8.14.2008

Thankful Thursday



I have much to be thankful for this Thursday.

* A while back, I posted about some major work-related issues I was having. Thankfully, things are much, much better now. Everyone said that once things settled down in our brand new unit, it would get better. I didn't believe it. Now I do! The best thing about my job is my kick-ass schedule, and the fact that my boss is incredibly flexible. He switched my schedule this week with practically no notice, just to help me out since Dysfunctional Dad is still working insane hours. I'm very thankful for all of that!

* This hellish period called "Turn" is almost over. This is the reason my husband has worked every day, with no days off, for over two weeks now. It's also the reason he's went to work at 7am, and worked until 10pm. I have barely seen him. I could never be a military wife! It's almost over; hopefully this coming Monday is the last day. I am incredibly thankful for that!

* We're getting a new a/c unit installed (hopefully) tomorrow. It would've been today, but it was storming, and storms are predicted for tomorrow as well. But even if not tomorrow, it will be installed soon, and I am thankful for that.

* The kids are starting a new school year on Monday, finally at the schools I wanted all of them to attend. By moving here back in January, we reached a goal that we'd been working towards. We're very thankful for that.

* I'm thankful that, as I get older, I'm learning more and more every day. About myself, other people, relationships, and life. I like to think I'm getting wiser as I get older. I'm learning to take the Serenity Prayer to heart; "to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." There are certain things in this world that cannot be changed. But I can work hard on changing those things that are within my power. I am thankful for that.

* Ariel is continuing to improve. She gained half a pound, which is significant for a very small dog. She is getting wonderful care and love now. I am so very thankful for that.

* I'm thankful for the place I am in life right now. Everything I went through in the past, prepared me for this wonderful present. It gave me the ability to be thankful, and not take it for granted. Ours is a simple life, but it makes us very happy. I am wonderfully thankful for that.

What are you thankful for?


17 comments:

Mamahut said...

Wow! What a nice post. I just got all warm and fuzzy for you and your good fortune. I do know that it is such a good feeling to be in a place that you have worked so hard for. I have been in mine for over 10 years now and I sometmes forget. It's people like you that remind me. Thanks

See not only are you pretty, but very smart too!

Kel said...

You have much to be thankful for, life is funny sometimes how it can disguise it's blessings.

Today I am thankful for friends who are there when I need them most!
~K

Sue said...

It's great that Ariel is doing so well! I've had her in my thoughts lately. I am glad she's doing better and gaining weight!

I was going to buy an AC unit this year but I'm glad we didn't, it's been a cool summer here.

A Buns Life said...

I'm thankful the kids are back in school and I can go back to work!!! I'm not cut out to be a stay at home mama!

Kathryn said...

I love your Thankful Thursdays. So uplifting.
So glad work is going better. :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am thankful for smiling kiddos...for a frig of food...for a loving hubby...and for highly caffeinated coffee. oh, and disposable diapers too!

anymommy said...

I always love these posts!

Tara R. said...

I'm thankful for all my bloggy pals. Fabulous list! Yea for Ariel!

Kelly said...

Isn't it nice when things begin to turn around and you get glimmers and reality of hope?! Glad things are going well; nice post!

Kelly said...

Isn't it nice when things begin to turn around and you get glimmers and reality of hope?! Glad things are going well; nice post!

Momo Fali said...

I'm thankful that you wrote this post to remind me to be thankful and to stop complaining!

The Girl Next Door said...

thanks for reminding me I have much to be thankful for!

MoziEsmé said...

I'm so glad things seem to be on the upswing and going well! There is lots to be thankful for in life, isn't there?

Queen of the Mayhem said...

LOVE THIS POST!

I am thankful for a husband who loves me, two healthy and happy children, a rewarding job, and a loving set of friends and family!

trashalou said...

It's good to remember to be grateful to life for the good things, huh?

Thanks for stopping by at Trash Towers the other day.

trashalou said...

It's good to remember to be grateful to life for the good things, huh?

Thanks for stopping by at Trash Towers the other day.

Creative Junkie said...

I am thankful for my husband who is calm and rational when I am freaking out.