This week, I'm thankful:
1. Oldest daughter is OK. She was in a car accident (not her fault) at the end of April which compressed her spine, and has been in physical therapy since then. She was making progress, and was nearing the end of her sessions. This past week, as she was a passenger in a car, the car was T-boned. Fortunately, the collision was not at a high rate of speed, but physical therapy has been extended.
2. Lizzi's no-sugar challenge. I started after Memorial Day, went one day without sugar, had a couple of brownies, but have remained sugar-free since that time. I'm not being crazy about the challenge (not worried about sugars in condiments, for example), but I've cut out desserts, etc. I don't think my diet was horrible to begin with, but it feels good to eat in a more healthy manner.
3. Clark's running challenge. Being accountable to posting a time of a 2-mile run 6 days a week makes it harder to justify avoiding the treadmill. My next Disney 10K is over Labor Day weekend; this challenge should help me increase my speed. Each day, I've been bumping up the speed one click on the treadmill. Eventually I will reach a point where I can't run any faster, but in the meantime, it's fun to think, "At this rate of improvement. . . "
4. Ivy's Six Sentence Stories and Kristi's Finish the Sentence Fridays. I have noticed these blog hops in the past, but have just recently joined in. It's kind of nice to have the structure of a writing prompt.
5. Granddaughters who adore me. Is it wrong to feel a bit delighted when they cry when I leave?
6. Charles Schultz' truth: "Happiness is a Warm Puppy." I've been puppysitting Yam again this week. She has grown a lot since the last time she was here!
7. Bitty baby bunnies. So, so cute!
8. Playing games with the family. John bought Mah Jong when we were in San Francisco on Memorial Day, and since we have two kids home this summer, we have the required number of players. John even printed up charts for us, so we can understand what number or symbol is represented by the Chinese characters.
Besides Mah Jong, we've also enjoyed playing Agricola together. That game always ends too soon for me; I'm just getting into the groove, then it's over!
9. A church family that is willing to step in and help. There have been a number of needs in our congregation this week, and it's nice to see people volunteering and willing to accept assignments.
10. John. We've both had busy weeks individually, but we always make time for each other. It's nice to know that we can set aside the demands of the world and enjoy time together.
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