8.13.2009

Thanksgiving Thursday ~ it's raining and my head is exploding.......



You know how they say, when it rains it pours? Well, it's raining where I live. Literally, and figuratively. I won't bore you with every detail, but last week we had a torrential downpour. Every time it rains a lot, our carport floods, which is a hot mess. But this time, it got better. The flood ventured INSIDE the house. We got that cleaned up, and now we're having floods coming from the inside. In short, our plumbing is screwed. Basically, my house, my precious 50+ year old house that I love so much, is falling apart. Literally.
That, among other things, is causing me a significant amount of stress. So as a way of getting my focus where it needs to be, I'm doing a Thanksgiving Thursday.
~*~ I'm very thankful to have a job. And things have greatly improved here at work recently. I have wonderful co-workers who are like family. In this economy, I'd be (at least a little) thankful for ANY job, so the fact that I really love my job is even better.
~*~ I'm thankful for my kids. They are super smart and intuitive. They know I love them, and they love their Mama. And truly, they are great kids. That's not just Mama talking, I get a lot of compliments on my children. They are awesome. I have a special relationship with each of them, and I know that no matter what happens, we'll always have that bond.
~*~ I'm thankful for my friends. More than words can say.
~*~ I'm thankful that my parents are still in good health. They are aging but are very blessed to be healthy and relatively active.
~*~ I'm so very thankful for my husband. He is so good to me, and makes even the most stressful situations better. He is my very best friend. If ever two people were meant to be together, the two of us were. We just fit.
Okay. I just got a text from my husband that our A/C is literally burning up. And my head will now explode in 3....2....1........



20 comments:

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

That is a great thankful list. My mom is not in good health so when they are in good health it's definitely a treasure. btw I love your new blog background!

Stefany said...

Wow. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. You have a great list of things to be thankful for though. Keep those in sight and you will make it through.

Tammie said...

ugh cyndy. hang in there. if it makes you feel any better i had a super crazy stressful month last month and its just now starting to get better. i never blogged about it because it was sort of hard for me to get it all down as it was happening but i may blog about it soon. anyway, one of the things that got me through it all was my hubby, gosh what would we do without 'em?

hang in there. this shall pass. :)
(i say that as my daughter throws up all over my bed. she woke up with a stomach bug. sigh.)

Grace said...

I know things are very hard right now and it brings a smile to see your list of thankful things. I am thinking of you and care... I see you are in Florida... me too. Hopefully it's not too hot where you are. Prayers for your DH's situation and for your wonderful house...

Tiaras said...

sorry to hear about your house . . . eck!

I say thanks to the job! I know sooooooooo many people who have just been layed off this year - it's only getting WORSE!

Following HIM said...

I am so sorry to hear about your house. Flooding and A/C issues are no easy feat and I hope they are dealt with quickly!

Glad you like your job and your parents are in good health.
~Elyse

Vanessa said...

Oh, dear. Hang in there! When life gets hard, it gets super fun, huh? (Hugs)

Juls said...

So sorry that so much is going to crap right now. But, boy those blessings of yours sure are awesome. It's great to have such an awesome relationship with your kids and family. hoping things get better...we live in an older house too--and it seems like if it's not one thing-it's another...so I can relate. Still doesn't make it fun though!~

mommaof4wife2r said...

felt the explosion from here! sorry!

Eva Gallant said...

Oh my! I do hope things improve for you soon!


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♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Sorry!! Hate A/C trouble!! But you have a nice Thankful list!

Tara R. said...

I'm so sorry all of this is happening. You have a great attitude though, I admire that.

Frogs in my formula said...

I'm trying to be more thankful lately too--great post. I hope things get better. Exploding heads can get very messy.

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, man, that stinks!! However, I am very happy for you on the family/work front--such great gifts, and your attitude is where it should be.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

So glad to see you pulling yourself out of the negative things and focussing on the good stuff.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so sorry about the house issues.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like the way things happen around here. ALL AT ONCE.
Hopefully, things are getting better for you.
And that head stays intact!

Casey's trio said...

Sorry about all the stressors going on right now. I love your positive outlook and glad you have such an awesome husband and kiddos to hel you through.

Huckdoll said...

I adore reading 'thankful for' and 'simply pleasures' type posts. Good on you for going to that place in the midst of stress :)

A Buns Life said...

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry....where is your landlord in all of this?!?