twitter and trying to get the ^&$%%^^ button to show up on my blog page. Thank you D for your patience. I’m also grateful to my other blogging buddies who are tolerating my inane tweets. I’ll get the hang of it yet.
I have lately been receiving calls, cards, emails, and visits from people at church – now for awhile I was extremely hurt and angry that I was virtually being ignored sitting here alone and in pain. Then God in His wisdom reached down and smacked the crap out of me and I realized that these kind people had no idea I was as bad off as I was – once they knew the truth the love started pouring in and I know they have (and still are) praying. So I am truly grateful to my church for their love and to God for putting up with me and healing my hurts. I am grateful.
I am also grateful to all of you who read this nonsense I write on a semi-daily basis and for the countless good wishes and prayers you have sent my way. Yes, I have another 6 or so weeks of healing (will it ever be done??) but time is going by quickly and my attitude and spirits are lightening. I’m still mouthing off a bit, but you would expect no less.
Now – our good (and new to some of us) buddy Auntie (aka Dog Girl) is also having shoulder issues and will need surgery so I’m asking all of you to send her good wishes and prayers (if you are of the praying persuasion) and let’s see her through this the way you guys have seen me through mine!
One more thing I’m grateful for — macadamia nut white chocolate cookies — ahhh, life is good.